Gary Brown ePortfolio Project Faculty Cohort Award
The ePortfolio Project invites nominations (including self-nominations) of individuals or teams of faculty or administrative professionals of any rank from programs that are members of the ePortfolio Cohort. Nominations bay be in either of two divisions: A) individuals or B) teams from a program, department, or college. Nominations might recognize those who have: 1) spearheaded the integration of ePortfolios across an entire program; 2) worked to develop assignments, map curriculum, design assessment practices, planned and delivered faculty development activities for their program or college; or 3) undertaken research related to ePortfolios.
The award is named in honor of Dr. Gary Brown, a national leader in innovative teaching and the use of ePortfolios as a tool for student learning. Dr. Brown led the evaluation of Auburn’s ePortfolio Project during the 2013 SACSCOC reaffirmation on-site visit and exhibited the spirit of collaboration, collegiality, and support for student learning that Auburn’s ePortfolio Project aims to recognize and applaud.
Winning individuals will receive $2,500, with appropriate taxes deducted. For winning teams, each team member will receive $2,500 up to the maximum of $10,000 per team. If the team consists of more than four members, then the maximum $10,000 award amount will be divided equally among the team members. The cash award is meant to recognize prior work and support ongoing faculty efforts to implement ePortfolios in their program, department, or college. Award winners will be expected to share their work with ePortfolios and their strategies for successful collaborative efforts in integrating ePortfolios at Auburn University events such as the annual Conversations in Celebration of Teaching or Research Week, or at regional and national conferences as appropriate.
The nomination packet should be submitted as an ePortfolio to Margaret J. Marshall, Director of University Writing at firstname.lastname@example.org by March 3, 2019. The ePortfolio (which need not be made public) should include:
- two letters of support (from students, peers, or administrative leadership)
- artifacts with appropriate reflective contextualization to document the work of the individual or team of individuals whose efforts have resulted in exemplary curricula, faculty development, assessment, research, or students’ abilities to create ePortfolios
- a reflection on “Lessons Learned”
Nominations will be evaluated by a committee of faculty and administrators involved in the ePortfolio Project, and the winner will be invited to the ePortfolio Project Awards Luncheon on April 30, 2019. Nominees not selected will be automatically considered in subsequent years, though the submitted ePortfolio may be updated.