Learning Community E Comprehensive Portfolio - Spring 2018

To culminate your learning experience within the learning community, you are being asked to submit a portfolio, where you will showcase your best work from each learning community course and lead the audience through that work via a reflective academic essay. This assignment, is your “final exam” 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
  • Composition: 150 points of your final course average
  • Seminar: 20% of your final course average

The portfolio is a presentation of your best work. Therefore, it should be organized in such a way that is polished, professional, and easy for the reader to navigate. Sections 244/ 245 ONLY: Your portfolio should be submitted hard copy and the contents submitted in a folder.

When is this due?

The Learning Community E portfolio is due the week of April 30th - May 4th. You will have until to submit your portfolio by 5pm.Late work will NOT be accepted. We welcome early submissions of the portfolio starting on Monday, April 30th. I will have a crate outside of my office where you can drop off your portfolio.

Portfolio: Frequently Asked Questions


The Portfolio Process: Collect ~ Select ~ Reflect

Collect Throughout the semester, you’ve been asked to "save" all your work, both electronic and paper copies. The object is not to submit everything you’ve 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 essay 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. Some additional information on reflective writing!

Questions to Consider as you SELECT evidence and REFLECT on your learning

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