Benchmark – Professional Portfolio
Due Date: Feb 21, 2018
The professional portfolio is one way to collect and showcase achievements and artifacts or evidence of accomplishments. For this assignment, you will prepare a professional portfolio that includes the following:
Reflection of Your Practicum Experience
In 1,000-1,250 words, address the following:
- Summarize your practicum experience.
- Describe how you have applied theory and/or knowledge from your course work into practice during your practicum experience (provide specific examples).
- What are the most important things you have learned from this practicum experience and how will you apply them to your public health career?
- How has this experience helped develop professionalism skills, such as networking, team building, communication, and professional competencies in public health? What leadership qualities do you possess and how do you envision applying them to your public health career?
- Articulate a personal mission, a set of core values, and vision regarding your role in public health. How will your core values help guide your ethical decision making in public health?
- Include two or three scholarly sources to support your narrative.
Sample Practicum Work:
In a second, separate document, submit a sample of your practicum work (e.g., health education materials, reports, presentation)
Cover Letter and Resume:
In a third, separate document, submit a cover letter and resume. Prepare a cover letter and resume for a potential (or actual) position in public health.
APA format is required for essays only. Solid academic writing is expected for all presentation formats, and in-text citations and references should be presented using APA guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
Benchmark – Professional Portfolio
Less than Satisfactory
|10.0 %Summary of Practicum Experience||Summary is not present or is incomplete.||Summary is insufficiently developed and/or vague; purpose is not clear. One or more components are missing.||Summary includes minimal background on practicum site as well as the types of projects or nature of work that occurred during the practicum.||Summary includes background on practicum site as well as the types of projects or nature of work that occurred during the practicum.||Summary clearly describes background on practicum site as well as the types of projects or nature of work that occurred during the practicum. Details are provided.|
|20.0 %Application of Theory or Knowledge to Practice||Description of how theory or knowledge was applied in the practicum is incoherent, vague, or not evident. Supportive skill knowledge is lacking. No citations are used to support the narrative.||Description is included but is insufficient. Application of theory or knowledge is described minimally in a general context rather than providing tangible examples from the practicum experience. There are obvious flaws in the knowledge and skills gained. Minimal details are provided. Citations are used minimally to support the narrative (one source).||Description is adequate but lacks unity or depth. Application of theory or knowledge is described adequately and at least one example from the practicum experience is described. Some details are lacking. A few inconsistencies are present. Citations are used adequately to support the narrative (two sources).||Description is a substantive and reflective paper that describes the application of theory or knowledge during the practicum experience. Examples illustrate the knowledge and skills gained throughout. Citations are used effectively to support the narrative (two or three sources).||Description is a clear and convincing reflective paper that expertly describes the application of theory or knowledge during the practicum experience. In-depth details are present, reflecting the integration of knowledge and skills gained through the practicum experience. Citations are used skillfully to support the narrative (three or more sources).|
|10.0 %Evaluation of Learning and Professional Skill Development||Fails to describe important items learned and how the practicum experience contributed to student’s understanding of public health and public health practice. Fails to describe professional and leadership development resulting from the practicum.||Inadequately describes important items learned and how the practicum has contributed to student’s understanding of public health and public health practice. Inadequate description of professional and leadership development resulting from the practicum.||Adequately describes important items learned and how the practicum has contributed to student’s understanding of public health and public health practice. Some details regarding professional and leadership development resulting from the practicum are provided.||Describes in detail important items learned and how the practicum has contributed to student’s understanding of public health and public health practice. Clearly describes professional and leadership development resulting from the practicum.||Expertly describes how the practicum has contributed to student’s understanding of public health and public health practice. Thoughtfully analyzes important items learned and professional skills gained from the practicum experience.|
|10.0 %Mission, Core Values, Vision||Mission statement is incomplete or not evident. Does not include core values that are clearly identified and/or stated in appropriate format. Vision is incomplete, not relevant to public health, or not evident.||Mission statement minimally outlines aspirations, characteristics, and guiding principles (one or more components may be missing). Core values are insufficiently developed and/or vague. Vision is developed insufficiently.||Mission statement outlines, in minimal detail, aspirations, characteristics, and guiding principles with some relevance to public health. Includes core values but no description of their application to ethical decision making. Vision is included but lacks relevance to public health.||Mission statement describes aspirations, characteristics, and guiding principles for public health. Includes core values with some description of their application to ethical decision making. Vision is appropriate and relevant to public health.||Mission statement describes in-depth aspirations, characteristics, and guiding principles for public health. Clearly describes core values with a well-crafted description of their application to ethical decision making. High level of thought was used in defining a public health vision, which demonstrates both a depth and breadth of knowledge.|
|15.0 %Sample Work||Portfolio does not include documents/materials produced as a result of the practicum.||Portfolio includes documents/materials produced as a result of the practicum but lacks clarity or organization.||Portfolio includes documents/materials produced as a result of the practicum. Items are introduced and somewhat organized. Most items are related to the purpose of the portfolio.||Portfolio includes documents/materials produced as a result of the practicum. Items are introduced and well-organized.||Portfolio clearly includes documents/materials produced as a result of the practicum. Items are clearly introduced, well-organized, and creatively displayed. All items are directly related to the purpose of the portfolio.|
|15.0 %Cover Letter and Resume||Cover letter is not present. Resume of educational and professional experience is either not present or not evident.||Cover letter is developed inadequately. Resume fails to clearly describe the educational and professional experience, omits major elements, and is disorganized.||Cover letter is present but missing key elements and lacks clarity. Resume includes primary elements and key points, including educational and professional experience, but it is cursory and lacks depth.||Cover letter is present and includes key elements. Resume is clear and comprehensive. Educational and professional experience is present and easily identified. Formatting and organization could be improved.||Cover letter is clearly and expertly developed. Resume is a thorough summary of educational and professional experience. Examples and details are in-depth. Formatting and organization are appealing and appropriate.|
|10.0 %Organization and Effectiveness|
|5.0 %Language Use and Audience Awareness (includes sentence construction, word choice, etc.)||Inappropriate word choice and lack of variety in language use are evident. Writer appears to be unaware of audience. Use of ?primer prose? indicates writer either does not apply figures of speech or uses them inappropriately.||Some distracting inconsistencies in language choice (register) and/or word choice are present. The writer exhibits some lack of control in using figures of speech appropriately.||Language is appropriate to the targeted audience for the most part.||The writer is clearly aware of audience, uses a variety of appropriate vocabulary for the targeted audience, and uses figures of speech to communicate clearly.||The writer uses a variety of sentence constructions, figures of speech, and word choice in distinctive and creative ways that are appropriate to purpose, discipline, and scope.|
|10.0 %Organization and Effectiveness|
|5.0 %Mechanics of Writing (includes spelling, punctuation, grammar, and language use)||Surface errors are pervasive enough that they impede communication of meaning. Inappropriate word choice and/or sentence construction are employed.||Frequent and repetitive mechanical errors distract the reader. Inconsistencies in language and/or word choice are present.||Some mechanical errors or typos are present but are not overly distracting to the reader. Audience-appropriate language is employed.||Prose is largely free of mechanical errors, although a few may be present. The writer uses a variety of sentence structures and effective figures of speech.||The writer is clearly in command of standard, written, academic English.|
|5.0 %Paper Format (Use of appropriate style for the major and assignment)||Template is not used appropriately, or documentation format is rarely followed correctly.||Appropriate template is used, but some elements are missing or mistaken. A lack of control with formatting is apparent.||Appropriate template is used. Formatting is correct, although some minor errors may be present.||Appropriate template is fully used. There are virtually no errors in formatting style.||All format elements are correct.|
|5.0 %Research Citations (In-text citations for paraphrasing and direct quotes, and reference page listing and formatting, as appropriate to assignment and style)||No reference page is included. No citations are used.||Reference page is present. Citations are used inconsistently.||Reference page is included and lists sources used in the paper. Sources are documented appropriately, although some errors may be present.||Reference page is inclusive of all cited sources. Documentation is appropriate and citation style usually is correct.||In-text citations and a reference page are complete and correct. The documentation of cited sources is free of error.|
|100 %Total Weightage|