In the MPA program at the University of Kansas we have focused attention on outcomes
in two ways that are unique. First, we intend the portfolio and our competencies matrix to primarily serve students as a self-assessment and professional development tool. While it is important for the faculty and the university to attest to student learning, it is equally, if not
more important, for students themselves to acknowledge their progress in ways that cut across classes and work experiences. Second, we envision the portfolio and competencies rubric to serve MPA students while in school and as their careers develop. The competencies matrix associated with the portfolio project at KU, clearly encompasses more than what any student could accomplish during graduate education alone.
The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression and genetic information in the University’s programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access, IOA@ku.edu, 1246 W. Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS, 66045, (785)864-6414, 711 TTY.