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					                                                                              SAU FACTS & FIGURES 2007-08         69


                            Evaluation of Institutional Effectiveness

Evaluation Focus                         Method of Evaluation                               Frequency
University Wide        Institutional Self Study                                    Every 10 years; next in 2012
                          Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
                             1866 Southern Lane
                             Decatur, GA 30033-4907
                             Tel: 404-679-4501
                          Accrediting Association of Seventh-day Adventist
                             Schools, Colleges, and Universities
General Education      ACT Measure of Academic Progress and Proficiency            Annually to baccalaureate
                                                                                   seniors
Academic Units         Academic program review                                     Every 5 years
                       Unit Plans with assessment of student outcomes              Annually
                       Survey of graduates                                         Every 5 years
                       Performance indicators                                      Annually
                            - Faculty Productivity
                            - Student/Faculty Ratio
                            - Cost Per Credit Hour
                            - Net Expense
                            - Tuition Income
                            - Contribution Margin
                       Professional accreditation:                                 As required by professional
                            - Business                                             accrediting body
                            - Education
                            - Long-Term Care Administration
                            - Music
                            - Nursing
                            - Social Work
Administrative/        Unit Plans                                                  Annually
Educational Support
Units
Administrators         Written evaluation and personal conference                  Annually

Faculty                Course/faculty evaluations by students                      Annually
                       Faculty evaluations by deans/chairs                         Annually
                       Peer evaluations                                            In some units
                       Teaching portfolio evaluation                               For academic promotion
Student Satisfaction   Noel-Levitz Student Satisfaction Inventory                  Every other year
                       ACT Alumni Survey                                           Every other year
                       Senior Exit Survey                                          Annually
                       Master’s Candidate Exit Survey                              Annually
Student Religious      Valuegenesis: University Short Form                         Every third year
Growth
Student Withdrawal     Exit interviews                                             At time of withdrawal
Student Placement      Graduate Placement Survey                                   Annually
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                                   ASSESSMENT OF
                      UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES


     Academic Unit    Major                           Assessment Source
     Biology/Allied   BA/BS Biology           MCAT, DAT, VCAT, GRE
     Health                                   ETS major field test
                                              Grades of specific courses
                                              Acceptance rates for graduate and professional schools
                                              Job placement

                      BS/AS Allied Health     Science course grades
                                              Placement rates into clinical programs
                                              Application/interview process

     Business and     BBA Accounting          ETS major field test
     Management                               GPA of core courses

                      BBA Entrepreneurship    GPA of core courses

                      BBA International       ETS major field test
                        Business              GPA of core courses

                      BBA Management          ETS major field test
                                              GPA of core courses

                      BBA Marketing           ETS major field test
                                              GPA of core courses

                      BS Administration       GPA of core courses
                                              ETS major field test
                                              Senior exit survey

                      BS Long-Term Care       ETS major field test
                                              Pass rates of licensing exam, state and NAB
                                              Internship acceptance
                                              Evaluation by facility administrator

     Chemistry        BA/BS Chemistry         Applicable ACS exam
                      BS Chemistry,           Grades of specific courses
                        Biochemistry          Laboratory component grades

                      BA Chemistry, teacher   GRE, MCAT, DAT
                      certification           Job placement
                                              Acceptance rates and GPA of graduate and professional school
                                                 applicants
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Academic Unit     Major                              Assessment Source
Computing         BA/BS Computer             ETS major field test
                  Science                    Alumni survey
                                             CIS exit exam

                  BS Computer                ETS major field test
                  Information Systems        Alumni survey

                  BS Computer Systems        CSA exit exam
                  Administration             Alumni survey

                  Bachelor/MSE Software      Software portfolio
                  Engineering                Alumni survey

Education and     Elementary & Secondary     Professional portfolio
Psychology        Professional Educational   Reflective journals
                  Programs                   Summative evaluations
                                             Efficacy survey for field experience
                                             Exit interview
                                             Program effectiveness assessment for recent graduates
                                             Program effectiveness assessment for administrators
                                             Praxis II exam

                  BA/BS Psychology           Grades of specific courses
                                             Position paper
                                             Research project
                                             Computer skills courses
                                             Participation in observation & practicum experiences

English           BA English                 ETS Academic Profile test
                                             Senior assessment exam
                                             Senior exit questionnaire
                                             Graduate school acceptance rates
                                             Employment rates in desired field within one year of graduation
                                             Alumni survey

General Studies   AA/AS General Studies      Success of students in enrolling in desired Gen Ed courses while
                                                exploring options for other majors
                                             Success of students in selecting a more focused major by end of
                                                sophomore year and being accepted into baccalaureate
                                                degree program if desired

History           BA History                 ETS major field test
                                             Senior oral exam
                                             Oral presentation of senior thesis
                                             Research Methods course
                                             Course evaluations
                                             Law/graduate school acceptance rates and success
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     Academic Unit    Major                            Assessment Source
     Journalism and   All Programs            Writing skills test
     Communication                            Evaluation from internship/practicum providers
                                              Placement rates

                      BA Broadcast            A radio newscast
                      Journalism              Analysis of real life case studies, including Nielsen or Arbitron
                                              data sheets
                                              Completion of résumé tape

                      BA Intercultural        Grades on final exam
                      Communication           Grades in core courses and culturally oriented courses,
                                                  including language
                                              Preceptor evaluations of student=s practicum, internship, or
                                                  directed study performance
                                              Grade in required non-English minor

                      BA Journalism:          Grades in Mass Media, Mass Media Law & Ethics
                      News Editorial          Articles for publication in on-campus and off-campus
                                                  publications
                                              Performance in Advanced Reporting, Communication Research,
                                                  and Magazine & Feature Article Writing

                      BA Public Relations     Production of PR campaign for prospective client
                      BS Mass                 3 projects: book review, persuasion journal, & research paper
                      Communication: Public   PR plan
                      Relations emphasis

                      BS Mass                 3 projects: book review, persuasion journal, & research paper
                      Communication:          Development of an advertising campaign
                      Advertising emphasis    Completion of an advertising package

                      BS Mass                 A radio newscast
                      Communication:          Résumé tape
                      Media Production        Independent productions
                      emphasis

                      BS Mass                 Film Evaluation research paper and final exam
                      Communication:          Portfolio in advanced photography
                      Visual Communication    Senior project
                      emphasis

                      BS Mass                 Articles for publication in on-campus and off-campus
                      Communication:              publications
                      Writing/Editing         Grades in core courses
                      emphasis                Performance in Advanced Reporting, Research on the Internet,
                                                  and Magazine & Feature Article Writing

                      BS Nonprofit            Grades in required courses
                      Administration and      Grant-writing
                      Development             Successful practicum in Introduction to Social Work
                                              American Humanics certification
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Academic Unit   Major                              Assessment Source
Mathematics     BS Actuarial Studies       Job placement or graduate school acceptance rates and
                                               successful completion of graduate studies
                                           Society of Actuaries= Course 1 exam pass rates

                BA/BS Mathematics          ETS major field test
                                           Job placement or graduate school acceptance rates and
                                               successful completion of graduate studies
                                           Grades in MATH 318, 319, 411-412, or 415

Modern          BA International Studies   Acquisition of near native fluency in language via 25-30
Languages                                     semester hrs with 2.25 GPA through Adventist Colleges
                                              Abroad (ACA)
                                           Departmental exam
                                           Grades in language course

                BA Spanish: Education      Grades in language courses 200 level and above
                   endorsement             Written/oral exit examination

                BA Spanish                 Placement exam
                                           Written/oral departmental exam

Music           BM in Music Education      ETS Major Field test
                                           Grades in 19 hrs of conducting and music education methods
                                           Semester jury exam
                                           Senior public solo juried recital
                                           Keyboard proficiency exam or its equivalent
                                           Grades in MUED250 Technology in Music Education
                                           Placement and success in graduate school and career

                BS Music                   Grades in 19 hrs of theory
                                           Grades in 10 hrs of music history & literature
                                           ETS Major Field test
                                           Senior public solo juried recital
                                           Keyboard proficiency exam or its equivalent
                                           Placement and success in graduate school and career

Nursing         AS Nursing                 California Critical Thinking Skills test
                                           HESI Comprehensive Exit exam scores, and specific items
                                               subscores
                                           End-of-Program evaluations
                                           Alumni surveys
                                           NCLEX-RN first attempt pass rates
                                           Employer evaluation of graduates

                BS Nursing                 California Critical Thinking Skills test
                                           HESI Custom Comprehensive exam scores and specific item
                                               subscores.
                                           End-of-Program evaluations
                                           Alumni surveys
                                           Employer evaluations
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     Academic Unit    Major                         Assessment Source
     PE, Health and   BS Health, PE, &      CPR exam
     Wellness            Recreation         Development of a series of lesson plans & demonstration of
                                                teaching skills
                                            Oral presentations videotaped and critiqued
                                            Directed study/research project
                                            Portfolio of physical fitness tests
                                            Exit exam
                                            Employment in desired field or graduate school within one year
                                                from graduation

                      BS Health Science     CPR exam
                                            Oral presentations videotaped and critiqued
                                            Directed study/research project
                                            Portfolio of physical fitness tests
                                            Exit exam
                                            Employment in desired field or graduate school within one year
                                                from graduation

                      BS Corporate/         CPR exam
                       Community Wellness   Oral presentations videotaped and critiqued
                       Management           Directed study/research project
                                            Portfolio of physical fitness tests
                                            Exit exam
                                            Employment in desired field or graduate school within one year
                                                from graduation

     Physics          BA/BS Physics         Summer research programs
                      BS Biophysics         Co-investigation with faculty members on directed study
                                                projects
                                            Attendance and participation in professional conferences
                                            Scientific Writing & Presentation grades
                                            Laboratory performance
                                            GRE scores
                                            Alumni Survey

     Religion         General               Senior exit questionnaire
                                            Department exit questionnaire

                      BA Archaeology        Graduate school acceptances

                      BA Theology           Mentoring program
                                            Ministerial externship program
                                            Candidate screening
                                            Ministry portfolio
                                            Exit exam
                                            Field experience performance
                                            Graduate school acceptance rates
                                            Placement rates
                                            Alumni survey

                      AA Religion           Placement rates
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 Academic Unit        Major                                Assessment Source
 Social Work &        BS Family Studies           Exit exam
 Family Studies                                   Practicum evaluations
                                                  Graduate school acceptance rates
                                                  Employment rates in desired field within one year

                      BSW Social Work             PACAT scores
                                                  Practicum evaluations, Integrative Seminar performance
                                                  Graduate school acceptance rates
                                                  Employment rates in desired field within one year

 Technology           AT Auto Service             ASE test pass rates
                                                  Passing score from repair facility supervisor.
                                                  Completion of Natef task list.
                                                  Report on job shadowing experience

 Visual Art and       BA Art: Therapy             Portfolios and documenting evidence of selected skills
 Design                                           Grades of psychology and education classes and cognates in the
                                                      major
                                                  Performance in practice setting

                      BFA Fine Arts               Portfolio for entrance to graduate school or the commercial art
                                                      profession
                                                  Journal/sketchbooks
                                                  Senior exhibition
                                                  Documented public exhibition résumé
                                                  Graduate school acceptance
                                                  Employment in field

                      BS Art: Character           Portfolio of 6 projects & across 3 mediums
                      Animation                   Bi-semester cross-disciplinary faculty review
                                                  Industry professional critique
                                                  Internship placements

                      BS Art: Graphic Design      Design process documentation
                                                  Internship evaluations
                                                  Post-internship review (per faculty)
                                                  Post-internship endorsements
                                                  Review of technical skills by independent printing industry
                                                      consultants
                                                  Alumni survey

                      BS Film Production          Portfolio
                                                  At least one major professional film project
                                                  Directing class

 General              General Education            ETS Academic Profile Test, overall score, subscores, and
 Education            Core                          attaining level 1 of writing, math, reading and critical
 Core                                               thinking section
                                                   Grades in English 101, 102, and writing courses; public
                                                    speaking course; computer science course or passage of
                                                    computer challenge exam; natural science courses; religion
                                                    courses; and Fitness for Life
                                                   Selected items on senior exit questionnaire, undergraduate
                                                    student survey, ACT alumni survey
                                                   Service activities
Source: Office of Institutional Research and Planning

				
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