For those students planning to graduate this Spring, the electronic portfolio is due March 15, 2011. The portfolio is expected to be a high quality, graduate document developed during the program. The portfolio content is expected to be substantive and professional in presentation. Below is the information regarding portfolios from the Student Handbook.
The Graduate School of Kansas State University requires comprehensive examinations. In order to fulfill this requirement, the Academic Advising faculty of the Department of Special Education, Counseling, and Student Affairs adopted a portfolio system to ensure that all master’s degree students possess the necessary knowledge and competencies for academic advising. In developing these portfolios, students will demonstrate and apply what they have learned about academic advising from their coursework. Completed portfolios should be e-mailed to the advisor who will review and evaluate them in collaboration with the other members of the student’s supervisory committee.
Portfolios for committee review are due to the appointed advisor at the following times:
- Graduating in Fall 2010: October 15, 2010
- Graduating in Spring 2011: March 15, 2011
- Graduating in Summer 2011: June 24, 2011
- Graduating in Fall 2011: October 17, 2011
Students must be enrolled during the semester they submit their portfolio and intend to graduate. The portfolio is expected to be a high quality, graduate document developed during the program. The portfolio content is expected to be substantive and professional in presentation. APA style (6th ed.) should be used in the presentation of the portfolio. An excellent reference for APA style is the Online Writing Lab at Purdue University (http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/).
1. Title Page. Include name, contact information, date of portfolio submission, month/year of graduation, and advisor.
2. Table of Contents.
3. Introduction. The introduction is intended to be a brief description of the portfolio and its organization.
4. Current Resume.
5. Philosophy of Academic Advising Statement. Write your personal philosophy of academic advising (approximately 500 to 750 words) in which you address beliefs and principles that guide your academic advising. In addition, include examples of how you apply or plan to apply that philosophy in your professional practice.
A PDF file of the complete portfolio requirements (revised 6/10) is available below.
- Portfolio Requirements (PDF)
An example of a portfolio submitted to meet requirements of the Master of Science in Academic Advising is available below as a PDF file. The portfolio was prepared by David Freitag, (Fall 2010). It is posted with his permission and presented as an example. It is not intended to be a model, as portfolios will vary in terms of presentation (e.g., format, content, focus).
- Portfolio Example (PDF)