The method section describes how and when each learning outcome will be assessed.
Include the following information:
· When assessment measures will be administered.
· Persons responsible for aggregating, analyzing, and disseminating data.
· Timeline and description of how assessment data will be interpreted, shared, and discussed among faculty and staff as appropriate in order to make decisions based on the results.
· A method section is necessary for each measure.
· Program-level data must be collected.
An annual cycle for collecting data must be
Faculty teaching CE 531 will submit
final, ungraded reports to the program director. The program director will make a copy of the
papers and return the original copy to the appropriate faculty. The program director will make sure to remove
any student identifying information (e.g., name,
In addition to pass/fail
information, the oral comprehensive exam committee will evaluate the exam for
assessment purposes by reporting a numerical rating (1 = excellent to 5 =
unsatisfactory) of each of the following dimensions: basic knowledge of general
linguistics; basic knowledge of phonology; basic knowledge of syntax; ability
to apply knowledge to a given problem. Chairs of comprehensive exam committees
will submit the evaluations to the program director. The program director will gather, analyze,
and interpret the data from
all students who took the comprehensive exam during that year, and share
the results of this assessment at the program meeting in May.
Student Services will develop a
list of employers to survey based on student exit interviews. Employers will be interviewed by Student
Services one year after the student begins work. Student Services will collect, aggregate, and
analyze the data and prepare a report. A
written report of employer interviews will be presented to the director of the
program every summer, and shared with faculty at the annual program retreat in
Capstone instructors will collect all the student portfolios at the end of the semester. The Capstone instructors will evaluate each portfolio using an established rubric. The Capstone Coordinator will compile and analyze the data. The results will be presented to the department chair late spring, and then presented to faculty during at the department’s end-of-the-year meeting in May.