Senior Portfolio for BS-ISS
Dr. M. Hovsepian
Prerequisite: BS ISS major in his/her senior year (90+ credit hours)
Credit hours: 0
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This non-credit requirement completes the BS IS degree. To create the portfolio, you must upload papers from your previous coursework. Ideally, these samples will be from upper level courses at UHD, but they do not have to be. Submissions may include group projects if that is what you feel is the best sample of your work or what you have easy access to upload. Writing samples submitted to the Portfolio must be written in English. Separate documents must be submitted to each assignment—i.e. one paper cannot be used to fulfill 2 assignments.
The e-portfolio has a dual purpose. First, as a graduate, you will need to have a resume for professional employment and may need supporting documents to illustrate proficiency in research and writing. Those continuing their education will be required to submit writing samples. Finally, the e-portfolio is important for program evaluation. Assessment of the ISS degree graduate is integral to maintaining an excellent program that meets the needs of the 21st century global workplace. There are three learning outcomes in the current assessment plan: writing, research and workforce preparation. The e-portfolio allows you to assemble samples of your work to demonstrate your achievement of those objectives.
The following are required for the e-portfolio:
A sample of good solid writing
Submit a final paper from an upper level class which you feel exemplifies your best work—whether it is the paper you enjoyed most writing, the paper you received the best grade, or the paper you are most proud of—really the choice is yours for this assignment. However, the sample should demonstrate college-level work and be of high quality. There is no format restriction or minimum length requirement for this assignment. Please include the actual assignment or explain in your own words what the assignment was so readers will understand what they are reading.
Provide a research paper from an upper-level class, which demonstrates your ability to conduct research. While there is no length requirement for this assignment,
your sample must be a research paper, must employ a method of citation and must include a bibliography. Please include the actual assignment or explain in your own words what the assignment was so readers will understand what they are reading.
Submit your current resume. Students can receive assistance through the Career Development Center (South-402) in preparing the resume if they do not have a resume already prepared. Here is a link for more resources: Career Resume Resources
How prepared are you for the workforce? Submit
either a final report from the internship/field experience (AA 4380 or ISS 4380)
or a reflective essay discussing your educational experience at UHD in the BS IS program. Include how you feel the program or UHD in general has prepared you for your next step—professionally in terms of your career path and/or academically if you are continuing your education via a certification process, graduate school, law school, etc.
If you have not taken AA/ISS 4380 Field Experience, then you will submit the reflective essay (500 word minimum).
Students will complete the survey asking for feedback on the BS IS program through a link provided on Blackboard. Follow the link, answer the survey, and then be sure to hit the “submit" button on the Assignment Page—disregard the “empty submission" message if you receive it and click OK. Qualtrics records your survey submission, not Blackboard.
Enrollment at UHD implies that the student embraces the UHD academic honesty code. This code states, “We will be honest in all our academic activities and will not tolerate dishonesty." Students not embracing this code of honor are subject to penalties in accordance with UHD's policy statement 03.31.
Academic Honesty in the UHD Student Handbook
ADA Compliance (Americans with Disabilities Act)
Whenever possible, and in accordance with 504/ADA guidelines, UHD will attempt to provide reasonable academic adjustments/auxiliary aids to students who request and require them. Please call 713-226- 5227 for more assistance.
Visit the UHD webpage for more information: BS-IS Homepage