The Portfolio System is meant to encourage the student to develop and put into practice those skills and capacities that a liberal arts education provides.
Working closely with a faculty advisor, each student engages in an ongoing and structured dialogue about formal and informal learning experiences as well as educational and post-baccalaureate goals and the curricular path that would best meet those goals. A set of requirements supports this dialogue, each tied to a specific learning outcome. The learning outcomes of the new Portfolio are:
- Reflecting on and articulating formal and informal learning experiences as they relate to the College mission;
- Developing the skills of articulate self-reflection and critical self-assessment.
Ultimately, the Portfolio reflects a student’s entire college career; it is both a system of planning and assessment and a repository for the student’s best work.
The goals of the Portfolio are:
- Becoming an active and responsible advocate for one’s own education;
- Examinating and integrating the mission of Manhattanville College into curricular and extracurricular choices.
It is our hope that students will embrace these goals and use this ePortfolio as a tool to develop an intellectual identity to be shared with friends, family, colleagues and potential employers.
Additional information about the Portfolio System can be found here on the Manhattanville website.