College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities

Dept. of Languages eDossier Guidelines

Deadlines for 2014 Fall submission of all eDossiers (for December Graduation)

  • Draft: October 31, 2014
  • Final: November 24, 2014

Deadlines for 2015 Spring submission of all eDossiers (for May AND August Graduation)

  • Draft: March 13, 2015
  • Final: April 17, 2015

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Introduction

Students in the Bachelor of Arts programs in Modern Languages and Language and International Trade are required, as a condition of graduation, to submit a noncredit digital electronic portfolio (eDossier) to document and assess their professional and personal development while at Clemson University.

The objective of the eDossier is to collect, evaluate and present selected material that reflects the academic and personal development while at Clemson University. The eDossier is the starting point of the job application process, which could potentially be presented to prospective employers. Many companies require the inclusion of such a portfolio. The quality of the ePortfolio thus depends on the student's continuous engagement in collecting and evaluating appropriate material for the eDossier.

An item that a student produces and incorporates in the eDossier is called an artifact, and collection must begin during the first semester at Clemson University, regardless of major. Artifacts can include but are not limited to documents (e.g., text, html, presentations, spreadsheets), audio and video files, photos and images, as well as all multi-media projects and mixed-media. In case students do not have a digital version of their artifact they may scan documents (there are scanners in the library), create audio or video recordings, or take digital photographs. It is important to provide supporting information on all documents (e.g. date, context, relevant course, student's own evaluation, etc.). If possible, original material should be provided. Artifacts that are also applicable to the university's competency requirements must be tagged and linked to one or more general education competencies.

Students need to begin collecting material beginning their first semester at Clemson University. Evaluation, selection and assessment of the eDossier will then take place during the student's final year during LANG 4990 Language Portfolio (2 credit hours).

Departmental eDossier Advisor

Dr. Su-I Chen
Daniel Hall 215
(864) 656-2852
schen@clemson.edu

LANG 4990: Language Portfolio

This class will provide assistance in understanding the eDossier process, as well as with the evaluation and selection of academic artifacts. It is intended to give structured guidance in creating eDossiers in both the content and technological areas. In addition to personal work time, students will meet with the Departmental eDossier advisor, the University ePortfolio advisor, the Career Center, and their advisors to aid in the process of creating an effective, individualized eDossier.

Assessment

The eDossier is evaluated on a pass/fail basis only. Assessment will take place during the student's final year at Clemson through LANG 4990 (if the course is not required, the eDossier will be assessed separately). Assessment will be based on completeness of the material (addressing all categories and tagging all relevant competencies) and the demonstration of critical evaluation and selection of material for the eDossier. A reflective essay and a presentation are also required as part of the LANG 4990 experience.

Language

Students are encouraged to use the target language as much as possible, but need to keep in mind that certain artifacts exist only in English and should not be translated (e.g., artifacts regarding extracurricular activities, general education, or internships). In general, only original artifacts should be used. Additionally, a potential employer might not be familiar with the target language. Students must always evaluate the usefulness of each artifact in terms of content, language and other factors.

Content Requirements for the eDossier

These guidelines apply to all majors in the Department of Languages (Modern Languages, L&IT, All Languages).

2014-2015 eDOSSIER GUIDELINES (PDF)

eDossier Content requirements quick checklist:

1. Home page: an introduction and a biographical video in the target language (with another one in English optionally)

2. Resume: one in English and one in the Target Language

3. Documentation of course work

4. Samples of course work (2 samples for each category)

L&IT: Linguistic Proficiency, Culture/Literature Competency, Business Competency

Modern Languages: Linguistic Proficiency, Culture Competency, Literature/Humanities Competency

5. Study Abroad: a reflective essay, preferably with images, links, multimedia, videos, etc

6. Internship: an essay on the experience and the L&IT4000 report

7. Outreach Activities

8. (optional) Future Plan

9. (optional) Other (Individualization)

Also see the following site for information and samples: https://sites.google.com/a/g.clemson.edu/department-of-languages-edossiers/home

(Last updated Summer 2014)