B.A. Japanese – Oral Communication*

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


Published where? (website)

BA Japanese

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

In reviewing the current SLOs, the Department realizes the need to revise them in order to include oral communication as a required skill.

Process of Core Competency Assessment:

Course (400- level)

JPNS 370


Students will analyze the history and culture of Japan in relation to its language.

Type of Student Artifact

Students will present their projects with their visual aids such as photos and objects.

Rubric or other instrument

GE Rubric for Oral Communication

Data (measurement of the competency)

Dec. 5 & 7, 2017 – Two faculty took part in evaluating ten (n=10) oral presentations. Students were strongest in Language (3.5), but needed more practice for Delivery (3.27).

Evaluator Tabular Data

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

In Spring 2018 the Japanese Studies program will discuss the results of the Oral Communication assessment to create activities in the program to improve students’ oral communication skills.

Date of Last Program Review

2009 Japanese report