SHOWCASING STUDENT TALENT WITH PORTFOLIOS
One of our favorite things about working in higher education is getting to see the diverse array of talents that students bring to their college communities. While a student’s musical talents or previous community organizing experience might be shared with a few close friends, online portfolios allow for students across degree programs, and even across campuses, to showcase the many things they have accomplished both inside and outside the classroom. As more and more students aren’t coming to college directly from high school, the need to capture and relate past life experiences to current learning has only increased.
PORTFOLIOS AS A WAY TO PROVE VALUE
Our partners recognize the value that portfolios bring to their college communities. In a recent interview, Scott Titsworth, Dean of the Scripps College of Communication at Ohio University, shared challenges the college faces, many of which are common across institutions of higher education, such as:
- Competing for a smaller slice of students
- Presenting a compelling narrative to students about the value-added experience that they will have in a degree program
- Showing students exactly what it looks like to move closer to their career goals through a specific degree program
Dean Titsworth also shared how using Seelio as a digital identity solution helps the Scripps College of Communication face these challenges head on. See his response in this short video:
Want to learn more? Hear Dean Titsworth speak about the value of portfolios in assessing students or hear from other Seelio partners about how they’re creating more prepared students with student lifecycle portfolios.