Learning Portfolios for Faculty

Why Use Learning Portfolios in Your Courses?

The benefits of learning portfolios for faculty, colleges, and departments include the following:

  • Faculty can see student progression over time
  • Learning portfolios allow faculty to determine individual participation in group projects
  • Reading responses within the portfolio allow faculty to get a glimpse into student reactions as well as the opportunity for developing longer papers/assignments
  • Learning portfolios can make student learning more visible when assessing specific programs
  • Portfolios allow for qualitative assessment, alongside traditional quantitative assessment
  • Some studies have indicated that learning portfolio usages correlates to a higher rate of retention
  • The institution can identify areas of existing high achievement and those that need improvement
  • Student and faculty comments allow for qualitative assessment of curriculum and pedagogy
  • Portfolios facilitate engaged and active learning among students


Faculty Resources


Portfolio work, when done well, is actually a pedagogy rather than simply a technological tool. Click here for more information on portfolio pedagogy and strategies for implementation in the classroom

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Video Resources

If you've missed any of our workshops or just need a refresher, you can view videos about course design, pedagogy, Pathbrite, and other topics here


How-To Guides

Need help with Pathbrite?  Find links to some common help topics, as well as contact information for on-campus resources

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