Writing Portfolio


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.

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.


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the writing portfolio?
How do I submit a writing portfolio?
When should I submit my writing portfolio?
Who will assess my writing portfolio? How will it be assessed?
What types of papers may I submit?
How can I find my old papers to submit them?
Why do students have to submit a writing portfolio?
When will I know the results of my writing portfolio assessment?
What happens if I fail the Writing Portfolio?
I would like some support in preparing papers to submit for the writing portfolio. Where can I find some help?
Am I allowed to edit my papers before submitting them?
Can I submit papers from outside of UCCS?
What if I cannot find a writing assignment from a UCCS class?
I still have questions about the writing portfolio. Whom can I talk with about this?