Advancing Civic Engagement and Cultural Competence: Using ePortfolios to Assess the VALUE of Student Learning

Category 2: Program Development Grant

"Elon University has launched significant initiatives to enhance student engagement with difference within and beyond our academic community, recognizing that meaningful encounters across difference are one of the most powerful predictors of learning and development in college. This proposal builds on a new portfolio project designed to scaffold reflection about these encounters across difference so that students are more able to capture, integrate, and deepen their learning. Support from Bringing Theory to Practice will lead to the development of a robust and sustainable process of assessing portfolio entries using AAC&U_s VALUE rubrics on intercultural competence and civic engagement. Elon will use that assessment data to inform decision-making in both academic and student affairs."