Program Review

The Communication Studies mission statement emphasizes two broad goals, that students are able to:

  • Analyze human symbolic activity wisely
  • Demonstrate eloquent communication

Specific program learning outcomes that derive from the mission and the two broad goals are:

  1. Students articulate disciplinary knowledge appropriately
  2. Students can apply biblical and ethical principles appropriately to complex communication situations
  3. Students communicate effectively in oral form
  4. Students communicate effectively in written form

Scheduled Assessment Activities (Revised according to Institutional ILO Alignments)

Outcomes

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

Facilitator

Written Communication

X

Ochieng

Disciplinary Knowledge

X

Dunn

Oral Communication

X

Stern

Biblical & Ethical Principles

X

Spencer

Curriculum Map

Program Goals

Human Symbolic Activity

Human Symbolic Activity

Eloquent Communication

Eloquent Communication

Learning Outcomes

Disciplinary knowledge

Biblical and ethical principles

Oral communication skills

Written communication skills

Where are Learning Outcomes Met?

I 006, 098, 129, 133, OCP

D 101,102, 103, 110, 125, 130, 135, 140,145

M

I 006, 015, 098, 101,102

D 110, 125, 129, 133, 135, 140,145, OCP

M 140

I006

D 015, 110, 130

M

I006

D 098, 101,102, 133, 140

M 103, 125

How are they assessed? Rubrics, Portfolios, Capstone, External Jury, Exit Interviews, Surveys, etc.

Exit Exam, Alumni Survey, Rubric

Exit Exam, Alumni Survey, Exit Interviews

Rubric, External Jury, Alumni Survey

Rubric, External Jury, Alumni Survey

Benchmark

Average or better on rubric and exam

Average or better on exit exam

Average or better on rubric

Average or better on rubric

Link to ILOs

Critical Thinking, Intellectual Engagement, Diversity & Global Awareness

Christian Understanding / Practices / Affections

Competence in Written/Oral Communication

Competence in Written/Oral Communication

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