In 1973, following three years of discussion, deliberation, and design, the Manhattanville Plan was published outlining a new approach to undergraduate education. One of the primary initiatives to emerge from the Manhattanville Plan was the Portfolio System. The Manhattanville Plan reads:
“Whereas the college recognizes and confirms the need for a fuller and more precise qualitative evaluation of the academic achievement of its students, namely, that each student demonstrate a critical faculty, independence of mind, competence in at least one field of humanistic studies, be it resolved that the college require, as a condition of the awarding of the degree, that each of its students present a portfolio containing the following evidence of the student’s achievement…”
Almost 40 years later, we continue with this Portfolio tradition. In its totality, the Portfolio System encourages students to be active participants in their academic and extracurricular pursuits and to gain an expanded perspective through the examination of the relationships between their academic choices, the College mission, and the world around them.
The Portfolio has traditionally been submitted in paper format; however, beginning with the Class of 2015, all Manhattanville Portfolio submissions will be made via an ePortfolio. Thus the Manhattanville Portfolio System has become the Manhattanville ePortfolio System.
All incoming students will be given an ePortfolio account and information about the Manhattanville ePortfolio template. Here is a link to the template.
Here is a link to the Manhattanville Portfolio System website that will more fully describe the requirements.