Grading & Assessment
As a means for assessing learning outcomes, the School for Professional Studies requires each student to complete a portfolio. This portfolio consists of a compilation of the student's work throughout the degree program.
Key projects are completed in select courses and included in the portfolio. The portfolio is assembled, presented, and evaluated in a one-hour credit seminar that is taken prior to graduation.
In the seminar course, the portfolio is evaluated by faculty according to established performance criteria. The portfolio projects promote application of theory and research to solving practical professional problems. The process of compiling the portfolio allows students to reflect on their personal and professional development. In addition, the completed portfolio is a valuable tool for students to have when applying for jobs or graduate school.