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B.A., Technical Communication

Departmental Assessment Report

 

Student Learning Goals:

1.        perform research using traditional and online information sources

2.        collaborate effectively in problem solving and composing documents

3.        understand how to apply the principles of visual and verbal rhetoric

4.        assess audience and purpose and determine how they affect the communication situation

5.        create effective paper-based and online documents that meet audience needs and achieve the writer’s purpose

Assessment Plan:

Assessment Measure: Goals Addressed:(list by number) How is the information used?
1.  Review the work products from ENGL 499 1-5 The tech comm faculty will meet each May, after classes end, to review the portfolios created in the course. If all that is required to remedy any problems identified in this review is to shift emphasis in the teaching of existing courses, the Director of Technical Communication will work with the instructors of those courses to implement the changes. If major changes to existing courses or the addition of new courses are required, the Director of Technical Communication will oversee these formal measures and present revised curricula to the department through the existing curriculum-review process.
2.  Have graduating seniors fill out an exit questionnaire in ENGL 499 1-5 The tech comm faculty will meet each May, after classes end, to review the exit questionnaires created in the course. If all that is required to remedy any problems identified in this review is to shift emphasis in the teaching of existing courses, the Director of Technical Communication will work with the instructors of those courses to implement the changes. If major changes to existing courses or the addition of new courses are required, the Director of Technical Communication will oversee these formal measures and present revised curricula to the department through the existing curriculum-review process.
3.  Survey graduates three years after completing their degrees. 1-5 The Director of Technical Communication will oversee the distribution of questionnaires to graduates three years after they have received their diplomas. He or she will then present the findings of the questionnaires to the other faculty. Together, they will review the findings. If all that is required to remedy any problems identified in this review is to shift emphasis in the teaching of existing courses, the Director of Technical Communication will work with the instructors of those courses to implement the changes. If major changes to existing courses or the addition of new courses are required, the Director of Technical Communication will oversee these formal measures and present revised curricula to the department through the existing curriculum-review process.

 

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