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Integrative Studies, BA/BS - Leadership Studies Emphasis

Student Outcomes

Assessment of Student Outcomes

Outcome M LIB-LEAD-A.1: Competency 1 - Identity and Values

Liberal Studies student learning outcome one—requiring students engage in perspective-taking that explicates and connects their experiences with their learning in the program—clearly aligns with Leadership Emphasis Competency One, requiring students demonstrate integrity between their identity and values.
Objective 17 LIB-Lead -- Students will engage in perspective-taking the explicates and connects their applied, professional experiences with learning in the classroom.

Measure 1

2019 Status
Not Yet Achieved
The Assessment Committee’ assessment of Objectives M.17 and N.18 were limited only to the program’s capstone course (LIB 495) in 2019. As curricular revisions continue through Winter 2020 in response to new GVSU Presidential initiatives, the Assessment Committee will continue to work with the department to revise the Leadership Emphasis assessment plan and reporting to ensure student learning continues to meet or exceed targets.

2017 Status
Achieved
Nearly all students are scoring at or above target for these competencies/learning objectives.

Measure 2

2019 Status
Not Yet Achieved
The Assessment Committee’ assessment of Objectives M.17 and N.18 were limited only to the program’s capstone course (LIB 495) in 2019. As curricular revisions continue through Winter 2020 in response to new GVSU Presidential initiatives, the Assessment Committee will continue to work with the department to revise the Leadership Emphasis assessment plan and reporting to ensure student learning continues to meet or exceed targets.

2017 Status
Achieved
Nearly all students are scoring at or above target for these competencies/learning objectives.

Measure 3

2019 Status
Achieved
A subset of integrative statements (n=5) and senior projects (n=4) were collected from the 20 students in the Winter 2019 LIB 495 (Senior Seminar) that is a part of the Accelerated Leadership Program. Those findings exceeded target.

2017 Status
Not Yet Achieved
All students are meeting our established target for experience, demonstrating mastery of one measure of this identified competency/learning objective for Leadership Emphasis students. Just more than half of students are mastering their understanding of "influence of context and assumptions" by the time they complete their capstone/senior seminar. This finding will inform our curricular/pedagogical approaches going forward, emphasizing strategies to increase mastery in this area.

Outcome N LIB-LEAD-B.1: Competency 1 - Identity and Values

Liberal Studies student learning outcome two—requiring students integrate knowledge—aligns with Leadership Emphasis Competency One, requiring students demonstrate integrity between their identity and values. Moving towards integrity between one’s values and sense of self inherently requires the integration between different modes of thinking.
Objective 18 LIB-Lead -- Students will demonstrate their ability to move with integrity between one's values and sense of self, integrating knowledge and modes of thinking drawn from two or more disciplines.

Measure 1

2019 Status
Not Yet Achieved
The Assessment Committee’ assessment of Objectives M.17 and N.18 were limited only to the program’s capstone course (LIB 495) in 2019. As curricular revisions continue through Winter 2020 in response to new GVSU Presidential initiatives, the Assessment Committee will continue to work with the department to revise the Leadership Emphasis assessment plan and reporting to ensure student learning continues to meet or exceed targets.

2017 Status
Achieved
Student assessment values were significantly above the target in areas of reflection and self-assessment and integrative communication. Revisions to our assessment rubric (including combining what had been separate categories for integrated communication and connections to discipline) for 2018 will help us to better align evaluation with this leadership competency/objective.

Measure 2

2019 Status
Not Yet Achieved
The Assessment Committee’ assessment of Objectives M.17 and N.18 were limited only to the program’s capstone course (LIB 495) in 2019. As curricular revisions continue through Winter 2020 in response to new GVSU Presidential initiatives, the Assessment Committee will continue to work with the department to revise the Leadership Emphasis assessment plan and reporting to ensure student learning continues to meet or exceed targets.

2017 Status
Achieved
Student assessment values were significantly above the target in areas of reflection and self-assessment and integrative communication. Revisions to our assessment rubric (including combining what had been separate categories for integrated communication and connections to discipline) for 2018 will help us to better align evaluation with this leadership competency/objective.

Measure 3

2019 Status
Achieved
A subset of integrative statements (n=5) and senior projects (n=4) were collected from the 20 students in the Winter 2019 LIB 495 (Senior Seminar) that is a part of the Accelerated Leadership Program. Those findings exceeded target.

2017 Status
Not Yet Achieved
All students are meeting the target in areas of reflection and self-assessment with a majority also meeting target for integrative communication. Revisions to our assessment rubric (including combining what had been separate categories for integrated communication and connections to discipline) for 2018 will help us to better align evaluation with this leadership competency/objective.

Outcome O LIB-LEAD-C.1: Competency 5 - Problem-solving skills

Liberal Studies SLO three—asking students produce an interdisciplinary understanding of a complex problem or question—requires they enhance their problem-solving skills, meeting the core skills identified in Leadership Emphasis Competency Five since they must critically analyze a range of fields, consider areas of alignment and divergence, and arrive at an interdisciplinary understanding of the issue.
Objective 20 LIB-Lead -- Students will apply content learned in the course of study to real-world problems and questions.

Measure 1

2019 Status
Not Yet Achieved
A subset of integrative statements (n=5) and senior projects (n=4) were collected from the 20 students in the Winter 2019 LIB 495 (Senior Seminar) that is a part of the Accelerated Leadership Program. Those findings met baseline but fell just short of target in two of the identified categories and far exceeded baseline in the area of conclusions/interdisciplinary connections.

2017 Status
Not Yet Achieved
A majority of students are meeting target goals for critical and creative decision-making. We are looking to strategies to strengthen teaching of these skills, however, with the goal of achieving 100% mastery for all students.

Outcome P LIB-LEAD-D.1: Competency 4 - Critical and Creative Decision Making

Liberal Studies SLO four requires students apply content learned in their course of study to real-world problems and questions. The application of their knowledge to these problems and questions requires they demonstrative critical and creative decision making (Leadership Emphasis Competency Four).
Objective 19 LIB-Lead -- Students will engage in critical and creative decision-making, analyzing a range of fields, considering areas of alignment and divergence, and arriving at an interdisciplinary understanding of an issue.

Measure 1

2019 Status
Achieved
A subset of integrative statements (n=5) and senior projects (n=4) were collected from the 20 students in the Winter 2019 LIB 495 (Senior Seminar) that is a part of the Accelerated Leadership Program. Those findings met baseline but fell just short of target in two of the identified categories and far exceeded baseline in the area of conclusions/interdisciplinary connections, connections to experience, and generating a plan of action.

2017 Status
Not Yet Achieved
A majority of students are meeting the target for connection to experience. The department is currently designing a rubric to assess the additional metrics. This will enhance our pedagogical strategies and support student learning in all three areas identified as part of this assessment.