Red light Districts, Washing Machines, and Everything In-Between: Creating iPort (the IUPUI Electronic Institutional Portfolio)

  • Sharon J. Hamilton Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
Keywords: Metropolitan Universities, Institutional Portfolios


This essay addresses why and how IUPUI created its electronic institutional portfolio. It not only describes the process, but also highlights missteps and insights, so that lessons learned from creating this first generation of portfolios may expedite the work of other universities interested in developing their own portfolios. Finally, it focuses on how electronic institutional portfolios can become catalysts for change and institutional improvement, while also serving as multi-media self-studies for accountability and accreditation.