Graduate Profile Development
At its March 2022 meeting, the RISD board of trustees voted to partner with engage2learn to facilitate the development of the RISD graduate profile – a document that will become a foundation of the district’s upcoming strategic planning process, scheduled to take place during the 2022-2023 school year. engage2learn is helping the district facilitate community summits, create an online survey, and convene focus groups during the spring of 2022 as RISD moves to have defined competencies of the graduate profile by the end of the 22-23 school year.
The project consisted of three components: engage, design and create with the goal of creating a vision for learning for all students in RISD.
During the engage phase, the district hosted Summits, Focus Groups, and published an online survey which resulted in over 2,500 participants. The breakdown for each activity included:
- Community survey participants – 2,313
- Focus group participants – 71
- Summit participants – 182
Data from the engage phase was shared with a district design team of RISD community members, parents, staff, and students who used the data to create a framework for action for the district. During the design and create phases, this team developed the profile framework including a set of beliefs, key components and learner outcomes for all students.
A draft of the profile was shared with the Board of Trustees at their May 23rd meeting and the final version was adopted by the Board of Trustees on June 6th.
The graduate profile is a document that includes the academic, personal and interpersonal competencies that all RISD students should possess upon graduation. The Graduate Profile document will become a foundation of the district’s upcoming strategic planning process, that is scheduled to begin in the Fall of 2022.