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 [...]

eFolio platform since 2005: accessible and economical

Beginning in 2005, SF State has used the hosted platform, eFolio, for its ePortfolios. Its accessibility features, good price point, and easy-to-use platform has made it an efficient solution to use across our large campus. 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 [...]

An engaged pedagogy: a workshop to introduce ePortfolios to faculty

A faculty workshop demonstrating the purpose of ePortfolios and how to integrate them into your course, while also reflecting on engaged pedagogy. Read more [...]

Reflective and social pedagogy: Writing a personal statement for a scholarship application

This assignment lives in San Francisco State University’s Health Education 120 course (Educational Justice, Health Equity, and Academic Success). This course is part of a learning community with Ethnic Studies 110 (Critical Thinking and the Ethnic Studies Experience) and is a first-year experience course in the Metro Academy of Health program (Metro). Metro is a learning community program that offers extra support to students and is designed for students interested in community/public health, education Read more [...]
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