Wayne State University

E-Portfolio

The Portfolio, submitted electronically (e-portfolio), serves as the culminating learning outcomes assessment for the student preparing to graduate from the School of Information Sciences. The e-portfolio is an opportunity for the student to reflect on his or her cumulative experiences in the degree, including both required and elective courses. The contents of the e-portfolio focus on professional skills and knowledge developed during the student's coursework. After ascertaining that all required materials are present, the e-portfolio is evaluated by a Faculty Committee consisting of a minimum of two full time faculty members.

Click here for Dr. Bin Li's recorded session on e-portfolio changes effective Fall 2017. 


Fall 2017 Required Learning Outcome for the reflective essay:

6. Determine the significance of intellectual property, security, and privacy issues.


If you are looking for information about Certificate Portfolio, please refer to the Certificate Portfolio page at: http://sis.wayne.edu/students/eportfolios/cert_portfolio.php

The e-portfolio includes all the following items:

  • A Reflective Essay
  • Artifacts or assignments supporting student learning outcome proficiency as discussed in the Reflective Essay
  • Evaluative statements for each artifact
  • A professional resume
  • Completed survey in Blackboard E-Portfolio site

In the Reflective Essay, the student discusses how he/she has developed as an information professional and demonstrates how he/she has become proficient in three of the School's student learning outcomes. For the three learning outcomes, one is randomly selected by the School, and the other two are chosen by the student. The student should use 300-400 words to demonstrate his/her understanding of each of the three learning outcomes, and use 2 artifacts to support their proficiencies in each.

As a concluding piece of the essay, the student includes his/her stance or philosophy of the information profession.  This philosophy will be supported by using readings of the research, professional literature, personal experiences, and the School's student learning outcomes. The student may address questions like: What is an LIS professional?; What are the characteristics, qualities and knowledge that will be most important to you as an LIS professional?

An artifact in the context of the e-portfolio may refer to any sample work a student has completed in a course since entering the School. Each sample artifact or evidence should be prefaced with an evaluative statement

Please check each of the following areas for complete information on the preparation, submission and assessment of e-portfolios.

If you have any questions on the completion of your e-portfolios, you may contact Dr. Bin Li.