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How might you go about supporting the use of portfolios at Luther? Well, here are some resources to begin exploring. Then, when you're ready to develop competency objectives in your area, look at the templates and ideas listed below.

Programs Using Portfolios

Phillips Theological Seminary in OK . AMBS Seminary in IN . Faith Baptist Theological Seminary . The Religious Studies program at CA State U. at Bakersfield . Alverno College's Diagnostic Digital Portfolio (this is not a theological program, but it's a "best practices" college when it comes to portfolios). The Religious Studies dept. at the University of Leeds . Programs which presented at the AAHE meeting .

Related Issues

An incredibly rich set of links to various issues involved in assessment has been put together by North Carolina State University.Click here for their primary page. The AAR page on assessment in religious studies . Portfolio assessment . Developing portfolio assessment . An introduction to it . A glossary of relevant terms . An excellent, annotated bibliography on portfolio assessment . the Portfolio Clearinghouse . A great set of resources on e-portfolios .

Other more general assessment/evaluation issues:

Another classroom assessment techniques page . "Assessment, accountability, and student learning outcomes" . Bloom's taxonomy . Gardner's multiple intelligences . Active learning reflection tool . Dykstra on evaluation . Assessing interactivity in distributive learning . In-depth tutorial on facilitating student participation online . Principles for cultivating communities of practice . A good bibliography of print resources .

Useful Organizations

The Collaboration for the Advancement of College Teaching and Learning . The American Association for Higher Education (see especially their site on electronic portfolios)


Trio of triads . Vella's principles . A critical incident . Case study guidelines . Community building . Adult learning intentions .

Tips on Teaching

University of Nebraska, Lincoln . University of Oklahoma . University of Maryland . Indiana State University . University of Michigan


The GoodWork Project . ERIC's list of assessment resources . The Teaching Gap . Portfolio links from ERIC . The use of portfolio assessment in evaluation .

Templates to use at Luther

"How to begin" -- a PDF document .


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18 January 2003