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ItemAssessing Civic Mindedness(Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U) in Diversity & Democracy: Civic learning for shared futures, 2011) Steinberg, Kathryn S.; Norris, Kristin E.These models, although described using diverse language, share a worthwhile goal: to prepare American students to participate in democratic forums, even and especially in this time of economic need. Without this preparation, students may be rehearsing for work in a challenging economic environment without developing the critical skills they will need to build a new and more vibrant democratic society. In fact, the two goals are connected: As Martha Nussbaum has noted, "A flourishing economy requires the same skills that support citizenship" (2010). These skills include the ability to consider multiple angles, converse with those who hold different perspectives, and compromise to creatively solve urgent problems. Such are the habits that a liberal education engenders, and such education can help reverse our civic recession and inspire democratic engagement now and in the future. ItemThe Case for Integrating ePortfolio Pedagogy Into Nonprofit and Philanthropic Studies(2020) McKinley Freeman, Tyrone; Lilly Family School of PhilanthropyRecently named a high-impact practice in undergraduate education, electronic portfolios (ePortfolios) are student-created, web-based presentations of student learning and development designed for a particular audience. The ePortfolio pedagogy, as a prominent teaching method used at more than half of all U.S. colleges and universities, is particularly well-suited for the field of nonprofit and philanthropic studies (NPS) but has not yet been widely adopted. Engaging students in the process of creating ePortfolios produces numerous educational benefits that speak directly to NPS’s aspirations for its students as they graduate into their careers and lives as active citizens and for itself as an emerging field continuing to establish its authority within the Academy and its credibility with a public that struggles to understand what NPS is, what it does, and why it is needed. This essay explores the potential of the ePortfolio as a signature pedagogy for NPS. After examining what ePortfolios and ePortfolio pedagogy are, I argue that the strengths of ePortfolios are well-balanced and address key goals and particular considerations unique to NPS as an emerging and interdisciplinary field of inquiry in the 21st century. Following this, I review major issues and possibilities in adapting ePortfolios to support effective teaching and learning at different scales within undergraduate NPS. Finally, I offer professional development resources that help NPS instructors and program administrators initiate or advance their use of the pedagogy, and further encourage broader adoption across the field. ItemePortfolios and student engagement: an example from a business study abroad course(2019-07) Zheng, Lin