Why an E-Portfolio?
Our goal is to implement a leadership e-portfolio that builds on and complements the existing portfolio processes utilized in various academic areas across campus, strengthens student leadership learning, and enhances our graduates’ abilities to achieve their career and post-baccalaureate educational goals.
Various colleges and universities across the country utilize a leadership experiential transcript or aleadership portfolio so that students can track their leadership experiences. We have investigated existing software that provides capability andmediaoptions for students’ to compile and illustrate their leadership learnings at Western. The leadership experiential transcript accomplishes two goals for students:
- For graduating students to be able to document their considerable acquisition of leadership experiences (and learning) while on campus, which would assist entry into career paths and/or graduate/professional training programs with a competitive advantage, and
- To provide the possibility for an electronic document that both guides reflection about leadership learning, and makes leadership learning more explicit through a documentation process. An e-portfolio distills a student’s leadership efforts, progress, and achievement, as well as plans for continued development.
If you are interested in starting your leadership e-folio or you would like us to come and present the leadership e-folio to your group, club or class, please contact us at 360. 650.4190 or email us at WLAleads@wwu.edu.
Western’s Leadership Advantage, after studying best practices, has collaborated with the campus Career Services Center to implement e-portfolio software and services for use as a leadership e-portfolio for our campus. Students can access the WWU account for Online resume building and creating their Leadership E-portfolio at the following link: