Electronic Portfolios in English Classes


Wheaton North Institute Day

February 27, 2009

Michael Day
Northern Illinois University

Why Portfolios?
Why Electronic Portfolios?
Electronic Portfolios in English at NIU

1. History and Overview  2001-2003
A. A humble beginning: early electronic portfolio initiatives at NIU

B. Assessment initiatives in First-Year Composition

We were aware of

Where should assessment start? With developing context-specific program outcomes.
We looked to the national organization for writing program administrators, the Council of Writing Program Administrators.

WPA Outcomes Statement

Northern Illinois University's First Year Composition Program Outcomes Statements

2. Pulling the assessment and electronic portfolio strands together: the pilot program 2003-2005