If you believe eportfolios are transformational, why don't you have one?
After AAC&U's January 2011 Eportfolio Forum--where attendees were challenged to actively learn and reflect throughout the day--a small group of eportfolio leaders took that day's challenge to "walk the portfolio talk" to heart:  to actually create and update the portfolios they advocate for so passionately.  Because while we require students to create and update portfolios, we--as portfolio professionals--often don't practice what we preach.

As 2011 unfolded, folks got together, formed a group called Out of Practice, each developed a portfolio--everything from course portfolios focused on professional development to comprehensive portfolios representing all parts of life--and held each other accountable regularly for their portfolio creation and updating.

After the July 2011 AAEEBL World Summit (where the Out of Practice group presented), the five founding members have been joined by several additional portfolio keepers!  At the July 2012 AAEEBL event, our Out of Practice session featured eight (!!!) speakers/members.  Won't you join as well? 

Join Out of Practice now by emailing Wende Garrison at wendebmg@gmail.com.


  • Out of Practice Session at AAEEBL 2012 At this year's annual AAEEBL Boston conference, eight (1) Out of Practice members gave a very popular session!  If you missed it, you can read the handout here.  Thanks ...
    Posted Oct 8, 2012, 9:23 AM by Wende Garrison
  • A Great Solution for An Always Up-to-Date Vitae In this article in The Chronicle, keeping your vitae in a Google doc, with the link posted to your various online outlets is suggested, rather than attaching your actual vitae ...
    Posted Feb 22, 2012, 5:49 AM by Wende Garrison
  • Portfolios Preferred in Job Hunt? In this fascinating piece, a trend away from resumes is observed.  Could it be that your portfolio will be exactly the sort of web presence an employer is looking for
    Posted Feb 22, 2012, 5:43 AM by Wende Garrison
  • Seth Godin: Could he be referring to a portfolio? In his latest post (below), Seth Godin (noted best-selling author on the post-industrial revolution) encourages readers to leaving behind an easily found trail of accomplishment.  When I read ...
    Posted Feb 3, 2012, 1:19 PM by Wende Garrison
  • Out of Practice Presentation At AAEEBL in July 2011 The "Out of Practice" portfolio accountability group will be presenting their portfolios and the step by step process they used to build and keep updating their own portfolios at the ...
    Posted Mar 2, 2011, 3:13 PM by Wende Garrison
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