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Center for Teaching Excellence Report

Portfolio Assessment: An Alternative 
to Traditional Performance Evaluation Methods in the Area Studies Programs

Mariya Omelicheva, CREES Director


A big high-five to #KU sophomore Yulduz Kuchkarova! #rockchalk
Kuchkarova Breaks Uzebekistani Record During Asian Games Performance
Kansas sophomore Yulduz Kuchkarova set a personal-best time and broke her own Uzbekistan national record at the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea last week. Kuchkarova swam a total of three events: the 200-, 100- and 50-meter backstroke—the latter in a record-setting time of 29.31.

A big high-five to #KU sophomore Yulduz Kuchkarova! #rockchalk

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