Credit by Portfolio

Parts of the Portfolio

Portfolios may differ, but the items listed below are usually a part of any portfolio.

  1. Bellisario College Credit by Portfolio Assessment Application
  2. Table of Contents
  3. Resume/CV and/or Autobiography/Educational Goals Statement
    This section provides an important overview by introducing the student to the faculty member through a chronology of life experiences relevant to the portfolio submission. The goals statement is generally 300-400 words in length.
  4. Detailed Description of the Experience(s)
    The portfolio can include knowledge or skills gained from a wide variety of sources. Some of the more common sources for portfolio assessment are:
    • full- or part-time jobs
    • hobbies and recreational activities
    • independent reading or study
    • community activities
    • training programs or
    • in-service courses military service
    • volunteer work
    • travel study
    • cultural and artistic pursuits
    • organizational memberships
  5. Description of the Learning
    The description of the experience and learning may be blended into one essay. This section is generally 8-20 pages in length. Students are expected to review relevant course learning objectives (primarily) and refer to the course syllabus in demonstrating learning equivalent to the content of the course. You may choose to purchase the assigned textbook if applicable. Through observation and reflection, students are expected to demonstrate, when appropriate, conceptual and theoretical knowledge derived from their experiences.
  6. Documentation (Direct and Indirect)
  7. Annotated Bibliography