Multi Year Assessment Plan for the

Westmont Political Science Department

 

Outcomes

2008

-

2009

2009

-

2010

2010

-

2011

2011

-

2012

2012

-

2013

Means of

Assessment,

Benchmark

Who

is

in

Charge?

How the loop will be closed or

has been closed.

Competence

in written

communication

x     x  

Essay and

rubric

Jesse

Covington

Increased focus on writing in POL 040 & lower division courses; increased use of writing center; increased use of peer review; increased use of library liaison

Critically

trained

  x     x

Coursework;

pre/post

exam

Susan

Penksa

Revamped POL 040; increased emphasis of research methods in upper division courses; increased use of library liaison

Active

social

engagement

    x    

Essay and

rubric

Tom

Knecht

Additin of POL 110 as a service-learning course; additional discussion of civic engagement in POL 10 and POL 30