In the Leadership and Instructional Practice Doctoral Program, the Comprehensive Assessment represents the blueprint for the evaluation of progress in and completion of the doctoral program. The Digital Portfolio is a work-in-progress that culminates in the documentation of demonstrated competence in specific areas along with a detailed Critical Synthesis Paper (CSP). The Digital Portfolio will serve as the documentation for the comprehensive assessment in the program, prior to moving on to the Project of Practice. Consequently, it is imperative that each participant’s Digital Portfolio demonstrate evidence of competency that weaves theoretical understanding and fluency together with knowledge of and reflection on the seminal works (primary literature associated with the competency), specific experiential learning, best practices, and practical application in each of the competency areas. Upon completion of the coursework, participants are expected to exhibit demonstrable competence in each area, as well as the ability to synthesize the connections between the domains.
As aspiring scholar-practitioners of Learning and Leadership, participants will:
- Assess established interpretations, and explore implications of theories, ideas, conditions, and/or practice, including construction of alternative interpretations, applications, and/or theoretical frameworks
- Discriminate, evaluate, and synthesize how learning and leadership contribute to the organizational and instructional processes
- Describe and articulate leadership and learning styles as well as be able to demonstrate how they fit into the leadership and learning processes as relate to the cultural and organizational environment of professional practice
As aspiring scholar-practitioners of Instructional Practice, participants will:
- Demonstrate the use of curriculum mapping and analysis in evaluating the efficacy of an educational program
- Analyze, critique, and develop instructional and learning models from both theoretical and practice perspectives, including application of different modalities.
As aspiring scholar-practitioners of Measurement and Inquiry, participants will:
- Demonstrate a thorough understanding of measurement, assessment, and evaluation to include cultural-legal-ethical-technical criticisms of data analysis and decision-making practices
- Demonstrate the ability to engage with peers and interact with faculty regarding inquiry and the role of the researcher within their respective professional practice
- Evaluate and integrate the role of innovation adoption in instructional settings
As aspiring scholar-practitioners of Communication, participants will:
- Construct and implement appropriate communication including the use of current technology and curriculum models
- Demonstrate communication and presentation skills that incorporate best practices in instructional settings
- Assess and apply various cognitive and ethical constructs as they relate to the decision-making and the communication processes