There is a growing call for institutions of higher education to involve students in active and "authentic" learning. Tests and term papers have their place in the curriculum, but graduates also need to learn how to communicate using a range of media and practice doing the types of tasks they will be expected to perform in the workplace.
Below are links and resources that have been developed by other institutions that use ePortfolios as tools for reflection, growth, and professional development.
LaGuardia Community College: http://www.eportfolio.lagcc.cuny.edu/about/field.htm
ePortfolio California: http://eportfolioca.org
University of Michigan: http://www.mportfolio.umich.edu
San Francisco State University: http://eportfolio.sfsu.edu
Research and Publications
The International Journal of ePortfolio Research: http://www.theijep.com
Inter/National Council on Electronic Portfolio Research http://ncepr.org
Electronic Portfolio Action and Communication: http://epac.pbworks.com