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Change Type
GIS (Geographic Information Systems)
660
032268
Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
No
MGIST Professional Portfolio
MGIST Portfolio
College of Natural Resources
Parks, Recr & Tourism Mgmt (15PRT)
Term Offering
Fall and Spring
Offered Every Year
Spring 2016
Previously taught as Special Topics?
Yes
4
 
Course Prefix/NumberSemester/Term OfferedEnrollment
GIS 610Summer 20146
GIS 610Fall 20148
GIS 610Spring 20153
GIS 610Fall 20157
Course Delivery
Distance Education (DELTA)
Online (Internet)

Grading Method
Credit (S/U)/Audit
1
15
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture1
Course Attribute(s)


If your course includes any of the following competencies, check all that apply.
University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Perver Baran
Teaching Associate Professor
Full

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Delivery FormatPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
LEC2525NoWe expect the enrollment to eventually be tied to a co-requisite with GIS 590, our Capstone Course, and will become a required course in the curriculum.
Restriction: Graduate Student in the MGIST Program
Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
No
This course will focus on creating an effective digital portfolio, including content selection, description and reflection, and web site organization and design. The digital portfolio will present personal MGIST program accomplishments to demonstrate individual competences through knowledge, skills, and abilities of a geospatial science professional. Intended for students in their last semester in the MGIST Program.

The professional portfolio has always been a part of the GIS 590 – Geospatial Information Science Master’s Project course and used as a Program assessment tool. In addition, we have offered a similar Special Topic course focusing on Portfolio development in general for several semesters. In order to raise the awareness of the portfolio requirement in the MGIST Program and improve the portfolio quality, we have revamped the Special Topic course to better address the requirements specific to the MGIST Program. Hence it is better suited to be delivered as a separate course independent from GIS 590. This will also free up time in GIS 590 to handle the requirements of the Capstone project. The course will eventually be a required component of the curriculum after a transition period.


No

Is this a GEP Course?
GEP Categories

Humanities Open when gep_category = HUM
Each course in the Humanities category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Mathematical Sciences Open when gep_category = MATH
Each course in the Mathematial Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Natural Sciences Open when gep_category = NATSCI
Each course in the Natural Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Social Sciences Open when gep_category = SOCSCI
Each course in the Social Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Interdisciplinary Perspectives Open when gep_category = INTERDISC
Each course in the Interdisciplinary Perspectives category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Visual & Performing Arts Open when gep_category = VPA
Each course in the Visual and Performing Arts category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Health and Exercise Studies Open when gep_category = HES
Each course in the Health and Exercise Studies category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
&
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Global Knowledge Open when gep_category = GLOBAL
Each course in the Global Knowledge category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve objective #1 plus at least one of objectives 2, 3, and 4:
 
 

 
 

 
Please complete at least 1 of the following student objectives.
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

US Diversity Open when gep_category = USDIV
Each course in the US Diversity category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve at least 2 of the following objectives:
Please complete at least 2 of the following student objectives.
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Requisites and Scheduling
 
a. If seats are restricted, describe the restrictions being applied.
 

 
b. Is this restriction listed in the course catalog description for the course?
 

 
List all course pre-requisites, co-requisites, and restrictive statements (ex: Jr standing; Chemistry majors only). If none, state none.
 

 
List any discipline specific background or skills that a student is expected to have prior to taking this course. If none, state none. (ex: ability to analyze historical text; prepare a lesson plan)
 

Additional Information
Complete the following 3 questions or attach a syllabus that includes this information. If a 400-level or dual level course, a syllabus is required.
 
Title and author of any required text or publications.
 

 
Major topics to be covered and required readings including laboratory and studio topics.
 

 
List any required field trips, out of class activities, and/or guest speakers.
 

No new resources are needed.

  • Create an effective digital portfolio

  • Select and organize appropriate portfolio content

  • Present personal MGIST program accomplishments 

  • Identify and demonstrate individual competences through knowledge, skills, and abilities of a geospatial science professional

  • Reflect on the program


Student Learning Outcomes

After successfully completing this course, students will be able to: 


1. Create and select effective portfolio content, i.e., example work (course experiences), and reflect on individual learning using the MGIST program and GIS&T BoK (Body of Knowledge) Competences by distinguishing outcomes at the competence and program level: 



  • Select example works that clearly and directly relate to the purpose of the Portfolio.

  • Create and effectively integrate visual and verbal content for example works.

  • Effectively communicate individual competences through example works and reflection that demonstrates conceptual understanding across the examples provided.

  • Effectively communicate Capstone Experience.

  • Synthesize understanding across courses and project examples through Program Reflection that demonstrate acquired competence throughout the MGIST program. 


2. Organize and design a portfolio in a seamlessly integrated format.

3. Create effective digital portfolio.


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Homework20%There will be a total of 5 exercises accompanying the five course modules; each exercise will be graded on a 0-3 point scale.
0: exercise not submitted
1: minimum effort in addressing requirements/ most requirements not addressed
2: Most requirements addressed satisfactorily
3: All requirements addressed exceptionally well
Other70%Portfolio component; The instructor and the Program Director will review the portfolio based on the portfolio evaluation criteria, See attached Portfolio Evaluation Rubric.
Other10%Peer review of portfolio; Students will review 3 peer portfolios utilizing the Portfolio Evaluation Rubric.
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
Introduction and overview1 weekReview syllabus and Moodle site
Explore Web authoring software options
Site content1 week Reading instructional material on Moodle
Exercise 1: Site Content
Organization and Design 1 weekReading instructional material on Moodle
Exercise 2: Organization and Design
Color Theory1 weekReading instructional material on Moodle
Exercise 3: Color Theory
Typography1 weekReading instructional material on Moodle
Exercise 4: Typography
Digital Imagery1 weekReading instructional material on Moodle
Exercise 5: Digital Imagery
Work on Portfolio8 weeksPortfolio development and consultation
Peer Review of Portfolio1 weekStudents will review 3 peer portfolios
mlnosbis 10/2/2015: PRT 650=Professional Electronic Portfolio for PRTM. ECI 445=New Literacies, Emerging Technologies, and Electronic Portfolios. Possible consult with DGPs of those programs?

ghodge 10/05/2015 Ready for ABGS reviewers. Comment: EMS 675 also includes portfolio development.

ABGS Reviewer comments:
-Offered DE and Online. Are those different?
-If this course will eventually become required, why not propose that now?

ghodge 10/25/2015 A DE course could be online or at a remote site. At this time, "required or elective" only impacts undergraduate courses. They can make that change with a curriculum change memo later.

ghodge 11/03/2015 Ready for ABGS meeting
mffloyd (Thu, 10 Sep 2015 13:33:39 GMT): When the course becomes a requirement enrollment will increase. Otherwise, it would be questionable and would appear to be a low enrollment course.
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