Editorial: ePortfolios – The Eleventh High Impact Practice

C. Edward Watson
Univerity of Georgia

George Kuh
National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment

Terrel Rhodes
Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U)

Tracy Penny Light
Thompson Rivers University (TRU)

Helen Chen
Stanford University

AAC&U has identified ePortfolios as an eleventh high impact practice. This inclusion is the result of the breadth and the strength of the evidence base in support of the effect of ePortfolios along a number of student success metrics. This recognition signals a new era for ePortfolios in higher education, and this editorial briefly explores the evidence behind this decision and charts a course for next steps and new domains for ePortfolios. The most promising of which may be coupling notions of Signature Work and a range of HIPs with ePortfolios.