B.A. Administration of Justice – Oral Communication *

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


Published where? (website)

BA Administration of Justice

Do PLOs include or imply link to Core Competency? (AY 2016-2017: Oral Communication)?

Yes (implied), “Be able to brief appellate court cases”

Process of Core Competency Assessment:

Course (400- level)

POLS 391/481


At the close of the internship experience, students will be responsible for making a 10-minute oral presentation to the faculty and other student interns. This presentation will involve highlights of the student internship experience and the term paper.

Type of Student Artifact

Project presentation (PowerPoint)

Rubric or other instrument

GE Rubric for Oral Communication

Data (measurement of the competency)

Two non-POLS/AJ faculty members evaluated students. Scores were fairly consistent between evaluators. Strongest marks were in content (3.17) and delivery (2.92). Students scored lower in language (2.83) and organization and structure (2.75).

Evaluator Tabular Data

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

POLS/AJ Dept. will discuss the results of the oral communication assessment in Spring 2018 and look at ways in which we can enhance AJ students’ oral communication skills, focusing on all areas, but especially those where marks were the weakest (language and organization and structure).

Date of Last Program Review

2015 Administration of Justice report