IAS Capstone E-Portfolio/Essay Prompt
As you approach graduation, we ask you to create a Capstone E-Portfolio by showcasing and reflecting upon the significance of a limited number of artifacts from the full archive of work you have completed in IAS. This portfolio can include written work and essays; videos of presentations; poems and stories; pictures or film of art projects or posters; field reports; and other documentation of experiential learning—any artifact related to your undergraduate education and accomplishments as a student. You should feel free to include items produced outside the IAS curriculum. You also may showcase items that you consider flawed if they reveal something important about your development as a learner.
· In addition to the artifacts, your Capstone E-Portfolio requires a 1,250- to 1,750-word framing essay responding to this prompt: As you conclude your undergraduate education, what knowledge and abilities have you developed that you can carry forward? How does your E-Portfolio provide evidence that you have the knowledge and abilities you claim?
· Please make your claims in the framing essay evidence-based by making specific and substantial reference to the artifacts you have chosen to include in your portfolio. We discuss how to assemble a Capstone E-Portfolio Essay that will speak persuasively to your intended audience(s) about your accomplishments and abilities. You can draw on the IAS learning objectives in this essay, but don’t rely too heavily on these in structuring your essay: your Capstone E-Portfolio Essay is about you, not about IAS. A strong essay will set you apart from others and clearly capture your unique voice, perspective, background, goals and abilities. For more information about the IAS Capstone E-Portfolio Essay and resources for portfolio creation, see: http://www.uwb.edu/ias/iasdegreeportfolio (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.