The UUPP in a National Context

  • Peter T. Ewell National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS)
Keywords: Urban Universities Portfolio Project, National Education


The author discusses the Urban Universities Portfolio Project's implications for higher education nationally in this article. Placing the UUPP within a national agenda to focus attention on student learning, he examines how portfolio development worked from both the "inside out" and the "outside in" to renew this focus. The impact of portfolio development on participating institutions and the power of interinstitutional consortia to stimulate internal change suggest that collaborative electronic portfolio development represents a promising avenue for pursuit of educational reform.