A core element of the Metro Academies Initiative (Metro) is the cross-disciplinary faculty learning community. The community works together throughout the year to link their courses, develop pedagogy and curriculum, share best practices, and integrate ePortfolios into their classrooms.

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Through an engaging process of issue exploration, research, argument development and peer review, sophomores write to an authentic audience of an editor or a government official.

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Just as our ePortfolio project grew from the local level, our outcomes assessment is also growing from the local level.

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As part of the final course students take in a two-year learning community, students write a letter to their “future self” about their educational goals or to a future student about what to expect in college and give them advice on how to succeed.

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As part of Connect to Learning, our well-established ePortfolio initiative expands into small learning communities for first- and second-year low-income, first-generation, underrepresented students.

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Featured Posts

Below you'll find some more featured work in some of our key categories.

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Scaling up while drilling down: How an expanding ePortfolio initiative dives into the first-year experience

As part of Connect to Learning, our well-established ePortfolio initiative expands into small learning communities for first- and second-year low-income, first-generation, underrepresented students.

Learning communities—they’re not just for students!

A core element of the Metro Academies Initiative (Metro) is the cross-disciplinary faculty learning community. The community works together throughout the year to link their courses, develop pedagogy and curriculum, share best practices, and integrate ePortfolios into their classrooms.

Knowing where you are going and where you have been: Students write a letter to their future self

As part of the final course students take in a two-year learning community, students write a letter to their “future self” about their educational goals or to a future student about what to expect in college and give them advice on how to succeed.

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