Manhattanville Reid Castle In the Spring

Manhattanville is Making Connections
Friday, 14 January 2011 00:00

Purchase, NY (January 14, 2011) - Manhattanville College is proud to have been named to a select group of colleges and universities participating in “Connect to Learning: ePortfolio, Engagement, and Student Success”, a national program funded by the US Department of Education’s Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education.

This collaborative project, between LaGuardia Community College and the Association for Authentic, Experiential and Evidence-Based Learning, is designed to strengthen reflective ePortfolio practice on multiple campuses and to generate a national developmental model of best practice in the field.  It will focus on reflective ePortfolio pedagogy and its role in student learning, and will correlate improvement on student success measures, with more nuanced assessment of student work, using the nationally-normed VALUE rubrics.

According to Bret Eynon in the official announcement from LaGuardia Community College, “Building a nationwide network that links community colleges, private colleges and research universities, the Connect to Learning project will kick off at a January national ePortfolio Forum, held in San Francisco and sponsored by the Association of American Colleges and Universities.”

“Over the course of the three year project, Connect to Learning will advance the practice of hundreds of faculty, benefit 20-25,000 students, and generate evidence-based national models of ePortfolio implementation.”

Kudos go to Associate Professor Alison Carson (Psychology), Associate Professor Jim Frank (Studio Art), Professor Gillian Greenhill Hannum (Art History), and Emerging Technologies Librarian Kate Todd for their successful grant application efforts, and to the many faculty members who attended the first ePortfolio Teaching and Learning Circles and who will be incorporating aspects of ePortfolio learning in their teaching this spring.

*The “Making Connections” National Network:
Boston University
U. of Delaware
Hunter College, CUNY
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Johnson & Wales University
LaGuardia Community College, CUNY
Lehman College, CUNY
Long Island University
Manhattanville College
Northwest Connecticut Community College
Norwalk Community College
Pace University
Queensborough Community College, CUNY
Rutgers University
Salt Lake Community College
San Francisco State University
School of Professional Studies, CUNY
St. John’s University
SUNY Empire State
Three Rivers Community College
Tunxis Community College
Virginia Tech