The Truman Portfolio is a chance for students to show off their best work, as well as a chance for them to reflect on their time here. It consists of a set of explanations, reflections, and artifacts (papers, assignments, projects, artwork, recordings, video recordings, and other concrete records). The compilation and reflection of the portfolio is done as part of the senior capstone experience administered by each major program, although some programs are more or less directly involved in its collection.
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For the Truman faculty, Portfolio assessment provides a deeper understanding of the learning experiences of students than the data we acquire through standardized exams. When they review portfolios, faculty can assess the nature and quality of the liberal arts and sciences experiences of graduating seniors. Such data has influenced the continued improvement of the Liberal Studies Program, for example. Individual faculty members who participate in portfolio readings report that they use the information to reflect on and refine their syllabi, courses, classroom practices, and advising. When students submit their Portfolios, it leads us to many opportunities to improve the Truman experience for future Truman students. We do truly appreciate this deeper glimpse into student learning.
Because the Portfolio Project is an evolving system with prompts rotating in and out each year, students are asked to save all of their work done at the college level. Students can store their valued work as soon as it is completed in the Vault for later attachment to their portfolio in their Senior Year. General information is given on this page, but specific pages can be found by logging into the Truman Portfolio and Vault, using the link at the top of this page.
To ensure smooth graduation, you want to have your portfolio completed on time:
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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 email@example.com 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 not send out any formal transcripts and will not verify your graduation with employers or graduate schools. You will not receive your diploma until the portfolio is cleared.
- Begin your portfolio early in your Truman career.
- Save all files or documents from all classes in the Vault.
- Read the descriptions of each prompt before you complete it.
- Submit your work that best fits each section.
- Respond thoughfully to the questions on each prompt.
- Be generous with specific explanations, descriptions or assessments of your work. What is obvious to you when you created the ideas and products is not always as obvious to faculty outside your discipline.
- Work on one prompt at a time.
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