ThinkAchieve Graduates

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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?

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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 recent Graduates:

2016-17 2017-18 2018-19
Samara Davis
Recon Johnson
Garrett Allen
Jay Nguyen
Grace Mcpherson
Nailah Littlejohn
Spenser Ryan
Jessica Neill
Noah Reeves
Kelsey Weaver
Savannah Wexler
Caroline Waldron
 

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.