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WOC Portfolio Information for Current Students

Important Information about the Upcoming Deadline to Submit Second Year WOC Portfolio:
The deadline is approaching for submitting a Second Year WOC Portfolio, and some of you may have questions about getting this very important portfolio submitted correctly.  Because not everyone was able to attend one of the Info Sessions held last semester, we have created a number of events to support you as you prepare your portfolios this semester. 

Who needs to submit a portfolio this year?
Students who entered Mount Union in Fall 2012 or later as new, full-time students must complete this requirement by the end of their second year.

Students who entered Mount Union as true transfer students in Fall 2013 or later must complete this requirement and may do so as soon as two Foundations courses are completed at Mount Union.

Please note the deadline:  Tuesday, May 6 by 4 p.m.
No late submissions will be accepted.  
Early submissions are encouraged!

Portfolios will be read in late May and results will be emailed to your university account in June.
What is the significance of this timing?
  If you pass, you come back in the fall and take the courses you registered for, as planned. If you don’t pass, you have to make a decision over the summer: revise the portfolio on your own and resubmit during Fall 2014, or register for a 2-credit class or classes on revising the portfolio (one for written work, one for oral work).  If you decide to take one of the classes, your fall course schedule may have to change.

You must successfully complete the portfolio requirement before you can enroll in the Integrative Core Capstone, a required course which will be offered near the end of your career at Mount Union. Don’t confuse this with a course in your major called the SCE or the major capstone--the Core Capstone is a general education requirement at Mount Union. 

Just as a point of information, you all will begin taking Integrative Core Themes courses next fall: these are the third level or tier of Core classes required of all Mount Union students. You may enroll in Themes classes even if you did not pass the portfolio, don’t worry!  A message with more information about Themes courses will be coming shortly from the Integrative Core Director, Dr. Collins-Sibley.

What’s the take-away here? It’s important for you to take this graduation requirement seriously.

Here are the support events we’re offering to you.
Please take advantage of them so you can prepare your best possible portfolio!  There are four types of support events for you, depending on what kind of support you need.  Feel free to attend more than one if you need to! You can also download the full Calendar of Events.

Info Session plus Taskstream Walk-Though

  • For students who don’t yet know much about the Second Year WOC Portfolio.  This session will start with a short PowerPoint presentation of the portfolio requirements. Afterwards, students can ask questions and log onto Taskstream on the lab computers (or laptops, if you bring your own) to see how the system works, to troubleshoot problems, or simply to start submitting some of their work.  Students who attended a session last semester are welcome, especially if they have technical Taskstream questions.

Lots of dates, differing times of the day--everyone who hasn’t yet attended an Info Session should be able to find a time that works for them.

  • Monday, March 10, 4-5 p.m., T&H 200
  • Tuesday, March 11, 7:30-8:30 a.m., T&H 200
  • Wednesday, March 12, 3-4 p.m., T&H 200
  • Thursday, March 13, 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m., T&H 200
  • Wednesday, March 19, 1:45-2:45 p.m., T&H 200
  • Thursday, March 20, 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m., T&H 200
  • Thursday, March 27, 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m., T&H 200

Portfolio Helpathons

  • Multiple-hour drop-in events for students to get individual help with submission questions, including tips for the Cover Letter, a checklist for completion, and technical help with Taskstream.
    • Students should bring jump drives or have electronic access to their work if it’s not yet on Taskstream.
    • Student work will NOT be evaluated at this time.
    • There will be snacks!
    • Prizes for those who finish their submission process!
  • Monday, March 17, 6:30-9 p.m., T&H 200
  • Monday, April 21, 6:30-9 p.m., T&H 200

WOC Portfolio Help Tables

  • Drop-by tables conveniently located in buildings across campus in March and April, hosted by faculty members who sit on the Written and Oral Communication Board, to assist students with questions about the SecondYear WOC Portfolio. 
    • Students should bring jump drives or have electronic access to their work if it’s not yet on Taskstream and they want help learning how to submit work.
    • There will be a laptop available for student use.
    • Student work will NOT be evaluated at this time.

Dates, times, and locations are as follows:

Bracy Lobby

  • April 3, 3-4 p.m., Hosted by Dr. Schwartz
  • April 7, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Hosted by Dr. Schwartz

Chapman First Floor Hallway

  • March 26, 1-2 p.m., Hosted by Dr. Davis
  • March 31, 2-3 p.m., Hosted by Dr. Thiele
  • April 4, 2-3 p.m., Hosted by Dr. Thiele
  • April 8, 1-2 p.m., Hosted by Dr. Davis

Cope Lobby

  • April 1, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Hosted by Dr. Schwartz
  • April 17, 12-1 p.m., Hosted by Dr. Schwartz

KHIC Breezeway

  • March 24, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Hosted by Dr. Dick
  • April 9, 1-2 p.m., Hosted by Dr. Cordaro
  • April 10, 9-10 a.m., Hosted by Dr. Dick
  • April 16, 1-2 p.m., Hosted by Dr. Cordaro

T&H Main Entrance

  • March 26, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Hosted by Dr. Turko
  • April 2, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Hosted by Dr. Turko

Cafeteria Entry Area

  • April 4, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Hosted by Dr. Schortgen
  • April 11, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Hosted by Dr. Schortgen

MAAC Lobby

  • April 14, 11 a.m. - Noon, Hosted by Dr. Schwartz
  • April 15, 3-4 p.m., Hosted by Dr. Schwartz

Last Minute Questions

  • Multiple-hour drop-in event for students with last-minute questions.
    • Students should bring jump drives or have electronic access to their work if it’s not yet on Taskstream.
    • Student work will NOT be evaluated at this time.

On Reading Day:

  • Tuesday, April 29, Noon - 3 p.m., Alumni Room
  • Tuesday, April 29, 9 - 11 p.m., Just outside the cafeteria before or after you eat!

Questions? Please don’t hesitate to email the WOC Director, Dr. Schwartz at WOCDirector@mountunion.edu.