VARIOUS ASSESSMENT PLAN STATEMENTS

 

Biology Assessment Plan Statement # 1

 

Intended Outcome # 1 (SLO).Biology majors will display proficiency in identifying key biological concepts and principles.

 

Assessment Measures, Techniques, and Target Courses/Activities.BIOL201 students will complete a series of examinations, in which questions related to key biological concepts and principles have been embedded.Faculty will evaluate studentsí answers to the embedded questions across all sections.

 

Assessment Criteria/Expected Results.At least 80 percent of students will answer each embedded question correctly.

 

 

Biology Assessment Plan Statement # 2

 

Intended Outcome # 2 (SLO).Biology majors will demonstrate expertise in applying key biological concepts and principles to practical problems in a laboratory setting.

 

Assessment Measures, Techniques, and Target Courses/Activities.BIOL201 students will complete weekly lab projects.Faculty will use an assessment rubric to evaluate randomly selected projects during the fourth, eighth and twelfth weeks.

 

Assessment Criteria/Expected Results. Students will achieve an average rating of 4 or higher on a scale of 1-7 in each performance area on selected lab projects.

 

 

Biology Assessment Plan Statement # 3

 

Intended Outcome # 3 (SLO).Biology majors will demonstrate competency in using the standard scientific format to prepare reports of findings.

 

Assessment Measures, Techniques, and Target Courses/Activities.BIOL201 students will prepare reports of findings for weekly lab projects.Faculty will use an assessment rubric to evaluate randomly selected reports during the fourth, eighth and twelfth weeks.

 

Assessment Criteria/Expected Results.Students will achieve an average rating of 4 or higher on a scale of 1-7 in each performance area on selected reports of findings.

 

 

English Assessment Plan Statement

 

Intended Outcome (SLO).Undergraduate English students will demonstrate expertise in information research techniques.

 

Assessment Measures, Techniques, and Target Courses/Activities.ENGL102 students will complete a research project.Faculty peers from several institutions will evaluate randomly selected projects using a rating form for determining the appropriate use of basic information research techniques.

 

Assessment Criteria/Expected Results.In at least 75 percent of selected research projects, students will receive ratings of 3 or 4 on a 4-point scale in each performance area.

 

 

Communication Assessment Plan Statement

 

Intended Outcome (SLO).Communication majors will exhibit expertise in basic information technology skills.

 

Assessment Measures, Techniques, and Target Courses/Activities.COMM341 students will complete a research project involving a detailed Internet search, a written report (MS Word), and a PowerPoint presentation.A jury of faculty will evaluate the projects using an assessment rubric developed by the program assessment committee.

 

Assessment Criteria/Expected Results.Students will meet or exceed performance standards in over 80 percent of research projects.

 

 

Management Assessment Plan Statement

 

Intended Outcome (SLO).The performance of senior management students on a comprehensive standardized exam will compare favorably to that of management students graduating from peer institutions.

 

Assessment Measures, Techniques, and Target Courses/Activities.MGT413 students will take the ETS Major Field Test in Business during the eighth week of the spring semester.ETS will process completed exams and return score reports for individual students and the norm group at least two weeks prior to the end of the semester.

 

Assessment Criteria/Expected Results.At least 75 percent of graduating students will score at or above the 50th percentile on the Major Field Test.