Communication Arts Assessment Report Summaries
The communication arts faculty assessed outcome 2, Students will demonstrate effective writing skills for the Academic Year 2008-2009. Papers were gathered from seven communication arts majors in SPCH-S205 Introduction to Speech Communication and five majors in JOUR-C200 Introduction to Mass Communication. These are both introductory courses in the communication arts major. Two resident faculty assessed the papers along six components: awareness of audience, thesis or proposition, organization/structural clarity, support for position, transitions, and writing mechanics. Students in both courses, while exhibiting need for improvement in the development of thesis statements and the use of transitions, generally met the expectations for writing at an early stage of the major. Students in both courses met the benchmark of 50-65% of students writing up to expectations. Please see Assessment on the Humanities website for the complete report.
Link to Communcation Arts Full Assessment Report 2009
Link to Communication Arts Full Assessment Report 2008
Link to Communication Arts Full Assessment Report 2007
Link to Communication Arts Full Assessment Report 2006