I was a 98-pound weakling before I joined the UUPPReflecting on Lessons Learned at California State University, Sacramento

  • Jackie Donath California State University
Keywords: Electronic Institutional Portfolios, Metropolitan Universities, Assessment


This article draws on familiar aphorisms in this essay to describe lessons learned by her campus, California State University, Sacramento, about developing electronic institutional portfolios. Like other institutions in the Urban Universities Portfolio Project, CSUS found developing an online institutional portfolio to be complex, but worthwhile in unexpected ways. By the end of the project, the campus had made real progress in strengthening program review and assessment processes and in building a campus "culture of evidence," trust, and engagement.