Assessment will take place at the individual course level, at the level of the 5 areas of competence, and at the overall program level. The Chair of English and the Chair of Communication will oversee the process.
Assessment will be done at the individual course level and will consist of artifact assessment of individual course learning outcomes and the overall program learning outcomes. All courses taught in the program will be assessed using primarily student papers and presentation evaluations as artifacts. The Professionalizing Experience component of the degree, which functions as a capstone, will also provide an opportunity to assess skill sets/competencies acquired prior to graduation.
The program faculty are considering using assessment of ePortfolios in the professionalizing experience classes once those are running on a more regular basis. It’s difficult to do assessment in individual classes because they are General Education requirements or Communication or English requirements,
making it difficult to separate out students who have declared the associate of Workplace Communication & Writing degree. This could likely begin in the next academic year or two.