The Certificate Portfolio serves as the culminating learning outcomes assessment for students preparing to graduate from the School's certificate programs. The Certificate Portfolio submitted electronically, is an opportunity for students to reflect on their cumulative experiences in the certificate programs. The contents of the Certificate Portfolio focus on professional skills and knowledge developed during the student's coursework. After ascertaining that all required materials are present, the Certificate Portfolio is evaluated by a Faculty Committee consisting of a minimum of two full-time faculty members.
The Certificate Portfolio is a separate process from the MLIS/MSIM E-Portfolio. Students need to submit a separate e-portfolio for the MLIS or MSIM degree and for each completed certificate. If you are looking for information about MLIS/MSIM E-Portfolio, please refer to the E-Portfolio page.
The Certificate Portfolio is a graduation requirement for any new student beginning January 2016 or after.
Note: Students enrolled prior to January 2016 who choose to add the Graduate Certificate in Information Management (GCIM) or the Graduate Certificate in Public Library Services to Children and Young Adults (GCPLSCYA) are not required to complete this requirement. Students who add the Graduate Certificate in Archival Administration (GCAA) must complete this requirement if they complete INF 7710 during/after Fall 2016.