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Core Learning Outcome

Communication

Both Written Communication and Speech --

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Written Communication


Written communication depends not only on grammatical and organizational skills, but also on reading comprehension and the ability to analyze, adapt, and react to texts. Therefore, the writing curriculum at North Central State College moves from the personal essay, through response to readings, to the research essay. Moreover, written communication is an essential component of any contemporary career; therefore, skill in written communication should be demonstrated within the student’s chosen career.

Measurable Objectives

Upon graduating, North Central State College students should be able to do the following:

  • Write a well-organized, well-developed, well-expressed personal essay.
  • Write an essay in response to a written argument and/or literary text.
  • Write a researched essay in a standard academic format (APA or MLA).
  • Write an appropriate essay or report within an appropriate course in the student’s chosen career.
Assessment Plans

To assess written communication, the College, under the direction of the English Department, has established the following assessment components:

  1. Entrance and Exit Grammar scores.
  2. In ENG 114, 80% of students will receive a score of 75% or higher on their literary analytical essays.
  3. In ENG-200 level courses, 80%+ of students will receive a 75% or higher on their research paper.
  4. All programs will assess and report results every third year for one major essay or report assignment in courses where students are near-graduation. Faculty are encouraged to use the WAC rubric but may use another writing rubric for assessment.  70% of students will be expected to receive a score of 75% or higher on their essay or report.
  5. The CCSSE survey will be administered every three years to capture and evaluate communication skills from the data.
Assessment Results

2005 Report

2006 Report

2007 Report

2008 Report, 2008 CCSSE Report

2009 Report

2008/2011 CCSSE Report

 

Speech


Speech is the effective communication of ideas and concepts to a listening audience. Therefore, the Speech curriculum at North Central State College focuses on the public presentation of information. Moreover, speech communication is an essential component of any contemporary career; therefore, skill in speech communication should be demonstrated within the student’s chosen career.

Measurable Objectives

Upon graduating, North Central State College students should be able to do the following:

  • Make an effective spoken presentation of an idea to a general audience.
  • Make an effective spoken presentation to an audience in the student’s chosen career field.
Assessment Plans
  1. 80%+ of students in SPE 101 should be able to score 75% or better on their final speech.
  2. All programs will assess and report results every third year for one presentation in courses where students are near-graduation. Faculty are encouraged to use the SpAC rubric or Speech Checklist but may use another speech rubric for assessment.  70% of students will be expected to receive a score of 75% or higher on their presentation.
  3. The CCSSE survey will be administered every three years to capture and evalute communication skills from the data.
Assessment Results

2008 CCSSE Report

2009 Report

2011 Report

2008/2011 CCSSE Report

   


 

 


 

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Last Update: April 17, 2012