B.A./B.S. Marine Science
Have formal Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs) or Student Learning Outcomes (SLOS) been developed?
Do PLOs include or imply link to Core Competency? (AY 2020-2021: Information Literacy)?
- SLO 2: Examine and discuss current scientific issues using information from a variety of sources including the primary literature and from class content.
- SLO 6: Summarize scholarly articles from the primary literature, and synthesize summarized information into a literature review.
Process of Core Competency Assessment:
MARE 480 Senior Internship
Student are required to submit a 5-7 page paper which sums up their internship experience. Papers are to be written in APA format or Marine Ecology Progress Series (MEPS) format with the following required sections: Abstract, Literature Review, Methodology, Discussion, Conclusion, and References.
Type of Student Artifact
Rubric or other instrument
GE Rubric for Information Literacy
Data (measurement of the competency)
Two outside readers external to the department read eight (n = 8) papers. Averages for each category are as follows: Document Conventions (3.43), Appropriateness of Sources (3.31), Evaluating Sources (3.06), and Integrating Sources (2.56). The average for the last category appears to be incumbent on the lack of agreement between the two readers; however, the department may wish to consider including more practice for students in synthesizing research into their own prose.
Action Taken in Response to the Data (What will you do in response to the Findings?)
Date of Last Program Review
See Program Reviews for the College of Natural and Health Science