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Intercultural Training (Undergraduate Certificate)

Student Outcomes

Assessment of Student Outcomes

Outcome A ITC-A: Cultural Self-Awareness

Student articulates insights into their own cultural rules and biases (e.g. seeking complexity; aware of how their experiences have shaped these rules, and how to recognize and respond to cultural biases, resulting in a shift in self-description). Introduced and assessed: ITC 100; Reinforced: ITC 490; Proficient and assessed: ITC 495.
Objective 16 ITC - Increase awareness of one's own cultural awareness, including the values that one holds by virtue of belonging to a social group(s) and/or a given society.

Measure 1

2019 Status
Not Yet Achieved
Faculty began using the program-wide/common assignment on a pilot basis in ITC 100 for the first time in Fall 2018. This yielded important feedback for interdisciplinary faculty about how we might revise the assignment to facilitate use by social scientists as well as humanists who teach the course. We will revise the program-wide assignment in Spring/Summer 2019 for implementation starting in Fall 2019-Winter 2020. The assessment committee is also working with the ITC Program Coordinator to revise the rubric so that the scoring is on a 5 pt scale (rather than 4) and descriptors of those scores matches that used by the larger department for program-wide assessment of the LIB major and other programs within the department. That alignment will help minimize confusion with regard to interpretation, scoring, and reporting.

2019 Status
Achieved
Enrollments in the ITC Certificate Program have continued to decline over the past several years even through total student credit hours have increased significantly. In AY2018-2019, only four students completed the ITC Certificate. Five students are expected to complete the certificate in AY2019-2020. With such low enrollments, it is no longer possible to reliably offer the ITC Capstone course (ITC 495) after the current academic year (Winter 2020). In light of these shrinking enrollments in the Certificate Program, additional revisions were proposed to the Digital Badge Program in SS19 with the understanding that that the ITC Digital Badge would likely replace the Certificate Program by AY2020-2021. These revisions included incorporating an experiential component into the Digital Badge. Ensuring an experiential aspect within the ITC Program has been a core commitment since the program’s inception. Those revisions were submitted to the Brooks College Curriculum Committee in May 2019 and approved pending revisions in November 2019. Those final revisions were submitted in December 2019. In Winter 2020, the department will need to revise the mastery level program-wide assignment for ITC for incorporation in ITC 490 (Measures A.16.2 and E.15.2), pending UCC approval of the curricular revisions.

2018 Status
Not Yet Achieved
Faculty teaching ITC 100 began integrating the program-wide assignment into their teaching in Winter 2018. The department's assessment committee will review submitted artifacts as part of the 2018 assessment work beginning in Fall 2018.

Measure 2

2019 Status
Not Yet Achieved
We are working with the ITC Program Coordinator to establish a clear findings value for ITC 495 (capstone).

2019 Status
Not Yet Achieved
The ITC 495 Capstone course will not be offered in AY2020-2021.

Outcome E ITC-B: Knowledge of cultural and worldview frameworks through inquiry

Student demonstrates sophisticated understanding of the complexity of elements important to members of another culture in relation to that culture's history, values, politics, communication styles, economy, or beliefs and practices. Introduced and assessed: ITC 100; Reinforced: ITC 490; Proficient and assessed: ITC 495.
Objective 15 ITC - Develop the knowledge, skills, and personal attributes needed to live and work in a diverse world. This includes: cultural sensitivity, intercultural communication skills, personal and collective attitudes toward other cultures, and knowledge about other cultures.

Measure 1

2019 Status
Not Yet Achieved
Faculty began using the program-wide/common assignment on a pilot basis in ITC 100 for the first time in Fall 2018. This yielded important feedback for interdisciplinary faculty about how we might revise the assignment to facilitate use by social scientists as well as humanists who teach the course. We will revise the program-wide assignment in Spring/Summer 2019 for implementation starting in Fall 2019-Winter 2020. The assessment committee is also working with the ITC Program Coordinator to revise the rubric so that the scoring is on a 5 pt scale (rather than 4) and descriptors of those scores matches that used by the larger department for program-wide assessment of the LIB major and other programs within the department. That alignment will help minimize confusion with regard to interpretation, scoring, and reporting.

2019 Status
Not Yet Achieved
Enrollments in the ITC Certificate Program have continued to decline over the past several years even through total student credit hours have increased significantly. In AY2018-2019, only four students completed the ITC Certificate. Five students are expected to complete the certificate in AY2019-2020. With such low enrollments, it is no longer possible to reliably offer the ITC Capstone course (ITC 495) after the current academic year (Winter 2020). In light of these shrinking enrollments in the Certificate Program, additional revisions were proposed to the Digital Badge Program in SS19 with the understanding that that the ITC Digital Badge would likely replace the Certificate Program by AY2020-2021. These revisions included incorporating an experiential component into the Digital Badge. Ensuring an experiential aspect within the ITC Program has been a core commitment since the program’s inception. Those revisions were submitted to the Brooks College Curriculum Committee in May 2019 and approved pending revisions in November 2019. Those final revisions were submitted in December 2019. In Winter 2020, the department will need to revise the mastery level program-wide assignment for ITC for incorporation in ITC 490 (Measures A.16.2 and E.15.2), pending UCC approval of the curricular revisions.

2018 Status
Not Yet Achieved
Faculty teaching ITC 100 began integrating the program-wide assignment into their teaching in Winter 2018. The department's assessment committee will review submitted artifacts as part of the 2018 assessment work beginning in Fall 2018.

Measure 2

2019 Status
Not Yet Achieved
We are working with the ITC Program Coordinator to establish a clear findings value for ITC 495 (capstone).

2019 Status
Not Yet Achieved
The ITC 495 Capstone course will not be offered in AY2020-2021.