University Writing announces Outstanding ePortfolio award winners
University Writing presents the Outstanding ePortfolio Award to recognize exceptional ePortfolios created by Auburn students. This year marks the ninth annual award.
Winners are chosen by the ePortfolio Award Committee, which is made up of professors from various disciplines who volunteer their time and energy for the selection process. The committee uses University Writing’s ePortfolio rubric to score entries across nine criteria that are based in themes of critical thinking, visual literacy, technical competency and effective communication. Miriam Clark, Jeff Kim, Mark Dougherty and Charlie Lesh served on the 2022 committee, with Amit Morey and Annie Small assisting.
The committee selected two runners up for this year’s award, Rebecca Cannon and Camdyn Neal. Cannon is a senior studying nutrition. Committee members noted that Cannon’s ePortfolio provides a compelling story of her growth as a dietitian through its relevant artifacts, or evidence of her work, and reflective writing. Neal, a graduate student in public administration, had her ePortfolio nominated by her supervisor Amy Cicchino. The committee praised Neal’s ePortfolio for its strong reflective writing and impressive artifacts. One member wrote, “Camdyn has obviously put her heart and soul into preparing this ePortfolio documentation of her work and vocation. …[It is] certainly [a] powerful digital portfolio of her capabilities.”
The winner of the 2022 Outstanding ePortfolio Award is Margaret Campbell, a fourth-year architecture student. The committee remarked upon the coherent professional identity Margaret presents through the website. One member praised her “Insightful reflection that immediately frames the work of the portfolio.” Another remarked that her website “is fun to explore.” A third member commented on her “cogent, clear, crisp and engaging artifacts,” exclaiming, “Well done! She’s hired!” Overall, the committee found Margaret’s ePortfolio a rhetorically savvy site that anticipates the interests and needs of its audience.
Nominations for the 2023 Outstanding ePortfolio award are open now through March 2023.
Submitted by: Layli Miron
Margaret Campbell is the winner of the 2022 Outstanding ePortfolio Award. She is pictured with University Writing's Layli Miron and Christopher Basgier.