The Competency Portfolio

During Welcome Week, all students were introduced to the CWLG's and the purpose of E-Portfolios. Then, the Learning Communities, most students learned more about the CWLG's, and reflection.
The Competency Portfolio is simple:

  1. Students will open their Wordpress Accounts
  2. Students will choose ONE CWLG, and upload TWO artifacts
  3. Students will write a reflection statement about this artifact. An effective Reflection Statement for one CWLG will generally be about 2-3 paragraphs. Learn more about Writing Effective Reflection Statements.
  4. Students will then "cut and paste" the URL to your E-Portfolio 2016 CANVAS page. This is very important—otherwise, we won't know that you have done it!

The Midpoint Portfolio

Second-term Sophomores are required to do and submit a Midpoint Portfolio, and post the URL to the campus E-Portfolio Canvas Page. The URL for this Midpoint Portfolio must be posted to CANVAS by March 15.

It is important to post the URL to the correct place in CANVAS, so that:

  1. We may keep track of who has completed this assignment, and
  2. We can provide you with feedback on your reflection statements

The Midpoint Portfolio allows students to review their skills and development near the half way point of their undergraduate career.

How to do it

  1. Students will access (or open) their Wordpress Accounts
  2. Students will choose TWO artifacts for EACH CWLG, and upload them to the Wordpress file.
  3. Students will write a reflection statement for EACH CWLG
  4. An effective Reflection Statement for one CWLG will generally be about 2-3 paragraphs. Learn more about Writing Effective Reflection Statements
    Over the summer, a faculty or staff person will review your Midpoint E-Portfolio, and provide you with feedback and suggestions.

And remember, now you must post this URL to your E-Portfolio 2016 CANVAS page.

The Final Portfolio

Graduating seniors are required to do and submit a Final Portfolio. This will be done in your Wordpress account:

  1. In many senior "capstone" classes, your professor will tell you where to send your Wordpress URL.
  2. If your major program does not incorporate the Final Portfolio in the class, you will post the URL to the campus E-Portfolio Canvas Page. If you are posting the URL to your E-Portfolio 2016 CANVAS page, you must do this by March 31. It is important to post the URL to the correct place in CANVAS, so that we may keep track of who has completed this assignment.

The Final Portfolio allows students to review their skills and development at the conclusion of their undergraduate career. While faculty and administrators will use these portfolios, and some employers may want to see some or all of your Senior Portfolio, these are not the primary purposes of your Senior Portfolio.

Your Senior Portfolio is for YOU:

  1. The writing of your Reflection Statement will help you better understand your strengths, interests, and goals, and how you have grown over the last four years.
  2. The writing of your Reflection Statement will help you solidify in your own mind, what you can do, and how you can help an organization achieve its goals. (And why that organization should hire you!)
  3. You will organize your best work in an easily accessible place, and have it readily available, if an employer, or a graduate school admissions committee, would like to see some or all of it.

How to do it

  1. Students will access (or open) their Wordpress Accounts
  2. Students will choose TWO artifacts for EACH CWLG, and upload them to the Wordpress file.
  3. Students will write one comprehensive reflection paper, summarizing their growth, skills and plans
  4. The more in-depth the Reflection Statement, the more effective the Reflection Statement will be. Remember, an effective Reflection Statement is of great value to YOU. It would be difficult (but not impossible) to write a valuable reflection statement in less than three pages. Learn more about Writing Effective Reflection Statements.

And don't forget, now you must post your URL to your E-Portfolio 2016 CANVAS page.

Over the summer, a faculty or staff person will review your Midpoint E-Portfolio, and provide you with feedback and suggestions.