B.A. Chemistry & B.A. Chemistry – Written Communication (2017-2018)

Have formal Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs) or Student Learning Outcomes (SLOS) been developed?


Published where? (website)

Chemistry webpage

Do PLOs include or imply link to Core Competency? (AY 2017-2018: Written Communication)?

While writing efficiency is not listed specifically in the department’s list of PLO, it is implied in the PLO of preparing and presenting a seminar.

Process of Core Competency Assessment:

Course (400- level)

CHEM 431


2-4 pg. report including references from peer-reviewed journals

Type of Student Artifact

Formal Scientific Report

Rubric or other instrument

GE Rubric for Written Communication

Data (measurement of the competency)

Line of Reasoning: 2.95/4 or 74%
Organization and Structure: 2.86/4 or 72%
Content: 2.54/4 or 64%
Language and Grammar: 2.91/4 or 73%

Evaluator Tabular Data

Action Taken in Response to the Data (What will you do in response to the Findings?)

Students will be given more detailed instruction regarding content and how it is used to support the main argument.

Date of Last Program Review

October 2015

Chemistry MOU