PORTfolio brings the liberal arts to life!
The PORTfolio Program is a selective four-year curricular innovation that allows students to extend and apply their in-class education through progressive learning experiences and off-campus opportunities. The program is open to any incoming first-year student and can supplement any major by engaging the student in reflection, reaction and adjustment of her/his personal and educational and career goals.
PORTfolio students chronicle their journey, self-discovery, experiences, skills and growth continually through their four years by developing an online portfolio. An integrated set of specially designed liberal arts seminars, January Term courses, co-curricular activities and experiential learning opportunities, offer our students a distinctive path to connect the best of a liberal education with real-world applications.
The PORTfolio Program prepares students for long term success by emphasizing the vital ties between the liberal arts and the world. It shows students that the liberal arts are both enriching in terms of personal development and enabling in terms of future careers.
The curriculum of the PORTfolio Program is designed so that participants will explore themselves—their analytical, practical and creative intelligences as well as their strengths in leadership and scholarship. They will explore the community, history and tradition of the liberal arts and the independent American college. The program also provides opportunities for the perfecting of oral, written and technological communication skills.
The PORTfolio Program is E-Learning at its best:
- Enhanced learning
- Engagement in the community
- Electronic Portfolio,
- Experiential Opportunities
- Essential Skills