Terrel Rhodes

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Terrel Rhodes Association of American Colleges and Universities Vice President for the Office of Quality, Curriculum and Assessment Executive Director of VALUE

AAEEBL is delighted to welcome Terry Rhodes as our 2018 Batson Lecturer.  In this role, he will give our closing keynote for the Annual Meeting in July.

Dr. Terrel Rhodes is Vice President, Office of Quality, Curriculum and Assessment and Executive Director of VALUE at the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) where he focuses on the quality of undergraduate education, access, general education, e-portfolios and assessment of student learning. He was a faculty member for twenty-five years before joining AAC&U. He leads the faculty-driven assessment project on student learning entitled Valid Assessment of Learning in Undergraduate Education (VALUE) Institute.  For three years, it involved 100 institutions in thirteen states in a nationwide project to assess student learning and is now open to all institutions.

Since 20007, Terry has lead AAC&U’s ePortfolio initiatives to enhance student learning, including founding the annual ePortfolio Forum in 2010.  The ePortfolio Forum is a one day event, always held in conjunction with the AAC&U Annual Meeting in January.

Rhodes received his B.A. from Indiana University at Bloomington and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Gianina Taylor Baker

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Gianina Taylor Baker National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment Assistant Director

AAEEBL is thrilled to have Gianina Taylor Baker, Assistant Director of the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA), kick off our 2018 Annual Meeting with an opening keynote.

At NILOA, Gianina assists with the development and maintenance of partnership networks under the Lumina Foundation for Education grant at NILOA. Her main research interests include student learning outcomes assessment at Minority Serving Institutions, access and equity issues for underrepresented administrators and students, and higher education policy. She holds a Ph.D. in Educational Organization & Leadership with a Higher Education concentration from the University of Illinois, a M.A. in Human Development Counseling from Saint Louis University, and a B.A. in Psychology from Illinois Wesleyan University.

Conference Schedule At-A-Glance

At AAEEBL, we are excited about our 2018 Annual Meeting at Capilano University.  We have thought-provoking keynotes booked, sessions full of both practical help for ePortfolio implementation as well as deep dives into the knotty issues of ePortfolio practice and pedagogy.  We have time reserved to build community, meet birds of feather, and connect with your favorite Special Interest Group.  We hope you are planning to come chart of the future of ePortfolios with us in Vancouver this July!

Our at-a-glance schedule below will help you plan your trip.  You can see the detailed schedule beginning on May 1, 2018.

Monday July 23

  • 1 pm to 4:30 pm Pre conference workshops

Tuesday July 24

  • 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Registration
  • 8:00 am Coffee
  • 8:30 am Welcome
  • 9:00 am Keynote: Gianina Taylor Baker
  • 9:45 am Interactive Discussion & QA with Gianina Taylor Baker
  • 10:15 am Coffee break
  • 10:30 am Concurrent sessions
  • 11:30 am Break
  • 11:45 am AAEEBL Annual Membership meeting, open to all conference attendees (lunch provided) 
  • 1:15 pm Concurrent sessions
  • 2:15 pm Break
  • 2:30 pm Ignite
  • 3:30 pm Reception & Poster Session (hors d’oeuvres and beverages provided)
  • 5:00 pm Adjourn
  • 6:00 pm Birds of Feather Restaurant Event (sign up at the conference)

Wednesday July 25

  • 8:00 am to 12:00 pm Registration
  • 8:00 am Coffee
  • 8:30 am Keynote: To be announced
  • 9:30 am Interactive Discussion & QA with keynote speaker
  • 10:00 am Coffee break
  • 10:15 am Concurrent sessions
  • 11:15 am Break
  • 11:45 am AAEEBL Volunteer Awards Lunch, open to all conference attendees (lunch provided) 
  • 1:15 pm Concurrent sessions
  • 2:15 pm Break
  • 2:30 pm Concurrent sessions
  • 3:30 pm Break
  • 3:45 pm Special Interest Group Meetings and Concurrent sessions
  • 4:45 pm Adjourn

Thursday July 26

  • 8:00 am to 9:00 am Registration
  • 8:00 am Coffee
  • 8:30 am Concurrent sessions
  • 9:30 am Break
  • 9:45 am Keynote: Batson Lecture from Terry Rhodes
  • 10:45 am Interactive Discussion & QA with Terry Rhodes
  • 11:15 am Break (snacks provided)
  • 11:30 am Reports from the Conference:  Get Involved in AAEEBL!
    • Building Bridges reports
    • Special Interest Group reports
  • 1:00 pm Adjourn

If you have questions about the conference schedule, send an email to connect@aaeebl.org.

Register

To purchase a registration for the conference, please use one of the buttons below:

MEMBER 2018 Annual Meeting Conference Registration Fee | Vancouver

If you are already an AAEEBL member, the conference registration fee for the 2018 Annual Meeting in Vancouver is $325. This includes lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday as well as a Tuesday afternoon reception.

$325.00

NON-MEMBER Annual Meeting Conference Registration Fee | Vancouver

If you are not already an AAEEBL member, the conference registration fee for the 2018 Annual Meeting in Vancouver is $450. The fee provides you with a year long membership to AAEEBL and includes all conference session keynotes and sessions, lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday, as well as a Tuesday afternoon reception.

$450.00

If you have questions about your membership status, send an email to connect@aaeebl.org.

Accommodations

Capilano-UniversityOur 2018 Annual Meeting will be held at Capilano University campus in North Vancouver.  Capilano University is a gorgeous, wooded, secluded spot, so conference attendees will need to find transportation.  The public transportation system in Vancouver is lovely.

There are really few cities like Vancouver.  On the ocean, at the foot of the mountains, award-winning dining everywhere, and perfect for outdoor recreation, Vancouver is an ideal location.

At AAEEBL, we encourage you to arrive early or stay on after the conference and enjoy Vancouver.  Our schedule is for keynotes starting at 9 am to give you time to travel to campus (coffee at 8 am, welcome at 8:30 am).  The conference ends before 5 pm each day to give you time to explore Vancouver with your colleagues.

Staying in North Vancouver
2-PBC-North-Vancouver-QuayFor your accommodations, there are number of hotels in North Vancouver.  AAEEBL has discounted rates at two, with options at a third.  All rates in Canadian dollars.

  • There is conference block of rooms at the Holiday Inn hotel next to the campus.  To make individual reservation, please call hotel directly at 1-877-985-3111 and ask for rooms under group block name (2018 AAEEBL Annual Meeting at Cap U) and/or email reservation request to sales@hinorthvancouver.ca on or before June 15, 2018. Past this cut-off date, group rate is no longer available and all rooms not picked up will be released for general sale at higher rates.  Calling our hotel directly or emailing reservation request to sales@hinorthvancouver.ca, allows us to better track the group’s rooming status.
    • 🚌 There is a public transportation bus that runs regularly from the Holiday Inn to the campus.  It is a 5 minute bus ride.
    • 🚶‍♀️It is 15 minute walk from the Holiday Inn to the campus.
  • There is conference block of 25 regular rooms and 10 executive rooms at the Lonsdale Quay Hotel.  The 25 standard rooms will be $189 plus tax “no view guarantee” and 10 Executive rooms at $269 plus tax. Unbooked rooms will be released by April 13th.  
    • 🚌 There is a public transportation bus that run regularly from the Quay to Capilano University.  It is a 25 minute bus ride to campus.
    • 🚗 For folks who are renting a car, it is 10 minute drive to campus.
  • At The Pinnacle hotel, group rates are not available, but the Manager encouraged individuals to call and ask for the government rate.  This is a small but luxurious hotel.  Regular rates are currently $409 plus tax for Mountainside and $439 plus tax for Harbourview. Government rates, which must be inquired about, will be $215 plus tax Mountainside and $245 plus tax for Harbourview.
    • 🚌 There is a public transportation bus that run regularly from the Quay (a bloc from the Pinnacle) to Capilano University.  It is a 25 minute bus ride to campus.
    • 🚗 For folks who are renting a car, it is 10 minute drive to campus.
Staying in Vancouver

vancouver1In addition, some conference attendees will prefer to stay in Vancouver and take the Seabus to North Vancouver.  The Seabus will stop at the Lonsdale Quay Hotel, and there is a public transportation bus that runs regularly from the Quay to Capilano University.  It is a 25 minute bus ride to campus.

If you have questions about conference accommodations, send an email to connect@aaeebl.org.

EPAC Meetups

EPAC Meetups are held most months.  Anyone who is interested in joining the AAEEBL/EPAC Meetups is welcome to join by pre-registering so that we can send you a participation link. Meetups are recorded for later viewing.

If you cannot attend the live session, please still register so that we can send you a link to the recording and also invite you to join future conversations. As we look to new ways to innovate and encourage greater engagement and opportunities for networking, we welcome both your enthusiasm and suggestions!

Use the links below to learn more about each EPAC Meetup:

  • March 2018 Meetup: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner in the Field: An International Exploration of the AAEEBL & AAC&U Field Guide to ePortfolio
  • January 2018 Meetup Two:  Post-Forum Debrief and Reflection on AAC&U 9th Annual Forum on Digital Learning and ePortfolios
    “ePortfolios and the American Dream: Empowering Students to Take Ownership of Their Futures”
  • January 2018 Meetup One:  Pre-Forum Preflection and Explorations on AAC&U 9th Annual Forum on Digital Learning and ePortfolios
    “ePortfolios and the American Dream: Empowering Students to Take Ownership of Their Futures”
  • December 2017 Meetup:  Reflective Practices in STEM

AePR Call for Papers

The Association for Authentic, Experiential and Evidence-Based Learning (AAEEBL) ePortfolio Review (AePR) invites you to submit articles and reports covering the broad area of eportfolio use.  We publish articles about pedagogy, research, technical, and organizational issues. Our readership includes eportfolio practitioners, administrators, and students. Our mission is to serve the needs of the global eportfolio community and promote portfolio learning as a major way to transform higher education. 

The AePR is a theme-based journal; therefore, acceptance is competitive. After a paper is accepted for a specific issue, the author(s) is(are) paired with one of our peer reviewers. Papers submitted for a current issue may be considered for a subsequent issue if the editorial board feel it is a better fit for a future theme.

Upcoming Themes

Article Types
We’re particularly interested in the following types of articles:

  • Longer articles (3,000 to 5,000 words) about practical research, administrative reports, or case studies with generalizable results – again, not as peer-reviewed research but as reports.
  • Short articles (1,000 to 1,500 words) discussing a case study at an institution/course, offering advice and opinions to other eportfolio practitioners.
  • How-to articles, tutorials on specific tools or approaches (500 to 1,500 words).
  • Interviews (500 to 1000 words) with key individuals directly involved with the use of eportfolios.
  • Announcements (up to 300 words) of items regarding the use of eportfolios in the field.

Deadlines
To be considered for the upcoming Fall issue, submit your proposal (250 words) by May 15.  To be considered for the Spring issue, submit your proposal by Sept 1