ThinkAchieve Graduates earn the distinction of being recognized by the University at the UTC Commencement(Graduation) Ceremony, in the Commencement Program and on their official UTC Transcript, as well as at the SGA Senior Leadership Awards Banquet if graduating in the Spring Semester.
How does a student earn this recogntion?
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 recieve 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.