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Assessing Experiential Learning

Please cite as follows: Chan, CKY (2015). "Assessing Experiential Learning", Engineering Education Enhancement and Research Asia (E3R Asia).

Individual Documentation?

What is Individual Documentation?

Individual documentation (EPICS Program & Purdue University, n.d.) in the form of design notebooks or blogs allows students to demonstrate their individual accomplishments and thinking.


Students participate in the Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS) at Purdue University are expected to include the following in their individual documentation:

  • An individual’s work on the project, including brainstorming, sketches, calculations, designs and action items.
  • Record of team meetings, including agendas, major discussion items, and action items that result from the meeting.
  • Relevant information and discussions from lectures
  • Contact information of people whom one has consulted about the project and minutes of the discussion with project partners.
  • Outcomes from all relevant conversations, including phone & email conversations.
  • Documents that the student contributed to, brief notes and information on these documents.

(Accessed from EPICS Program & Purdue University, (n.d.))

Examples of individual documentation prepared by students can be downloaded here.