Core Competencies: the Building Blocks for your ePortfolio
The student's ePortfolio will be guided by the College's four Core Competencies. Students should choose artifacts that demonstrate their growth, experiences and proficiencies in these areas, from their first year at Thomas College through graduation. It is also important for students to articulate the significance of their chosen artifacts, telling why they chose to showcase each artifact and what they learned about each Competency through the work they have completed.
The Core Competencies
Collecting Artifacts - Your ePortfolio's content
As you decide what artifacts to display in your ePortfolio, ask yourself:
You don't want to dump a bunch of stuff in your ePortfolio just so you can check it off your to-do list. Bigger is not necessarily better. Shoot for quality, not quantity.
Evaluation criterion: "The ePortfolio provides a comprehensive overview that documents a student’s work and reflection in all core competency areas. Multiple examples from the range of a student’s co-curricular and academic experience (major and general education) are present."
Artifact Description - Presenting your ePortfolio content
To enhance the readability and understanding of your ePortfolio, it is important to provide concise summaries of each artifact. The readers who view your ePortfolio may or may not click on each of your artifacts. However, if you write compelling summaries of the artifacts, it will attract the readers' attention and enhance your portfolio's organization and quality of presentation.