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A portfolio is required as a part of the residency. The planning of the portfolio needs to be discussed with your major advisor during the Program Planning stage in developing your Program of Studies. You need to develop a Plan-of-Action with your major advisor to complete the portfolio. Your Portfolio must be completed prior to approval of the dissertation proposal. Experiences must be new activities that have not been previously done. The Major Advisor and Program Planning Committee evaluate the Professional Portfolio.
PROFICIENCY #1: - PARTICIPATION IN WRITING AND RESEARCH ACTIVITIES IN THE SPECIALIZED AREA OF STUDY.
EXAMPLES OF RESEARCH AND WRITING:
- Author/co-author a book review.
- Contribute to a professional newsletter.
- Conduct collaborative research with fellow students or employees.
- Conduct collaborative research with a faculty member or colleague.
- Work as a research assistant.
- Critique a colleague s research article draft.
- Develop a grant proposal for funding.
- Produce a working paper for discussion.
- Author/co-author a research article.
- Author/co-author a practice article.
- Author/co-author an article on some professional issue.
- Present a paper at a state professional conference.
- Present a paper at a regional professional conference.
- Present a paper at a national professional conference.
- Present a paper at an international professional conference.
PROFICIENCY # 2: - PROFESSIONAL SERVICE INVOLVING ACTIVITIES COMMON TO MEMBERS OF THE PROFESSION.
EXAMPLES OF PROFESSIONAL SERVICE:
- Edit a professional newsletter.
- Serve in a graduate student or professional organization.
- Serve as a consultant for a local business, industry, or non-profit group.
- Serve on a departmental committee.
- Serve on a college or company committee.
- Serve on a university or company committee.
- Serve on a professional committee.
- Serve in a professional elected or appointed office.
- Organize a professional conference.
- Develop and present a workshop for a local business, industry, or non-profit group, etc.
- Serve as chair/discussant at a professional meeting.
- Serve as a journal field reviewer.
- Organize an invited speaker session.
- Organize a departmental new-student orientation.
- Organize study groups, seminars, forums, lecture series.
- Organize and moderate a Tele / Video conference
PROFICIENCY #3: - TEAM LEADERSHIP, GROUP INVOLVEMENT, PRESENTATIONS, TEACHING, AND INTERACTIVE PARTICIPATION.
EXAMPLES OF GROUP DYNAMICS AND LEADERSHIP:
- Develop / Teach a course.
- Guest lecture / Keynote speaker.
- Develop instructional evaluation materials.
- Prepare instruction aids.
- Serves as a mentor to junior Colleague.
- Supervise master's level graduate assistants.
- Conduct meetings.
- Develop teams and use Group Dynamics to solve problems.
- Demonstrate setting measurable short and long term goals including how, when and by whom.
PROFICIENCY # 4. CONSULTING, TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER, AND MANAGEMENT SKILL DEVELOPMENT.
EXAMPLES OF DEVELOPMENT, CONSULTING, AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT:
- Serve as director or associate director of a project.
- Participate in a consultation activity.
- Prepare a consultation report for an actual client.
- Develop specifications and products for technical applications.
- Participate as a planner or technical designer on a project.
- Participate as an evaluator on a project.
- Serve as a field-test subject for the formative evaluation of an instructional project.
- Assess a new product, product life cycle, or product potential for commercialization.
REVIEW CRITERIA FOR THE PORTFOLIO:
Each student is to be considered on an individual basis. For this reason, professional judgment must be exercised as the Portfolio is reviewed. These activities will be reviewed according to the following criteria:
- Variety: Each student should engage in a diversity of activities reflecting the major activities of the chosen career path.
- Quantity: Each student should engage in as many activities as possible in each major category to demonstrate understanding and mastery through repeated experience and practice.
- Quality: Each student should demonstrate increased quality as they progress through the program.
- Uniqueness: Each student should display professional growth in the choice and type of activities. Portfolio activities should be different from other doctoral requirements, and to a considerable extent, should be different from professional activities prior to acceptance in the doctoral program.
- Initiative: Each student should demonstrate individual initiative in identifying, pursuing, and completing the activities included in the portfolio.
- Collaboration: Each student should evidence their collaboration with students and with faculty, especially in the earlier stages of the doctoral program.
- Independence: Each student should demonstrate increased independence in portfolio-related activities, especially near the end of the doctoral program.