Using Student Portfolios in the College of Education

Patrick Dickson

November 19, 2004

105 Natural Sciences

Michigan State University

"Explorations in Instructional Technology" Brown Bag Series

Contact Professor Byron Brown (brownb@msu.edu) to be added to email list.

http://www.msu.edu/user/brownb/

Main Point:

The power of authentic work, created in a supportive community, written for an significant audience, with the intent that it be useful beyond the end of a course or degree, preserved over time for the benefit of future students.

Suggestion:

In one of your classes ask,
"Please think of the piece of work you have done in connection with a course at MSU that you consider to be one of your best, such as a research paper, an essay, a poem, a photographic essay, etc. 

Write a brief description of what it is and why you consider it to be one of your best.

Then answer these questions:  1) Do you still have a copy of this work?  2) How many people have you shared it with... let them read it or see it... since the course in which you did it ended?"  Discuss students' responses and reactions to this exercise.

If you try this suggestion, I would be interested in what you heard: pdickson@msu.edu .

College of Education

http://www.msu.edu/user/pdickson/
Patrick Dickson's Homepage. 

http://www.msu.edu/%7Epdickson/talks/aera2002presentation.htm
AERA 2002: Portfolios on the Web: A Shared Resource for Personal and Institutional Improvement

http://www.msu.edu/course/cep/813/web/indexmain04S.htm
CEP 813: Electronic Portfolios: Online Course: Spring 2004.

http://www.msu.edu/course/cep/813/web/learningtolearnsoftware.htm
Learning to Learn Software: Ten Heuristics

http://www.msu.edu/user/cainjill/summertime.htm
Jill Cain's webpage of summertime suggestions for her 3rd grade students.

http://www.msu.edu/user/pdickson/cep807/cep807assignments04U.htm
CEP 807: Summer 2004: Capstone course for our on-campus masters in educational technology.
See Exhibition page: "Exhibition" is a key concept in portfolio work.

http://www.msu.edu/course/ed/870/ed870capstonegallery04U.htm
ED 870: Capstone Course: Online Master of Arts in Education: Summer 2004.

http://ed-web3.educ.msu.edu/te/te/team2/portfolio.htm
Teaching Portfolio: "Team 2" requirement.

http://ed-web3.educ.msu.edu/ead/HALE/halema/halemaportfolio.doc
Department of Educational Administration


MSU's Instructional Computing and Technology Committee
http://www.msu.edu/unit/ictc/
Importance: Discussions of AFS space for students, portfolios in relation to ANGEL, etc.


National Context: EDUCAUSE and NLII

http://www.educause.edu/
EDUCAUSE

http://www.educause.edu/apps/eq/eqm04/eqm044.asp
Beyond the electronic portfolio: A lifetime personal webspace. (Read this article!)

http://www.educause.edu/nlii
National Learning Infrastructure Initiative

http://www.educause.edu/E%2DPortfolios/948
E-Portfolios: A "key theme".

http://www.educause.edu/ElectronicPortfoliosVirtualCommunityofPractice%28EPAC%29/1154
Electronic Portfolios Virtual Community of Practice.


Portfolios at MSU: Preparing Future Faculty: Graduate Students

http://www.preparing-faculty.org/
Preparing Future Faculty. A national program.

http://grad.msu.edu/teaching.htm
MSU's Certification in College Teaching.
Developed with Karen Klomparens leadership.
"...participants will develop a teaching portfolio to highlight, organize and reflect upon their teaching experiences. Upon completion of the program, the student will receive an MSU Certificate in College Teaching from the appropriate department or college. A transcript notation will also be provided."

http://tap.msu.edu/
MSU Teaching Assistant Program.

http://tap.msu.edu/thoughts.html
Listserv: Email Kevin Johnson to join. (He's terrific resource on portfolios.)

http://tap.msu.edu/jzubizarreta.html
John Zubizarreta's "Electronic Learning Portfolio Web Sites"


Portfolios for Promotion and Tenure
.

http://www.irn.pdx.edu/~hakanson/
For promotion and tenure: Portland State University.

http://www.tamu.edu/cte
Texas A&M's Center for Teaching Excellence (Nancy Simpson, Director)

http://www.tamu.edu/cte/sermain.htm
Teaching Portfolio..."provides the most effective method for faculty to meet the promotion and tenure guidelines with regard to documentation of teaching responsibilities."


Related Initiatives at MSU: Emphasizing writing across the curriculum

http://realizingthevision.msu.edu/
MSU's "Realizing the Vision"

http://rhetoric.msu.edu/writing%5Ftask%5Fforce/

http://www.rhetoric.msu.edu/writing_task_force/WTF_FinalReport2004.pdf
The Writing Task Final Report will be available Nov. 22nd.

http://writing.msu.edu/about/history.php
MSU Writing Center

http://www.rhetoric.msu.edu/writing_program_vision.pdf
Strategic Vision for Strengthening the Writing Program at MSU. Dec. 15, 2003.
No mention of the word "portfolio".

http://cpr.molsci.ucla.edu/
Calibrated Peer Review. An interesting NSF funded tool for peer evaluation of writing.


Miscellaneous
.

http://www.csp.msu.edu/pages/resource/resource.cfm#_Portfolio
MSU Career Services: Undergraduates: Under resources (links from portfolio do not work)