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2013 Sponsored Plenary: David Shupe
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2013 AAEEBL ePortfolio Conference

The ePortfolio Field Coming of Age: Knowledge, Research and Practice

July 30
Tuesday Sponsored Session

David Shupe

1:00 - 2:00 pm
(Session #TA17)

Institutionalizing the Revolution

David Shupe, Ph.D., Chief Innovation Officer, eLumen Collaborative

Electronic technology has made an eportfolio a legitimate and powerful alternative to the "course" as a valuable structure that an academic institution can use to notice student achievement in new ways. However, every year that academic institutions continue to track student achievement solely as course credits and grades will be difficult for sustaining student engagement with eportfolios.

Now, given even broader electronic technology and the failure of conventional institution-level information systems to provide good data on actual student learning outcomes, faculty unexpectedly have the collective power (should they choose to use it) 1) to define each degree (including a student’s major) as a set of expected or desired capabilities/outcomes and 2) to evaluate its students accordingly. This would establish an institutional environment in which both the student and the institution would focus on the personal, professional, and intellectual development of each student and in which aggregated data on student achievement would be system-generated from individual data and eliminate the need for assessment reporting. In that environment, eportfolio endeavors would thrive.

David Shupe, Ph.D. -- special session presenter at the AAEEBL 2013 ePortfolio Conference

David Shupe
Chief Innovation Officer
eLumen Collaborative

David A. Shupe (Ph.D., Syracuse University, 1989) was the founding director of the Master of Liberal Studies program at the University of Minnesota. He has also served as a community college VPAA, System Director for Academic Accountability for the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system, and Chief Innovation Officer for eLumen Collaborative in Minneapolis.


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