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Internal Student Evaluations

At the end of each semester, the advisor prepares a narrative evaluation that reviews the work, achievements, and overall quality of the student’s academic performance during the semester. The evaluation describes the student’s learning activities for the semester, key learning gains, and the degree to which the student’s learning achieves the goals laid out in the Learning Plan. The advisor evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of the student’s work overall, including the coherency of learning, conceptualization of specific projects, and student skills in description, organization, analysis, integration of experience and theory, reflection and presentation, indicating areas where the work needs improvement. Submitted directly to the student after the end of the semester, the evaluations constitute a private communication between the advisor and the student that is not retained as part of a student’s permanent record.