We ask that majors in our concentrations — literature, secondary education, creative writing, and professional writing and digital rhetoric — begin an ePortfolio early in their course of study, update it at least yearly, and complete and refine it in the senior year. For the literature, creative writing, and professional writing majors, the ePortfolio is a graduation requirement; for the secondary education concentration, the ePortfolio will be a part of some required courses and will be a graduation requirement for those who graduate in Fall 2020 and later.
The ePortfolio is intended
- to bring additional coherence and continuity to your English study experience; we want to encourage you to understand your own development as readers and writers; by including artifacts produced outside the English department as well as inside it, we ask you to consider how your major field of study interacts with your learning in other areas.
- to encourage you to begin thinking early and often about career options and further education, and to assist you in preparing for these goals; the finished ePortfolio should be a diverse repository of your best college achievements, drawn both from coursework and from extra- and co-curricular activities; for career preparation and applying for positions, the ePortfolio will demonstrate what you've done and can do.
- to extend and enrich the environment for advisement; academic advisors will help you update and diversify your portfolios, and can suggest helpful additions.
- and to provide the department an opportunity to see how well we are meeting our objectives.
ePortfolio Guidelines for your concentration:
Professional Writing and Digital Rhetoric
Secondary Education English (for those graduating Fall 2020 and later)