Objectives, Outcomes and Measures

Preliminary Objectives, Outcomes and Measures for Institutional Learning Goals

1. Knowledge: Mastery of Content and Processes of Inquiry
Objectives and OutcomesAssessment Measure
1. Understand and apply the scientific method
GE Assessment, exam could be developed or purchased
2. Demonstrate an understanding of human beings as physiological, psychological, social and spiritual people
GE Assessment, Writing Proficiency Exam (WPE)1, capstone experience in the major2, exam could be developed or purchased (MAPP, CAP, etc.)
3. Compare and contrast multiple cultural endeavors in the arts and humanities and the legacies of world civilizations
GE Assessment, WPE1, capstone experience in the major2, exam could be developed or purchased (MAPP, CAP, etc.)
4. Utilize perspectives of the different disciplines to analyze broader questions facing society now and in the future
GE Assessment, WPE1, capstone experience in the major2, exam could be developed, possibly the Collegiate Learning Assessment Exam (CLA)3
2. Proficiency: Intellectual skills
Objectives and OutcomesAssessment Measure
1. Critical thinking 

Demonstrate advanced reasoning in the discipline

Program objective (Assessment determined at the program level)
2. Reading, writing and speaking 
a. Write to inform, explain, describe, or define a subject
National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)4, WPE1
b. Demonstrate the ability to write in the discipline
Program upper division writing assignment
c. Make an oral argument and respond to questions
GE Assessment, National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)4
3. Quantitative reasoning 
a. Perform computations and symbolic manipulations
GE Assessment, National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)4, CLA3
b. Demonstrate quantitative reasoning appropriate to the discipline
Determined at the program level
4. Information literacy 
Demonstrate information seeking, management and evaluation of source appropriate to the discipline
Capstone experience in the major2, IC3 exam, program objective, upper division GE, and others to be developed
5. Problem solving 
Team work: Function effectively in a cross-cultural environment
Capstone experience in the major2, CLA3, National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)4, program objective
3. Place: Urban and Global Mission
OutcomesAssessment Measure
a. Demonstrate personal and social responsibility via individual and group effort including engagement with their local communities
Program objective, GE Assessment, WPE1, NSSE4. Learning service projects, learning communities
b. Demonstrate an understanding of social issues and the ideals of a multicultural society
GE Assessment, WPE1, Learning service projects, learning communities
c. Recognize, analyze, and help to solve issues of civic and ethical concern in local and global communities
WPE1, Capstone experience in the major2
4. Transformation: Integrative Learning
OutcomesAssessment Measure
a. Conduct a community, creative scholarly or research project
Program objective, Capstone experience in the major2
b. Demonstrates life long learning dispositions
Capstone experience in the major2, NSSE4, could be developed
c. Articulate and reflect on the benefits of their educational experience
NSSE4, Could be developed
 

 


1 This fulfills a CSU graduation requirement
2 Capstone refers to a project, research, creative activity, internship or clinical experience, graduate thesis, “culminating experience”
3 Administration of the CLA fulfills a CSU reporting requirement for the Voluntary System of Accountability. See http://www.calstatela.edu/univ/ppa/publicat/vsa/
4 Data available for ’02, ’03, ’07 and ’09. Administration of the NSSE fulfills a CSU reporting requirement for the Voluntary System of Accountability. See http://www.calstatela.edu/univ/ppa/publicat/vsa/ 6/8/10