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Paul Treuer


Paul Treuer is recently retired as Associate Professor of Developmental Education in the University of Minnesota Duluth’s (UMD) office of Academic Affairs.  In his role as Director of the Supportive Services Program, Paul promoted peer-to-peer collaborative learning strategies that support learners to be successful while in college and well prepared for lifelong learning following graduation.  He provided leadership as part of a team that is building a Learning Commons in the campus Library to provide multiple academic support services in a collaborative learning environment.  


Paul’s passion is student success.  He is a national and international leader in two areas of learning support designed to promote student success – credit-based peer tutoring and ePortfolio. He has spoken and written widely on both topics.


PRESENTATIONS - National and International

Treuer, P. Frameworks for Successful ePortfolio Practice: Today and in the Future, Invited Presentation, 5th International ePortfolio Seminar, Kumamoto, Japan, March 14, 2019.

Treuer, Paul and Whisler, L., Navigating the 21st Century with Robust Learning Skills, Preconference workshop, College Reading and Learning Association, St. Paul, MN, Nov. 5, 2014.


Treuer, Paul and Whisler, L., Academic Support for the 21st Century: Innovative Solutions, Postconference workshop, National College Learning Assoc., Charleston, SC., Sep. 28, 2013.


Treuer, P., Literacy Skills for ePortfolio Success, Invited Keynote Address, JaSakai 2013 Conference, Kyoto, Japan, March 13, 2013.


Treuer, P. Supporting Graduate Students to Use ePortfolio Communities of Practice, Sougon Seizon Gakku (SSG), Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan, March 11, 2013.


Treuer, P. ePortfolio: Implementation Strategies, Invited Keynote Address, 2nd International ePortfolio Seminar, Kumamoto, Japan, March 3, 2013.


Treuer, P. and Jenson, J.D., The Fundamentals of ePortfolio, Invited Presentation, Association of American College & Universities 2013 Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Ga, January 23, 2013.


Treuer, P. The Use of ePortfolio for Health Care Professions, Guest Lecture for Jikei University Portfolio Delegation, Bloomington, MN., Feb. 27, 2012.


Treuer, P. Invited guest consultant on ePortfolio, American University, Washington DC, January 28, 2012.


Treuer, P. and Jenson, J.D., Developing ePortfolio Literacy, Association of American Colleges & Universities 2012 Annual meeting, Washington DC, January 26, 2012.


Smith, J. and Treuer, P., Portfolios As Records of Personal Learning Lifelong, AAEEBL World Conference on Portfolios, Boston, Ma., July 2011.


Treuer, P., Smith., J., Jenson, J., Hoffman, B., and Smith, S., Implementation of ePortfolio for Kumamoto University Delegation, University of Minnesota Duluth, Duluth, MN, June 2011.


Treuer, P., Smith, J., Iiyoshi, T., Kajita, S., ePortfolio Meetings, University of Minnesota, Duluth, Duluth, MN, May 2011.


Treuer, P. and Jenson, J. ePortfolio Communities of Practice, American Association of Colleges and Universities, Annual Meeting, San Francisco, Ca., January 2011


Treuer, P., Medical use of Electronic Portfolios, Invited presentation to National Board of Medical Examiners, Philadelphia, Pa March 2008


Jenson, J., and Treuer, P., Open Source Portfolio: Realizing the Vision Through Effective Use, SAKAI International Conference, Vancouver, BC, May 31, 2006.


Guan, S., and Treuer, P., Macro and Micro Views of ePortfolio Implementation, AACTE National Conference, San Diego, Calif., Jan. 31, 2006.


Iiyoshi, T., Branjord, K., and Treuer, P., Knowledge Management in Higher Education, NLII National Conference, San Diego, Ca., Jan. 31, 2006.


Jenson, J., and Treuer, P., Steps and Missteps to Folio Thinking, OSPI User’s Conference, Baltimore, MD, June 10, 2005.


Treuer, P., Fern, J., and Smith, T., OSP 2.1: A Functional Overview from 30,000 Feet, SAKAI International Conference, Austin, Texas, Dec. 8, 2005.


Iiyoshi, T., and Treuer, P., Electronic Portfolio Case Studies, SAKAI International Conference, Austin, Texas, Dec. 8, 2005


Treuer, P., and Jenson, J. Implementing Electronic Portfolio System-wide, Keynote Address, Teaching and Learning Conference, DePaul University, Chicago, Il., April 1, 2005.


Iiyoshi, T., Lewis, T. and Treuer, P., Bruises, Barriers, and Portfolio Implementation, NLII National Conference, New Orleans, La., Jan. 24, 2005


Hamilton, S., Chen, H., and Treuer, P., Folio Thinking, OSPI International Users Conference, San Francisco, Ca., July 12, 2004.


Treuer, P., Cawley, S., Branjord, K, Fern, J. and Smith, J., Multiple Perspectives on Open Source Portfolio, NLII National Conference, San Diego, Ca., Jan. 21, 2004.


Martin, K.A., and Treuer, P., ePortfolio: Medical and Educational Applications, Northwestern Medical Association, Invited Presentation, Sun Valley, Idaho, Feb. 11, 2003


Treuer, P., Howitson, B., and Branjord, K., Using ePortfolio for Advising, CUMREC 2002 National Conference, Minneapolis, Mn., May 12, 2002


Treuer, P., and Falkner, T., Using an Electronic Portfolio for Advising, ACCROA 2002 National Conference, Minneapolis, Mn., April 16, 2002


Treuer, P., and Branjord, K., ePortfolio: Advising Tool of the Future, EDUCAUSE National Conference, Indianapolis, In., Oct. 30, 2001


Treuer, P., Electronic Advising Services at the University of Minnesota Duluth, National Technology, Benchmarking Study Group, Minneapolis, MN, April 15, 1997


Treuer, P., Student Handbook, College and University Computer User's Association (CUMREC), May 7, 1996


Treuer, P., and L. Belote, Student Handbook: A Web Application for Student Success (Preconference workshop), National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) 96, Atlanta, GA, March 14, 1996


Treuer,P., Credit-Based Peer Tutoring (Invited Post-conference Institute), National Association of Developmental Education (NADE) 95, Feb. 25, 1995, Chicago, IL


Treuer, P., Credit-Based Peer Tutoring. College Reading and Learning Association National Conference, San Diego, Calif., March 26, 1994


Treuer, P., Credit-Based Peer Tutoring, Keynote speaker, 18th Annual Developmental Studies Conference, Georgia, April 26, 1993


Treuer, P., Collaborative Achievement: Credit-Based Peer Tutoring, American Association for Higher Education, 1992 National Conference on Higher Education, Chicago, IL., April 1992


Treuer, P., Science Showcase: Tutoring" National Association for Developmental Education, Nashville, TN, March 1991


Treuer, P., Springboard to the Professorate: Credit-Based Peer Tutoring, 3rd Natl. Conference on the Training and Employment of Graduate TAs," Austin, TX, Nov. 1991


DeJarnett, P., Oplinger, C., and Treuer, P., The State of Developmental Science. National Association Developmental Education, Boston, Mass, Spring 1990



Whisler, L. and Treuer, P. (2017). How to entangle peer educators. Synergy 10.

Jenson, J.D. and Treuer, P., Electronic Portfolio: What is it and Why it Matters, Change, March/April 2014.


Keenan, M., Darge S., Treuer, P. and Larson, M. Progress Towards Graduation: The 30-60-90 Student Success Roadmap, National Symposium on Student Retention, Conference Proceedings, 2009


Darge, S., Keenan, M., Larson, M., Treuer, P. New Thinking, New Strategy, New Actions: Getting the Upper Hand on Student Success, National Consortium of Continuous Improvement, Nov. 22, 2008


Kathie Peterson, Christine Swanson, and Paul Treuer, Folio Thinking for Reentry, Internationalizing the Curriculum, University of Minnesota, 2004


Treuer, Paul and Jill Jenson, Electronic Portfolios Need Standards to Thrive, EDUCAUSE Quarter, 26-2, November 2003


Treuer, P. & Belote, L., Chapter 3: Current and Emerging Applications of Technology to Promote Student Involvement, Learning and Development”, in Using Technology to Promote Student Learning, Josey-Bass Inc., 1997.


Treuer, P., “The Student Handbook: A Web Application Designed for Student Success”, CUMREC, Conference Proceedings, May 1996.


Treuer, P., Clark, K., Duff, M., Strand, J. (1995) "Credit-Based Peer Tutoring", Achievement Center, UMD, 1995.


Treuer, P., "One-to-One Instruction: A Guide to Tutoring", Achievement Center, UMD, 1994.


Treuer, P. & Rutherford, L. (1992), "Springboard to the Professorate", Instructional Development Newsletter, Winter Quarter, 1992.


Treuer, P., “Credit-Based Peer Tutoring” Achievement Center, UMD (revised editions 1991, 1994).


Hermann, M., Passineau, J., Schimpf, A.L., Treuer, P. (1991) Teaching Kids To Love the Earth, Pfeiffer-Hamilton, (70,000 copies sold). Portuguese and Japanese translations. Winner of multiple awards.


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