Clemson's Digital Portfolio Institute

The Roy and Marnie Pearce Center for Professional Communication is pleased to sponsor the The Clemson Digital Portfolio Institute, July 1-2, 2002, Clemson University .

The Clemson Digital Portfolio Institute is designed to help participants learn about student and faculty digital portfolios though an interactive mix of discussion, hands on work, and planning processes. We will first identify the major issues surrounding digital portfolios and talk about ways of addressing those issues. We will also read and review "live" student and faculty digital portfolios, considering as we do major dimensions of digital portfolios, from the ease or difficulty of the technology to the role that portfolios play in students' education and alternative methods for both response and assessment.

In talking together as we work with "live" student portfolios, we will plan our own portfolio projects for the coming year, and consider how to provide the leadership needed to foster a portfolio culture on different kinds of campuses. Specifically, participants will define the term digital portfolio and the range of models that are currently being developed across the country, read/review digital portfolios together and compare those readings, consider the most important issues surrounding them—from the issue of templates to methods for response and assessment, and develop strategies so that we know these portfolios are helping students become more reflective learners.

The Clemson Digital Portfolio Institute is open to educators at two-and four-year schools, to graduate students, and to administrators of writing centers, writing programs, and teaching and learning centers and other teaching and learning support units.

The Clemson Portfolio Institute will be led by faculty from Clemson, including Kathleen Blake Yancey, Director of the Pearce Center and consultant to several portfolio programs around the country; Donna Winchell, the Director of Writing, who has worked with new and continuing faculty within the English Department and within her own classes; and Shane Peagler and Michael Neal. The Institute will include faculty from Clemson, and we have reserved 15 spaces for faculty from across the country.

Costs for the event are $500.00 per person and include all materials, two breakfasts and two lunches, one dinner, and breaks. In addition, we have reserved a block of rooms at the Madren Center on campus; information for these reservations will be sent with registration.

To register, please send your name, address, and email with check, made payable to: Clemson University, C/O The Pearce Center for Professional Communication; 602 Strode Tower; Box 340524; Clemson University; Clemson, SC 29634-0524. For additional information, please contact Kathleen Yancey at the address above; at 864-656-5394; or at

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