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					                           Minnesota State University Moorhead
                          2006-2007 Assessment Plan Cover Sheet
     (An electronic version of this form can be accessed at http://www.mnstate.edu/assess)

Note: All programs will complete this form.

Degree Program: History

Department: History

College: Arts and Humanities

Date: Feb. 23, 2006

Is this assessment plan your existing plan, a new assessment plan or a revision of an existing
plan?
    Existing              New                    Revision

1. Name(s) of Department Assessment Coordinator and/or Assessment Committee
Members

Steve Hoffbeck

2. List of All Student Learning Outcomes. (List and number all outcomes, placing an asterisk
(*) by the outcomes you are assessing this year.)


1.      The student will identify the main point or thesis in a piece of historical writing.
2.      The student will analyze how authors develop their theses and support them with
evidence.
3.      The student will recognize and evaluate differences in historical interpretation among
different authors.
4.      The student will recognize potential sources of bias in historical writings.
5.      The student will understand and interpret events in their appropriate historic context.
6.      The student will understand and interpret relations of cause and effect and other
sequential relations.
7.      The student will understand the complexity of human motivations and appreciate cultural
differences in patterns of behavior and ideation.
8.      The student will synthesize a variety of evidence into a coherent and plausible account of
events.
9.      The student will recognize the difference between primary and secondary sources, and
understand the uses and importance of each type.
10.     The student will select and refine an appropriate topic for a given assignment.
11.     The student will identify a variety of different kinds of source materials that could shed
light on a particular topic.
12.     The student will use the library and various bibliographic aids to identify and locate
different sources relevant to a particular topic.
13.     The student will evaluate which of their sources are the most authoritative.
14.     The student will compile and annotate a bibliography, and present it in proper format.
15.     The student will conduct an oral history interview.
16.     The student will formulate a thesis on the basis of insights gained from research.
17.     The student will develop their thesis in an organized and logical progression.
18.     The student will use appropriate evidence to support points.
19.     The student will cite their sources properly.
20.     The student will summarize points made in source materials, and make the connections
between different points of view and their own.
21.     The student will recognize the shortcomings of their evidence and anticipate possible
objections.
22.     The student will respond constructively to criticism and make appropriate revisions.
23.     The student will write clear and grammatical prose.
24.     The student will critically evaluate the work of other students.
25.     The student will respond clearly and thoughtfully to questions and comments in class
discussion.
26.     The student will draw upon and summarize reading materials in ways that address larger
themes and issues.
27.     The student will deliver an effective oral presentation.
28.     The student will critically evaluate the work of other students.
29.     The student will produce a paper using word processing software.
30.     The student will use e-mail.
31.     The student will conduct research using the World Wide Web in addition to traditional
source


3. Explain how the student learning outcomes are appropriate to department or program
goals, as identified in your most recent Quality Improvement Plan. Please note if the
program is accredited by an external agency.



4. Signatures



Department Chair or Program Director               Dean or Director

Required Attachments:
   1. Assessment Planning Forms
   2. Records of department meetings when Assessment Plan was discussed and approved.
                        Minnesota State University Moorhead
                            Assessment Planning Form

Instructions: Complete and print a copy of this page for each student learning outcome
being assessed during the following two year period.

Academic Program: History

1. Identify Student Learning Outcome in the box below:

Analyze how authors develop their theses and support them with evidence.

2. Which MSUM mission goals are addressed by this learning outcome? (check all
that apply)

  Knowledge/content                  Information literacy
  Intellectual development           Lifelong learning
  Talents                            Service
  Critical thinking                  Citizenship
  Oral communication                 Responsibility and ethics
  Written communication              Global understanding
  Mathematics                        Other:
  Multiculturalism/diversity         Other:

3. How is this learning outcome addressed in the program’s curriculum? Identify
the courses or extra-curricular opportunities that address this outcome.

The outcome is included in History 401: Senior Seminar; and in a new course for 2007-
2008 entitled History 201: History Methods

4. What methods of assessment will be used for this outcome? (Specify instrument
and submit electronically plan.)

Assessment will consist of a report written by the professor who teaches the Senior
Seminar each semester and by means of a report written by the professor who teaches the
new History 201 course. The professor will assign a paper that measure this outcome and
then the professor will read the paper and grade it. The professor will then be able to
perceive whether or not the student has grasped this basic concept. We will also use a
student self-assessment questionaire at the beginning of each course in order to provide a
measure of the student's understanding of this concept.

5. Who is assessed? When are they assessed?

All of the History and Social Studies students in the Senior Seminar and all of the
students in the proposed History 201 course will be assessed by the instructor. They will
be assessed each semester that the courses are offered and will be judged in the midst of
the semester.

6. Who is responsible in the department for this assessment?

Each professor that teaches the Senior Seminar is required to assess this learning outcome
and each professor is required to write a report on all learning outcomes for the class.
Each professor that teaches the History 201: History Methods class is required to assess
this learning outcome and each professor is required to write a report on all learning
outcomes for the class after the semester is completed.
The department assessment coordinator, Dr. Steven R. Hoffbeck, will collect the reports
from each instructor after the completion of each semester.

7. What is level of student performance is expected for this outcome?

In the History 210: History Methods class the students will be expected to perform at the
level of a college sophomore and to be able to master this skill. For the History 401:
Senior Seminar class the student will be expected to perform at the level of a college
senior and to have become adept at this skill.
                      Minnesota State University Moorhead
                      Assessment Planning Form

Instructions: Complete and print a copy of this page for each student learning outcome
being assessed during the following two year period.

Academic Program: History

   1. Identify Student Learning Outcome in the box below:

   The student will recognize and evaluate differences in historical interpretation among
   different authors.


   2. Which MSUM mission goals are addressed by this learning outcome? (check
      all that apply)

   X Knowledge/content                       Information literacy
   X Intellectual development                Lifelong learning
   X Talents                                 Service
   X Critical Thinking                       Citizenship
     Oral communication                      Responsibility and ethics
   X Written communication                   Global understanding
     Mathematics                             Other:
     Multicultural/diversity                 Other:

   3. How is this learning outcome addressed in the program’s curriculum?
      Identify the courses or extra-curricular opportunities that address this
      outcome.

The outcome is included in History 401: Senior Seminar; and in a new course for 2007-
2008 entitled History 201: History Methods.

    4. What methods of assessment will be used for this outcome? (Specify
        instrument and submit plan electronically.)
Assessment will consist of a report written by the professor who teaches the Senior
Seminar each semester and by means of a report written by the professor who teaches the
new History 201 course. The professor will assign a paper that measure this outcome and
then the professor will read the paper and grade it. The professor will then be able to
perceive whether or not the student has grasped this basic concept. We will also use a
student self-assessment questionaire at the beginning of each course in order to provide a
measure of the student's understanding of this concept.

   5. Who is assessed? When are they assessed?
All of the History and Social Studies students in the Senior Seminar and all of the
students in the proposed History 201 course will be assessed by the instructor. They will
be assessed each semester that the courses are offered and will be judged in the midst of
the semester
    6. Who in the department is responsible for this assessment?

Each professor that teaches the Senior Seminar is required to assess this learning outcome
and each professor is required to write a report on all learning outcomes for the class.
Each professor that teaches the History 201: History Methods class is required to assess
this learning outcome and each professor is required to write a report on all learning
outcomes for the class after the semester is completed.
The department assessment coordinator, Dr. Steven R. Hoffbeck, will collect the reports
from each instructor after the completion of each semester.

   7. What level of student performance is expected for this outcome?

   In the History 210: History Methods class the students will be expected to perform at
   the level of a college sophomore and to be able to master this skill. For the History
   401: Senior Seminar class the student will be expected to perform at the level of a
   college senior and to have become adept at this skill.
                      Minnesota State University Moorhead
                      Assessment Planning Form

Instructions: Complete and print a copy of this page for each student learning outcome
being assessed during the following two year period.

Academic Program: History

   1. Identify Student Learning Outcome in the box below:

   The student will recognize potential sources of bias in historical writings.


   2. Which MSUM mission goals are addressed by this learning outcome? (check
      all that apply)

   X Knowledge/content                      Information literacy
   X Intellectual development              X Lifelong learning
   X Talents                                Service
   X Critical Thinking                      Citizenship
     Oral communication                     Responsibility and ethics
   X Written communication                  Global understanding
     Mathematics                            Other:
     Multicultural/diversity                Other:

   3. How is this learning outcome addressed in the program’s curriculum?
      Identify the courses or extra-curricular opportunities that address this
      outcome.

The outcome is included in History 401: Senior Seminar; and in a new course for 2007-
2008 entitled History 201: History Methods.

    4. What methods of assessment will be used for this outcome? (Specify
        instrument and submit plan electronically.)
Assessment will consist of a report written by the professor who teaches the Senior
Seminar each semester and by means of a report written by the professor who teaches the
new History 201 course. The professor will assign a paper that measure this outcome and
then the professor will read the paper and grade it. The professor will then be able to
perceive whether or not the student has grasped this basic concept. We will also use a
student self-assessment questionaire at the beginning of each course in order to provide a
measure of the student's understanding of this concept.

   5. Who is assessed? When are they assessed?

All of the History and Social Studies students in the Senior Seminar and all of the
students in the proposed History 201 course will be assessed by the instructor. They will
be assessed each semester that the courses are offered and will be judged in the midst of
the semester
    6. Who in the department is responsible for this assessment?

Each professor that teaches the Senior Seminar is required to assess this learning outcome
and each professor is required to write a report on all learning outcomes for the class.
Each professor that teaches the History 201: History Methods class is required to assess
this learning outcome and each professor is required to write a report on all learning
outcomes for the class after the semester is completed.
The department assessment coordinator, Dr. Steven R. Hoffbeck, will collect the reports
from each instructor after the completion of each semester.

   7. What level of student performance is expected for this outcome?

   In the History 210: History Methods class the students will be expected to perform at
   the level of a college sophomore and to be able to master this skill. For the History
   401: Senior Seminar class the student will be expected to perform at the level of a
   college senior and to have become adept at this skill.
                      Minnesota State University Moorhead
                      Assessment Planning Form

Instructions: Complete and print a copy of this page for each student learning outcome
being assessed during the following two year period.

Academic Program: History

   1. Identify Student Learning Outcome in the box below:

   The student will understand and interpret events in their appropriate historical
   context.

   2. Which MSUM mission goals are addressed by this learning outcome? (check
      all that apply)

   X Knowledge/content                       Information literacy
   X Intellectual development                Lifelong learning
   X Talents                                 Service
   X Critical Thinking                       Citizenship
     Oral communication                      Responsibility and ethics
   X Written communication                   Global understanding
     Mathematics                             Other:
     Multicultural/diversity                 Other:

   3. How is this learning outcome addressed in the program’s curriculum?
      Identify the courses or extra-curricular opportunities that address this
      outcome.

The outcome is included in History 401: Senior Seminar; and in a new course for 2007-
2008 entitled History 201: History Methods.

    4. What methods of assessment will be used for this outcome? (Specify
        instrument and submit plan electronically.)
Assessment will consist of a report written by the professor who teaches the Senior
Seminar each semester and by means of a report written by the professor who teaches the
new History 201 course. The professor will assign a paper that measure this outcome and
then the professor will read the paper and grade it. The professor will then be able to
perceive whether or not the student has grasped this basic concept. We will also use a
student self-assessment questionaire at the beginning of each course in order to provide a
measure of the student's understanding of this concept.

   5. Who is assessed? When are they assessed?
All of the History and Social Studies students in the Senior Seminar and all of the
students in the proposed History 201 course will be assessed by the instructor. They will
be assessed each semester that the courses are offered and will be judged in the midst of
the semester
    6. Who in the department is responsible for this assessment?

Each professor that teaches the Senior Seminar is required to assess this learning outcome
and each professor is required to write a report on all learning outcomes for the class.
Each professor that teaches the History 201: History Methods class is required to assess
this learning outcome and each professor is required to write a report on all learning
outcomes for the class after the semester is completed.
The department assessment coordinator, Dr. Steven R. Hoffbeck, will collect the reports
from each instructor after the completion of each semester.

   7. What level of student performance is expected for this outcome?

   In the History 210: History Methods class the students will be expected to perform at
   the level of a college sophomore and to be able to master this skill. For the History
   401: Senior Seminar class the student will be expected to perform at the level of a
   college senior and to have become adept at this skill.
                      Minnesota State University Moorhead
                      Assessment Planning Form

Instructions: Complete and print a copy of this page for each student learning outcome
being assessed during the following two year period.

Academic Program: History

   1. Identify Student Learning Outcome in the box below:

The student will understand and interpret relations of cause and effect and other
sequential relations.


   2. Which MSUM mission goals are addressed by this learning outcome? (check
      all that apply)

   X Knowledge/content                       Information literacy
   X Intellectual development              X Lifelong learning
   X Talents                                 Service
   X Critical Thinking                       Citizenship
     Oral communication                      Responsibility and ethics
   X Written communication                   Global understanding
     Mathematics                             Other:
     Multicultural/diversity                 Other:

   3. How is this learning outcome addressed in the program’s curriculum?
      Identify the courses or extra-curricular opportunities that address this
      outcome.

The outcome is included in History 401: Senior Seminar; and in a new course for 2007-
2008 entitled History 201: History Methods.

    4. What methods of assessment will be used for this outcome? (Specify
        instrument and submit plan electronically.)
Assessment will consist of a report written by the professor who teaches the Senior
Seminar each semester and by means of a report written by the professor who teaches the
new History 201 course. The professor will assign a paper that measure this outcome and
then the professor will read the paper and grade it. The professor will then be able to
perceive whether or not the student has grasped this basic concept. We will also use a
student self-assessment questionaire at the beginning of each course in order to provide a
measure of the student's understanding of this concept.

   5. Who is assessed? When are they assessed?
All of the History and Social Studies students in the Senior Seminar and all of the
students in the proposed History 201 course will be assessed by the instructor. They will
be assessed each semester that the courses are offered and will be judged in the midst of
the semester
    6. Who in the department is responsible for this assessment?

Each professor that teaches the Senior Seminar is required to assess this learning outcome
and each professor is required to write a report on all learning outcomes for the class.
Each professor that teaches the History 201: History Methods class is required to assess
this learning outcome and each professor is required to write a report on all learning
outcomes for the class after the semester is completed.
The department assessment coordinator, Dr. Steven R. Hoffbeck, will collect the reports
from each instructor after the completion of each semester.

   7. What level of student performance is expected for this outcome?

   In the History 210: History Methods class the students will be expected to perform at
   the level of a college sophomore and to be able to master this skill. For the History
   401: Senior Seminar class the student will be expected to perform at the level of a
   college senior and to have become adept at this skill.
                      Minnesota State University Moorhead
                      Assessment Planning Form

Instructions: Complete and print a copy of this page for each student learning outcome
being assessed during the following two year period.

Academic Program: History

   1. Identify Student Learning Outcome in the box below:

The student will understand the complexity of human motivations and appreciate cultural
differences in patterns of behavior and ideation.


   2. Which MSUM mission goals are addressed by this learning outcome? (check
      all that apply)

   X Knowledge/content                       Information literacy
   X Intellectual development                Lifelong learning
   X Talents                                 Service
   X Critical Thinking                       Citizenship
     Oral communication                      Responsibility and ethics
   X Written communication                   Global understanding
     Mathematics                             Other:
   X Multicultural/diversity                 Other:

   3. How is this learning outcome addressed in the program’s curriculum?
      Identify the courses or extra-curricular opportunities that address this
      outcome.

The outcome is included in History 401: Senior Seminar; and in a new course for 2007-
2008 entitled History 201: History Methods.

    4. What methods of assessment will be used for this outcome? (Specify
        instrument and submit plan electronically.)
Assessment will consist of a report written by the professor who teaches the Senior
Seminar each semester and by means of a report written by the professor who teaches the
new History 201 course. The professor will assign a paper that measure this outcome and
then the professor will read the paper and grade it. The professor will then be able to
perceive whether or not the student has grasped this basic concept. We will also use a
student self-assessment questionaire at the beginning of each course in order to provide a
measure of the student's understanding of this concept.

   5. Who is assessed? When are they assessed?
All of the History and Social Studies students in the Senior Seminar and all of the
students in the proposed History 201 course will be assessed by the instructor. They will
be assessed each semester that the courses are offered and will be judged in the midst of
the semester
    6. Who in the department is responsible for this assessment?

Each professor that teaches the Senior Seminar is required to assess this learning outcome
and each professor is required to write a report on all learning outcomes for the class.
Each professor that teaches the History 201: History Methods class is required to assess
this learning outcome and each professor is required to write a report on all learning
outcomes for the class after the semester is completed.
The department assessment coordinator, Dr. Steven R. Hoffbeck, will collect the reports
from each instructor after the completion of each semester.

   7. What level of student performance is expected for this outcome?

   In the History 210: History Methods class the students will be expected to perform at
   the level of a college sophomore and to be able to master this skill. For the History
   401: Senior Seminar class the student will be expected to perform at the level of a
   college senior and to have become competent at this skill.
                      Minnesota State University Moorhead
                      Assessment Planning Form

Instructions: Complete and print a copy of this page for each student learning outcome
being assessed during the following two year period.

Academic Program: History

   1. Identify Student Learning Outcome in the box below:

The student will synthesize a variety of evidence into a coherent and plausible account of
events.


   2. Which MSUM mission goals are addressed by this learning outcome? (check
      all that apply)

   X Knowledge/content                       Information literacy
   X Intellectual development                Lifelong learning
   X Talents                                 Service
   X Critical Thinking                       Citizenship
     Oral communication                      Responsibility and ethics
   X Written communication                   Global understanding
     Mathematics                             Other:
     Multicultural/diversity                 Other:

   3. How is this learning outcome addressed in the program’s curriculum?
      Identify the courses or extra-curricular opportunities that address this
      outcome.

The outcome is included in History 401: Senior Seminar; and in a new course for 2007-
2008 entitled History 201: History Methods.

    4. What methods of assessment will be used for this outcome? (Specify
        instrument and submit plan electronically.)
Assessment will consist of a report written by the professor who teaches the Senior
Seminar each semester and by means of a report written by the professor who teaches the
new History 201 course. The professor will assign a paper that measure this outcome and
then the professor will read the paper and grade it. The professor will then be able to
perceive whether or not the student has grasped this basic concept. We will also use a
student self-assessment questionaire at the beginning of each course in order to provide a
measure of the student's understanding of this concept.

   5. Who is assessed? When are they assessed?
All of the History and Social Studies students in the Senior Seminar and all of the
students in the proposed History 201 course will be assessed by the instructor. They will
be assessed each semester that the courses are offered and will be judged in the midst of
the semester
    6. Who in the department is responsible for this assessment?

Each professor that teaches the Senior Seminar is required to assess this learning outcome
and each professor is required to write a report on all learning outcomes for the class.
Each professor that teaches the History 201: History Methods class is required to assess
this learning outcome and each professor is required to write a report on all learning
outcomes for the class after the semester is completed.
The department assessment coordinator, Dr. Steven R. Hoffbeck, will collect the reports
from each instructor after the completion of each semester.

   7. What level of student performance is expected for this outcome?

   In the History 210: History Methods class the students will be expected to perform at
   the level of a college sophomore and to be able to master this skill. For the History
   401: Senior Seminar class the student will be expected to perform at the level of a
   college senior and to have become adept at this skill.
                      Minnesota State University Moorhead
                      Assessment Planning Form

Instructions: Complete and print a copy of this page for each student learning outcome
being assessed during the following two year period.

Academic Program: History

   1. Identify Student Learning Outcome in the box below:

The student will recognize the difference between primary and secondary sources, and
understand the uses and importance of each type.


   2. Which MSUM mission goals are addressed by this learning outcome? (check
      all that apply)

   X Knowledge/content                       Information literacy
   X Intellectual development                Lifelong learning
   X Talents                                 Service
   X Critical Thinking                       Citizenship
     Oral communication                      Responsibility and ethics
   X Written communication                   Global understanding
     Mathematics                             Other:
     Multicultural/diversity                 Other:

   3. How is this learning outcome addressed in the program’s curriculum?
      Identify the courses or extra-curricular opportunities that address this
      outcome.

The outcome is included in History 401: Senior Seminar; and in a new course for 2007-
2008 entitled History 201: History Methods.

    4. What methods of assessment will be used for this outcome? (Specify
        instrument and submit plan electronically.)
Assessment will consist of a report written by the professor who teaches the Senior
Seminar each semester and by means of a report written by the professor who teaches the
new History 201 course. The professor will assign a paper that measure this outcome and
then the professor will read the paper and grade it. The professor will then be able to
perceive whether or not the student has grasped this basic concept. We will also use a
student self-assessment questionaire at the beginning of each course in order to provide a
measure of the student's understanding of this concept.

   5. Who is assessed? When are they assessed?
All of the History and Social Studies students in the Senior Seminar and all of the
students in the proposed History 201 course will be assessed by the instructor. They will
be assessed each semester that the courses are offered and will be judged in the midst of
the semester
    6. Who in the department is responsible for this assessment?

Each professor that teaches the Senior Seminar is required to assess this learning outcome
and each professor is required to write a report on all learning outcomes for the class.
Each professor that teaches the History 201: History Methods class is required to assess
this learning outcome and each professor is required to write a report on all learning
outcomes for the class after the semester is completed.
The department assessment coordinator, Dr. Steven R. Hoffbeck, will collect the reports
from each instructor after the completion of each semester.

   7. What level of student performance is expected for this outcome?

   In the History 210: History Methods class the students will be expected to perform at
   the level of a college sophomore and to be able to master this skill. For the History
   401: Senior Seminar class the student will be expected to perform at the level of a
   college senior and to have become adept at this skill.
                      Minnesota State University Moorhead
                      Assessment Planning Form

Instructions: Complete and print a copy of this page for each student learning outcome
being assessed during the following two year period.

Academic Program: History

   1. Identify Student Learning Outcome in the box below:

The student will select and refine an appropriate topic for a written assignment.

   2. Which MSUM mission goals are addressed by this learning outcome? (check
      all that apply)

   X Knowledge/content                       Information literacy
   X Intellectual development                Lifelong learning
   X Talents                                 Service
   X Critical Thinking                       Citizenship
     Oral communication                      Responsibility and ethics
   X Written communication                   Global understanding
     Mathematics                             Other:
     Multicultural/diversity                 Other:

   3. How is this learning outcome addressed in the program’s curriculum?
      Identify the courses or extra-curricular opportunities that address this
      outcome.

The outcome is included in History 401: Senior Seminar; and in a new course for 2007-
2008 entitled History 201: History Methods.

    4. What methods of assessment will be used for this outcome? (Specify
        instrument and submit plan electronically.)
Assessment will consist of a report written by the professor who teaches the Senior
Seminar each semester and by means of a report written by the professor who teaches the
new History 201 course. The professor will assign a paper that measure this outcome and
then the professor will read the paper and grade it. The professor will then be able to
perceive whether or not the student has grasped this basic concept. We will also use a
student self-assessment questionaire at the beginning of each course in order to provide a
measure of the student's understanding of this concept.

   5. Who is assessed? When are they assessed?

All of the History and Social Studies students in the Senior Seminar and all of the
students in the proposed History 201 course will be assessed by the instructor. They will
be assessed each semester that the courses are offered and will be judged in the midst of
the semester
    6. Who in the department is responsible for this assessment?

Each professor that teaches the Senior Seminar is required to assess this learning outcome
and each professor is required to write a report on all learning outcomes for the class.
Each professor that teaches the History 201: History Methods class is required to assess
this learning outcome and each professor is required to write a report on all learning
outcomes for the class after the semester is completed.
The department assessment coordinator, Dr. Steven R. Hoffbeck, will collect the reports
from each instructor after the completion of each semester.

   7. What level of student performance is expected for this outcome?

   In the History 210: History Methods class the students will be expected to perform at
   the level of a college sophomore and to be able to master this skill. For the History
   401: Senior Seminar class the student will be expected to perform at the level of a
   college senior and to have become capable at this skill.
                       Minnesota State University Moorhead
                       Assessment Planning Form

Instructions: Complete and print a copy of this page for each student learning outcome
being assessed during the following two year period.

Academic Program: History

   1. Identify Student Learning Outcome in the box below:

The student will identify a variety of different kinds of source materials that could shed
light on a particular topic.

   2. Which MSUM mission goals are addressed by this learning outcome? (check
      all that apply)

   X Knowledge/content                     X Information literacy
   X Intellectual development                 Lifelong learning
   X Talents                                  Service
   X Critical Thinking                        Citizenship
     Oral communication                       Responsibility and ethics
   X Written communication                    Global understanding
     Mathematics                              Other:
     Multicultural/diversity                  Other:

   3. How is this learning outcome addressed in the program’s curriculum?
      Identify the courses or extra-curricular opportunities that address this
      outcome.

The outcome is included in History 401: Senior Seminar; and in a new course for 2007-
2008 entitled History 201: History Methods.

    4. What methods of assessment will be used for this outcome? (Specify
        instrument and submit plan electronically.)
Assessment will consist of a report written by the professor who teaches the Senior
Seminar each semester and by means of a report written by the professor who teaches the
new History 201 course. The professor will assign a paper that measure this outcome and
then the professor will read the paper and grade it. The professor will then be able to
perceive whether or not the student has grasped this basic concept. We will also use a
student self-assessment questionaire at the beginning of each course in order to provide a
measure of the student's understanding of this concept.

   5. Who is assessed? When are they assessed?

All of the History and Social Studies students in the Senior Seminar and all of the
students in the proposed History 201 course will be assessed by the instructor. They will
be assessed each semester that the courses are offered and will be judged in the midst of
the semester
    6. Who in the department is responsible for this assessment?

Each professor that teaches the Senior Seminar is required to assess this learning outcome
and each professor is required to write a report on all learning outcomes for the class.
Each professor that teaches the History 201: History Methods class is required to assess
this learning outcome and each professor is required to write a report on all learning
outcomes for the class after the semester is completed.
The department assessment coordinator, Dr. Steven R. Hoffbeck, will collect the reports
from each instructor after the completion of each semester.

   7. What level of student performance is expected for this outcome?

   In the History 210: History Methods class the students will be expected to perform at
   the level of a college sophomore and to be able to master this skill. For the History
   401: Senior Seminar class the student will be expected to perform at the level of a
   college senior and to have become proficient at this skill.
                       Minnesota State University Moorhead
                       Assessment Planning Form

Instructions: Complete and print a copy of this page for each student learning outcome
being assessed during the following two year period.

Academic Program: History

   1. Identify Student Learning Outcome in the box below:

The student will use the library and various bibliographic aids to identify and locate
difference sources relevant to a particular topic.


   2. Which MSUM mission goals are addressed by this learning outcome? (check
      all that apply)

   X Knowledge/content                    X Information literacy
   X Intellectual development             X Lifelong learning
   X Talents                                 Service
   X Critical Thinking                       Citizenship
     Oral communication                      Responsibility and ethics
   X Written communication                   Global understanding
     Mathematics                             Other:
     Multicultural/diversity                 Other:

   3. How is this learning outcome addressed in the program’s curriculum?
      Identify the courses or extra-curricular opportunities that address this
      outcome.

The outcome is included in History 401: Senior Seminar; and in a new course for 2007-
2008 entitled History 201: History Methods.

    4. What methods of assessment will be used for this outcome? (Specify
        instrument and submit plan electronically.)
Assessment will consist of a report written by the professor who teaches the Senior
Seminar each semester and by means of a report written by the professor who teaches the
new History 201 course. The professor will assign a paper that measure this outcome and
then the professor will read the paper and grade it. The professor will then be able to
perceive whether or not the student has grasped this basic concept. We will also use a
student self-assessment questionaire at the beginning of each course in order to provide a
measure of the student's understanding of this concept.

   5. Who is assessed? When are they assessed?
All of the History and Social Studies students in the Senior Seminar and all of the
students in the proposed History 201 course will be assessed by the instructor. They will
be assessed each semester that the courses are offered and will be judged in the midst of
the semester
    6. Who in the department is responsible for this assessment?

Each professor that teaches the Senior Seminar is required to assess this learning outcome
and each professor is required to write a report on all learning outcomes for the class.
Each professor that teaches the History 201: History Methods class is required to assess
this learning outcome and each professor is required to write a report on all learning
outcomes for the class after the semester is completed.
The department assessment coordinator, Dr. Steven R. Hoffbeck, will collect the reports
from each instructor after the completion of each semester.

   7. What level of student performance is expected for this outcome?

   In the History 210: History Methods class the students will be expected to perform at
   the level of a college sophomore and to be able to master this skill. For the History
   401: Senior Seminar class the student will be expected to perform at the level of a
   college senior and to have become proficient at this skill.
                      Minnesota State University Moorhead
                      Assessment Planning Form

Instructions: Complete and print a copy of this page for each student learning outcome
being assessed during the following two year period.

Academic Program: History

   1. Identify Student Learning Outcome in the box below:

The student will evaluate which of her/his sources of information were the most
authoritative.


   2. Which MSUM mission goals are addressed by this learning outcome? (check
      all that apply)

   X Knowledge/content                   X Information literacy
   X Intellectual development            X Lifelong learning
   X Talents                                Service
   X Critical Thinking                      Citizenship
     Oral communication                     Responsibility and ethics
   X Written communication                  Global understanding
     Mathematics                            Other:
     Multicultural/diversity                Other:

   3. How is this learning outcome addressed in the program’s curriculum?
      Identify the courses or extra-curricular opportunities that address this
      outcome.

The outcome is included in History 401: Senior Seminar; and in a new course for 2007-
2008 entitled History 201: History Methods.

    4. What methods of assessment will be used for this outcome? (Specify
        instrument and submit plan electronically.)
Assessment will consist of a report written by the professor who teaches the Senior
Seminar each semester and by means of a report written by the professor who teaches the
new History 201 course. The professor will assign a paper that measure this outcome and
then the professor will read the paper and grade it. The professor will then be able to
perceive whether or not the student has grasped this basic concept. We will also use a
student self-assessment questionaire at the beginning of each course in order to provide a
measure of the student's understanding of this concept.

   5. Who is assessed? When are they assessed?
All of the History and Social Studies students in the Senior Seminar and all of the
students in the proposed History 201 course will be assessed by the instructor. They will
be assessed each semester that the courses are offered and will be judged in the midst of
the semester
    6. Who in the department is responsible for this assessment?

Each professor that teaches the Senior Seminar is required to assess this learning outcome
and each professor is required to write a report on all learning outcomes for the class.
Each professor that teaches the History 201: History Methods class is required to assess
this learning outcome and each professor is required to write a report on all learning
outcomes for the class after the semester is completed.
The department assessment coordinator, Dr. Steven R. Hoffbeck, will collect the reports
from each instructor after the completion of each semester.

   7. What level of student performance is expected for this outcome?

   In the History 210: History Methods class the students will be expected to perform at
   the level of a college sophomore and to be able to master this skill. For the History
   401: Senior Seminar class the student will be expected to perform at the level of a
   college senior and to have become very able at this skill.
                      Minnesota State University Moorhead
                      Assessment Planning Form

Instructions: Complete and print a copy of this page for each student learning outcome
being assessed during the following two year period.

Academic Program: History

   1. Identify Student Learning Outcome in the box below:

The student will compile and annotate a bibliography, and present it in a proper format.


   2. Which MSUM mission goals are addressed by this learning outcome? (check
      all that apply)

   X Knowledge/content                    X Information literacy
   X Intellectual development             X Lifelong learning
   X Talents                                 Service
   X Critical Thinking                       Citizenship
     Oral communication                      Responsibility and ethics
   X Written communication                   Global understanding
     Mathematics                             Other:
     Multicultural/diversity                 Other:

   3. How is this learning outcome addressed in the program’s curriculum?
      Identify the courses or extra-curricular opportunities that address this
      outcome.

The outcome is included in History 401: Senior Seminar; and in a new course for 2007-
2008 entitled History 201: History Methods.

    4. What methods of assessment will be used for this outcome? (Specify
        instrument and submit plan electronically.)
Assessment will consist of a report written by the professor who teaches the Senior
Seminar each semester and by means of a report written by the professor who teaches the
new History 201 course. The professor will assign a paper that measure this outcome and
then the professor will read the paper and grade it. The professor will then be able to
perceive whether or not the student has grasped this basic concept. We will also use a
student self-assessment questionaire at the beginning of each course in order to provide a
measure of the student's understanding of this concept.

   5. Who is assessed? When are they assessed?

All of the History and Social Studies students in the Senior Seminar and all of the
students in the proposed History 201 course will be assessed by the instructor. They will
be assessed each semester that the courses are offered and will be judged in the midst of
the semester
    6. Who in the department is responsible for this assessment?

Each professor that teaches the Senior Seminar is required to assess this learning outcome
and each professor is required to write a report on all learning outcomes for the class.
Each professor that teaches the History 201: History Methods class is required to assess
this learning outcome and each professor is required to write a report on all learning
outcomes for the class after the semester is completed.
The department assessment coordinator, Dr. Steven R. Hoffbeck, will collect the reports
from each instructor after the completion of each semester.

   7. What level of student performance is expected for this outcome?

   In the History 210: History Methods class the students will be expected to perform at
   the level of a college sophomore and to be able to master this skill. For the History
   401: Senior Seminar class the student will be expected to perform at the level of a
   college senior and to have become adept at this skill.
                      Minnesota State University Moorhead
                      Assessment Planning Form

Instructions: Complete and print a copy of this page for each student learning outcome
being assessed during the following two year period.

Academic Program: History

   1. Identify Student Learning Outcome in the box below:

   The student will formulate a thesis on the basis of insights gained from research.


   2. Which MSUM mission goals are addressed by this learning outcome? (check
      all that apply)

   X Knowledge/content                    X Information literacy
   X Intellectual development             X Lifelong learning
   X Talents                                Service
   X Critical Thinking                      Citizenship
     Oral communication                     Responsibility and ethics
   X Written communication                  Global understanding
     Mathematics                            Other:
     Multicultural/diversity                Other:

   3. How is this learning outcome addressed in the program’s curriculum?
      Identify the courses or extra-curricular opportunities that address this
      outcome.

The outcome is included in History 401: Senior Seminar; and in a new course for 2007-
2008 entitled History 201: History Methods.

    4. What methods of assessment will be used for this outcome? (Specify
        instrument and submit plan electronically.)
Assessment will consist of a report written by the professor who teaches the Senior
Seminar each semester and by means of a report written by the professor who teaches the
new History 201 course. The professor will assign a paper that measure this outcome and
then the professor will read the paper and grade it. The professor will then be able to
perceive whether or not the student has grasped this basic concept. We will also use a
student self-assessment questionaire at the beginning of each course in order to provide a
measure of the student's understanding of this concept.

   5. Who is assessed? When are they assessed?

All of the History and Social Studies students in the Senior Seminar and all of the
students in the proposed History 201 course will be assessed by the instructor. They will
be assessed each semester that the courses are offered and will be judged in the midst of
the semester
    6. Who in the department is responsible for this assessment?

Each professor that teaches the Senior Seminar is required to assess this learning outcome
and each professor is required to write a report on all learning outcomes for the class.
Each professor that teaches the History 201: History Methods class is required to assess
this learning outcome and each professor is required to write a report on all learning
outcomes for the class after the semester is completed.
The department assessment coordinator, Dr. Steven R. Hoffbeck, will collect the reports
from each instructor after the completion of each semester.

   7. What level of student performance is expected for this outcome?

   In the History 210: History Methods class the students will be expected to perform at
   the level of a college sophomore and to be able to master this skill. For the History
   401: Senior Seminar class the student will be expected to perform at the level of a
   college senior and to have become proficient at this skill.
                      Minnesota State University Moorhead
                      Assessment Planning Form

Instructions: Complete and print a copy of this page for each student learning outcome
being assessed during the following two year period.

Academic Program: History

   1. Identify Student Learning Outcome in the box below:

The student will develop his/her thesis in an organized and logical progression.


   2. Which MSUM mission goals are addressed by this learning outcome? (check
      all that apply)

   X Knowledge/content                       Information literacy
   X Intellectual development                Lifelong learning
   X Talents                                 Service
   X Critical Thinking                       Citizenship
     Oral communication                      Responsibility and ethics
   X Written communication                   Global understanding
     Mathematics                             Other:
     Multicultural/diversity                 Other:

   3. How is this learning outcome addressed in the program’s curriculum?
      Identify the courses or extra-curricular opportunities that address this
      outcome.

The outcome is included in History 401: Senior Seminar; and in a new course for 2007-
2008 entitled History 201: History Methods.

    4. What methods of assessment will be used for this outcome? (Specify
        instrument and submit plan electronically.)
Assessment will consist of a report written by the professor who teaches the Senior
Seminar each semester and by means of a report written by the professor who teaches the
new History 201 course. The professor will assign a paper that measure this outcome and
then the professor will read the paper and grade it. The professor will then be able to
perceive whether or not the student has grasped this basic concept. We will also use a
student self-assessment questionaire at the beginning of each course in order to provide a
measure of the student's understanding of this concept.

   5. Who is assessed? When are they assessed?

All of the History and Social Studies students in the Senior Seminar and all of the
students in the proposed History 201 course will be assessed by the instructor. They will
be assessed each semester that the courses are offered and will be judged in the midst of
the semester
    6. Who in the department is responsible for this assessment?

Each professor that teaches the Senior Seminar is required to assess this learning outcome
and each professor is required to write a report on all learning outcomes for the class.
Each professor that teaches the History 201: History Methods class is required to assess
this learning outcome and each professor is required to write a report on all learning
outcomes for the class after the semester is completed.
The department assessment coordinator, Dr. Steven R. Hoffbeck, will collect the reports
from each instructor after the completion of each semester.

   7. What level of student performance is expected for this outcome?

   In the History 210: History Methods class the students will be expected to perform at
   the level of a college sophomore and to be able to master this skill. For the History
   401: Senior Seminar class the student will be expected to perform at the level of a
   college senior and to have become able at this skill.
                      Minnesota State University Moorhead
                      Assessment Planning Form

Instructions: Complete and print a copy of this page for each student learning outcome
being assessed during the following two year period.

Academic Program: History

   1. Identify Student Learning Outcome in the box below:

The student will use appropriate evidence to support the main points in a written research
paper.


   2. Which MSUM mission goals are addressed by this learning outcome? (check
      all that apply)

   X Knowledge/content                       Information literacy
   X Intellectual development                Lifelong learning
   X Talents                                 Service
   X Critical Thinking                       Citizenship
     Oral communication                      Responsibility and ethics
   X Written communication                   Global understanding
     Mathematics                             Other:
     Multicultural/diversity                 Other:

   3. How is this learning outcome addressed in the program’s curriculum?
      Identify the courses or extra-curricular opportunities that address this
      outcome.

The outcome is included in History 401: Senior Seminar; and in a new course for 2007-
2008 entitled History 201: History Methods.

    4. What methods of assessment will be used for this outcome? (Specify
        instrument and submit plan electronically.)
Assessment will consist of a report written by the professor who teaches the Senior
Seminar each semester and by means of a report written by the professor who teaches the
new History 201 course. The professor will assign a paper that measure this outcome and
then the professor will read the paper and grade it. The professor will then be able to
perceive whether or not the student has grasped this basic concept. We will also use a
student self-assessment questionaire at the beginning of each course in order to provide a
measure of the student's understanding of this concept.

   5. Who is assessed? When are they assessed?
All of the History and Social Studies students in the Senior Seminar and all of the
students in the proposed History 201 course will be assessed by the instructor. They will
be assessed each semester that the courses are offered and will be judged in the midst of
the semester
    6. Who in the department is responsible for this assessment?

Each professor that teaches the Senior Seminar is required to assess this learning outcome
and each professor is required to write a report on all learning outcomes for the class.
Each professor that teaches the History 201: History Methods class is required to assess
this learning outcome and each professor is required to write a report on all learning
outcomes for the class after the semester is completed.
The department assessment coordinator, Dr. Steven R. Hoffbeck, will collect the reports
from each instructor after the completion of each semester.

   7. What level of student performance is expected for this outcome?

   In the History 210: History Methods class the students will be expected to perform at
   the level of a college sophomore and to be able to master this skill. For the History
   401: Senior Seminar class the student will be expected to perform at the level of a
   college senior and to have become adept at this skill.
                      Minnesota State University Moorhead
                      Assessment Planning Form

Instructions: Complete and print a copy of this page for each student learning outcome
being assessed during the following two year period.

Academic Program: History

   1. Identify Student Learning Outcome in the box below:

The student will cite sources properly.


   2. Which MSUM mission goals are addressed by this learning outcome? (check
      all that apply)

   X Knowledge/content                       Information literacy
   X Intellectual development                Lifelong learning
   X Talents                                 Service
   X Critical Thinking                       Citizenship
     Oral communication                      Responsibility and ethics
   X Written communication                   Global understanding
     Mathematics                             Other:
     Multicultural/diversity                 Other:

   3. How is this learning outcome addressed in the program’s curriculum?
      Identify the courses or extra-curricular opportunities that address this
      outcome.

The outcome is included in History 401: Senior Seminar; and in a new course for 2007-
2008 entitled History 201: History Methods.

    4. What methods of assessment will be used for this outcome? (Specify
        instrument and submit plan electronically.)
Assessment will consist of a report written by the professor who teaches the Senior
Seminar each semester and by means of a report written by the professor who teaches the
new History 201 course. The professor will assign a paper that measure this outcome and
then the professor will read the paper and grade it. The professor will then be able to
perceive whether or not the student has grasped this basic concept. We will also use a
student self-assessment questionaire at the beginning of each course in order to provide a
measure of the student's understanding of this concept.

   5. Who is assessed? When are they assessed?

All of the History and Social Studies students in the Senior Seminar and all of the
students in the proposed History 201 course will be assessed by the instructor. They will
be assessed each semester that the courses are offered and will be judged in the midst of
the semester
    6. Who in the department is responsible for this assessment?

Each professor that teaches the Senior Seminar is required to assess this learning outcome
and each professor is required to write a report on all learning outcomes for the class.
Each professor that teaches the History 201: History Methods class is required to assess
this learning outcome and each professor is required to write a report on all learning
outcomes for the class after the semester is completed.
The department assessment coordinator, Dr. Steven R. Hoffbeck, will collect the reports
from each instructor after the completion of each semester.

   7. What level of student performance is expected for this outcome?

   In the History 210: History Methods class the students will be expected to perform at
   the level of a college sophomore and to be able to master this skill. For the History
   401: Senior Seminar class the student will be expected to perform at the level of a
   college senior and to have become competent at this skill.
                      Minnesota State University Moorhead
                      Assessment Planning Form

Instructions: Complete and print a copy of this page for each student learning outcome
being assessed during the following two year period.

Academic Program: History

   1. Identify Student Learning Outcome in the box below:

   The student will summarize points made in source materials, and make connections
   between different points of view in the source materials and their own points of view.


   2. Which MSUM mission goals are addressed by this learning outcome? (check
      all that apply)

   X Knowledge/content                       Information literacy
   X Intellectual development                Lifelong learning
   X Talents                                 Service
   X Critical Thinking                       Citizenship
     Oral communication                      Responsibility and ethics
   X Written communication                   Global understanding
     Mathematics                             Other:
     Multicultural/diversity                 Other:

   3. How is this learning outcome addressed in the program’s curriculum?
      Identify the courses or extra-curricular opportunities that address this
      outcome.

The outcome is included in History 401: Senior Seminar; and in a new course for 2007-
2008 entitled History 201: History Methods.

    4. What methods of assessment will be used for this outcome? (Specify
        instrument and submit plan electronically.)
Assessment will consist of a report written by the professor who teaches the Senior
Seminar each semester and by means of a report written by the professor who teaches the
new History 201 course. The professor will assign a paper that measure this outcome and
then the professor will read the paper and grade it. The professor will then be able to
perceive whether or not the student has grasped this basic concept. We will also use a
student self-assessment questionaire at the beginning of each course in order to provide a
measure of the student's understanding of this concept.

   5. Who is assessed? When are they assessed?
All of the History and Social Studies students in the Senior Seminar and all of the
students in the proposed History 201 course will be assessed by the instructor. They will
be assessed each semester that the courses are offered and will be judged in the midst of
the semester
    6. Who in the department is responsible for this assessment?

Each professor that teaches the Senior Seminar is required to assess this learning outcome
and each professor is required to write a report on all learning outcomes for the class.
Each professor that teaches the History 201: History Methods class is required to assess
this learning outcome and each professor is required to write a report on all learning
outcomes for the class after the semester is completed.
The department assessment coordinator, Dr. Steven R. Hoffbeck, will collect the reports
from each instructor after the completion of each semester.

   7. What level of student performance is expected for this outcome?

   In the History 210: History Methods class the students will be expected to perform at
   the level of a college sophomore and to be able to master this skill. For the History
   401: Senior Seminar class the student will be expected to perform at the level of a
   college senior and to have become capable at this skill.
                      Minnesota State University Moorhead
                      Assessment Planning Form

Instructions: Complete and print a copy of this page for each student learning outcome
being assessed during the following two year period.

Academic Program: History

   1. Identify Student Learning Outcome in the box below:


The student will recognize the shortcomings of her/his evidence and anticipate possible
objections.


   2. Which MSUM mission goals are addressed by this learning outcome? (check
      all that apply)

   X Knowledge/content                       Information literacy
   X Intellectual development                Lifelong learning
   X Talents                                 Service
   X Critical Thinking                       Citizenship
     Oral communication                      Responsibility and ethics
   X Written communication                   Global understanding
     Mathematics                             Other:
     Multicultural/diversity                 Other:

   3. How is this learning outcome addressed in the program’s curriculum?
      Identify the courses or extra-curricular opportunities that address this
      outcome.

The outcome is included in History 401: Senior Seminar; and in a new course for 2007-
2008 entitled History 201: History Methods.

    4. What methods of assessment will be used for this outcome? (Specify
        instrument and submit plan electronically.)
Assessment will consist of a report written by the professor who teaches the Senior
Seminar each semester and by means of a report written by the professor who teaches the
new History 201 course. The professor will assign a paper that measure this outcome and
then the professor will read the paper and grade it. The professor will then be able to
perceive whether or not the student has grasped this basic concept. We will also use a
student self-assessment questionaire at the beginning of each course in order to provide a
measure of the student's understanding of this concept.

   5. Who is assessed? When are they assessed?
All of the History and Social Studies students in the Senior Seminar and all of the
students in the proposed History 201 course will be assessed by the instructor. They will
be assessed each semester that the courses are offered and will be judged in the midst of
the semester
    6. Who in the department is responsible for this assessment?

Each professor that teaches the Senior Seminar is required to assess this learning outcome
and each professor is required to write a report on all learning outcomes for the class.
Each professor that teaches the History 201: History Methods class is required to assess
this learning outcome and each professor is required to write a report on all learning
outcomes for the class after the semester is completed.
The department assessment coordinator, Dr. Steven R. Hoffbeck, will collect the reports
from each instructor after the completion of each semester.

   7. What level of student performance is expected for this outcome?

   In the History 210: History Methods class the students will be expected to perform at
   the level of a college sophomore and to be able to master this skill. For the History
   401: Senior Seminar class the student will be expected to perform at the level of a
   college senior and to have become adequate at this skill.
                      Minnesota State University Moorhead
                      Assessment Planning Form

Instructions: Complete and print a copy of this page for each student learning outcome
being assessed during the following two year period.

Academic Program: History

   1. Identify Student Learning Outcome in the box below:

The student will learn to respond constructively to criticism and to make appropriate
revisions in a written paper.


   2. Which MSUM mission goals are addressed by this learning outcome? (check
      all that apply)

   X Knowledge/content                       Information literacy
   X Intellectual development                Lifelong learning
   X Talents                                 Service
   X Critical Thinking                       Citizenship
     Oral communication                      Responsibility and ethics
   X Written communication                   Global understanding
     Mathematics                             Other:
     Multicultural/diversity                 Other:

   3. How is this learning outcome addressed in the program’s curriculum?
      Identify the courses or extra-curricular opportunities that address this
      outcome.

The outcome is included in History 401: Senior Seminar; and in a new course for 2007-
2008 entitled History 201: History Methods.

    4. What methods of assessment will be used for this outcome? (Specify
        instrument and submit plan electronically.)
Assessment will consist of a report written by the professor who teaches the Senior
Seminar each semester and by means of a report written by the professor who teaches the
new History 201 course. The professor will assign a paper that measure this outcome and
then the professor will read the paper and grade it. The professor will then be able to
perceive whether or not the student has grasped this basic concept. We will also use a
student self-assessment questionaire at the beginning of each course in order to provide a
measure of the student's understanding of this concept.

   5. Who is assessed? When are they assessed?
All of the History and Social Studies students in the Senior Seminar and all of the
students in the proposed History 201 course will be assessed by the instructor. They will
be assessed each semester that the courses are offered and will be judged in the midst of
the semester
    6. Who in the department is responsible for this assessment?

Each professor that teaches the Senior Seminar is required to assess this learning outcome
and each professor is required to write a report on all learning outcomes for the class.
Each professor that teaches the History 201: History Methods class is required to assess
this learning outcome and each professor is required to write a report on all learning
outcomes for the class after the semester is completed.
The department assessment coordinator, Dr. Steven R. Hoffbeck, will collect the reports
from each instructor after the completion of each semester.

   7. What level of student performance is expected for this outcome?

   In the History 210: History Methods class the students will be expected to perform at
   the level of a college sophomore and to be able to master this skill. For the History
   401: Senior Seminar class the student will be expected to perform at the level of a
   college senior and to have become competent at this skill.
                      Minnesota State University Moorhead
                      Assessment Planning Form

Instructions: Complete and print a copy of this page for each student learning outcome
being assessed during the following two year period.

Academic Program: History

   1. Identify Student Learning Outcome in the box below:

The student will write clear and grammatical prose.

   2. Which MSUM mission goals are addressed by this learning outcome? (check
      all that apply)

   X Knowledge/content                       Information literacy
   X Intellectual development                Lifelong learning
   X Talents                                 Service
   X Critical Thinking                       Citizenship
     Oral communication                      Responsibility and ethics
   X Written communication                   Global understanding
     Mathematics                             Other:
     Multicultural/diversity                 Other:

   3. How is this learning outcome addressed in the program’s curriculum?
      Identify the courses or extra-curricular opportunities that address this
      outcome.

The outcome is included in History 401: Senior Seminar; and in a new course for 2007-
2008 entitled History 201: History Methods.

    4. What methods of assessment will be used for this outcome? (Specify
        instrument and submit plan electronically.)
Assessment will consist of a report written by the professor who teaches the Senior
Seminar each semester and by means of a report written by the professor who teaches the
new History 201 course. The professor will assign a paper that measure this outcome and
then the professor will read the paper and grade it. The professor will then be able to
perceive whether or not the student has grasped this basic concept. We will also use a
student self-assessment questionaire at the beginning of each course in order to provide a
measure of the student's understanding of this concept.

   5. Who is assessed? When are they assessed?

All of the History and Social Studies students in the Senior Seminar and all of the
students in the proposed History 201 course will be assessed by the instructor. They will
be assessed each semester that the courses are offered and will be judged in the midst of
the semester
    6. Who in the department is responsible for this assessment?

Each professor that teaches the Senior Seminar is required to assess this learning outcome
and each professor is required to write a report on all learning outcomes for the class.
Each professor that teaches the History 201: History Methods class is required to assess
this learning outcome and each professor is required to write a report on all learning
outcomes for the class after the semester is completed.
The department assessment coordinator, Dr. Steven R. Hoffbeck, will collect the reports
from each instructor after the completion of each semester.

   7. What level of student performance is expected for this outcome?

   In the History 210: History Methods class the students will be expected to perform at
   the level of a college sophomore and to be able to master this skill. For the History
   401: Senior Seminar class the student will be expected to perform at the level of a
   college senior and to have become able at this skill.
                       Minnesota State University Moorhead
                       Assessment Planning Form

Instructions: Complete and print a copy of this page for each student learning outcome
being assessed during the following two year period.

Academic Program: History

   1. Identify Student Learning Outcome in the box below:

The student will critically evaluate the work of other students.

   2. Which MSUM mission goals are addressed by this learning outcome? (check
      all that apply)

   X Knowledge/content                        Information literacy
   X Intellectual development                 Lifelong learning
   X Talents                                  Service
   X Critical Thinking                        Citizenship
     Oral communication                       Responsibility and ethics
   X Written communication                    Global understanding
     Mathematics                              Other:
     Multicultural/diversity                  Other:

   3. How is this learning outcome addressed in the program’s curriculum?
      Identify the courses or extra-curricular opportunities that address this
      outcome.

The outcome is included in History 401: Senior Seminar; and in a new course for 2007-
2008 entitled History 201: History Methods.

    4. What methods of assessment will be used for this outcome? (Specify
        instrument and submit plan electronically.)
Assessment will consist of a report written by the professor who teaches the Senior
Seminar each semester and by means of a report written by the professor who teaches the
new History 201 course. The professor will assign a paper that measure this outcome and
then the professor will read the paper and grade it. The professor will then be able to
perceive whether or not the student has grasped this basic concept. We will also use a
student self-assessment questionaire at the beginning of each course in order to provide a
measure of the student's understanding of this concept.

   5. Who is assessed? When are they assessed?

All of the History and Social Studies students in the Senior Seminar and all of the
students in the proposed History 201 course will be assessed by the instructor. They will
be assessed each semester that the courses are offered and will be judged in the midst of
the semester
    6. Who in the department is responsible for this assessment?

Each professor that teaches the Senior Seminar is required to assess this learning outcome
and each professor is required to write a report on all learning outcomes for the class.
Each professor that teaches the History 201: History Methods class is required to assess
this learning outcome and each professor is required to write a report on all learning
outcomes for the class after the semester is completed.
The department assessment coordinator, Dr. Steven R. Hoffbeck, will collect the reports
from each instructor after the completion of each semester.

   7. What level of student performance is expected for this outcome?

   In the History 210: History Methods class the students will be expected to perform at
   the level of a college sophomore and to be able to master this skill. For the History
   401: Senior Seminar class the student will be expected to perform at the level of a
   college senior and to have become capable at this skill.
                      Minnesota State University Moorhead
                      Assessment Planning Form

Instructions: Complete and print a copy of this page for each student learning outcome
being assessed during the following two year period.

Academic Program: History

   1. Identify Student Learning Outcome in the box below:

The student will respond clearly and thoughtfully to questions and comments in class
discussion.

   2. Which MSUM mission goals are addressed by this learning outcome? (check
      all that apply)

   X Knowledge/content                       Information literacy
   X Intellectual development                Lifelong learning
   X Talents                                 Service
   X Critical Thinking                       Citizenship
     Oral communication                      Responsibility and ethics
   X Written communication                   Global understanding
     Mathematics                             Other:
     Multicultural/diversity                 Other:

   3. How is this learning outcome addressed in the program’s curriculum?
      Identify the courses or extra-curricular opportunities that address this
      outcome.

The outcome is included in History 401: Senior Seminar; and in a new course for 2007-
2008 entitled History 201: History Methods.

    4. What methods of assessment will be used for this outcome? (Specify
        instrument and submit plan electronically.)
Assessment will consist of a report written by the professor who teaches the Senior
Seminar each semester and by means of a report written by the professor who teaches the
new History 201 course. The professor will assign a paper that measure this outcome and
then the professor will read the paper and grade it. The professor will then be able to
perceive whether or not the student has grasped this basic concept. We will also use a
student self-assessment questionaire at the beginning of each course in order to provide a
measure of the student's understanding of this concept.

   5. Who is assessed? When are they assessed?

All of the History and Social Studies students in the Senior Seminar and all of the
students in the proposed History 201 course will be assessed by the instructor. They will
be assessed each semester that the courses are offered and will be judged in the midst of
the semester
    6. Who in the department is responsible for this assessment?

Each professor that teaches the Senior Seminar is required to assess this learning outcome
and each professor is required to write a report on all learning outcomes for the class.
Each professor that teaches the History 201: History Methods class is required to assess
this learning outcome and each professor is required to write a report on all learning
outcomes for the class after the semester is completed.
The department assessment coordinator, Dr. Steven R. Hoffbeck, will collect the reports
from each instructor after the completion of each semester.

   7. What level of student performance is expected for this outcome?

   In the History 210: History Methods class the students will be expected to perform at
   the level of a college sophomore and to be able to master this skill. For the History
   401: Senior Seminar class the student will be expected to perform at the level of a
   college senior and to have become competent at this skill.
                      Minnesota State University Moorhead
                      Assessment Planning Form

Instructions: Complete and print a copy of this page for each student learning outcome
being assessed during the following two year period.

Academic Program: History

   1. Identify Student Learning Outcome in the box below:

The student will draw upon and summarize reading materials in ways that address larger
themes and issues.


   2. Which MSUM mission goals are addressed by this learning outcome? (check
      all that apply)

   X Knowledge/content                       Information literacy
   X Intellectual development                Lifelong learning
   X Talents                                 Service
   X Critical Thinking                       Citizenship
     Oral communication                      Responsibility and ethics
   X Written communication                   Global understanding
     Mathematics                             Other:
     Multicultural/diversity                 Other:

   3. How is this learning outcome addressed in the program’s curriculum?
      Identify the courses or extra-curricular opportunities that address this
      outcome.

The outcome is included in History 401: Senior Seminar; and in a new course for 2007-
2008 entitled History 201: History Methods.

    4. What methods of assessment will be used for this outcome? (Specify
        instrument and submit plan electronically.)
Assessment will consist of a report written by the professor who teaches the Senior
Seminar each semester and by means of a report written by the professor who teaches the
new History 201 course. The professor will assign a paper that measure this outcome and
then the professor will read the paper and grade it. The professor will then be able to
perceive whether or not the student has grasped this basic concept. We will also use a
student self-assessment questionaire at the beginning of each course in order to provide a
measure of the student's understanding of this concept.

   5. Who is assessed? When are they assessed?
All of the History and Social Studies students in the Senior Seminar and all of the
students in the proposed History 201 course will be assessed by the instructor. They will
be assessed each semester that the courses are offered and will be judged in the midst of
the semester
    6. Who in the department is responsible for this assessment?

Each professor that teaches the Senior Seminar is required to assess this learning outcome
and each professor is required to write a report on all learning outcomes for the class.
Each professor that teaches the History 201: History Methods class is required to assess
this learning outcome and each professor is required to write a report on all learning
outcomes for the class after the semester is completed.
The department assessment coordinator, Dr. Steven R. Hoffbeck, will collect the reports
from each instructor after the completion of each semester.

   7. What level of student performance is expected for this outcome?

   In the History 210: History Methods class the students will be expected to perform at
   the level of a college sophomore and to be able to master this skill. For the History
   401: Senior Seminar class the student will be expected to perform at the level of a
   college senior and to have become competent at this skill.
                       Minnesota State University Moorhead
                       Assessment Planning Form

Instructions: Complete and print a copy of this page for each student learning outcome
being assessed during the following two year period.

Academic Program: History

   1. Identify Student Learning Outcome in the box below:

The student will deliver an effective oral presentation.


   2. Which MSUM mission goals are addressed by this learning outcome? (check
      all that apply)

   X Knowledge/content                        Information literacy
   X Intellectual development                 Lifelong learning
   X Talents                                  Service
     Critical Thinking                        Citizenship
   X Oral communication                       Responsibility and ethics
     Written communication                           Global understanding
     Mathematics                              Other:
     Multicultural/diversity                  Other:

   3. How is this learning outcome addressed in the program’s curriculum?
      Identify the courses or extra-curricular opportunities that address this
      outcome.

The outcome is included in History 401: Senior Seminar; and in a new course for 2007-
2008 entitled History 201: History Methods.

    4. What methods of assessment will be used for this outcome? (Specify
        instrument and submit plan electronically.)
Assessment will consist of a report written by the professor who teaches the Senior
Seminar each semester and by means of a report written by the professor who teaches the
new History 201 course. The professor will assign a paper that measure this outcome and
then the professor will read the paper and grade it. The professor will then be able to
perceive whether or not the student has grasped this basic concept. We will also use a
student self-assessment questionaire at the beginning of each course in order to provide a
measure of the student's understanding of this concept.

   5. Who is assessed? When are they assessed?

All of the History and Social Studies students in the Senior Seminar and all of the
students in the proposed History 201 course will be assessed by the instructor. They will
be assessed each semester that the courses are offered and will be judged in the midst of
the semester
    6. Who in the department is responsible for this assessment?

Each professor that teaches the Senior Seminar is required to assess this learning outcome
and each professor is required to write a report on all learning outcomes for the class.
Each professor that teaches the History 201: History Methods class is required to assess
this learning outcome and each professor is required to write a report on all learning
outcomes for the class after the semester is completed.
The department assessment coordinator, Dr. Steven R. Hoffbeck, will collect the reports
from each instructor after the completion of each semester.

   7. What level of student performance is expected for this outcome?

   In the History 210: History Methods class the students will be expected to perform at
   the level of a college sophomore and to be able to master this skill. For the History
   401: Senior Seminar class the student will be expected to perform at the level of a
   college senior and to have become competent at this skill.
                      Minnesota State University Moorhead
                      Assessment Planning Form

Instructions: Complete and print a copy of this page for each student learning outcome
being assessed during the following two year period.

Academic Program: History

   1. Identify Student Learning Outcome in the box below:

The student will conduct research using the World Wide Web in addition to traditional
source materials.


   2. Which MSUM mission goals are addressed by this learning outcome? (check
      all that apply)

   X Knowledge/content                       X Information literacy
   X Intellectual development                X Lifelong learning
   X Talents                                    Service
   X Critical Thinking                          Citizenship
     Oral communication                         Responsibility and ethics
     Written communication                      Global understanding
     Mathematics                                Other:
     Multicultural/diversity                    Other:

   3. How is this learning outcome addressed in the program’s curriculum?
      Identify the courses or extra-curricular opportunities that address this
      outcome.

The outcome is included in History 401: Senior Seminar; and in a new course for 2007-
2008 entitled History 201: History Methods.

    4. What methods of assessment will be used for this outcome? (Specify
        instrument and submit plan electronically.)
Assessment will consist of a report written by the professor who teaches the Senior
Seminar each semester and by means of a report written by the professor who teaches the
new History 201 course. The professor will assign a paper that measure this outcome and
then the professor will read the paper and grade it. The professor will then be able to
perceive whether or not the student has grasped this basic concept. We will also use a
student self-assessment questionaire at the beginning of each course in order to provide a
measure of the student's understanding of this concept.

   5. Who is assessed? When are they assessed?
All of the History and Social Studies students in the Senior Seminar and all of the
students in the proposed History 201 course will be assessed by the instructor. They will
be assessed each semester that the courses are offered and will be judged in the midst of
the semester
    6. Who in the department is responsible for this assessment?

Each professor that teaches the Senior Seminar is required to assess this learning outcome
and each professor is required to write a report on all learning outcomes for the class.
Each professor that teaches the History 201: History Methods class is required to assess
this learning outcome and each professor is required to write a report on all learning
outcomes for the class after the semester is completed.
The department assessment coordinator, Dr. Steven R. Hoffbeck, will collect the reports
from each instructor after the completion of each semester.

   7. What level of student performance is expected for this outcome?

   In the History 210: History Methods class the students will be expected to perform at
   the level of a college sophomore and to be able to master this skill. For the History
   401: Senior Seminar class the student will be expected to perform at the level of a
   college senior and to have become competent at this skill.