Completing the ePortfolio
Students can choose from three options for support completing their ePortfolios:
- UNIV 401 GLD
- Structured Advisement
All options require a significant time investment. Successful students invest 50-60 hours or more in completing the ePortfolio.
Timelines and Deadlines
Students must select a timeline and complete the ePortfolio within that timeline. If a student does not pass with the first review, they will still be allowed to revise and resubmit within a two-week window. Students only have until the end of the semester to achieve a passing score.
Most students take UNIV 401 GLD for the opportunity to reflect with fellow students and receive weekly guidance. Students in UNIV 401 have highest ePortfolio success rate of over 90% compared to Structured or Independent students.
Students in UNIV 401 GLD complete the ePortfolio according to their instructors deadline. All sections of UNIV 401 GLD typically:
- Meet for 1 hour and 15 minutes per week
- Schedule one individual meeting between the student and instructor
- Assign weekly writing exercises which will evolve into the content of their ePortfolio
- Provide writing feedback from their instructor and peers
- Provide opportunities for practice presentations to the class and their instructor
To register for UNIV 401 all students must:
- Be classified as a Senior having completed 90+ credit hours.
- Have at least 75% of your GLD Application completed. An automated process blocks registration for students without an application in the system. Not having the ePortfolio completed is okay!
- Ensure that you are registering for UNIV 401 for GLD.
UNIV 401 sections do not allow students to enroll or audit the course after the Drop/Add period.
Online UNIV 401
Students must complete this form to enroll in online sections of UNIV 401. Students will be contacted on an individual basis about available meeting times. We do not offer overrides for full sections of UNIV 401 for GLD.
Please contact Lara Lomicka if you have any questions about online sections of UNIV 401.
Students who, after receiving initial feedback, realize that more time/work is required than they anticipated can choose to begin a later timeline. UNIV 401 students must withdraw before the drop/add date specified by the Registrar. Students that complete UNIV 401, but do not earn a passing ePortfolio score, and wish to continue work on their ePortfolio the following semester will receive a “hybrid support” method of CEIL support:
- One meeting with a GLD advisor
- One round of feedback on drafts
Structured advisement typically includes:
- Two small group meetings (overview and introduction to key insights; leadership)
- Drafts of key insights and leadership section submitted to advisor and reviewed with feedback through 1-2 in person meetings in combination with electronic feedback as appropriate
- Guidance and feedback on required presentation
Available Timelines (students must attend small group meetings during their selected timeline):
- Summer 2021: May 3 to June 14
- Fall 2021: August 23 to October 18
- Spring 2022: January 12 to March 14
Structured advisement includes advisement with CIEL advisors, Faculty Fellows, and/or trained university staff partners.
Students who, after receiving initial feedback, realize that more time/work is required than they anticipated can choose to begin a later timeline. Students in the Structured Advisement process must withdraw by the week after the first key insight meetings. Students that complete Structured Advisement, but do not receive a passing ePortfolio score, and wish to continue work on their ePortfolio the following semester will receive a “hybrid support” method of CIEL support:
- One meeting with a GLD advisor
- One round of feedback on drafts
Completing the ePortfolio independently means that students use the resources on the GLD website, carefully attend to all messages from CIEL, and take advantage of advertised support opportunities. Students need to be highly self-motivated and attentive to detail to successfully complete requirements in this way. In addition to completing an introductory meeting and application workshop (as all students do), independent students:
- Study the ePortfolio Content Guide and GLD ePortfolio grading rubric as well as examples of GLD ePortfolios on the CIEL ePortfolio page
- Complete the ePortfolio over time by writing drafts of ePortfolio sections, self-evaluating using the rubric, and rewriting. Completing the ePortfolio is a process, not a one-time writing experience.
- Take advantage of opportunities for feedback by attending support events (e.g., Write Nite, open advisement sessions). Independent students may bring a writing sample for feedback to an open advisement session or seek support from the Peer Writing Lab and the Student Success Center.
- Seek out and use the resources from the Office of Undergraduate Research and the CIEL webpage to successfully complete a Discover USC presentation (or complete an alternative presentation).
Independent ePortfolios must be submitted by the following deadlines:
- Summer 2021 ePortfolio due date: Jun 14
- Fall 2021 ePortfolio due date: Oct 18
- Spring 2022 ePortfolio due date: Mar 14
If students are completing multiple ePortfolios and are registered for a UNIV401 course, only one of those portfolios can be UNIV401
course supported. The other portfolio is completed independently working with a GLD
Advisor in the CIEL office. The other portfolio (non-course supported) will be required to meet independent portfolio deadlines, please see those posted above.
Palmetto College GLD Support
Students at a Palmetto College campus can enroll in UNIV 401 GLD or contact a GLD advisor on their campus:
GLD ePortfolio Content Guide [pdf]
This is the document you will use to guide you in creating the structure and content of your GLD ePortfolio. Helpful writing prompts included.
GLD Rubric [pdf]
The GLD rubric is the assessment tool that will be used by a trained reviewer to evaluate your ePortfolio. In order to meet requirements for GLD you must earn a score of at least 34.
These ePortfolios provide a range of examples. Remember, each ePortfolio is unique and no one example is perfect. Use the search bar to find strong examples of ePortfolios in the following areas – About Me, Key Insights, Artifacts, Leadership, Formatting, and PCC.
|Danielle Bradley||Associates of Arts - Union||Research||format|
|Stephanie Do||Information Science||Community Service||About Me, Key Insights, Artifacts,|
|Meg Freiter||Doctor of Pharmacy||Professional and Civic Engagement||Key Insights, Format|
|Eman Hulwe||Social Work||Community Service||Leadership|
|Mia Jeanty||Chemistry||Community Service||Artifacts|
|Nicholas Laramee||Public Health||Global Learning||Leadership|
|Shannon McDonald||Music Education||Professional and Civic Engagement||Key Insights|
|Kailey Miller||Nursing||Professional and Civic Engagement||About Me, Lancaster, PCC|
|Romario Pessoa||Organizational Leadership - Salkehatchie||Global Learning (International Student)||Leadership, PCC|
|Clarie Randall||Experimental Psychology and Biological Sciences||Diversity and Social Advocacy||About Me, Format|
|Theodore Santos||Political Science and Women's and Gender Studies||Professional and Civic Engagement||Leadership|
|Adrianna Shoemaker||Sociology and Philosophy||Diversity and Social Advocacy||Format|
|Collin Tesch||Finance and Economics||Professional and Civic Engagement|
|Lizzie Utset||International Studies and Chinese Studies||Global Learning||About Me, Key Insights, Leadership|
|Dalia Valcin-Brown||Athletic Training||Professional and Civic Engagement||Key Insights, Format|
|Katie Winch||Early Childhood Education||Professional and Civic Engagement||About Me, Artifacts|
|Christopher Wu||Biomedical Engineering||Research||Artifacts|