Students Graduating In or Before May 2011
For questions or comments, please e-mail the portfolio office at firstname.lastname@example.org, contact Dr. Scott Alberts, the Director of the Portfolio Project, or call him at 660-785-7649.
The instructions below are for students graduating in or before May 2011.
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1) Cover Letter
2) Most Personally Satisfying
3) Interdisciplinary Thinking
4) Critical Thinking and Writing
5) Historical Analysis
a) Creative Work and Reflection (one submission)
b) Scientific Analysis AND Aesthetic Analysis (two submissions)
How do I go about completing the senior portfolio project?
Portfolios are uploaded online, with an option for submitting interesting or troubling artifacts physically, on CD, or via e-mail.
Most papers can be directly uploaded as Microsoft Word (.doc) or rich text format (.rtf). If you are using a less common format (at Truman) such as Word Perfect, Microsoft Works, LaTeX, etc., please export/re-save the file in either .pdf or .rtf format before uploading.
Paper documents that are not available in digital format should be scanned and saved in portable document format (pdf). Scanners and document conversion software are available in computer labs in Pickler and in Violette Hall. Please contact the ITS Help Desk (ext. x4544) or the lab staff members for further assistance with technology issues related to image scanning and conversion.
Images, Audio and videotapes may be appropriate to submit, but they may also require more explanation to show how your thinking was demonstrated. The prompt for the item should still be submitted electronically. Photos and other images are fairly straightforward to convert to a digital media (.jpg is preferred). Audio and videotapes can be converted to digital format (Quicktime, WMA, MPEG, MP3, etc.); however, this is a fairly daunting task if you do not have the appropriate equipment and software. Contact the Help Desk if you would like to try this. If you have something more interesting to submit, please contact the portfolio office for help.
Go to http://assessment.truman.edu/components/portfolioseniors2010/login.asp
Enter your username and password, and you will get into your own page.
Each category has a row of its own.
Upload Document will allow you to submit your paper or artifact to go with the prompt. If you have trouble uploading a file, or have something more interesting that you would like to submit in another format, please contact us at email@example.com
Edit will allow you to read the prompt and enter the details of your submission.
- If your paper is from a Truman course, clicking that box will allow you to enter the name and number of the course.
- The link to the catalog will help you look them if you forgot the course number.
- Complete the rest of the information buttons and boxes as best you can.
- In the first box, do your best to describe the assignment. If you have the assignment prompt online, you may wish to include it or link to it. If not, just write in a couple of sentences to help us understand the context of the assignment.
- Then, explain why you think this item fulfils the prompt and demonstrates the requested kind of thinking. In addition, comment on whether you think this work really is your best work in this area, if you have lost a paper that might fulfill the prompt better, or if you never did work in this area of thinking in college.
- Click on the link marked "Descriptors" to see how your paper will be rated
- Using those descriptors, rate your paper, so that we can see how you would score it.
- When you totally finished with this prompt, click "ready to submit",? which will change the "Status"? column on your front page. You may still go back and edit it later, as long as you haven't clicked the final "Submit your Portfolio For Review"? button.
Then, go onto the next prompt, in whatever order you like.
For the cover letter, you may either upload a document directly, or enter text into a textbox.
<!--[endif]-->When you are totally done with all of the prompts, click the "Submit Your Portfolio for Review"? button. This will take you to your final page. We ask you to consider allowing us to share portions of your submission with others, either on the web page, or in the Assessment Almanac. We also ask when you are planning to graduate, so that we can be sure you are clear to graduate on time.
To ensure smooth graduation, you want to have your portfolio completed on time.
Spring Graduation - Second Friday in April
Summer Graduation - Friday after the July 4th holiday
Fall Graduation - Second Friday in November
Portfolios received late are handled in the order in which they are received. If you are having a problem that may require a late submission, please e-mail the portfolio office at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can help you handle the difficulties.
Completion of the Portfolio is a graduation requirement. Failure to complete the portfolio will result in a transcript and verification hold. Truman will be unable to send out a formal transcript and will not be able to verify your graduation with employers or graduate schools.
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