We welcome the entering class of 2012 who will inaugurate the use of an e-Portfolio as a way to digitally integrate your Honors experience across your years on campus, reflect on the different opportunities of classroom and experiential learning afforded by your time here at Northeastern, and represent yourself and your work in a meaningful way.
During Enhancing Honors (HONR 1102), all first year students will be guided through the development of an e-Portfolio. In Enhancing Honors students will make their first contributions by submitting a written assignment and reflection that pivots on your understanding the larger Boston community. The e-Portfolio will become the basis for tracing your educational arc – tying together your earliest work in honors, your work in your major, and your upper-class capstone – often in the form of a Junior/Senior Project. The e-Portfolio will also become an advising tool – a way for honors staff to effectively understand your academic and experiential trajectory. The later may include global, civic engagement, research and/or leadership challenges and accomplishments. Finally, by creating and maintaining an e-Portfolio, you will begin to have a better sense of exciting opportunities during critical stages of your undergraduate career.
The artifacts and annotations of your e-Portfolio will be your mementos from your undergraduate voyage – your first NUCore class or the research poster you presented at Honors Evening, the photos from your Dialogue of Civilizations, a shared reflection from your most challenging coop or your aspirational goals for an Alternative Spring Break experience. At the end, you should have a sense of what you have accomplished and in the process how you have grown. The e-Portfolio will be reviewed in its final form as part of your Honors Senior Clearance.
We have provided an example from each of the required categories from a current Honors student under “e-Portfolio Requirements.”