B.A. Liberal Studies – Oral Communication*

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


Published where? (website)

BA Liberal Studies

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


Process of Core Competency Assessment:

Course (400- level)

Various 300-400 level:

Student 1
GEOG 430 001 WI/Gender, Place and Environment

Student 2
CHNS 381 Chinese Culture through Architecture & Gardens

Student 3
DRAM 419 Drama in Education

10 minute research project or 20 minute performance.

Type of Student Artifact

Performance or research project presentation.

Rubric or other instrument

GE Rubric for Oral Communication

Data (measurement of the competency)

Three students’ presentations were evaluated by the LS coordinator, the faculty advisors and Assessment Support Committee. Average scores for each category were around Competent. The average score was 3.19 for Organization, 2.89 for Content, 3.11 for Language, and 3.00 for Delivery. Each LS student has a different academic theme: Students 1, Pre-Physician Assistant Studies; Student 2, Humanities-focused Asia Pacific Culture; and Student 3, Performance and Production through Hawaiian Culture. Score variation among three students seemed to be related with the student’s academic theme and the content of the course/presentation used in this oral communication competency assessment.

Evaluator Tabular Data

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

This oral communication assessment found that average presentation scores tracked the development of LS students’ oral communication skills through interdisciplinary study of courses from multiple academic disciplines.

Considering the fact that both Student 1 and Student 2’s scores for Content stayed in the Emerging level, LS will develop its own capstone course in which students can present research results more directly connected to their LS degree’s academic theme and interdisciplinary insights.

Date of Last Program Review

2009 Liberal Arts report