Learning Community E Final Portfolio - Spring 2019

To culminate your learning experience within the learning community, you are being asked to submit a portfolio, where you will showcase your work from each learning community course and explain to your readers the significance of that work to your learning via a reflective overview. This assignment, is your for all of your learning community courses, and is thus heavily weighted in all of your Learning Community classes:

  • History: 10% of your final course average
  • Writing and Rhetoric: 70-100 points of your final course average
  • Seminar: 20% of your final course average

When is this due and where are you going to submit it?

The Learning Community E portfolio is due on Wednesday, May 1st. You will have until 11:59 pm to submit your portfolio electronically.Late work will NOT be accepted. We welcome early submissions of the portfolio. You will submit your final portfolio to your Writing and Rhetoric Professor's Blackboard page. The portfolio is a presentation of your work. Therefore, it should be organized in such a way that is polished, professional, and easy for the reader to navigate. You will submit your final portfolio on the Writing and Rhetoric Blackboard. Follow your Writing and Rhetoric professor's submission instructions.

The Portfolio Process: Collect ~ Select ~ Reflect

Collect Throughout the semester, been asked to "save" all your work, both electronic and paper copies. The object is not to submit everything done in the learning community in your portfolio, but to have a wide range of choices as you consider what evidence you do want to include in your portfolio. Keep your materials organized, and by all means, back up electronic documents.

Select At different points in the semester, look through all your collected work in the learning community. What stands out? What learning experiences have you had that you would consider significant? Why? How can you represent these learning experiences with actual evidence you have collected? Evidence MUST include examples of work from each of the learning community courses in which you are enrolled. You must take an active role in choosing work to include.

Reflect The reflective overview is the only new piece of writing you will compose for the portfolio. In this piece of writing, you are asked to reflect on your growth as a scholar in the learning community. The reflection should address your learning process over the course of the semester as an active participant within the learning community. '''

Choose a Theme As you draft your response for your reflective overview, you may use the following recommended themes to help you to share your learning experiences this semester.

  • Becoming Virtuous Citizens
  • Making Connections Between the Past and the Present
  • Growth
  • “Toto, I’ve got a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore”
  • Knowledge is Power

Select Learning Outcomes

You will need to select the Learning Outcomes that best reflect your experience in Learning Community E. You will need to select 3 of the outcomes listed below and provide evidence to support how you achieved that learning outcome with the work you completed in the learning community.

  • Reflect and integrate learning from learning community courses
  • Demonstrate your ability to write for different audiences and purposes; develop as a student scholar and a writer this semester
  • Evaluate choices and actions and relate consequences to decision making; learn social and/or personal responsibility?
  • Interact with faculty and peers about substantive matters through daily activities and discussions, and long term projects
  • Demonstrate competence of knowledge related to the learning community discipline(s) in a public forum.

Are you ready to write your Reflective Overview?
Questions to Consider as you Select Evidence to Discuss in your Reflective Overview:
Use these reflective questions to help you draft your reflective overview: Questions to Consider as You Write

Here is the Learning Community E Portfolio Rubric we will use to grade your portfolios!