An Authentic Assessment Method for Demonstrating Competency Domains in a Learning and Leadership Doctoral Program
Abstract: Through this presentation, we will share how a doctoral program combines the best of a theory based program and an applied program. Participants work within their professional practice environment underpinned with the theoretical constructs of the program's competency domains. Competencies are characterized as behaviors, knowledge, skills and abilities, exhibited in professional practice, and can be objectively measured, enhanced, and improved through learning experiences. Demonstration of competency directly impacts the success of individuals and organizations. Core competencies, for our program, are areas of focus upon which future learning and professional practice are developed. Using core competencies as the baseline for a degree program enhances knowledge acquisition and performance improvement. Competencies should not be static or fixed, but are continually enhanced through academic engagement, experiential learning, and ongoing professional practice and development.
Presider: Edgar Chabolla, CSU San Bernardino