La Roche College has selected Portfolium’s Student Success platform to accurately assess the completion of general education outcomes and demonstrate student career readiness skills to potential employers.
Portfolium’s Student Success platform will provide La Roche students with the ability to access a lifelong digital repository of curricular and co-curricular learning artifacts, all which can be linked to identifiable hard and soft competency skills as certified by the National Association of College and Employers (NACE). These identified skills will exist in a competency database made searchable for employer partners through Portfolium’s TalentMatch feature, creating a direct connection between student learning and career opportunity.
Along with several program-specific ePortfolio initiatives, La Roche also plans to roll out the campus-wide ePortfolio initiative as part of the institution’s First Year Experience (FYE) program and follow students through their transition into La Roche and beyond as alumni.
As part of Portfolium’s ePortfolio platform, staff and faculty will also be able to bridge student learning and assessment in a seamless way through the platform’s reporting and analytics capabilities. These assessment tools will be further powered by Portfolium’s full-integration with La Roche’s current learning management system, Canvas by Instructure, allowing for an intuitive user experience and minimal student or student faculty training.
When explaining why La Roche decided to partner with Portfolium, Director of Retention and Assessment at La Roche College Laura Oknefski cited the platform’s “ease of use, integration with Canvas and lifelong access for students” as major factors.
“To certify student success as less of a concept and more of a institutional reality, it is imperative to lay the groundwork needed to definitively connect learning artifacts with learning outcomes,” said Troy Markowitz, VP of Academic Partnerships, “This is why we are proud to partner with La Roche College and lay that groundwork for generations of students to come.”
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ABOUT LA ROUCHE COLLEGE:
La Roche College is a private college in McCandless Township, a suburb of Pittsburgh in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. It was founded in 1963 by the Sisters of Divine Providence as a Roman Catholic college and now sits on an 80-acre campus in McCandless within the Diocese of Pittsburgh. La Roche provides higher educational services, including undergraduate and graduate degree programs in business, English, criminal justice, health science, math, sociology, and many other academic fields. For more info, please visit: https://www.laroche.edu/