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Workshop: Using Multi-Modal Strategies in a High-Enrollment Course

Foundational Studies Program Professors, Jen Black and Steph Cox, have developed a versatile set of strategies to engage students in their UF 100 classes. Because their course includes a large enrollment plenary and small face to face discussion sections as well as a hybrid discussion section, the pair have woven together approaches that are effectively engaging students in material they know very little about and often do not find inherently interesting! In this session they will share the strategies they have developed and the lessons they have learned.


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Foundational Studies Program welcomes Katie Strittmatter, ePortfolio Assistant

The Foundatiokatienal Studies Program (FSP) is pleased to welcome Katie Strittmatter who will provide assistance supporting the ePortfolio program and assessment at Boise State.  Katie has a research background in general education and assessment.  She has also worked a great deal with faculty at the University of Idaho and Eastern Idaho Technical College navigating curricular alignments.  Katie earned her B.S. in Education from the University of Idaho and her M.Ed. from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Katie also is pursuing her doctorate in the College of Education at Boise State.

At the University of Idaho, Katie focused on student retention and success. She created academic programs benefitting the University of Idaho students, faculty, and stakeholders. Katie enjoys spending time with family, riding horses, and restoring furniture.

We welcome her to our team as we work toward helping Boise State faculty incorporate e-portfolios and assessment in the undergraduate curriculum.  Katie’s office is located in RFH116 on the first floor of Riverfront Hall and can be reached at 208-426-4090.  Please join us in welcoming Katie to Boise State!


Dr. Barbara Schroeder Assumes e-Portfolio Program Leadership

We are pleased to announce that Barbara Schroeder has recently been appointed as the Interim e-Portfolio Program Manager for Boise State University for the 2014-15 academic year.   Boise State’s e-Dr. Barbara SchroederPortfolio program provides a powerful learning tool for students to connect their learning across classes and experiences.  Using digital technology, Boise State is supporting students’ need to practice and demonstrate “soft skills” and deep content knowledge across environments.  Students now have a platform to them to “show what they know” to employers, graduate schools and on grant applications.

Dr. Schroeder enjoys sharing her knowledge of technology and online learning and collaborating with faculty across disciplines.  We are excited about the experience she brings in the fields of emerging technologies, online learning, alternative assessments, and digital literacy.

Dr. Schroeder also serves as a Clinical Associate Professor for the Department of Educational Technology’s online master’s degree program and has served in various faculty positions with the Department of Educational Technology for the past 12 years. Dr. Schroeder has been involved in various Boise State University projects, including being the Principle Investigator for the SpecialEd Para2Teacher Project. She has also worked for Academic Technologies at Boise State as an Instructional Design Consultant, consulting with and advising faculty members.

Dr. Schroeder received her bachelors’ degree in English Teaching her M.S. degree in Educational Technology, and her Ed.D. degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Boise State University.

For more information about the e-Portfolio Program at Boise State University, please see