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Digital Portfolios: More than a Folder with Pictures – FIG

TLED and the Office of Academic Technology will be supporting the organization of Faculty Interest Groups with the goal of engaging diverse faculty, building community, encouraging leadership, and facilitating implementation of technology. Less formal than Faculty Fellowships and Faculty Learning Communities, these groups aim to provide participants with occasions for networking and forming cross-disciplinary connections related to a topic(s) of mutual interest.

Open to all instructors, full or part-time, as well as staff with a particular interest in the topic, groups are structured to provide encouragement, support, and reflection. Each group will meet twice per semester for an academic year to address a pedagogy or academia-related topic of mutual interest. At the end of the year, each group will share its findings with the college community in some fashion.

Typically these sessions will include some sort of brief pre-work like reading an article and then the meeting time will be reserved for a discussion or presentations from ACC faculty members. We will trade best practices, share ideas for incorporating the topics in our coursework or personal work, and investigate new technology and methods in a collegiate and informal setting. Groups will decide amongst themselves if it’s best to meet over Zoom or face-to-face.

Interested faculty will read articles and discuss different uses and approaches to portfolios.

Tentative topics include:

1. Educational versus professional use
2. Portfolio assessment
3. Digital portfolio tools
4. Different subject area approaches

For more information, please contact Richard Palmer

Meeting Dates and Topics

Time Frame: One Academic Year

Topic 1: Educational versus professional use
Date & Time: Sep 23, 2022
Online Web Conferencing Link

Topic 2: Portfolio assessment
Date & Time: Nov 18, 2022
Online Web Conferencing Link

Topic 3: Digital portfolio tools
Date & Time: TBD (February 3, 2023)
Online Web Conferencing Link: Possibly F2F or online

Topic 4: Different subject area approaches
Date & Time: TBD (April 28, 2023)
Online Web Conferencing Link: TBD

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