1. Rationale: Why are you doing this
LaGuardia's Core Competencies and Communication Abilities focus on the 21st century learning skills you need for a Bachelor's degree, a good job, and life-long learning. They ask you to develop your ability to use knowledge from your classes in new ways, building the thinking and problem solving skills that colleges and employers value. LaGuardia has identified three Core Competencies and three Communication Abilities all students in all majors should build at LaGuardia:
Gather and weigh evidence to draw conclusions
Ask questions, dig deeper into issues and problems
Evaluate and synthesize information to solve problems
Apply problem-solving skills that employers want. Make more effective life decisions.
Global Learning Approach the world's challenges and opportunities from multiple perspectives
Engage with issues of diversity, identity, power and privilege
Communicate across differences
Ability to work in diverse global environments, communicate across differences, and navigate a changing world.
Integrative Learning Make connections between ideas and apply them to new contexts
Apply learning across courses
Reflect on your own learning
Connect life, academic, and college activity experiences
Develop a strong sense of personal and professional identity
In College/Beyond College
Written Communication Write with power in a range of styles
Reports, essays, requests, personal narratives
Oral Communication Speak clearly to different audiences
Presentations, interviews, speeches, networking
Digital Communication Combine images, text, video or other media in effective digital presentations
Web pages and portfolios, social media, personal branding, professional tools
Source: Learning Matters Assessment Guide, p. 19 2. What You Need to Know: Getting ready to deposit your work
There are two simple things you need to know to complete the assessment process for your course:
You will need the CUNYfirst code for the course you need to complete the assessment for.
You will need to know the assignment(s) you need to deposit and the competency each falls under. Please note that some classes may require you to deposit one assignment or more.
3. Depositing Resources: How to do this on or off campus
On campus: The ePortfolio Program has open labs during the last two weeks of the semester. Feel free to come on a walk-in basis to get help. Click here to see the schedule.
Off campus:You can do this on your own either following this quick guide or the video below
VIDEO 4. Need Help
If you need help with depositing your assignments into the assessment area, there are a couple of things you can do. If the questions relate to which assignments you need to deposit, you will have to contact your professor to obtain that information. If you need help with depositing a file, visit the ePortfolio Help Desk in MB-57 to get help.