The Veritas Portfolio provides students with an opportunity to reflect on their curricular and co-curricular experiences at the Mount in order to earn a deeper understanding of how to use their gifts to make the world a better place. Students also use their Veritas portfolio as a virtual résumé and take it with them after they graduate to become more competitive in today's job market.
The Veritas Portfolio is integrated into the undergraduate curriculum. It involves a series of four levels where students incrementally build the interactive online portfolio (eFolio) to showcase the leadership skills they learn here. All students prepare and present their own personal Veritas Portfolio to a committee of faculty, staff and students.
Veritas Portfolio Checklist
Level 4 – VTLP 498
¤ Attend Career Center and Institute for Leadership Résumé Workshop
¤ Complete Biographical Statement and Résumé Assignment (provided by Veritas Symposium professor)
¤ Upload and submit Biographical Statement and Résumé Workshop eFolio forms by October 1
¤ Complete a leadership experience
¤ Fill out and submit leadership reflection on eFolio
¤ Upload revised résumé to eFolio
¤ Complete a Veritas Portfolio course or Veritas Leadership Paper option
¤ Upload and submit the Leadership Paper on eFolio
¤ Upload revised résumé to eFolio
¤ Sign-up for VTLP 498, a 1 credit non-billable course (section based on your major)
¤ Create your Veritas eFolio (more information can be found on VTLP 498 Moodle Page)
¤ Complete VTLP 498 eFolio tasks (1/1b, 2/2b, and 3/3b)
¤ Present eFolio in your senior year
Ordinarily students will complete a résumé workshop with the Career Center during August Student Orientation. Then, in the Veritas 101 Symposium class, students will write a biographical statement (letter of introduction) and prepare their résumé. Once approved by their Veritas Symposium professor, students will upload their biographical statement (letter of introduction) and résumé to their eFolio account through Moodle.
All students must log on to their Veritas Portfolio (eFolio) account by September 1, and upload their documents by October 1.
Level 1 Resources:
As students become engaged in the campus community, they will be asked to reflect on one experience in which they played a leadership role. This can be an on or off campus experience. This is your portfolio, so write about something that has impacted the way you think about leadership. If you have a question about how to find an experience or you are not sure if something "counts," feel free to reach out to us.
Level 2 Resources:
Reflection Questions (please log in to your eFolio to answer questions and submit to ILS)
At level 3 each student completes an approved Veritas portfolio course (3 credits) and a term paper. This course should be taken before the last semester senior year, preferably junior year. Please speak with your academic advisor or the Institute for Leadership staff about which course would fit best with your schedule and major requirements. Each course offered will require a research paper which you will upload to your eFolio as a writing sample. The professor of the course will give a grade for the paper; ILS will check paper for completion.
Level 3 Resources:
During the senior year, all students will enroll in the Veritas Portfolio course, VSLP 498 (1 credit). Students sign up for the section assigned to his or her major.* On the course Moodle page, there will be resources and "how-to" tutorials. There will also be in person workshops offered detailing how to create your portfolio. To pass the course, students must have completed their Veritas Portfolio, with the following information:
An updated résumé (eFolio Task 1 and Task 1b)
An updated letter of introduction (eFolio Task 2 and Task 2b)
One reflection on a leadership experience (eFolio Tasks 3 and 3b)
One term paper from a leadership portfolio course (eFolio Task 4 and 4b)
A finished Veritas Portfolio (eFolio task: Looking Ahead). When complete, please make your page “public.”
Once complete, each student will publicly present his or her Veritas Portfolio to fellow Mount students, faculty, and staff, supervised by the Institute for Leadership. The presentations will take place during the senior capstone course in some majors; it will take place on a Saturday in others. The precise dates will be provided in class.
Level 4 Resources:
*Please Note: Education majors will enroll in VTLP 498 in the spring term of their senior year. Enrollment in the course will result in students being invited to present the leadership aspects of their Program Completer Portfolio. This will include the Veritas Leadership Reflection Paper (level 300) and the Professionalism portion of their PCP.
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