Writing Portfolio Program
Welcome to the home page for the UCCS Writing Portfolio.
You can begin learning about the writing portfolio requirement by watching the informational videos linked here or reading the frequently asked questions below.
- What is the UCCS Writing Portfolio?
- Why does UCCS Require a Writing Portfolio?
- How can I Prepare for the Writing Portfolio?
- What Kind of Papers can I Submit to the Writing Portfolio?
All UCCS undergraduates are required to submit a writing portfolio by enrolling in PORT 3000 when they have earned between 60-90 credit hours. Students submit 2000 words of writing across at least two papers.
The writing portfolio and the PORT 3000 course are scored on a pass fail basis. Papers are scored by by trained faculty with expertise in writing instruction. Students who do not pass the writing portfolio may re-take the portfolio in a future month for an additional cours fee or may replace the portfolio by passing either ENGL 3010 Rhetoric & Writing I or TCID 3080 Advanced Professional & Technical Writing.
The purpose of the writing portfolio is to assess individual students' writing competency and to provide aggregated data about student writing performance for the purposes of assessment and accreditation. Faculty across disciplines score writing portfolios using a standardized rubric, which provides a different type of evaluation compared to the grades students earn on their writing assignments in courses.