Students are to inform the Program Director when their e-portfolio is ready for review. This notification cannot occur until all required courses have been completed. E-portfolios will be evaluated twice annually (March 1 and October 1) by all members of the Program Advisory Committee.
The comprehensive examination will be considered passed upon unanimous agreement of the Advisory Committee. If a student fails to achieve this criterion they will be given one additional opportunity to complete the comprehensive examination. If the Advisory Committee still does not reach a unanimous pass decision, then the examination is considered failed and the student will not be allowed to proceed to the dissertation phase. Once a student has successfully passed their comprehensive examination they will then be considered a Doctoral Candidate.
The following provide a basic set of guidelines for creating the required e-portfolio:
1. You are to select an artifact that demonstrates your proficiency in each standard and competency (AECT or ISTE NETS). You may use one artifact to represent more than one competency.
2. You should write descriptions and personal reflections that discuss your knowledge, skill, and disposition relative to that competency.
Descriptions may include information about When (explicit time), Where (from which class by which instructor), Why (goal), and for What (expected outcome) your artifacts were created.
Reflections may include information about Why this specific artifact was chosen? Why/How the artifact supports the given standard? How the experience facilitated your personal and professional growth? How this experience benefited your audience. Ultimately, connect your knowledge, skills, and growth to the development of your audience, explicitly.
3. Create an e-portfolio using an individual choice of educational technologies such as an eBook, PowerPoint, a website, or any emerging technology. The reader should be able to navigate from a competency (and its standard) to the reflection and finally to the artifact.
Artifacts should include work from courses, but may also include work from outside the program.