ERIC Number: ED199242
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
The Doctoral Portfolio as a Measure of Quality.
Murray, Frank B.
A school of education faculty designed the Doctoral Portfolio as a device for assessing their doctoral students' competence in the tasks that professional academics routinely perform. Each student assembled a portfolio after the completion of a set of core courses and before the dissertation. The components assessed in the portfolio were: (1) a research study written in publishable form; (2) a research presentation to at least one professional meeting; (3) at least one literature review, suitable for publication in a review journal; (4) a detailed course outline for one graduate semester in the student's specialization; (5) a review of current advanced textbooks at a publishable level; (6) the design, implementation, and evaluation of a curriculum unit or module; and (7) the dissertation proposal. After the proposal was transmitted to an advisory committee, the student was examined on its content. Eighteen students evaluated the program and rated all of the components except the curriculum design in the good to excellent range. The Doctoral Portfolio was found to be an innovative way to apply competency based education to doctoral training. (FG)
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