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A portfolio is a substantial collection of selected work that demonstrates the student’s efforts, progress, and accomplishments in one or more areas of the curriculum. The portfolio is a culminating activity, although students should begin the process early by discussing with faculty how to plan and organize their portfolio. This is followed by the collection of examples of work throughout their academic careers that demonstrate, for example, knowledge of a subject, mastery of a learning process, publishable scholarship or completion of special projects, themes, and/or creative activity. A portfolio must contain the student’s thoughts about the learning process, demonstrate the grasp of key information and/or exhibit the development of crucial skills. These reflections can take the form of learning logs, reflective journals, and other forms, as appropriate. The credit(s) awarded should reflect the work required to assemble the portfolio.

Registration for Portfolio Credit

The number of required 592 Portfolio credits is determined by the master’s program. The student registers for the number of required 592 Portfolio credits during the semester when the portfolio is expected to undergo final evaluation and be assigned a grade.

Portfolio Grading

All 592 Portfolio credits are graded either pass (P) or fail (F). However, if the final evaluation of a portfolio is delayed, then at the discretion of the academic unit responsible for the program, all 592 Portfolio credits may be assigned a grade of in progress (IP). A grade of in-progress (IP) is converted to either pass (P) or fail (F) after the portfolio has undergone final evaluation.