Request for Proposals: RISE to the IUPUI Challenge/ePortfolio Initiative Curriculum Development Grant

The RISE Program and the ePortfolio Initiative have announced continuing collaboration that will offer two grants of up to $5,000 to support the development of RISE courses that include reflective electronic portfolios, including electronic Personal Development Plans (ePDPs), as integral components. RISE experiences and ePortfolios are a natural partnership: the RISE to the IUPUI Challenge initiative aims to engage undergraduate students more deeply in their learning and to contribute to their intellectual, professional, and personal development; ePortfolios, which have recently been recognized as a high-impact educational practice in their own right, have similar aims.

These grants are intended to increase course offerings that respond to the RISE to the IUPUI Challenge, expand the use of ePortfolios and ePDPs across the campus, and ensure that students derive maximum benefit from both.

RISE courses must include qualified experiences, integration of knowledge, and structured reflection to link the experience with targeted learning outcomes, and assessment as outlined below. ePortfolios are ideal sites for reflection and integration of learning. These courses will be distinctive because they will thoughtfully and systematically integrate ePortfolios and experiential learning to prepare students for graduate school, careers, and global citizenship.

Full-time faculty members (including full-time lecturers) from all academic units at IUPUI are welcome to apply. Support of department Chair or Dean must be demonstrated in application materials.

For more information, visit the RISE Initiative website.