After AAC&U’s January 2011 Eportfolio Forum–where attendees were challenged to actively learn and reflect throughout the day–a small group of eportfolio leaders took that day’s challenge to “walk the portfolio talk” to heart: to actually create and update the portfolios they advocate for so passionately. Because while we require students to create and update portfolios, we–as portfolio professionals–often don’t practice what we preach.
As 2011 unfolded, folks got together, formed a group called Out of Practice, each developed a portfolio–everything from course portfolios focused on professional development to comprehensive portfolios representing all parts of life–and held each other accountable regularly for their portfolio creation and updating.
The Out of Practice Spring 2018 Cohort begins in February. About every two weeks, this spring, we will gather on an hour long conference call and check in about our individual portfolio progress. Ask for accountability, ask for feedback, ask for inspiration. In July 2018, we will present our portfolios and our experience at the AAEEBL conference in Vancouver British Columbia.
To join the cohort or for more information, send email to email@example.com and Wende Garrison, Out of Practice co-founder, will be happy to help.