What is the Portfolio?
showcase for a student's participation throughout the semester
A collection of a student's best writing on a variety of topics

What goes into the Portfolio?

Some contributions to online discussion in the Forum
Some assignments
Some web site evaluations

How does the student compile a Portfolio?

Towards the end of the semester choose the Caucus postings, essays, and notes that represent your best thinking on course issues
Edit them to illustrate your writing skills
Organize them in some meaningful way
Post the portfolio in the Caucus Portfolio item.

How will the Portfolio affect the term grade?

Its evaluation will be part of the participation grade.