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Each degree program develops its own learning outcomes and the measurements to assess them. These
learning outcomes and measurements can be found in the tables below.
Northwestern State University
Student Learning Outcomes
College: Arts, Letters, Graduate Studies & Research
Degree Program: Addiction Studies
Academic Year: 2010-2011
Outcome (describe clearly & Measurement to Data Collected Use of Results
specifically) assess outcome (cite results)
(provide details &
criteria for success)
Students will demonstrate Locally Developed Test:
knowledge of the Screening Students will
and Assessment processes in successfully administer
working with the addiction the Addiction Severity
populations Index (ASI),
Comprehensive
Adolescent Severity
Index (CASI), and CAGE
(specific to alcohol) and
CAGE-AID (for poly-
substance use)
instruments in AS 2430.
Students must achieve a
composite score of 70%
Students will have a knowledge Locally Developed Test:
and understanding of the Exam using video to
concepts regarding the demonstrate
addiction continuum of care application-to-practice
concept in AS 1010.
Students must achieve a
composite score of 70%
Students will demonstrate Locally Developed Test:
knowledge and understanding Students, utilizing their
and Treatment Planning written treatment plan,
(including Referral, Service will orally present a
Coordination, Counseling, Case Study in AS 2450.
Client, Family, and Community The presentation will be
Education) measured by a rubric
and the students must
score a 70% or higher to
pass the presentation.
Northwestern State University
Student Learning Outcomes
College: Science, Technology and Business
Degree Program: BS in Biology
Academic Year: 2010/2011
Outcome (describe clearly & specifically) Measurement to assess Data Collected Use of Results
outcome (cite results)
(provide details & criteria for
success)
Students will be well-prepared to gain Student competitiveness of gaining 1. Student performance on Identify areas in which students are
admission into graduate and professional admission into graduate and standardized admission tests (e.g., well-prepared in current program
programs. professional programs. GRE, MCAT, DAT, etc.) (e.g., as indicated by standardized test
2. Student admission rates into scores) and areas which need
graduate and professional improvement.
programs
Students will have the skills to think Students’ ability to read the Student performance in BIOL4900 Improve the design of biology courses
analytically and critically. scientific literature, analyze and (senior seminar) and BIOL4910 to enhance students critical thinking
present data, and draw (critical reading) skills.
scientifically-based conclusions
Students will be able to translate knowledge Are NSU biology graduates ready Survey employers of recent NSU Improve and emphasize the hands-on
acquired in the classroom into skills needed to meet the needs and biology graduates and gauge their experience of our students (e.g.,
at a job site. expectations of prospective satisfaction with our students. through laboratory courses and
employers. interships).
Northwestern State University
Student Learning Outcomes
College: __Science, Technology and Business__________________________
Degree Program: __Business and Accounting__________________________
Academic Year: ____2010/2011_____________________________________
Outcome (describe clearly & Measurement to Data Collected Use of Results
specifically) assess outcome (cite results)
(provide details &
criteria for success)
A pre-test and post-test
Use appropriate analytical are used to determine if
techniques to identify and students were better
frame problems able to correctly frame a
problem and generate
an analysis as a result of
teaching activities.
In the capstone course
Demonstrate understanding of (SR. year) the ETS Major
key concepts and theories in Field Test in Business is
various functional areas of used to assess the
business knowledge of business
students in nine
functional areas of
business by comparing
overall average scores
with other colleges
taking the same test.
Demonstrate communication Students in a group
skills in team settings setting are required to
develop a marketing
plan for a ―new-to-the-
world product. In
addition to developing a
written report, the
groups are required to
orally present their
reports. A grading rubric
was developed to access
communication skills.
Northwestern State University
Student Learning Outcomes
College: Arts, Letters, Graduate Studies, and Research
Degree Program: Master's of Science in Clinical Psychology (552)
Academic Year: 2010/11
Outcome (describe clearly & Measurement to assess Data Collected Use of Results
specifically) outcome
(cite results)
(provide details &
criteria for success)
Demonstrate learning Locally
of appropriate Developed
behavior and Test: Comprehens
ethical/moral issues ive exam
to be anticipated in representing all
all aspects of required areas
practice as a of the course.
psychologist. The exam is
administered at
the end of the
class’ semester.
Students must
achieve a
composite score
of 70%.
Utilize knowledge of Locally
the theories, Developed Test:
techniques, and Comprehensive
outcomes, of major exam
approaches to representing all
psychotherapy. required areas
of the course.
The exam is
administered at
the end of the
class’ semester.
Students must
achieve a
composite score
of 70%.
Illustrate an Locally
understanding of the Developed Test:
etiology,
classification, and Comprehensive
research methods exam
relating to abnormal representing all
behavior. required areas
of the course.
The exam is
administered at
the end of the
class’ semester.
Students must
achieve a
composite score
of 70%.
Demonstrate and apply Locally
knowledge of theory Developed
and application of Test: Both
experimental design sections of the
in psychological exam (Statistics
research, design and Methods)
strategies in will be given at
relation to the end of the
hypotheses, and semester
statistical following PSYC
procedures. 5120. Students
must achieve a
composite score
of 70%.
Site Supervisor
Evaluation:
Apply classroom Grade will be
knowledge to the based on an
real-world service average of
needs of the public. performance
scores awarded
by the site
supervisor.
Students must
achieve a
composite score
of 70%.
Northwestern State University
Student Learning Outcomes
College: Liberal Arts
Degree Program: Communication
Academic Year: 2010/11
Outcome (describe clearly & Measurement to Data Collected Use of Results
specifically) assess outcome (cite results)
(provide details &
criteria for success)
The sources used for the
Use appropriate and current composition,
technology resources in production, and/or
completing assignments. distribution of various
communication artifacts
in required courses will
be evaluated.
Criteria: both types of
resources must be used
and analyzed in the
composition,
production, and
distribution of
communication
artifacts.
Students will apply research The research projects in
methods to evaluate and COMM 4130 will be
compile information evaluated.
appropriate for communication
professionals. Criteria:
1. The argument must
be clearly articulated
2. The evidence must
be presented clearly
3. The writing style
must be appropriate to
the advanced COMM
major level in style,
complexity, and form.
Students will be able to orally The oral presentations
present, develop, and challenge in COMM 2500 and
a cogent argument using 3120 will be evaluated.
primary and secondary sources
appropriate to the chosen Criteria:
topic. 1. The presentation
must be organized.
2. The presentation
must include electronic
or traditional supportive
materials (PPT or
handout).
Northwestern State University
Student Learning Outcomes
College: College of Science, Technology and Business
Degree Program: BS in Computer Information Systems
Outcome (describe clearly and Measurement to assess outcome (provide details Data Outcome Measurement to assess
specifically) and criteria for success) Collected (describe clearly outcome (provide
and specifically) details and criteria for
success)
Able to design, develop, and 1. Objective Performance from syllabus rubric.
maintain business computer 2. Final Project that measures successful
systems in the COBOL language execution of the Create, Update, and Add
that involve array processing and routines.
interactive, transaction-based 3. CIS Alumni Survey
processing. 4. CIS Employer Survey
Able to design and develop 1. Objective Performance from syllabus rubric.
computer systems using the 2. Course “hands-on” assignments.
JAVA language to support Three 3. Final Project rubric that measures
Tier Architecture (interface layer, successful parameter passing between the
business layer and data layer) for architecture tiers and correct results from
a business system. the processing steps.
4. CIS Employer Survey
Able to design and develop 1. Objective Performance from syllabus rubric.
computer systems using the 2. Course “hands-on” assignments.
Visual Studio Framework to 3. Final Project step that measures successful
support Three Tier Architecture parameter passing between the
(interface , business, and data architecture tiers and correct results from
layer) for a business system that the processing steps.
involves array processing and 4. CIS Employer Survey
parameter passing and
subroutine linkage.
Outcome (describe clearly and Measurement to assess outcome (provide details Data Collected Outcome Measurement to assess
specifically) and criteria for success) (describe clearly outcome (provide
and specifically) details and criteria for
success)
Able to draw Entity Relationship 1. Final Project using an ERD rubric.
Diagrams that depict correct 2. Alumni Survey
relationships (cardinalities and 3. Employer Survey
modalities) between 10 or more 4. Success at National Collegiate Conference
entities placed into Third Normal competitions.
Form.
Able to produce database queries 1. Final project.
that involve both “inner joins” 2. Certification testing (Microsoft
and “outer joins” involving Certification)
multiple DBMS tables in both MS 3. Success at National Collegiate Conference
Access and SQL Server. competitions.
Able to produce reports using 1. Capstone Project
both MS Access and MS SQL 2. Certification testing (Microsoft
Server that uses a DBMS query Certification)
that involves calculated fields, 3. Success at National Collegiate Conference
and also includes “group” competitions.
reporting techniques.
Able to join or project the 1. Capstone project.
columns of multiple DBMS tables 2. Survey of Employers.
using Standard Query Language
statements.
Outcome (describe clearly and Measurement to assess outcome (provide details Data Collected Outcome Measurement to assess
specifically) and criteria for success) (describe clearly outcome (provide
and specifically) details and criteria for
success)
Able to design and produce a 1. Semester final project (rubric).
corporate web site that enables a 2. Corporate survey results.
user to utilize a shopping cart to 3. Feedback from corporate internships.
complete a business transaction,
and to successfully update the
related DBMS tables that are
involved in the transaction.
Able to draw a Unified Modeling 1. Semester final project (rubric).
Language (UML) Class Diagram in 2. Corporate survey results.
3rd Normal Form that models 10 3. Feedback from corporate internships.
or more classes and includes 5 or
more properties and 3 or more
methods per class with proper
cardinalities and modalities.
Able to draw a Use Case Diagram 1. Semester final project (rubric).
that models a business system 2. Corporate survey results.
that includes at least 2 business 3. Feedback from corporate internships.
sub-systems with 5 major Use
Cases in each subsystem, and
each major use case will depict
the relationships (Uses/Extends)
to at least 3 minor Use Cases.
Able to draw a Sequence Diagram 1. Semester final project (rubric).
that models a major Use Case 2. Corporate survey results.
that uses at least 5 classes 3. Feedback from corporate internships.
(objects), and illustrates the 4. Correlation to actual running program.
procedure calls and parameter
passing between various classes.
Outcome (describe clearly and Measurement to assess outcome (provide details Data Collected Outcome Measurement to assess
specifically) and criteria for success) (describe clearly outcome (provide
and specifically) details and criteria for
success)
Able to develop, write, and 1. Semester final project (rubric).
present (using MS PowerPoint) a 2. Corporate survey results.
Feasibility Analysis Report that 3. Alumni Survey Results.
contains both cumulative tangible
and intangible benefits and costs
adjusted to net present value.
Able to develop, write, and 1. Semester final project (rubric).
present a Function Point Analysis 2. Corporate survey results.
that accurately calculates Total 3. Alumni Survey Results.
Adjusted Function Points (TAFP)
for Inputs, Outputs, Queries,
Tables and Files and Interfaces
using the COCOMO method; and,
subsequently, calculate both
estimated Person Months and
Projected Months for project
completion using MS Excel and MS
Project.
Able to present a project proposal 1. Final Presentation Criteria Rubric.
that includes both function point 2. Final Project “Key.”
analysis and cost benefit analysis
along with the complete business
model using the Unified Modeling
Language (UML) diagrams in the
MS Visio modeling tool or the IBM
Rationale CASE tool.
Outcome (describe clearly and Measurement to assess outcome (provide details Data Collected Outcome Measurement to assess
specifically) and criteria for success) (describe clearly outcome (provide
and specifically) details and criteria for
success)
Able to present a project proposal Final Presentation Criteria Rubric.
in proper business attire using
proper diction, enunciation,
articulation and proper voice
inflection that accurately depicts
the design of the business system.
Able to perform the connection Network Guide Instructions.
process for Unshielded Twisted
Pair in a network environment.
Able to design and develop an Microsoft Network + Certification Exam
Ethernet Local Area Network
involving physical layer standards
and network design techniques.
Able to design Microsoft networks 1. Final Project
that involve priority, VLANs, the 2. Take Microsoft Network + Certification
Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol and Exam
advanced aspects of Ethernet that
involve content flow using the
seven layers.
Able to design Cisco networks that 1. Final Project
involve wireless LANS that are 2. Take Cisco CCNA Certification Exam
secure and use TCP/IP.
Northwestern State University
Student Learning Outcomes
College: ARTS AND LETTERS
Degree Program: A.A. CRIMINAL JUSTICE - 735
Academic Year: 2010-2011
Outcome (describe Measurement to Data Collected Use of Results
clearly & specifically) assess outcome (cite results)
(provide details &
criteria for
success)
Demonstrate knowledge & -Evaluate
skill Develop and knowledge and skill
demonstrate knowledge & by providing testing
skill of criminal justice on specific subject
systems, criminal law, law matter for each
enforcement, & course.
corrections -Create exams that
will measure
learning, knowledge
& skill of specific
subject matter.
Develop, improve, and & complete writing
demonstrate effective project for each
research skills, criminal justice
transferable to the world of course.
work -Create research
requirements that
will measure
learning, knowledge
& skill in research.
Develop and demonstrate -Complete writing
effective writing, & project -Students
communication skills, must complete
transferable to the world of writing project for
work each criminal justice
course.
-Must develop &
improve writing skills
by completing
writing project for
each course.
-Create writing
requirements that
will measure
learning, knowledge
& skill in writing
skills development.
Northwestern State University
Student Learning Outcomes
College: ARTS AND LETTERS
Degree Program: B.A. CRIMINAL JUSTICE – 250
Academic Year: 2010-2011
Outcome (describe Measurement to Data Collected Use of Results
clearly & specifically) assess outcome (cite results)
(provide details &
criteria for
success)
Develop and demonstrate -Evaluate
knowledge & skill of knowledge and skill
criminal justice systems, by providing testing
criminal law, law on specific subject
enforcement, & matter for each
corrections course.
-Create exams that
will measure
learning, knowledge
& skill of specific
subject matter.
Develop, improve, and -Students must
demonstrate effective research & complete
research skills, writing project for
transferable to the world of each criminal justice
work course.
-Create research
requirements that
will measure
learning, knowledge
& skill in research.
Develop and demonstrate -Students must
effective writing, & complete writing
communication skills, project for each
transferable to the world of criminal justice
work course.
-Must develop &
improve writing skills
by completing
writing project for
each course.
-Create writing
requirements that
will measure
learning, knowledge
& skill in writing
skills development.
Develop and demonstrate -Evaluate student
knowledge & skill of knowledge & skill by
criminal justice systems, standardized Area
criminal law, law Concentration
enforcement, & Achievement Test
corrections. (ACAT).
-Assess student
knowledge & skill by
comparison with
other schools in
U.S., using the
ACAT.
Develop and demonstrate -Use Capstone
knowledge & skill of Course CJ4480 to
criminal justice systems, prepare students for
criminal law, law transfer into work
enforcement, & correction, environment from
in preparation for transfer school environment.
to world of work, by the -Evaluate knowledge
Capstone Course Cj4480. and skill by providing
testing on subject
matter for each
course.
-To integrate all
academic criminal
justice learning,
knowledge and skills
to provide students a
total understanding
of the criminal
justice system. -To
provide venue for
students to meet
with criminal justice
faculty for
culmination
purposes, including
preparation for
senior testing,
preparation for
graduation, or
preparation for
entering criminal
justice agencies.
Northwestern State University
Student Learning Outcomes
College: _______________ Science, Technology and Business____________
Degree Program: _________Early Childhood Education_-3101____________
Academic Year: ___________2010-2011______________________________
Outcome (describe clearly & Measurement to Data Collected Use of Results
specifically) assess outcome (cite results)
(provide details &
criteria for success)
The Teacher/Model for Certification: PRAXIS
Learning in Early Childhood scores
Education will: Analyze Content Analysis: ECED
personal values and goals and 1060, portfolio
identify potentially rewarding evaluation
careers with young children
and their families.
The Teacher/Model for Course-Embedded
Learning in Early Childhood question and/or
Education will: Use the Assignments: ECED
theoretical and research 3060, 3070,
underpinnings of child 3080,3090,3110
development and learning
theories, identify age/stage
commonalities in growth and
development as well as
differences stemming from
internal and external factors to
make applications of this
knowledge base (e.g., curricular
content, pedagogy,
assessment, scheduling, and
housing/equipping.
The Teacher/Model for Classroom Assessment:
Learning in Early Childhood ECED 1060, EDUC 2020
Education will: Relate the
history of early childhood and
identify significant sociological
influences and leaders.
The Teacher/Model for Portfolio Evaluation:
Learning in Early Childhood ECED 3080, ECED 3090,
Education will: Describe the key ECED 3110.
ideas of
psychological/philosophical
bases used in ECED and analyze
early childhood programs with
references to assumptions
regarding: a. development of
the young child; b. pedagogy; c.
curriculum content; and d.
classroom organization and
management practices.
Northwestern State University
Student Learning Outcomes
College: College of Science, Technology and Business
Degree Program: AS Degree in Electronics Technology
Academic Year: 2010-2011
Outcome (describe clearly & Measurement to Data Collected Use of Results
specifically) assess outcome (cite results)
(provide details &
criteria for success)
Ability to use circuit analysis . ET Alumni Survey and
and design, computer ET Employer Survey
programing, testing and rating work and
maintenance of electronic objective performance
systems.
Ability to apply current ET Alumni Survey and
knowledge and adapt to ET Employer Survey
applications of work rating work and
requirements, engineering and objective performance
technology.
Ability to conduct, analyze and ET Alumni Survey and
interpret work applications and ET Employer Survey
apply results to improve rating work and
processes. objective performance
Northwestern State University
Student Learning Outcomes
College: College of Science, Technology and Business
Degree Program: BS in Electronics Engineering Technology
Academic Year: 2010-2011
Outcome (describe clearly & Measurement to Data Collected Use of Results
specifically) assess outcome (cite results)
(provide details &
criteria for success)
Ability to use circuit analysis EET Alumni Survey, EET
and design, computer Employer Survey and
programing, analog and digital Capstone Project
electronics, microcomputers, Evaluation rating work
testing and maintenance of and objective
electronic systems. performance.
Ability to apply current EET Alumni Survey, EET
knowledge and adapt to Employer Survey and
emerging applications of math, Capstone Project
science, engineering and Evaluation rating work
technology. and objective
performance.
Ability to conduct, analyze and EET Alumni Survey, EET
interpret experiments and Employer Survey and
apply experimental results to Capstone Project
improve processes. Evaluation rating work
and objective
performance.
Northwestern State University
Student Learning Outcomes
College: Liberal Arts/Graduate School
Degree Program: English Masters
Academic Year: 2011/11
Outcome (describe clearly & Measurement to Data Collected Use of Results
specifically) assess outcome (cite results)
(provide details &
criteria for success)
The sources used for the
Students will be able to thesis will be evaluated.
find, evaluate, and use
information from both
electronic and print media Criteria: both types of
media must have been
used and evaluated.
Students will be able to The thesis or papers in
produce a substantial, complex lieu project will be
argument in a cogent written evaluated.
presentation in their chosen
area of expertise Criteria:
1. The argument must
be clearly articulated
2. The evidence must
be presented clearly
3. The writing style
must be appropriate to
the graduate-level in
style, complexity, and
form
Students will be able to orally The thesis or papers in
present, defend, and refute a lieu project defense will
cogent argument based on be evaluated.
appropriate evidence.
Criteria:
1. The presentation
must be organized.
2. The presentation
must include electronic
or traditional supportive
materials (PPT or
handout).
The thesis or papers in
Students will be able to explain lieu defense will be
their research in their area of evaluated.
specialty to a general audience.
Criteria:
1. The student will
successfully defend the
thesis.
Northwestern State University
Student Learning Outcomes
College: Liberal Arts
Degree Program: English Bachelors
Academic Year: 2010/11
Outcome (describe clearly & Measurement to Data Collected Use of Results
specifically) assess outcome (cite results)
(provide details &
criteria for success)
The sources used for
Use appropriate and current research papers in
technology resources in required courses will be
completing assignments. evaluated.
Criteria: both types of
media must have been
used and analyzed in
the research paper.
Students will be able to The research papers in
produce a substantial, complex ENGL 4420 will be
argument in a cogent written evaluated.
essay.
Criteria:
1. The argument must
be clearly articulated
2. The evidence must
be presented clearly
3. The writing style
must be appropriate to
the advanced English
major level in style,
complexity, and form.
Students will be able to orally The oral presentations
present, develop, and challenge in required courses will
a cogent argument using be evaluated.
primary and secondary sources
appropriate to the chosen Criteria:
topic. 1. The presentation
must be organized.
2. The presentation
must include electronic
or traditional supportive
materials (PPT or
handout).
Students will demonstrate The grades in required
familiarity with the spoken and language courses will be
written conventions of selected evaluated.
foreign languages.
Criteria: Successful
completion of the final
exam in FREN or SPAN
2020 or the equivalent.
Northwestern State University
Student Learning Outcomes
College: _______________ Science, Technology and Business____________
Degree Program: _________Family & Consumer Sciences-138
Academic Year: ___________2010-2011______________________________
Outcome (describe clearly & Measurement to Data Collected Use of Results
specifically) assess outcome (cite results)
(provide details &
criteria for success)
Students demonstrate Classroom Assessment:
knowledge of human systems FACS 1070, FACS 3030,
theory and life course FACS 4160
development as related to Capstone Course: FACS
individuals, families, consumers 4010
and communities.
Students apply effective Course-embedded
communication skills in the question and/or
context of capacity building. Assignment: FACS 1070,
FACS 3030, FACS 4010,
FACS 4500
Students identify issues Course-embedded
affecting individuals, family question and/or
members, consumers, and assignment: FACS 1070,
communities in the FACS 3030
environments in which they Capstone Courses: FACS
function and apply knowledge 4010, 4500
from their program of study to
those issues to enable the
wellness of those entities.
Classroom Assessment:
Students apply technologies in FACS 1070, FACS 3030, ,
addressing issues relating to FACS 4160
Family & Consumer Sciences. Capstone Courses: FACS
4010, 4500
Northwestern State University
Student Learning Outcomes
College: Arts and Letters
Degree Program: Bachelors of Fine Arts 214
Academic Year: 2010/11
Outcome (describe clearly & Measurement to Data Collected Use of Results
specifically) assess outcome (cite results)
(provide details &
criteria for success)
Understanding of basic design Testable through projects,
principles, concepts, media, and scheduled reviews with
formats in the various fine arts faculty advising
disciplines. Development of this committees and class
sensitivity continues throughout critiques.
the degree program.
Ability to apply principles of design Observable through
and color and competency in projects and academic
drawing to work in specific fine patterns by regular faculty
arts specializations. evaluations and review of


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