Have formal Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs) or Student Learning Outcomes (SLOS) been developed?
Yes, “Goals for Student Learning in the Major”
Published where? (website)
Do PLOs include or imply link to Core Competency? (AY 2015-2016: Information Literacy)?
The website is being redesigned. PLO’s don’t explicitly mention information literacy, but #7 indicates “Students will be able to communicate effectively orally and in writing.”
Process of Core Competency Assessment:
Course (400- level)
CS461 – Software Engineering
See part 1 of the attached. Of course, we have to have technical components, so the written portion is 50% of the assignment.
Type of Student Artifact
Short research paper on current tools and techniques
Rubric or other instrument
Rubrics for Information Literacy and Written Communication
Data (measurement of the competency)
In a review of fifteen (n=15) papers, only three fell below competent. The majority (10 papers) exhibited competency in all areas. A few of the weaker papers showed some difficulties with documentation conventions and locating appropriate sources.
Action Taken in Response to the Data (What will you do in response to the Findings?)
The department will meet to discuss adopting standard formatting in the department.
Date of Last Program Review