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									                               Assessment Summaries
                            Service Learning Flag Courses


Prefix: ACCT              Number: 208                Title: Income Tax Practicum

Briefly discuss how student learning will be assessed to determine if the course
meets applicable distribution rubric.

Students will be required to submit a maximum two-page summary:

      assessing the training provided,

      their experiences in preparing returns for the public,

      and their experience with preparing their own income tax returns.



Prefix: BUSN              Number: 101                Title: Discover Entrepreneurship

Briefly discuss how student learning will be assessed to determine if the course
meets applicable distribution rubric.

Students are asked to submit reflective memos assessing the training they receive from
Junior Achievement staff, their experiences with the students in the classrooms, and
finally an assessment of their overall experience with providing this assistance to
classrooms.


Prefix: COMM          Number: 104                    Title: Audio Production

Briefly describe how student learning will be assessed to determine if the course
meets the applicable distribution rubric.
Student–produced PSAs will be given to the non–profit community groups.
Representatives of those groups will be asked to evaluate the effectiveness of the PSAs
based on criteria supplied by the instructor.


Prefix: ENGR          Number:290             Title: Engineering in the Community

Briefly describe how student learning will be assessed to determine if the course
meets the applicable distribution rubric.

    1. The level to which the course objective has been met will be assessed through the
final written report and oral presentation. Small, self-selected, groups (2-3) may be
assessed as a group. Otherwise, students within a group will be assessed individually
through additional interviews or tests.
    2. The degree to which the students identify the community need (most likely in the
introduction to their written report)
    3. see #1
    4. N/A

Prefix: NURS          Number: 402 Title: Community Health Nursing           Date: 3-15-04

Briefly discuss how student learning will be assessed to determine if the course
meets applicable rubric for the flag.

       Service learning will be assessed by determining the student’s performance on the
       Community Project. This community project involves:

              Completion of community assessment for their assigned at risk-
               community group.
              Develop and prioritize an identified need (Nursing Diagnosis).
              Develop a teaching program based on the community assessment findings.
              Implement the teaching program and evaluate the outcomes of the project.
              Reflection of personal achievements and learning from this project.

Students must earn a grade of 73% or better on the Community Project in order to meet
the requirements for the Service Learning Flag.


Prefix: PSYC          Number: 303            Title: Child and Adolescent Psychology

Briefly describe how student learning will be assessed to determine if the course
meets the applicable distribution rubric.

Student learning will be assessed through the use of students’ service learning journals,
papers, and presentations as outlined:

       The following breakdown describes the percentage composition of my course:
                     Exams                          56.25%
                     In-class Questions             18.75%
                     Case Study Writing             3.75%
                     Service Learning Journals      6.25%
                     Service Learning Paper         12.5%
                                                    2.5%
                     Service Learning Presentation
Obvious from this breakdown, service learning comprises 21.25% of students’ grades.


Prefix: PSYC        Number: 344              Title: Introduction to Behavior Modification

Briefly describe how student learning will be assessed to determine if the course
meets the applicable distribution rubric.
Student learning will be assessed through the use of students’ service learning journals,
papers, and presentations as outlined:



   Journals (25 points): Students are required to keep a journal of their service-learning
   project. The journals are to be typed and turned in at the completion of the project and
   will be graded using the following criteria:

   ___ Evidence of a total of ___ hours of volunteer work (5 points)

   ___ Explanation of various activities with which you were involved. (10 points)

   ___ Reflecting on activities. (10 points) This can include thoughts like “Did today’s
   experience spark any particular questions for you?” “What are you learning about
   yourself?” What emotions are you experiencing?”

   Reaction/Synthesis Paper (65 points): Students will be required to turn in (toward
   the end of the semester) a 5-10 page typed paper addressing the following issues:

   ___ What is your understanding of the agencies role in the community? (5 points)

   ___ What has service learning helped you think about and learn? How have you
   changed as a person from this service-learning activity? (5 points)

   ___ What tools, talents, and abilities have you discovered that you have to offer the
   community? (5 points)

   ___ How has this experience affected your professional and personal goals and
   perspectives? How important is it to continue your service involvement through out
   your life? (5 points)

   ___ What short term effects do you think you had on the people you were serving?
   What long-term effects do you think you had? What have been the two most
   significant things you have specifically learned about the field of behavior
   modification from this experience? Has this changed your perspective of the field
   from that which you entered the course? In what way has it changed? (15 points)

   ___ What was the single most critical or important incident in your learning about
   behavior modification during your service learning this semester? Explain and
   describe how this “changed” you. (5 points)

   ___ Reflect on the behavior modification principles (concepts) that you have learned
   about in class. Which of these principles seem to connect with your service-learning
   experience? (25 points)

   Presentation (15 points): Students will be required to present information based upon
   their reflection paper. This presentation will be graded on the following criteria:

   ___ Efficient use of time (information presented, no repetition, completed
   presentation in the allotted time. (5 points)
   ___ Material well-organized and presented in an interesting manner. (5 points)

   ___ Preparation and understanding of the information presented. (5 points)

   Closure letter (5 points): Careful, respectful closure is a critical piece of service
   learning. As part of this closure, students are to write a letter to the client or
   organization that they were engaged with. This is to be a personal letter, thanking the
   client or organization for the opportunity they experienced, and sharing what the
   experience meant to them, etc. Copies of this letter are to accompany the
   reflection/synthesis paper.

   What is the minimum amount that the project will count toward the course
   grade (must be at least 10%)?

   The following breakdown describes the percentage composition during my Summer
   2004 Behavior Modification course.

   Exams                                            235/418 = 56%

   Homework                                          73/418 = 18%

   S-L Journals                                      25/418 = 6%

   S-L Paper                                         65/418 = 15%

   S-L Presentation                                  15/418 = 4%

   Closure Letter                                      5/418 = 1%

   From this breakdown service learning comprised 26 % of each student’s grade.


Prefix: PSYC          Number: 405            Title: Psychology of Gender

Briefly describe how student learning will be assessed to determine if the course
meets the applicable distribution rubric.

Students learning will be assessed through the previously described journals, papers, and
presentations (see above).


Prefix: PSYC          Number: 444            Title: Psychology, Politics, and Law

How will service learning be assessed?

Reflective papers will be evaluated after the semester to determine if students were able
to meet a course objective through the service learning experience. The evaluation will
be done by a colleague (to be determined) using specified criteria. A sample of papers
will be used.

A survey administered by a third party will be completed by students after the project to
help determine if learning outcomes were met.

								
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