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January 05, 2018

Slippery Rock University Selects Portfolium’s ePortfolios To Improve Students’ Career Readiness

Slippery Rock University (SRU) of Pennsylvania has selected Portfolium to provide ePortfolios to 2,100 students, 75 faculty in the College of Business (COB) and thousands of alumni. SRU chose Portfolium in order to help their students and alumni track achievements throughout their college career and postgraduate, connect with employers, and meet expectations of the workforce.

“Portfolium is like LinkedIn on steroids; the potential connections to employers offered by this program is going to make it much easier for students to effectively display their full body of work,” said Dr. Lawrence Shao, Dean of the College of Business.

SRU’s goal is to stay ahead of the curve as much as possible. Portfolium gives their students an advantage by helping them reflect on their competencies and achievements then use the evidence of skills to better connect with and showcase to employers.

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For the 2017-2018 academic year, SRU revised the Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for all students. Portfolium can be used to report on how students achieved the SLOs. Portfolium can pre-populate the SLOs and report on student learning progress, while seamlessly connecting to their learning management system (LMS).

 

“We are thrilled to help Slippery Rock University with their career readiness initiative and give their students a leg up on the competition by displaying their achievements on Portfolium in a portable way,” said Troy Markowitz, VP Academic Partnerships at Portfolium. “SRU students now have the unique ability to better connect and articulate what’s learned in the class and also measured by faculty as SLOs, to the skills attained from curriculum matching workforce needs.”

 

As both a software platform and a network, Portfolium uniquely advances the shared interests of higher ed, students, and employers. Portfolium’s learning graph links validated student learning outcomes from co-curricular and academic learning artifacts to a digital marketplace of internships and jobs requiring those same competencies. SRU students and alumni will benefit from free, lifelong access to Portfolium, and SRU will expand upon its ability to measure student progress through and beyond graduation using Portfolium’s reporting and analytics capabilities.

 

ABOUT SLIPPERY ROCK UNIVERSITY 
Slippery Rock University, founded in 1889, is a member of Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education. The University is shaped by its normal school heritage and characterized by its commitment to intellectual development, leadership, and civic responsibility. SRU provides students with a comprehensive learning experience that intentionally combines academic instruction with enhanced educational and learning opportunities that will help them succeed in their lives, professional careers and be engaged citizens. Today, Slippery Rock University is a four-year, public, coeducational, comprehensive university offering a broad array of undergraduate and select graduate programs to more than 8,500 students. The University has earned full institutional accreditation through the Middle State Commission on Higher Learning and discipline-specific accreditations. For more information, see https://www.sru.edu

 

ABOUT PORTFOLIUM 
Portfolium is the world’s fastest growing learning and career development network. 2,000+ colleges, universities and high schools use Portfolium to manage and align competency assessment, student success, and career readiness programs. Portfolium’s academic solutions plug students into an open ecosystem of employers, mentors, educators, and peers around the world. Our 3.5M+ users are linked to internships, jobs, and lifelong learning opportunities via ePortfolios that showcase their proven competencies. To learn more about Portfolium's network for learners and solutions for educators, visit: https://portfolium.com

 

*This article was originally published on PRWeb on 1/5/18

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