B.A. Economics – Information Literacy

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


Published where? (website)

Economics webpage

Do PLOs include or imply link to Core Competency? (AY 2015-2016: Information Literacy)?

Upon graduating with a B.A. degree in Economics, students should be able to: Apply Economic theory to practical problems [and] Write and speak effectively and confidently.

Process of Core Competency Assessment:

Course (400- level)

ECON 415 Southeast Asia – China Economic Relations


Students will choose one or two country countries from the South Asia Region or China, develop a narrative of the historical development or the theory, or the relationship of a Southeast Asian country with China, then apply economic theory in their analysis of the relationship.

Type of Student Artifact

6-8 page research paper in Chicago Format.

Rubric or other instrument

Rubric for Information Literacy

Data (measurement of the competency)

The Department undertook a reading of 15 paper (n = 15). The class average for each paper was 2.983, indicating students are approaching competency (score of 3.0), with weaknesses noted in two categories: Evaluating Sources and Integrating Sources.

Evaluator Tabular Data

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

In light of these data, the department will undertake the following: (1)To improve Evaluating Sources, we plan to distribute lecture notes in advance to foster class discussion in addition to homework and term papers (2) to improve Integrating Sources, we are going to add analytical writings into assignments in addition to problems and essays; and (3) Seeking support from CoBE tutors, Kilohana and student services to improve overall skills.

Date of Last Program Review

Economics MOU