Week 8: Midterm Conferences

Quinn WarnickWeekly Updates

Next week is spring break, and I hope all of you enjoy some well-deserved rest. When we return, all of your efforts in this class should be directed toward your professional online portfolio, which will keep us busy until the end of the semester.

I will be traveling for a conference on Wednesday of Week 8, so we won’t meet at our usual time. Instead, I’d like to meet with each of you individually before I leave town. I’m available on Monday, March 16, from 9–12 and 2–5. Please check your schedule, then email me to set up a 15–20 minute meeting for that day. When you come to your conference, you should bring two things:

  1. Your completed “English ePortfolio Graduation Checklist.” I will verify that all of your artifacts and reflections have been uploaded to the portfolio site in Scholar, then I will sign the checklist and submit it to the department.
  2. An early effort at developing the “personal brand” you will use on your professional online portfolio, your resume, your cover letters, etc… This might include typefaces, colors, a logo, and a WordPress or Bootstrap theme. I don’t expect you to have a full draft of your online portfolio at this point, but I’d like to see where you’re headed.

If there’s anything I can do to help you with your portfolio or your personal brand before we meet, please let me know. Otherwise, have a great spring break!