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Laura M. Gambino, Visiting Scholar

photo of Laura GambinoLaura M. Gambino is the associate dean for assessment and technology and professor of information technology at Guttman Community College (CUNY). She joined Guttman as an inaugural faculty member in August 2012. In her current role as associate dean, Gambino oversees academic technology initiatives, including the College’s institution-wide ePortfolio program and the Integrated Planning and Advising for Student Success (iPASS) initiative. She serves as principal investigator for Guttman’s US DOE Title V grant, EDUCAUSE/Achieving the Dream iPASS grant, and GradNYC College Completion Innovation Fund grant. She also leads the assessment of Guttman’s institutional student learning outcomes, focusing on the intersection of assessment, pedagogy, and assignment design.

Prior to moving to Guttman, Gambino worked for 13 years at Connecticut’s Tunxis Community College as a professor and ePortfolio coordinator. From 2011 to 2014, Gambino was the research coordinator for the FIPSE-funded Connect to Learning project at LaGuardia Community College (CUNY), where she helped develop the Catalyst for Learning: ePortfolio Resources and Research website.

Gambino, a leading ePortfolio and assessment practitioner and researcher, serves as a DQP/tuning coach for the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA). She is co-author with Bret Eynon of High Impact ePortfolio Practice: A Catalyst for Student, Faculty, and Institutional Learning.

At CCRC, Gambino is working on the the iPASS project and the AACC Pathways project.