B.A. Economics – Oral Communication*

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


Published where? (website)

College of Business and Economics website (CoBE)

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

Upon graduating with a B.A. degree in Economics, students should be able to: Apply Economic theory to practical problems [and] Write and speak effectively and confidently.

Process of Core Competency Assessment:

Course (400- level)

Please note that economics does not make any distinction between 300 and 400- level courses. Hence, the course or experience, in which the Oral Communication Assessment will take place, is ECON 380 natural Resources and Environmental Economics.


Parameters of the Assignment (i.e. time of presentation, topic of presentation, other instructions) Each student will pick a topic that examines the relations among environmental quality, natural resource use, and economic systems, or analysis of circumstances that give rise to environmental problems, or natural resource use conflicts and possible solutions to these conflicts, or issues pertaining to Hawaiian economy.

Type of Student Artifact

Each student will write a 6-8 page paper, receive feedback from the instructor, revise the paper and give an oral presentation in front of the class.

Rubric or other instrument

GE Rubric for Oral Communication Two economic faculty members from CoBE will grade the presentation based on GE Rubric for Oral Communication.

Data (measurement of the competency)

Data has been submitted to the UHH Assessment Chair.

Evaluator Tabular Data

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

Students with areas of weaknesses identified by evaluation of oral presentation will be reported to course faculty member and curriculum committee. A curriculum map will be created for required courses with oral presentation content and areas of weakness will be addressed in all relevant courses via feedback and practice to improve skills.

Date of Last Program Review

2016 Economics report