B.A. Linguistics – Information Literacy

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 2015-2016: Information Literacy)?

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 at least 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


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 Information Literacy

Data (measurement of the competency)

sing the GE Rubric for information Literacy 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 17 papers from the Spring 2016 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?)

Spring 2016 represented the first time this particular course, LING 490 was taught. This course is meant to be the LING capstone course taken by all majors before graduating. The results were promising as the majority of the students scored at the “Competent” level but there were still a significant amount of scores below “Competent” at the “Emerging” Level. This course will be taught again in Spring 2017 and more effort will be given in lower level LING courses to increasing the students competency in Information Literacy.

Date of Last Program Review