ePortfolio Awards Luncheon Honors Exceptional Students

2019 ePortfolio Student Award Winners

Award winners pictured with Associate Provost for Academic Effectiveness Norman Godwin, from left to right: Sarah Louise Boland, Associate Provost for Academic Effectiveness Norman Godwin, Bailey Outwater.

Published May 3, 2019
Office of University Writing

On April 30, the ePortfolio Project at Auburn University honored three Auburn University students for their creation of exceptional ePortfolios. Bailey Outwater (Nursing) and Victoria LaFave (English) we recognized with the Outstanding ePortfolio Award, and Sarah Louise Boland (Entrepreneurship) earned the ePortfolio Award for Excellence in Design. Winners of these awards have demonstrated excellence in creating ePortfolios directed toward the professional audiences in their respective fields. These students received the honor during the sixth annual ePortfolio Awards Luncheon, hosted by the Office of University Writing.

A committee of faculty and students reviewed nominations from disciplines across the university and selected the winners based on the four primary learning outcomes of the ePortfolio Project: effective communication, critical thinking through reflection, visual literacy, and technical competence.

In 2018, the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) recognized ePortfolios as a High Impact Practice. The university selected ePortfolios as its QEP (Quality Enhancement Plan) in 2012 and has been working with faculty to integrate ePortfolios into the curriculum across disciplines, promoting deeper learning and engagement among students.

The ePortfolio Project has generated a multitude of conference papers, publications, and webinars from Auburn faculty and staff, and the Office of University Writing often serves as a resource for institutions across the region, nation, and world that are working to launch ePortfolios on their campuses. This January, the AAC&U invited Auburn students and staff to lead the luncheon plenary session at the ePortfolio Forum held during the organization’s annual meeting, recognizing Auburn as a leader in integrating ePortfolios into the curriculum.

The ePortfolio Project is a campus-wide initiative that offers Auburn students the opportunity to create personal websites that communicate and showcase skills, experiences, and learning. Students can use their sites to contextualize the diverse portfolio of work they have created at Auburn for different audiences. More information about the ePortfolio Project can be found at

Archived Press Releases:

May 3, 2019 – 2018 ePortfolio Awards Luncheon Press Release

May 8, 2017 – 2017 ePortfolio Awards Luncheon Press Release

May 9, 2016 – 2016 ePortfolio Awards Luncheon Press Release

May 8, 2015 – 2015 ePortfolio Awards Luncheon Press Release

May 1, 2014 – 2014 ePortfolio Awards Luncheon Press Release

For more information about the ePortfolio Project and how to get involved, click here.