University removes ePortfolio as a graduation requirement

June 24, 2014

Clemson University’s Undergraduate Curriculum committee chaired by Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Studies Jan Murdoch, voted in May to remove ePortfolio as a graduation requirement effective summer 2014.

“This means students who plan to graduate in August 2014 and beyond are not required to submit any artifacts related to ePortfolio as a University requirement for graduation,”  explained Interim Provost Nadim Aziz. “Students wishing to make substitutions for general education courses are still required to submit evidence of attainment of the competency with the substitution request form.”

The ePortfolio program was implemented in 2006 by Clemson University to assess student evidence for the general education competencies throughout the undergraduate experience.

“I wish to thank Dean Murdoch and Dr. Gail Ring, Director of the ePortfolio Program and the rest of the team for working diligently during the past several years to implement this program in the best interest of the university,” said Aziz.  “Their work and the work that the undergraduate students put into this program was instrumental to successfully meet SACSCOC requirements for university accreditation that was successfully concluded in 2013.  So again, a big thank you to all who contributed to this endeavor.”

Work has already started to engage the faculty and others to develop the processes necessary to collect the required information for assessment purposes.