December 11, 2013
2013-2014 Corporate Partner
Integrative Portfolios for Social Change: Lessons learned from the Community Action Social Change Minor at the University of Michigan
Dr. Katie Richards-Schuster, University of Michigan School of Social Work
and Dr. Christine Gouveia, VP of Educational Services at Seelio
Key Webinar Take-Aways: In this webinar, we will discuss the CASC minor and detail
its integrative learning capstone course and how it uses eportfolios to drive
learning. We will also explore examples of eportfolios and some lessons learned from the
process. We will address next steps for eportfolio use and research around portfolios
in a social justice and social change context. This webinar will include some best practices for engaging students with eportfolios and how to
leverage eportfolios to achieve learning outcomes.
About Katie Richards-Schuster
Katie Richards-Schuster is an assistant professor and
director of the Community Action and Social Change (CASC) minor in the School
of Social Work.
Katie’s research focuses on understanding the contexts and
environments that facilitate youth engagement and examining the impact of youth
participation on critical issues including public policy and educational
reform. She is a leading scholar in
using participatory research approaches with young people. Katie has participated in numerous
community-rooted research efforts including Lifting New Voices, a national
pilot project on youth participation and the Training Program on Participatory
Evaluation for Young People. She has
also conducted a statewide study of youth participation in public policy in
Michigan municipalities, and facilitated a youth-led, multicultural
participatory evaluation of the Youth Dialogues on Race and Ethnicity in
Metropolitan Detroit. Katie helped
develop the Michigan Youth and Community Program whose aim is to build
knowledge and capacity for young people in community change efforts. Her
current projects involve a metropolitan youth-led assessment of social justice,
a study of strategies for youth participation in educational justice, and an
assessment of critical youth media as a tool for social work.
Seelio is an educational services and technology company that is committed to improving the return on investment of a students education. Universities like the University of Michigan, University of Texas at Austin, and West Virginia University are turning to Seelio’s service-based portfolio solution to enhance learning, improve enrollment, build brand, and drive greater career outcomes.