TEdwards by xiangpeng

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									       Inter/National Coalition for Electronic
                 Portfolio Research




The Promise of E-Portfolios for
   Institutional Assessment
                Thomas Edwards
         Samantha Boyce (Criminal Justice)
                   March 2008
Mission
“Prepare students for success in their personal and
 professional lives and for leadership and service in
 their communities”

Guaranteed Job
Placement
Drivers:
Assessment at the institutional level: coherent
curriculum?

Accreditation: How to assess “Institutional
Effectiveness”?
Step 1: Define “Core Competencies”
        and Relationships
                                  Mission
           “Prepare students for success in their personal and
         professional lives and for leadership and service in their
                              communities”




                      Critical and         Community and
                                                                      Leadership
Communications         Analytical           Interpersonal
                                                                      and Service
                       Thinking             Relationships
Step 2: Gradual
Implementation

1st year course

Senior internship seminar

Gap in years 2-3
Step 3: Faculty link each course to a core
competency
                                   Mission
            “Prepare students for success in their personal and
            professional lives and for leadership and service in
                            their communities.”




                      Critical and         Community and
Communication          Analytical                                  Leadership
                                            Interpersonal
                       Thinking                                    and Service
                                              Relations



   Course               Course                 Course                Course
Step 4: Establish Rubric
              THOMAS COLLEGE E-PORTFOLIOS
        HOLISTIC RUBRIC FOR ELECTRONIC PORTFOLIOS
Results
Fall 2008- 49 Portfolios from two senior seminars
  Internship
  Business Capstone
“Exemplary” or “Proficient”
  Public posting on Career Services website
Chelsea Reynolds (accounting)
Chelsea Reynolds (accounting)
Results (continued)
Results (continued)
Students Sample Portfolio
Incomplete (Doesn’t meet standard)   Exemplary
Results (continued)
7 of 49 rated proficient/exemplary
Students in internship seminar posted higher scores
  overall.
Rubric was generally effective
Reflections à Significant weakness
Findings
Students make connections – course to competency
Faculty make connections across the curriculum
  (especially new faculty)
Curriculum outside the classroom
Reflection- a challenge, a process
Power of the stand-alone course
Recommendations
Checkpoints during the term (seminars)
Emphasize reflections (course requirement?)
Expand use in senior seminars (spring 08)
Expand link to other courses (Specific assignments by
 faculty)
Institutional Assessment
Multiple indicators
  NSSE
  SAILS
Program Assessment: Capstone as culminating
 experience tied to program outcomes.
Student Reflection
 “I chose these documents…because to me these
 experiences and opportunities have formed who I
 am today, and they show that I am a leader and I
 will work hard to be as involved as possible.”
 (Nicole)

 “This folder is empty…because I don’t feel like a
 leader yet. By putting this piece of work
 together, I have recognized where I need to
 begin.” (Krista)
Thank you

								
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