B.A. Japanese Studies – Information Literacy

B.A. Japanese Studies – Information Literacy

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

Yes, “Goals for Student Learning in the Major”

Published where? (website)

Japanese Studies webpage

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

An ability to integrate information from the different approaches to the study of Japan and shape it into an overall understanding of the Japanese language, culture, and behavior.

Process of Core Competency Assessment:

Course (400- level)

JPNS 451


Students will analyze and interpret research activities and applied theories in a well-composed essay with fluid sentence structure, proper grammar, punctuation and spelling.

Type of Student Artifact

6-10 page research paper that includes an introduction, a literature review, results and discussion, and a conclusion (which is a summary of findings).

Rubric or other instrument

GE Rubric for Information Literacy

Data (measurement of the competency)

The assessment committee found that none of the papers (n=16) exhibited competency in information literacy. Ten (1) were rated as approaching competency whereas six (6) were clearly struggling and thus ranked as “beginning.”

Evaluator Tabular Data

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

The languages faculty will meet to discuss results and current instruction on information literacy in their courses.

Date of Last Program Review


Japanese Studies MOU