ENG-116 - Portfolio Development for Credit for Prior Learning3 credits
This course will guide students in the process of developing a portfolio which documents and demonstrates their prior learning outside the classroom. The portfolio may then be submitted for academic credit. Skills learned in the class will also be useful in other college courses and the student's future employment. Skills will include: developing educational goals, evaluation of one's prior learning and aligning with academic coursework, effective time management, understanding types of prior learning and how they are assessed, organizing a degree plan, understanding experiential learning, organizing an extended narrative document such as a portfolio, appropriately approaching individuals and agencies with requests for assistance and information such as is needed to document prior learning, appropriately writing letters to individuals and agencies requesting information and documentation, critically evaluating information, and effective writing skills aimed at convincing the reader of a particular point of view. This course will be graded based on performance in the classroom; any portfolio produced by the student will be assessed independently of the course to determine if additional credit will be awarded.