Universidad de las Américas (UDLA) is a university serving 15,000 undergraduate and graduate students in Quito, Ecuador. In 2016, UDLA became the first institution of higher education in Ecuador to receive WSCUC accreditation.

In the last year, UDLA adopted ePortfolios to support its vision for world-class teaching and learning centered around hands-on experiences, meaningful reflection, and rich capstone projects. Since first implementing Via by Watermark for assessment in Fall 2016, UDLA has expanded its use of the tools available, some 50 faculty have developed their teaching portfolios to document professional development and accomplishments, and UDLA students in their final semester have created more than 400 portfolios to share with peers and potential employers. See how this high-impact practice is transforming faculty professional development and student learning at UDLA, and experience a live demo of the Via by Watermark platform.

Gwen Bloomsburg
Universidad de Las Américas – Ecuador

2018 WSCUC Academic Resource Conference