Portfolios

  • Your portfolio should include various aspects of your learning throughout your progress through the certificate and should include thoughtful reflection on how you have integrated the various parts of your sustainability education.  

  • When your application is approved, we will create a portfolio for you.  You will receive an email from the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) with your authentication information.  The actual portfolio will be named https://ctlsites.uga.edu/sustainability-firstnamelastname/, e.g., https://ctlsites.uga.edu/sustainability-ronbalthazor/ and you will log in at https://ctlsites.uga.edu/sustainability-firstnamelastname/wp-login.php.

  • You should add artifacts to your portfolio throughout your time in the program.  

  • You should include artifacts from any of your courses, from internships and experiential learning, and from your extra-curricular activities.

  • Your portfolio should include the following:

    • a brief academic biography

    • an introductory reflective essay that serves as the central document for synthesizing your sustainability education and as a guide to the rest of the portfolio (approximately 1000 words,  3 to 5 pages)

    • a reflection on your learning in your certificate coursework with a particular emphasis on integrating the various aspects of sustainability you have studied (approximately 250 words or 1 to 2  pages per course)

    • a reflection on your sustainability learning in your capstone project, particularly how your project involves all of the spheres of sustainability (approximately 750 words, 2 to 3 pages)

    • representative artifacts (papers, projects, etc.) of the work you did in the anchor course and the three spheres of sustainability and your capstone

  • Any of your reflections or artifacts of your work may also be presented in multi-media (photo, video, ppt, etc.).