Senior Exit Exam

Senior Exit Exam

Communication is a very exciting and growing area of study. Everyone needs to know how to communicate effectively. Please take a look at our website and contact us if you have any questions

Message from the Chair

Whatever you decide to do with your life, you will need to know how to communicate. Communication is a fundamental part of life. Human beings communicate orally, in writing, through body language, across cultures, telling stories, using digital media, using social media, as well as many other ways.

If you’re graduating in May (2019), you are exempt from the Senior requirement. Congratulations!!

If you’re graduating in December 2019 or beyond, we are transitioning to a new ePortfolio model that will include examples of your work from previous courses. The information below provides a brief summary of the ePortfolio model and further details will be available in early August. What is an ePortfolio?

An ePortfolio is a way for you to document what you’ve learned during your time at UCCS and how your education aligns with your professional goals. You will create an ePortfolio using the Canvas tool, and submit artifacts (documents, presentations, papers, etc.) to your ePortfolio as assigned by instructors of your core courses.

What purpose does an ePortfolio serve? ePorfolios offer a mechanism to demonstrate the knowledge and skills obtained during your time at UCCS to potential employers and/or graduate schools. They also offer an opportunity to demonstrate classroom learning in addition to other aspects of your life, including work and/ volunteer or community experiences.

What is included in an ePortfolio?

Your portfolio should include 3 components. Seniors may be exempt from some of the artifact requirements depending on when they enrolled at UCCS. The components are described below:

1. Home Page – This section should include:

a. A professional picture (headshot)

b. Contact information

c. A personal statement of professionalism (i.e., what it means to be a professional in your desired field). d. An electronic copy of your resume or curriculum vitae

2. Artifacts - This could include (but is not limited to) written assignments, recorded presentations, PowerPoints frompresentations, copies of publications, writings or drawings, newspaper articles written about a project, letters confirming your participation with service organizations, and/or photos of items built or created along with certification that the item pictured was original work.

3. Reflection paper (approximately ½-1 page) that describes how the artifact demonstrates your competency of that learning objective. Note: (1) one artifact may demonstrate several objectives, and (2) more than one artifact could be used for one objective.

If you would like further information, please contact Janice Thorpe (719)255-4564 (on campus x4564), jthorpe@uccs.edu