On one page (maximum), summarize what you learned during the experiences proposed for this credit
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List all jobs held, including full time, part time and volunteer work. Note duties, skills and expertise used in performing job skills
List community/religious activities, membership in clubs/organizations, training programs or non-credit courses, hobbies/recreation, cultural pursuits and independent research
- Administration or effectively managing, handling and directing places, units, events and situations.
- Communication or effectively listening, sending and responding to messages in a variety of audiences.
- Critical thinking or effectively analyzing problems, ideas and situations.
- Creativity or effectively producing innovative ideas, designs and methods for new and/or existing situations, events and procedures as well as artistic expression.
- Interpersonal relations or effectively interacting with others.
- Investigation and research or effectively seeking out information.
- Supervision and leadership or effectively overseeing and directing people.
(Source: American Council on Education)
On one page (maximum0, students should discuss how their educational goals relate to their professional life and personal goals. Ask yourself the following questions (Source: Vermont State Colleges and their Student handbook Educational Assessment and Portfolio Preparation)
Am I interested in:
- learning a new profession?
- broadening my knowledge and skills in certain areas?
- qualifying for a graduate or professional school?
- increasing my competencies on the job?
- enriching my life through learning?
- acquiring credentials for career advancement?
- changing careers?
The narrative is in two sections of the portfolio: the life experiences analysis and the competencies section. The narrative conveys to the faculty member knowledge of the material outlined in the course description. A successful narrative:
- is well-written, using professional vocabulary as appropriate
- describes knowledge of the subject
- specifies where, when and how knowledge was acquired
- relates learning to every topic noted in the course description and syllabus
- introduces each piece of evidence
The narrative must be at least two pages and no more than 10 pages in length. It should be organized either chronologically, citing each learning experience in sequence, or topically, discussing each topic within the course separately, grouping the learning experiences according to topic