Christine Angel, Gina Marandino

Programmatic Assessment: Using ePortfolios in the Division of Library and Information Science Program at St. John’s University

Christine Angel, St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Division of Library and Information Science, and Gina Marandino, University Libraries

Abstract
Successful completion of the end-of-program electronic portfolio (ePortfolio) is a requirement for the Master of Library and Information Science (M.S./M.L.I.S.) degree in St. John’s University’s Division of Library and Information Science Program.  The ePortfolio tool was selected as the operating platform in meeting DLIS program requirements because it provides evidence to the public on student performance and student achievement as determined by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). This presentation will illustrate how a Faculty Member and an Educational technology Specialist worked together to effectively implement ePortfolios in order to demonstrate how students have met DLIS Program goals and objectives and the ALA accrediting agency’s standards through the use of ePortfolios in measuring program assessment.