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Report on Assessment Activity for the Calendar Year 2002

The Division of Communications offers courses in reading development, composition, creative writing, literature, journalism, broadcasting, and television production

A.A. in English

Students who successfully complete the requirements of the English major will be able to write a research paper in a 200-level English course and demonstrate the following competencies:

1.

Appropriate topic focus, audience awareness, and stated purpose

2.

Comprehension of material cited and accurate documentation style

3.

Overall unity of development and depth of analysis

4.

Accurate mechanics, including diction, grammar, spelling, and punctuation

10 research papers were available at semester’s end from English Literature 241 for assessment of the major.  The criteria for success required that 100% of student work submitted score at least 4 out of 7 on a Likert scale rubric.

Likert Scale Rubric for Assessment of the English Major

                                 Excellent (7-6)        Adequate(5-4) Poor (3-1)

Thesis

  7

  6

  5

 4

  3

  2

  1

Audience Awareness

  7

  6

  5

 4

  3

  2

  1

Support

  7

  6

  5

 4

  3

  2

  1

Coherence

  7

  6

  5

 4

  3

  2

  1

Originality

  7

  6

  5

 4

  3

  2

  1

Analysis

  7

  6

  5

 4

  3

  2

  1

Comprehension

  7

  6

  5

 4

  3

  2

  1

Organization

  7

  6

  5

 4

  3

  2

  1

Mechanics

  7

  6

  5

 4

  3

  2

  1

Diction

  7

  6

  5

 4

  3

  2

  1

Documentation

  7

  6

  5

 4

  3

  2

  1

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