© Lorenzo Associates, Inc.
AN OVERVIEW OF E-PORTFOLIOS An e-portfolio is a digitized collection of artifacts, including demonstrations, resources, and accomplishments that represent an individual, group, community, organization, or institution. READ  
Effective report writing involves  reading the most recent and erudite literature along with conducting long interviews with experts. Once the deep research is completed and all the interviews are transcribed, you wind up with an enormous amount of scattered reams of information screaming to be synthesized into a teaching and learning document that is longer than a feature article and much shorter than a book. Effective report writing also involves a great deal of re-writing and proofreading before the text can be finalized. Then comes the task of graphic design, proofing again and again, and final production, typically in both hard-copy print form as well as in digital form. The work samples below represent my work in higher education report writing and design. In addtion to writing these, I also designed many of them using Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator.
EDUCAUSE Reports  EDUCAUSE is an international non-profit organization whose mission is to advance higher education through the use of information technology. It is a large community of IT leaders and professionals committed to advancing higher education, with more than 1,900 institutional members worldwide.
Reports on Electronic Portfolios:
DEMONSTRATING AND ASSESSING STUDENT LEARNING WITH E- PORTFOLIOS E-portfolios allow students to demonstrate competencies and reflect upon experiences, documenting academic preparation and career readiness. Creating e-portfolios enables students to enhance their learning by giving them a better understanding of their skills, as well as where and how they need to improve to meet academic and career goals. READ
AN OVERVIEW OF INSTITUTIONAL E-PORTFOLIOS Web-based institutional e-portfolios allow colleges and universities to share information about their missions, goals, accomplishments, and challenges. Institutional e-portfolios typically consist of reaccreditation self-studies and other information that supports an institution’s accomplishments. This report highlights three institutional e-portfolio projects. READ
Reports on Information Literacy:
ENSURING THE NET GENERATION IS NET SAVVY Although the current generation of students may have never known life without the Internet, they are not necessarily “net savvy.” Exposed to huge quantities of information on the Web – in text, audio, image, and video formats- sorting valid information from misinformation is a constant challenge. READ
HOW CHOICE, CO-CREATION AND CULUTRE ARE CHANGING WHAT IT MEANS TO BE NET SAVVY The Web has changed our habits, expectations, and norms. We have come to view the Internet as the information universe, not just the library. We expect information to be instantly accessible. In text and other formats, information is not just created by experts. It is created and co-created by amateurs. READ
Reports on Community Colleges:
DEVELOPMENTAL EDUCATION: A NATIONAL PERSPECTIVE Community colleges have always been responsible for accepting students who are not yet ready for college and then cultivating and supporting these students on pathways to become better prepared academically and ultimately successful. The challenges that come with this enormous responsibility are numerous, varied and have existed for decades at community colleges across America. READ
A SYSTEMS APPROACH: EXPANDING ACCESS AND ACHIEVING STUDENT SUCCESS THROUGH SUPPORT SERVICES AT RIO SALADO COLLEGE This report covers how Rio Salado College (RSC) in Tempe, Arizona has grown substantially into the largest public, non-profit, online 2-year college in the country. READ
TWELVE IMPORTANT QUESTIONS FOR SIXTEEN COMMUNITY COLLEGE LEADERS This report is a synthesis created from in-depth interviews conducted via telephone and email by George Lorenzo, editor-in-chief of the SOURCE on Community College Issues, Trends & Strategies, with sixteen community college leaders from across the country. All sixteen interviewees were asked twelve broad questions. READ
THE STATE OF WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVES AT AMERICA’S COMMUNITY COLLEGES For this special report, we dug deeply into the scholarly literature on the topic of WFD in community colleges and interviewed more than 20 experts in the field who offered their keen perspectives on what’s required of institutions to be successful. READ
TRANSER AND ARTICULATION FROM COMMUNITY COLLEGE TO FOUR-YEAR INSTITUTIONS: HOPE ON THE HORIZON This report presents many of the most effective and innovative initiatives taking place today. It can be a good starting point for further discussion and research about transfer and articulation from two-year to four-year institutions. READ
EIGHT TRANSFER STUDENT SUCCESS STORIES IN PROGRESS The eight students featured in this document have transferred from community colleges to four-year institutions. They are representative of a broad range of challenges and opportunities that students encounter on their pathways toward earning a bachelor’s degree. READ
THE REVITALIZATION OF AMERICAN COMMUNITY COLLEGES: A SYNTHESIS OF CURRENT INITIATIVES, PROGRAMS, ISSUES & CHALLENGES Community colleges have always been key generators of workforce and economic development, creating degree and training programs tailored to meet the economic needs of numerous industries, and, in the process, helping students meet their career goals. READ
Other Various Reports:
FIVE PILLARS OF QUALITY ONLINE EDUCATION Sloan-C’s five pillars are a framework for measuring and improving an online program within any institution. Quality in online education is often thought to mean “learning effectiveness,” and that is certainly one element, and it is one of the pillars. However, learning effectiveness has greater meaning when it is combined within a framework that encompasses all five pillars.  READ
BUILDING THE 21ST CENTURY CAMPUS Contributed research, content development and editing services for the publication of this report . . . Interviews with education leaders brought to light their biggest concerns (what keeps them awake at night), giving us the wherewithal to set down the four greatest challenges facing higher education today: Student Engagement, Institutional Accountability, Revenue Generation, and Globalization. READ
THE CALIFORNIA VIRUTAL SCHOOL REPORT Contributed research, content development, editing, and graphic design services for the publication of this report. . . This study examines virtual high schools across the country, the state of virtual learning in California, and the state of the technologies supporting virtual education in order to explore the range of possibilities for a Statewide online learning program. READ
ONLINE DEGREES MAKE THE GRADE: EMPLOYEE ACCEPTANCE NOW COMMON Corporate America has obviously accepted online learning, but this has not always been the case. In some places there still exists unfounded misinformation and misperceptions about the validity of online learning. READ
© Lorenzo Associates, Inc.
Effective report writing involves reading the most recent and erudite literature along with conducting long interviews with experts. Once the deep research is completed and all the interviews are transcribed, you wind up with an enormous amount of scattered reams of information screaming to be synthesized into a teaching and learning document that is longer than a feature article and much shorter than a book. Effective report writing also involves a great deal of re-writing and proofreading before the text can be finalized. Then comes the task of graphic design, proofing again and again, and final production, typically in both hard-copy print form as well as in digital form. The work samples below represent my work in higher education report writing and design. In addtion to writing these, I also designed many of them using Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator.
EDUCAUSE Reports  EDUCAUSE is an international non-profit organization whose mission is to advance higher education through the use of information technology. It is a large community of IT leaders and professionals committed to advancing higher education, with more than 1,900 institutional members worldwide.
Reports on Electronic Portfolios:
Reports on Information Literacy:
Reports on Community Colleges:
Other Various Reports:
AN OVERVIEW OF E-PORTFOLIOS An e-portfolio is a digitized collection of artifacts, including demonstrations, resources, and accomplishments that represent an individual, group, community, organization, or institution. This collection can be comprised of text-based, graphic, or multimedia elements archived on a website or on another electronic media, such as a CD-ROM or DVD.  READ  
FIVE PILLARS OF QUALITY ONLINE EDUCATION Sloan-C’s five pillars are a framework for measuring and improving an online program within any institution. Quality in online education is often thought to mean “learning effectiveness,” and that is certainly one element, and it is one of the pillars. However, learning effectiveness has greater meaning when it is combined within a framework that encompasses all five pillars. READ
DEMONSTRATING AND ASSESSING STUDENT LEARNING WITH E-PORTFOLIOS E-portfolios allow students to demonstrate competencies and reflect upon experiences, documenting academic preparation and career readiness. Creating e-portfolios enables students to enhance their learning by giving them a better understanding of their skills, as well as where and how they need to improve to meet academic and career goals. READ
AN OVERVIEW OF INSTITUTIONAL E-PORTFOLIOS Web-based institutional e-portfolios allow colleges and universities to share information about their missions, goals, accomplishments, and challenges. Institutional e-portfolios typically consist of reaccreditation self-studies and other information that supports an institution’s accomplishments. This report highlights three institutional e-portfolio projects. READ
ENSURING THE NET GENERATION IS NET SAVVY Although the current generation of students may have never known life without the Internet, they are not necessarily “net savvy.” Exposed to huge quantities of information on the Web – in text, audio, image, and video formats- sorting valid information from misinformation is a constant challenge. READ
HOW CHOICE, CO-CREATION AND CULUTRE ARE CHANGING WHAT IT MEANS TO BE NET SAVVY The Web has changed our habits, expectations, and norms. We have come to view the Internet as the information universe, not just the library. We expect information to be instantly accessible. In text and other formats, information is not just created by experts. It is created and co-created by amateurs. READ
DEVELOPMENTAL EDUCATION: A NATIONAL PERSPECTIVE Community colleges have always been responsible for accepting students who are not yet ready for college and then cultivating and supporting these students on pathways to become better prepared academically and ultimately successful. The challenges that come with this enormous responsibility are numerous, varied and have existed for decades at community colleges across America. READ
A SYSTEMS APPROACH: EXPANDING ACCESS AND ACHIEVING STUDENT SUCCESS THROUGH SUPPORT SERVICES AT RIO SALADO COLLEGE This report covers how Rio Salado College (RSC) in Tempe, Arizona has grown substantially into the largest public, non-profit, online 2-year college in the country. READ
TWELVE IMPORTANT QUESTIONS FOR SIXTEEN COMMUNITY COLLEGE LEADERS This report is a synthesis created from in-depth interviews conducted via telephone and email by George Lorenzo, editor-in- chief of the SOURCE on Community College Issues, Trends & Strategies, with sixteen community college leaders from across the country. All sixteen interviewees were asked twelve broad questions. READ
THE STATE OF WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVES AT AMERICA’S COMMUNITY COLLEGES For this special report, we dug deeply into the scholarly literature on the topic of WFD in community colleges and interviewed more than 20 experts in the field who offered their keen perspectives on what’s required of institutions to be successful. READ
TRANSER AND ARTICULATION FROM COMMUNITY COLLEGE TO FOUR-YEAR INSTITUTIONS: HOPE ON THE HORIZON This report presents many of the most effective and innovative initiatives taking place today. It can be a good starting point for further discussion and research about transfer and articulation from two-year to four-year institutions. READ
EIGHT TRANSFER STUDENT SUCCESS STORIES IN PROGRESS The eight students featured in this document have transferred from community colleges to four-year institutions. They are representative of a broad range of challenges and opportunities that students encounter on their pathways toward earning a bachelor’s degree. READ
THE REVITALIZATION OF AMERICAN COMMUNITY COLLEGES: A SYNTHESIS OF CURRENT INITIATIVES, PROGRAMS, ISSUES & CHALLENGES Community colleges have always been key generators of workforce and economic development, creating degree and training programs tailored to meet the economic needs of numerous industries, and, in the process, helping students meet their career goals. READ
BUILDING THE 21ST CENTURY CAMPUS Contributed research, content development and editing services for the publication of this report . . . Interviews with education leaders brought to light their biggest concerns (what keeps them awake at night), giving us the wherewithal to set down the four greatest challenges facing higher education today: Student Engagement, Institutional Accountability, Revenue Generation, and Globalization. READ
THE CALIFORNIA VIRUTAL SCHOOL REPORT Contributed research, content development, editing, and graphic design services for the publication of this report. . . This study examines virtual high schools across the country, the state of virtual learning in California, and the state of the technologies supporting virtual education in order to explore the range of possibilities for a Statewide online learning program. READ
ONLINE DEGREES MAKE THE GRADE: EMPLOYEE ACCEPTANCE NOW COMMON Corporate America has obviously accepted online learning, but this has not always been the case. In some places there still exists unfounded misinformation and misperceptions about the validity of online learning. READ