Any student who declares a major in French, German or Spanish must participate in the portfolio assessment program as a requirement for graduation. This assessment program has been adopted in response to:
Students ready to prepare the portfolio must enroll in WLL 400 (World Languages Program Assessment) that semester.
(1) A personal statement written in English (2-3 pages in length) which provides:
(2) One paper written for a class assignment (minimum of 3 pages in length) in the target language and on a literary topic.
(3) One paper written for a class assignment (minimum of 3 pages in length) written in the target language and on a cultural or linguistic topic.
(4) The results of the STAMP test administered to all majors prior to certification of their degrees.
Each paper must have a cover sheet which indicates the course it was submitted for and the semester and year it was submitted. The personal statement precedes the other papers. The second and third papers should be arranged chronologically.
Portfolios are not assigned grades, but are reviewed by faculty of the program and perhaps by an external evaluator. The student will receive no evaluation of the portfolio, but once it has been scanned, the student can come by the department to retrieve it.