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Abstract

Assessment of student learning in graduate education often takes the form of a summative measure by way of written comprehensive exams. However, written examinations, while suitable for evaluating cognitive knowledge, may not fully capture students’ abilities to transfer and apply leadership related knowledge and skills into real-world practice. This application brief describes a new form of comprehensive exam in the form of an e-portfolio process, and how an institution has turned a common assessment management tool into an instrument for learning. This brief offers the perspectives of two professors who developed and assessed the student projects, as well as a graduate student who has completed the process. Recommendations for future use to enhance the quality of the experience are also discussed.

Document Type

Article - campus only

Source Publication

Journal of Leadership Education

Version

Published Version

Publication Date

7-1-2016

Volume

15

Issue

3

First Page

42

Last Page

52

Rights

Notice: This material may be protected by copyright law (Title 17 U.S. Code).

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