ThinkAchieve Graduates earn the distinction of being recognized by the University at:
- The UTC Commencement (Graduation) Ceremony
- The Commencement Program
- On their official UTC Transcript
- The SGA Senior Leadership Awards Banquet (if graduating in the Spring Semester)
How does a student earn this recognition?
Any UTC undergraduate who earns 120 ThinkAchieve points and completes a senior synthesis of all point earning experiences can be a ThinkAchieve Graduate.
How does a student earn points?
Please see our Points and Awards page for and explanation of point earning experiences.
What is a Senior Synthesis and when is it due?
A Senior Synthesis is an integration of all the reflective materials that a student completes through the point earning experiences listed above. This Synthesis is usually presented in the form of an eportfolio, and is due by the mid-term of the semester in which the student plans to graduate. Here is a template to give an idea of what this synthesis can look like.
The rubric used the assess these Senior Syntheses should be followed by students seeking designation. More information about e-portfolios can be found at: http://www.utc.edu/walker-center-teaching-learning/faculty-development/eportfolio.php
Examples of Senior Syntheses from among the 2016-17 Graduates:
Note: In order to receive the graduation recognition, graduates must complete at least one point earning element from outside of their academic discipline and notify Bengt-Carlson@utc.edu before the beginning of the semester when they anticipate graduating.