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Cultural Events Committee has established a procedure whereby some or
all of a student's Cultural Events credits may be earned on the basis of
significant past life experiences of a cultural nature. This procedure
involves the presentation to the committee of a Portfolio. This
procedure is primarily designed for the nontraditional student. Only
those experiences which the student has had since high school graduation
will be considered. The portfolio should be based on experiences since
high school and prior to matriculation at Winthrop University. Any
outside experiences which occur during the time spent as a Winthrop
student may be submitted using the petition
a student wishes to exercise the portfolio option,
they are advised to present their portfolios as soon as
possible after their first semester of enrollment.
However, portfolios must be done a minimum of one month before
portfolio is designed to illuminate those activities and life
experiences which a student has had which are unrelated to their college
activities. Therefore, in the case of transfer students, no
consideration will be given for activities participated in or attended
at another college while they were a student there. Allowance is already
made for that by the reduction in the number of over-all cultural events
credits they must obtain at Winthrop. Consideration will be given for
experiences such as travel (foreign or domestic), museum visits, and
attendance or participation in plays, dance programs, operas, or
concerts done by professional, college, or community groups.
portfolio should be typed and should be very detailed.
Although the committee does not expect a student to have ticket stubs or
programs relating to plays attended 10 years ago, it does expect the
written report to give the title of the play, where it was attended, and
something about the performance. The idea is to give the committee a
clear idea of those things which you have been involved with and/or
attended, how they affected you, and some sense of your continuing
commitment to such activities as a participant or audience member.
The portfolio may contain programs or photographs but should also include
a detailed well-written report. The more experiences you cite in some
detail, the better your chances are of getting the maximum number of
cultural events credits on the portfolio itself.
committee reserves the right, even if a large number of experiences is
submitted, to grant something less than the full cultural events
requirement if it feels that the student would benefit from exposure to
some of the on-campus events, or if it feels that the experiences
represent a rather narrow focus, and it wishes to encourage the student
to broaden their experiences.