B.A. Biology – Oral Communication*

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


Published where? (website)

BA Biology

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


Process of Core Competency Assessment:

Course (400- level)

BIOL 481


15 minute oral presentation on results of Ecological field study in which students designed experiment, and collected and analyzed data.

Type of Student Artifact

Oral Presentation using Powerpoint

Rubric or other instrument

GE Rubric for Oral Communication

Data (measurement of the competency)

Data is comprised of scores from 3 reviewers on each of four core competencies.

Evaluator Tabular Data

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

Overall, reviewers were very impressed with the quality of oral presentations. The scores for Delivery (competency #4) seemed lowest overall relative to the others. The Biology Department will recommend that faculty work with Students delivery more prior to future oral presentations.

Date of Last Program Review

2015 Biology MOU