Professional Portfolio Evaluation Procedures
Each student will be assigned two departmental evaluators.
February 1st, 2017,
each senior portfolio must be ready for evaluation by the two assigned COMM faculty members. The evaluation will be guided by the
Evaluation Rubric and will use a 5 point scale.
Evaluation will NOT involve "re-grading" artifacts but will, rather,
focus primarily on the students' understanding of how goals have been
met and demonstrated in the artifacts as revealed in reflection
Once each faculty evaluator
has scored each artifactfor
a portfolio, the two evaluators will meet to discuss their scores and
reach a "consensus" score for each. These scores will determine the
portfolio grade and will be recorded for assessment purposes. The
evaluators will also prepare comments to accompany the scores as
feedback to the student.
acceptable portfolio will achieve a 3.0 or better on
of portfolio evaluations will be available to students by
before. Should a student's portfolio receive less than a passing
score, that student will have
to make revisions and
correct deficiencies at which time the evaluators will review the
portfolio for a second time.
Students who do not pass
the portfolio on the second attempt can expect to register for and
repeat COMM 421 at a later time.