So what is this portfolio you've heard so much about? Check out this video for an introduction to the Honors portfolio!
Your Honors Portfolio (i.e. "the Portfolio") is a web-based collection of various artifacts that document and contextualize your undergraduate experience. All Interdisciplinary Honors students will develop and complete a portfolio during their time at UW.
Interdisciplinary Honors students will be introduced to the portfolio in HONORS 100, a mandatory 1-credit seminar for all incoming Honors freshmen. In HONORS 100, students will be given practical and theoretical tools to create and compile an electronic portfolio of their academic and experiential work. Following Honors 100, students will continue to contribute to their portfolios over the course of their undergraduate careers. On completion of six of nine Honors Core courses and one of two required Experiential Learning Projects, students may enroll in HONORS 496, a peer-facilitated capstone seminar in which they will polish, publish and present a final portfolio.
In the meantime, this website is designed to help you understand and engage with your own portfolio. This Google Site demonstrates some of the tools and technology available to you as you begin to craft your own portfolio. Follow the links to the left to learn about the portfolio requirements, view examples of other student portfolios, find answers to your questions, and much more.
Portfolios serve as integrative tools to examine and archive significant examples of students' undergraduate educational experiences. Portfolios encourage creative, real-time reflection and enable students to make connections between and across courses and disciplines, as well as to bridge the gap between educational experiences inside and outside of college classrooms. Portfolios encourage students to reflect on experiences and questions that are essential for lifelong learning and global citizenship.
Portfolios will also enable students to connect Honors and UW learning with their own values and future goals, and provide a space for students to begin translating their UW experience as they prepare for their next steps. Additionally, portfolios may be used as valuable tools to demonstrate competency and a body of substantial academic and creative work to future employers, higher-learning institutions, faculty mentors, and peers.