Every senior at Wittenberg completes a department-designed Senior Portfolio.
This process starts when the student declares either a business or accounting major and begins with the department’s learning goals. Each student develops, with the help of their academic adviser, his or her own personal development plan for achieving the learning goals. The culmination of the process, usually in January for May graduates or November for December graduates, includes two parts:
- Students submit an electronic portfolio, demonstrating the degree to which they have achieved the department’s learning goals. They do this by writing five profiles, one for each learning goal. The profiles then link to evidence in their portfolio. This electronic portfolio is assessed by faculty and outside assessors, usually alumni or managers from a variety of different fields.
- Students present to their assessor panel a “Why Me” pitch.
- Students have the opportunity to earn distinguished honors with the portfolio as well. When the student has completed outstanding work on both the electronic and presentation components, showing that their experiences while at Wittenberg were of excellence, and are well-related to the department's learning goals, students then earn the distinguished honors.
Students must successfully complete their Senior Business Portfolio in order to graduate with a business major of any concentration or an accounting major.
The following two students earned distinguished honors on their portfolios, and will be recognized at graduation.