Equity Conference | March 2014
Living Resumes
Using ePortfolios as Narratives for Students
of Color
Alejandro Baldwin, Off...
Equity Conference | March 2014
Campus Scholars 2013
Cohort of 58 students that consists of
incoming freshmen who are Detro...
Equity Conference | March 2014 3
The Office of Academic
Multicultural Initiatives is
student-focused and
administers a var...
Equity Conference | March 2014
The Partnership
Developed a collaboration between OAMI
and Seelio to help students of color...
Equity Conference | March 2014
Competencies
• Ability to work with others
• Ability to cross cultures
• Ability to access ...
Equity Conference | March 2014
Portfolios as a Tool for Learning
• Platform to capture student learning and identity
• ePo...
Equity Conference | March 2014
Role of Reflection for Identity Development
• Promotes self-definition as students gather,
...
Equity Conference | March 2014
Campus Scholars Showcase
8
Campus Scholars Showcase
Equity Conference | March 2014
Student Portfolio Example: Myshira Jones
9
https://seelio.com/myshiraj
Equity Conference | March 2014
Four Year Projection: Year 1
Freshmen Year: Introduction
• Beginning to build ePortfolios
•...
Equity Conference | March 2014
Four Year Projection: Year 2
Sophomore Year: Campus Involvement
• Showcasing campus program...
Equity Conference | March 2014
Four Year Projection: Year 3
Junior Year: Career Focus
• Creating marketable eportfolios
(c...
Equity Conference | March 2014
Four Year Projection: Year 4
Senior Year: Capstone/Showcase
• Highlighting student’s colleg...
Equity Conference | March 2014
Evaluating Impact of Student Portfolios
Rubric criteria (scale of 1-4)
• Profile completene...
Equity Conference | March 2014
Lessons Learned from Portfolios
• Eportfolios should be required for students to
increase p...
Equity Conference | March 2014
Next Steps
• Proposed summer institute for next wave of
incoming freshmen
• ePortfolios wil...
Equity Conference | March 2014
Discussion
How can this project help to address the following
issues:
• Equity?
• Instituti...
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Living Resumes: Using ePortfolios as Narratives for Students of Color at the University of Michigan

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A joint presentation between the University of Michigan Office of Academic and Multicultural Initiatives (OAMI) and Seelio about portfolios as living resumes for Campus Scholars. Presented at the 24th Annual Equity within the Classroom Conference on Apri 1, 2014.

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Living Resumes: Using ePortfolios as Narratives for Students of Color at the University of Michigan

  1. 1. Equity Conference | March 2014 Living Resumes Using ePortfolios as Narratives for Students of Color Alejandro Baldwin, Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives Dr. Christine Gouveia, Cornell University; VP of Educational Services at Seelio
  2. 2. Equity Conference | March 2014 Campus Scholars 2013 Cohort of 58 students that consists of incoming freshmen who are Detroit Compact/Wade McCree scholarship recipients 2
  3. 3. Equity Conference | March 2014 3 The Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives is student-focused and administers a variety of educational multicultural programs for the University of Michigan. Seelio is an educational services and technology company that partners with universities to help students build online portfolios that collect and showcase their best work.
  4. 4. Equity Conference | March 2014 The Partnership Developed a collaboration between OAMI and Seelio to help students of color create “living resumes” (ePortfolios) that would: • Capture their college experience • Preserve and enhance their “stories” • Showcase their works to funders 4
  5. 5. Equity Conference | March 2014 Competencies • Ability to work with others • Ability to cross cultures • Ability to access resources on campus • Ability to connect with external community • Ability to grow professionally/personally • Ability to help others 5
  6. 6. Equity Conference | March 2014 Portfolios as a Tool for Learning • Platform to capture student learning and identity • ePortfolio is built through workshops – Focus on developing digital identity and building campus presence – Students brainstorm and reflect on experiences – Students share and receive peer feedback • Students are expected to create a portfolio that includes: profile and cover photo, resume, biography, 2 works of specific learning experiences • “Best” eportfolios are shown at a Campus Scholar Dinner 6
  7. 7. Equity Conference | March 2014 Role of Reflection for Identity Development • Promotes self-definition as students gather, reflect, and assess their own work • Students learn how to synthesize the perspectives and approaches of others • Supports students in expressing their identities while making connections across the curriculum 7
  8. 8. Equity Conference | March 2014 Campus Scholars Showcase 8 Campus Scholars Showcase
  9. 9. Equity Conference | March 2014 Student Portfolio Example: Myshira Jones 9 https://seelio.com/myshiraj
  10. 10. Equity Conference | March 2014 Four Year Projection: Year 1 Freshmen Year: Introduction • Beginning to build ePortfolios • Connecting cohort to campus programs that will support them • Building campus presence 10
  11. 11. Equity Conference | March 2014 Four Year Projection: Year 2 Sophomore Year: Campus Involvement • Showcasing campus program involvement (leadership, internships, and volunteering) • Introduction to external community involvement (volunteerism) 11
  12. 12. Equity Conference | March 2014 Four Year Projection: Year 3 Junior Year: Career Focus • Creating marketable eportfolios (collaborations with career services) • Connecting their passions and works to careers 12
  13. 13. Equity Conference | March 2014 Four Year Projection: Year 4 Senior Year: Capstone/Showcase • Highlighting student’s college career and the path they choose • Showcasing their stories to funders 13
  14. 14. Equity Conference | March 2014 Evaluating Impact of Student Portfolios Rubric criteria (scale of 1-4) • Profile completeness • Completeness of works • Organization • Audience/Purpose • Grammar • Written communication 14
  15. 15. Equity Conference | March 2014 Lessons Learned from Portfolios • Eportfolios should be required for students to increase participation • Reflection is critical for students of color in their first year • Showcasing work is critical for articulating passion and accomplishments 15
  16. 16. Equity Conference | March 2014 Next Steps • Proposed summer institute for next wave of incoming freshmen • ePortfolios will be a requirement for students on scholarships 16
  17. 17. Equity Conference | March 2014 Discussion How can this project help to address the following issues: • Equity? • Institutional racism? • Marginalization? • Retention? 17

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