UNIVERSITY OF PUERTO RICO RÍO PIEDRAS CAMPUS PLAN OF ASSESSMENT OF STUDENT LEARNING PART I – CAMPUS MISSION DOMAINS Academic

Program or Major: English Literature
Academic Year: 2012-2013

Campus Mission Domains

Student Learning Objectives

Activities and instruments used to collect information

Instances to collect information Evaluation Criteria Expected Outcomes
First time First year Bachelor’s Degree Second time At midterm Bachelor’s Degree Third time At the end of the Bachelor’s Degree

Unit or person responsible

Effective communication

Student will be able to: 1) apply the effective use of language arts skills (speaking, reading, writing and listening skills) in English 2) articulate wellstructured, clear and precise statements when speaking, reading and writing in English 3) organize logically reports/ essays/ presentations write with grammatical correctness, lexical variety, and attention to formal style

- Writing samples -Informal and formal writing assignments -Oral presentations (-Web-based written projects may also be used)

 Meaningful communication that fits the purpose  Well-organized reports/ essays/ or web-based presentations Coherence and clarity in the presentation of ideas Formal Style (Syntax, grammar and usage; varied and appropriate vocabulary)  Adequate use of appropriate research and secondary sources, if required

Pre-test 60% of the INGL3285 assessed sample will score INGL 3252 3pts or more in the proposed rubric for INGL 3291 assessment of writing and/or speaking skills. Post-test 80-90% of the assessed sample will score 3pts or more in the proposed rubric for assessment of writing and/ or speaking skills.

INGL4256

M. Stanchich C.R. Rivera M. Stanchich L. Fiet

Assessment Coordinator: Dr. Loretta Collins

Department Chair: Dr. Mirerza González

Date submitted: October 18, 2012

Campus Mission Domains

Student Learning Objectives

Activities and instruments used to collect information

Instances to collect information Evaluation Criteria Expected Outcomes
First time First year Bachelor’s Degree Second time At midterm Bachelor’s Degree Third time At the end of the Bachelor’s Degree

Unit or person responsible

Critical thinking

5) adequately and ethically use appropriate research and secondary sources, if required Student will be able to: 1) effectively identify, analyze, and evaluate arguments and truth claims 2) develop an academic argument that is accurate, relevant, complex, logical and coherent 3) formulate and present convincing reasons in support of conclusions

- Writing samples -Informal and formal writing assignments -Annotated bibliography -Oral presentations (-Web-based written projects may also be used) -Student survey

 Adequate use of informational technologies, if required The student  recognizes both his/ her own personal prejudices related to a given topic and identifies the author’s biases when reading analytical essays or literature  formulates appropriate questions in response to a text  understands, interprets, synthesizes, compares and contrasts, explains  undertakes assigned projects with attention to academic ethics, legal implications, intellectual curiosity and creativity

Pre-test 70% of the INGL3285 assessed sample will score 3pts or more in the INGL 3291 proposed rubric for assessment of critical thinking skills. Post-test 80-90% of the assessed sample will score 3pts or more in the proposed rubric for assessment of writing skills.

INGL4256

M. Stanchich C.R. Rivera L. Fiet

Assessment Coordinator: Dr. Loretta Collins

Department Chair: Dr. Mirerza González

Date submitted: October 18, 2012

Campus Mission Domains

Student Learning Objectives

Activities and instruments used to collect information - Writing samples -Informal and formal writing assignments -Annotated bibliography -Oral presentations (-Web-based written projects may also be used)

Evaluation criteria

Expected Outcomes

Instances
First time First year Bachelor’s degree

to collect
Second time Midterm Bachelor’s degree

information
Third time at the end of the Bachelor’s degree

Unit or person responsible

Use of information technologies

Student will be able to: 1) identify the value and the differences between potential resources available in a variety of formats (for example, multimedia, data bases, web pages, blogs, audiovisual resources, books, academic and non-academic articles, etc.) 2) Examine and compare the information from various sources in order to evaluate its reliability, validity, correctness, authority or appropriateness for the topic and point of view. 3) Understand the differences between general and specialized sources and make an appropriate selection of resources for the project at hand

The student  identifies the types of resources that would best serve the purpose of the project.  selects appropriate resources for the nature and level of the information or analysis required.  evaluates the sources of information in a critical manner, using sources that are reliable and erudite.  understands the ethical and legal implications of using information technologies

Pre-test 60% of the INGL3285 assessed sample will score 3pts or more in the INGL 3252 proposed rubric for INGL 3291 assessment of writing skills. Post-test 80-90% of the assessed sample will score 3pts or more in the proposed rubric for assessment of writing skills.

INGL4256

M. Stanchich C.R. Rivera M. Stanchich L. Fiet

Assessment Coordinator: Dr. Loretta Collins

Department Chair: Dr. Mirerza González

Date submitted: October 18, 2012

4) Employ sources that are up-to-date. Distinguish between sources that are current and those that are outdated. 5) Correctly cite sources according to the preferred style-sheet (MLA, APA, etc.) or in accordance with academic internet conventions. Research Student will be able to: 1) Define a viable research topic or project. Adequately limit the focus for the nature of the assignment. 2) Apply research methods to the preparation of presentations, formal essays, or web-based or multimedia individual and/ or group research projects 4) Know and adequately employ necessary academic criticism or theory in the analysis. 5) Adequately articulate the results of the research project and offer conclusions 6) Select the appropriate manner to document the research (presentation, Assessment Coordinator: Dr. Loretta Collins

- Writing samples -Informal and formal writing assignments -Annotated bibliography -Oral presentations (-Web-based written projects may also be used)

The student is able to  define project and employ a thesis statement/ hypothesis.  justify the value and methodology of the project and its manner of presentation.  select or devise adequate research material (see the section on information technologies)  integrate the cited sources into his/her analysis

Pre-test 65% of the INGL3285 assessed sample will score 3pts or more in the INGL 3252 proposed rubric for assessment of critical INGL 3291 thinking skills. Post-test 80-90% of the assessed sample will score 3pts or more in the proposed rubric for assessment of writing skills.

INGL4256

M. Stanchich C.R. Rivera M. Stanchich L. Fiet

Department Chair: Dr. Mirerza González

Date submitted: October 18, 2012

essay, web-based or multimedia text)

 cite reliable sources  undertake the project with attention to academic ethics and honesty, legal implications, intellectual curiosity and creativity

Assessment Coordinator: Dr. Loretta Collins

Department Chair: Dr. Mirerza González

Date submitted: October 18, 2012

UNIVERSITY OF PUERTO RICO RÍO PIEDRAS CAMPUS PLAN OF ASSESSMENT STUDENT LEARNING PART II – KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, OR ATITUDES OF THE ACADEMIC PROGRAM OR MAJOR Academic Program or Major: English Literature
Academic Year: 2010-2011

Knowledge, Skills or Attitudes of the Academic Program or Major

Students Learning Objectives

Activities and instruments used to collect information

Instances to collect information Evaluation Criteria Expected Outcomes
First time First year Bachelors Degree Second time At midterm Bachelors Degree Third time At the end of the Bachelors Degree

Unit or person responsible

Knowledge of Written Language in Standard English

Students will be able to: 1) assess the effective use of writing skills to articulate well-structured statements in English.

- Writing samples -Informal and formal writing assignments -Oral presentations (-Web-based written projects may also be used)

- Usage & mechanics - Purpose - Organization

Pre-test 60% of the INGL 3291 assessed sample will score INGL 3231 3pts or more in the or proposed rubric for INGL 3232 assessment of writing skills. Post-test 80-90% of the assessed sample will score 3pts or more in the proposed rubric for assessment of writing skills.

L. Fiet

Assessment Coordinator: Dr. Loretta Collins

Department Chair: Dr. Mirerza González

Date submitted: October 18, 2012

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