An Explanation of Short-Term and Long-Term Learning Goals

At this point in your ePortfolio, you transition from discussing yourself from a historical context or discussing who you are now to discussing who you would like to become. Overall, you are identifying specific short-term and long-term personal, academic, and/or professional goals. This section of your ePortfolio should include the following:

  • Generally, what are your goals for your personal, social, and academic growth at SPCC? What tools or resources will you need to accomplish your general goals? Consider the following:
    • What are the two most important skills you would like to acquire while at SPCC? Why are they the most important?
    • How would you like to grow as a person while at SPCC?
  • What are your short-term goals?
  • What are your long-term goals?
    • For information about setting short-term and long-term goals, go to www.mindtools.com. Then, click on “Toolkit,” followed by “Time Management,” followed by “Goal Setting.” The “Personal Goal Setting” link provides information about setting long-term and short-term goals. Be sure your goals are SMART—or Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Time-Bound. Also, read about goal-setting tips on this page. If you back up to the “Goal Setting” page, you will find more information about setting effective goals and goal-setting mistakes. Feel free to use other goal setting resources, as well.

When you compose the goals page, be creative. This page will require significant text; however, be creative about how you present the text. For example, perhaps you could choose tables to present information, rather than presenting information in narrative form. Also, don’t forget to include images, videos, etc. where appropriate.