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Deadlines for 2019 Fall submission of all eDossiers (for December Graduation)

Draft: October 18, 2019 
Final: November 15, 2019

Submission Deadlines for the Spring semester of 2020 (for May AND August graduation)

Draft: March 6, 2020 
Final: April 10, 2020

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Introduction

Students in the Bachelor of Arts programs in Modern Languages and Language and International Business 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. 

Departmental eDossier Advisor

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

Students should take LANG4990 to complete the eDossier.

LANG 4990: Language Portfolio (eDossier)

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 Career Center, and their academic 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. 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. 

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, LAIB, All Languages).

eDOSSIER GUIDELINES (PDF)

 

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