Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

A Comparative Case Study of a Student Involvement Co-curricular Portfolio and Transcript
by Perry, Bruce R., Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Boston, 2018, 347; 10787296
Abstract (Summary)

This case study examined co-curricular portfolios and transcripts at two institutions to investigate the use of co-curricular portfolios, how they are developed, how institutions utilize them, and how they shape student learning. This research contributed to the literature by documenting evidence of student learning, describing how students and institutions utilize these programs, and providing in-depth comparative analyses of two cases. Five assessment frameworks and the conceptual framework of Preparation for Future Learning were used to analyze the data gathered.

Twenty-four students, four administrators, and one faculty member participated in interviews on two campuses where co-curricular involvement is documented by portfolios or transcripts. The findings indicated evidence of intrinsic student gains in the areas of self-awareness, pride and self-confidence, and transfer of learning; as well as extrinsic benefits including enhanced remembering and marketability. In addition, findings related to institutional perspectives described design and practice recommendations, practicality benefits, and challenges in implementing these programs.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Szelényi, Katalin
Commitee: Blanco-Ramirez, Gerardo, Owen, Julie E.
School: University of Massachusetts Boston
Department: Higher Education
School Location: United States -- Massachusetts
Source: DAI-A 79/10(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Higher Education Administration, Education, Higher education
Keywords: Co-curricular, Portfolio, Student involvement, Transcript
Publication Number: 10787296
ISBN: 9780438003705
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