Category Archives: Professional Development

The ePortfolio portal to professional development; Or, How a tool for assessment became a catalyst for career transformation Excerpt We adopted ePortfolios at the College of General Studies (CGS), Boston University, because we were looking for a means of assessing the impact of our program; we certainly got that, but along the way several faculty have expanded their areas of academic expertise and have won grants to support our electronic portfolio work and presented numerous papers and posters Read more [...]

Boston University – Professional Development Practice – Establishing a Structure for Assessing Student Learning

This practice engages faculty representatives of the four Divisions of the College of General Studies in ongoing collaborative work evaluating student work collected in e-Portfolios and representing four semesters of coursework in the program.  The practice establish norms for rating student work for assessment purposes but also allows the faculty to reflect on course objectives as they relate to assessment outcomes. Description Ultimately, the committee’s work will produce a more streamlined Read more [...]