We partner with departments to offer focused seminars and programs; we work closely with colleagues who organize special events and conferences; and Center staff are active participants in a variety of College events and initiatives such as Opening Sessions, special conferences, the Middle States Self Study, and the College’s Vision Summit. Our work depends on the broad support offered by all divisions and departments of the College.
The Center spearheaded LaGuardia’s leadership role as a founding member of the Inter/National Coalition for Electronic Portfolio Research. Building on this work and LaGuardia’s success in using ePortfolio as a tool to support and deepen student learning, in January 2008, the Center launched Making Connections: A National Resource Center on Inquiry, Reflection, and Integrative Education. The Making Connections community currently comprises 30 campuses in the NYC metropolitan area. In April 2008, the “Making Connections: ePortfolios, Integrative Learning, and Assessment” conference attracted over 600 participants from across the U.S. and around the world.
In April, 2010, the Center hosted the “Shifting the Paradigm: ePortfolio, Learning, and Change” mini-conference. In July 2010, the Center, in partnership with AAEEBL and AAC&U co-hosted a conference, “ePortfolio and the Emergent Learning Ecology.”
The Center was chosen by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching to participate in national symposia and research projects related to integrative learning, use of ePortfolio as a tool for assessment [VALUES project] and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL).
Additionally,Center staff play leadership roles throughout the City University of New York (CUNY) system, the largest urban network of public colleges and universities in the U.S. To connect and share with our CUNY colleges on topics related to teaching and learning, the Center has sponsored CUNY Research Seminars and Faculty Development Seminars including, in May 2005, the first in an ongoing series of annual CUNY-wide General Education Conferences.