B.A. Communication – Oral Communication*

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


Students will be able to:

Describe the major paradigms, theories, concepts, and subfields within the discipline.
Discuss non-Western and alternative communication perspectives.
Performance Skills. Students will be able to:
Make effective public or professional presentations.
Demonstrate interpersonal communication competence.
Participate in group discussions and facilitate dialogue.
Display sensitivity to the perspectives of others.

Capstone paper or project.

Students will be able to:
Design, implement, and/or evaluate a research project, a communication intervention, or a campaign.

Published where? (website)

BA Communication

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

The Performance Dimension of the PLOs is linked to Oral Communication Competency (AY 2016-2017).

Process of Core Competency Assessment:

Course (400- level)

COM 352


Research project presentation

Type of Student Artifact

Paper presentation

Rubric or other instrument

GE Rubric for Oral Communication

Data (measurement of the competency)

The department evaluated twenty (n=20) student presentations from this upper-division course. The aggregate averages for all categories were around the level competency, with the weakest areas in Organization and Structure (3.0). Of the twenty, 4-5 fell into the area between Emerging and Competent. This suggests that some of the students may need more practice in organizing research material and structuring presentation in more effective and efficient way.

Evaluator Tabular Data

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

To improve oral communication, students will be required to submit an outline of their presentation prior to the due date. The instructor will provide feedback so the student can complete the presentation with added input from the instructor.

Date of Last Program Review

2014 Communication report