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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


As cited by the Association of American Colleges & Universities, one of the top ten skills employers look for in a college graduate is the ability to understand the global context in which work is now performed. #JustDoIt
Study a foreign language, get a job
“Life after graduation” are the three most chilling words a college student can hear. For many, the topic leaves us rattled to the core, shaken with the idea of preparing for meetings on a Tuesday …

RT @KUEdwardsCampus : Join us Thursday, April 2 as @KUCREES hosts a free movie screening of The Thief at 6 p.m. More:
Brownbag: “Empire Strikes Back:..,” Serhii Plokhii (Mykhailo Hrushevskyi professor...) 3/10/15 Brownbag: “Empire Strikes Back: The Fall of the USSR and the Ukraine Crisis,” Sehri Plokhii (Mykhailo Hrushevskyi professor of Ukrainian history at Harvard University). 3/10/15

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