Wayne State University

Certificate E-Portfolio Preparation

Students who enter the School in Winter 2016 (January 2016) or after are required to submit a Certificate Portfolio. The Certificate Portfolio should include all the following items:

  • A demonstrative essay
  • Two major artifacts or assignments of high quality from two different certificate courses that demonstrates your competency in the learning outcomes of the certificate you have applied for
  • A professional resume

Note that you have to include all required items in order to pass the Certificate Portfolio requirement.

In the demonstrative essay, students demonstrate their competency in the learning outcomes of the certificate they have applied for, analyze the contribution of included artifacts to the students' professional development and/or professional responsibilities of an information professional in the certificate area. Please follow the Instructions for Writing Demonstrative Essays link for more detail.

An artifact in the context of the Certificate Portfolio may refer to any sample work a student has completed in a certificate course since entering SIS. It can be in a variety of different formats, such as a paper, a web site, a database, etc. The sample artifacts students choose to include in the Certificate Portfolio should be of the highest quality representing the learning outcomes of the certificate the student has applied for.

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