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Assistant Professor Wins Grant to Help Enrich Graduate Student Careers with E-Portfolios

Tuesday, October 19, 2010 / Bookmark & Share

BLACKSBURG, Va., Oct. 18, 2010 – The days of a professional using a one-sheet resume with bullet points to land a job are fast becoming moot. Electronic portfolios are becoming more popular, and an assistant professor with the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech has won a $403,000 National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) grant to help engineering graduate students develop as reflective practitioners by using e-portfolios that could enrich their own careers.

Posted online, e-portfolios can include a mixture of scholarly teaching, research papers, video and links to research-related blogs, podcasts, and PowerPoint presentations to paint a highly personal narrative of a person’s professional experiences, according to Lisa McNair, an assistant professor with the department of engineering education.

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