Proposal Guidelines

Here are some things I’d like to see in your project proposals:

  • Audience: For whom are writing/designing your e-porfolio, curriculum proposal, or research essay? Why is what you’re doing going to be significant for them?
  • Purpose: Why are you doing what you’re doing?
  • Objectives: What are some measurable outcomes of your work? I’ll use your objectives to evaluate your project.
  • Content, structure, and/or methodology: Give me some sense of what your process and product are likely to look like. I realize this will change as you dive in, but I’d like to be able to respond to where you are in your current thinking. Visual representations are welcome here.
  • Resources: What will need to be successful? Are there research materials you’ll need? Technical skills you’ll need to develop? How will you secure these resources?
  • Challenges: What are likely to be the most challenging aspects of completing the project? How will you negotiate the challenge?

It should be as long as it needs to be about 1500-2000 words. I’m OK with more if it’s helpful to you to write at greater length. That being said, I’d guess that would be about When I meet with your each individually the week of October 25th, I’ll provide feedback and we’ll negotiate the specifics of your proposals.

E-portfolios examples

These are some examples of student portfolios from which we’ll choose when we read some together in class today.

Writing, Communication, and Design



Science and engineering

Learning Career

Faculty and Professional



Professional beyond the academy

Welcome to CTCH 792-003: E-Portfolios

Thanks for having a look at this site. It presents basic course information for CTCH 792-003: E-Portfolios, a special topic course offered in the Higher Education Program at George Mason University in the Fall 2010 semester. This site is unlikely to change much over the course of the term–most of the action will be happening within PebblePad and via Adobe Connect–but the list of links on the right hand column will grow as we conduct our collective research. If you have questions or ideas about this course, I’d love to hear from you at