SACS QEP Development Committee
November 14, 2011
308 OIT Building
Present: Richard Burt (chair), Bliss Bailey, Lenny Lock, Margaret Marshall, Kevin Phelphs, Pamela Stamm, Aaron Trehub, Bonnie Sanderson
Absent: Constance Relihan
Review of October 31, 2011 Meeting
October 31st meeting minutes: Posted on SharePoint; no noted corrections
Reports: Educause (Constance)
AAEEBL Conference (Margaret, Aaron)
Educause (Constance unable to attend this meeting- refer to summary posted on SharePoint posted by Bliss)
AAEEBL: Margaret & Aaron- information gained reviewed; broad group discussion on points and briefly summarized:
- Models are available with varied institution/student responses:
Clemson – administrative/assessment driven with negative student reactions (avoid this approach);
More successful models – LaGuardia CC, VTech, LSU?
- Technology matters less than the pedagogy; reflection is key
- Value/usefulness needs emphasized – faculty & students;
- Platforms – many are available; distinguish from Facebook, blogs, wikis – personal space vs professional/academic work
- Start small- go slow "e-portfolios will change your college"
Potential action items
- Recruit faculty advisors
- Invite outside speakers/consultants – beyond "e-portfolio" topic - focus on key-learning outcomes that can be demonstrated through e-portfolio.
- Early communication with university leaders (senate, student groups); recognition/buy-in important- consider awards/incentives.
- Coordinator needed with adequate resource support
- Proposals- different approaches from schools/departments are expected- but need to aligned with "global" SLO? Individual assessments also may vary among schools/departments?
- Consensus on term definitions and types of e-portfolios (career, learning, integrative, showcase) important
Other items not discussed, but need further discussion/exploration:
- Do we need baseline survey? Create a general rubric that reflects global SLO? Master QEP Document? Timeline for QEP implementation? What are the expectations in 5 years? Yearly expectations?
Refer to complete summary on SharePoint:
"Notes from AAEEBL conference" posted 11/14/11"
Educause: "Thoughts about E" posted by Bliss- 11/15/11
Review Mississippi example for detailed implementation plan.
Defining terms: a) Showcase Portfolio; b) Critical thinking
Important to develop consensus on term definitions for types of portfolios and components within e-portfolios- Assignments made for terms:
Types of Portfolios & terms needing defined:
Career Credentialing (Richard)
Critical Thinking (Aaron)
Update on Literature Review
- How do programs introduce students to portfolios (Constance, Kevin):
- How is the knowledge delivered? (Constance, Kevin, Aaron);
- What is the needed infrastructure? (Bliss, Kevin, Aaron);
- What is the administrative structure and resources needed to sustain the program? (Richard, Margaret);
- How is the success of the QEP project measured/ assessed? (Lenny, Pamela)
- How are individual student portfolios evaluated? (Margaret, Bonnie, Lenny)
Small workgroups progressing on literature review – excel worksheets being developed for Administrative Structure (Margaret) and Assessment (Lenny)
Continue to develop
Reminder note: Overall Goals for e-portfolio (refer to SLO Development 10.25.11 for complete description and SLO for each goal)
- Effective Communication
- Critical Thinking
- Technical Competency
- Visual Literacy
Last Updated: Dec. 26, 2012