Written and Oral Communication (WOC) Portfolio
WOC Portfolios are still due by May 13, 2020 at 4 p.m.
For details regarding WOC Portfolio FAQs and due dates, students should consult the WOC Portfolio webpage. For complete instructions on building and submitting the WOC Portfolio, students should consult the Second Year WOC Portfolio D2L course. Students who need to build Capstone Portfolios should consult the IC Capstone ePortfolio D2L course.
if you have any questions, please contact Amy Laubscher Milnes, associate director, Integrative Core at (330) 829-8229 or email email@example.com.
Whether you are submitting for the first time or resubmitting, the process is the same:
- Go to D2L and self-enroll in the "Second Year WOC Portfolio" submission course. If you're resubmitting, you don't have to register for the submission course again;
- You can access the support materials, instructions, cover letter guide, templates for the forms, and the portfolio dropbox in the D2L course;
- You can call the Integrative Core Program Office at (330) 829-8229 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions, would like help choosing appropriate materials to use for your WOC Portfolio, or need help building and submitting your WOC portfolio;
- You can also make an online appointment at the DWOC Studio for help revising essays or presentations, as well as for help building and submitting your WOC Portfolio;
- If you're resubmitting, you should build a new portfolio. The process is the same, but you'll need to rewrite your cover letter and complete new forms (statement of authenticity and informed consent).
Recording Presentations Off Campus
You may record (or re-record) your presentations at home or other off campus location on your phone or other camera. Please make sure you appear on camera. Also, do your best to get your visual aid into the recording, but if you cannot, save your visual aid as a PDF and include it in your portfolio. Finally, you do not need audience members for your presentation.
If Only Resubmitting One Part
If you're only resubmitting one part (e.g., Written), please indicate that in your revised cover letter. You'll only need to resubmit the part you failed.
The consequences of not submitting or failing are serious: A non-submission is considered a FAILING portfolio, and failing one or both parts of the WOC Portfolio means that you'll have to resubmit or be enrolled in the WOC class(es).
If you've already submitted and failed and you fail again, you'll have to take either WOC 200 or 201 (or both) in summer or fall 2020. Passing the WOC Portfolio is both a graduation requirement and a prerequisite for enrolling in a Capstone (CAP 400).
The WOC Portfolio is a "second-year" proficiency. This means that you should submit material that demonstrates what's expected from a second-year student. So, the best choice is to submit material you created as a second-year student or revised during your second year.