B.A. Linguistics – Written Communication (2017-2018)

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


Published where? (website)

Linguistics webpage

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

Yes, Absolutely
See PLO #8

Locate and utilize reliable scholarly information in academic journals and books as a part of engaging in academic linguistic research and write a cohesive research paper of approximately four thousands words on a pertinent linguistic topic that is organized succinctly with at least an introduction, body, and conclusion and that includes foot/endnotes and citations.

Process of Core Competency Assessment:

Course (400- level)

LING 490 Research and Methods in Linguistics


A final comprehensive project is due at the end of the course. It is an essay on a significant interest you have concerning any topic in any area of Linguistics. It should be type, double-spaced and more than 15 pages in length without counting references and utilize at least ten academic reference materials

Type of Student Artifact

15-page research paper in either APA, MLA, or Chicago style (these styles will be discussed as part of the course).

Rubric or other instrument

GE Rubric for Written Communication

Data (measurement of the competency)

DUE MAY 15, 2018

Using the GE Rubric for Written Communication the two full-time LING faculty evaluated the papers separately and then compared and discussed their evaluations to arrive at a final evaluation for each paper. In total, there were 11 papers from the Spring 2018 course with scores ranging from 2 (Emerging) to 4 (Advanced).

Evaluator Tabular Data

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

DUE MAY 15, 2018

This course is taught every spring semester as the LING capstone course and is supposed to show the culmination of the students’ progress through the program. The data will be used to make sure that more effort is put in throughout the major on written communication. In particular, the lowest score was in the category of organization and structure, which suggests that more effort needs to be put into instructing students in this area.

Date of Last Program Review