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. Read more [...]

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. Read more [...]

Outcomes assessment—building from the ground up

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

Finding an audience: Write a letter to the editor or government official

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. Read more [...]

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. Read more [...]
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