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Crushing the “Skills Gap” with a Killer Online Portfolio

Crushing the “Skills Gap” with a Killer Online Portfolio

A college portfolio is students’ best opportunity to show graduate schools, employers, and credentialing agencies what they know, how they will act and how they will address real-world problems. A robust academic portfolio can quickly provide confirmation that students have the knowledge and skills they claim. However, without forethought and guidance on choosing the right evidence, students may end up creating a worthless academic portfolio.

Here’s are ten tips for creating a killer college portfolio to make this a huge win for your students…

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What Can Higher Education Institutions Do to Reduce the College Dropout Rate?

What Can Higher Education Institutions Do to Reduce the College Dropout Rate?

We could go on forever about the reasons students do not return to school, but let’s focus on what proactive institutions can do to improve their retention rate. Simply, engage students in all aspects of campus life. Recognize their accomplishments. Provide support for them academically. And most importantly, prepare them for the workforce.

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Curriculum Mapping and Assessment Mapping to Improve Higher Education Learning

Curriculum Mapping and Assessment Mapping to Improve Higher Education Learning

Regardless of grade level or subject area, virtually every teacher is familiar with the concept of curriculum mapping. Some are actively engaged in the process. This is also true, albeit to a lesser extent, in higher education. Due to the structure of higher education programs, faculty sometimes find themselves focused on their own courses with a bit less awareness of the program at large.

Find out more about curriculum mapping and assessment mapping and why they are so important.

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The Rise of Competency-based Education

The Rise of Competency-based Education

Having joined the education vernacular in the 1960s, CBE (competency-based education), is experiencing a resurgence in interest and popularity. Attention on accountability in higher education, student learning outcomes and a related focus on outcomes-based assessment has brought new energy into the CBE movement. Other factors, including the rise of for-profit universities, the increasing numbers of non-traditional students, the desire to move students to degree completion more quickly and even the effort to provide a more transparent and personalized learning experience all contribute to this growing movement.

So, when it comes to competency-based education, what are the challenges and opportunities for higher education institutions to assess and achieve optimal student learning?

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Nazareth College

Nazareth College

  “With Chalk & Wire's help, we created forms to collect annual faculty data (publications, community involvement, and so on) from every full-time faculty; more than any presentation could, this activity showed them the power of the portfolio for the entire college.”...

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Champlain College

Champlain College

  Chalk & Wire has been tremendously helpful at the philosophical level of understanding portfolio thinking and how to effectively use portfolios in an assessment system. As we built portfolio structures, learning tasks and rubrics we were always encouraged to refer...

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