The Learning Community E Final Portfolio: Fall 2016

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 essay. This assignment, is your “final exam,” and is thus heavily weighted in all of your Learning Community classes:

  • History: 10% of your final course average
  • Composition: 20% of your final course average
  • Seminar: 20% of your final course average

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. See your individual instructors’ syllabi/web pages for specific on how to assemble and submit your portfolio.

When is this due?

The Learning Community E portfolio is due no later than 10:30 am on December 14th. Late work will NOT be accepted. We welcome early submissions of the portfolio starting on December 5th through December 14th.

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!