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Portfolio Course Guidelines

Adopted by the Curricular Affairs Committee on February 27, 2006 and reported in the Four Hundred Forty-First Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee.

Portfolio courses may be offered for 1-3 credits.

A one-credit portfolio course provides students with a structured opportunity to review, select, and revise examples of their work to place in a portfolio. Students' reflections on their choices form an integral part of this process.

Two- and three-credit portfolio courses must include a significant and substantive amount of instruction, provide students with a structured opportunity to review, select, and revise examples of their work, and includes a new project in addition to drawing on students' past work. "New project" is understood to include totally new work as well as substantial additional work on existing projects, e.g. elaborating and extending a research paper by examining and incorporating additional sources or replicating a study conducted earlier using a new sample.