Why do I need to complete an ICC electronic learning portfolio if I'm a transfer student?
The ICC learning portfolio is designed so that graduating students can articulate the knowledge, competencies, and skills they have gained from their entire college experience. As a transfer student, some of that college experience comes from your time at Ithaca College and some of it comes from the college experiences you had before you enrolled at Ithaca College. All of your educational experiences combine to make you the learner and person you are today.
Being able to articulate the knowledge, competencies, and skills you have gained from your college experiences is important for yourself, as you engage in reflection about your own learning and how your experiences have shaped you as a learner (this also contributes to Ithaca College's institutional goal of fostering reflective learners). Beyond reflection and greater awareness for your own development, being able to articulate the knowledge, competencies, and skills you've gained from your educational experiences can help you explain to others why you want to work in a particular field, attend graduate school, or engage in other activities after graduation.