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Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, BA/BS

Student Outcomes

Assessment of Student Outcomes

Outcome 1 Knowledge of Key Concepts

Students will have knowledge of key concepts central to the field of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Objective 1 Students will be able to evaluate the politics of intersectionality.

Measure 2

2018 Status
Not Yet Achieved
The 2018 assessment indicates that 33% of students scored a 3 or better on a 4 point scale. This is an improvement from the baseline of 30% but has not met the target of 45%

2017 Status
Not Yet Achieved
The number of students scoring a 3 or better is still below target.

Outcome 2 Critical Thinking (undergraduate)

Use systematic reasoning to examine and evaluate information and ideas and then synthesize conclusions to propose new perspectives and solutions.

The General Education objectives associated with this Outcome are listed below. You can use these objectives as is or modify them in the next step in GVAssess.

Students will:
• Assess relevant information, perspectives and assumptions.
• Construct logical conclusions based on reason and evidence.
• Formulate novel approaches or create innovative interpretations.
• Evaluate the novel approaches or innovative interpretations..
Objective 1 Identifies complex and intersectional motivations for social justice activist actions.

Outcome 3 Information Literacy (undergraduate)

Identify, access, evaluate, and synthesize multiple forms of information.

The General Education objectives associated with this Outcome are listed below. You can use these objectives as is or modify them in the next step in GVAssess.

Students will:
• Articulate the specific information needed.
• Access information using appropriate search tools.
• Evaluate the quality, usefulness, and relevance of the information.
• Ethically communicate synthesized information.
Objective 1 Students will be able to evaluate the quality, usefulness, and relevance of WGS-related information and scholarship

Measure 1

2018 Status
Achieved
Information literacy remains an important part of the WGS curriculum. The target of 80% achieving a 2 or better has been met.

Measure 2

2018 Status
Achieved
100% of students in WGS 495 W18 scored a 2 or better. Students in the Capstone course (WGS 495) are able to evaluate the quality and usefulness of WGS related information and scholarship.

Outcome 4 Written Communication (undergraduate)

Write effectively for multiple purposes and audiences.

The General Education objectives associated with this Outcome are listed below. You can use these objectives as is or modify them in the next step in GVAssess.

Students will:
• Develop content that is appropriate to a specific disciplinary or professional context, drawing upon relevant sources.
• Organize written material to suit the purposes of the document and meet the needs of the intended audience.
• Express ideas using language that meets the needs and expectations of the intended audience.
• Use conventions of grammar, punctuation, usage, formatting, and citation appropriate to the specific writing situation.
Objective 1 Students will be able to use written communication effectively.

Outcome 5 Integration (undergraduate)

Synthesize and apply knowledge, experiences, and multiple perspectives to new, complex situations.

The General Education objectives associated with this Outcome are listed below. You can use these objectives as is or modify them in the next step in GVAssess.

Students will:
• Connect academic theories with personal experiences to illuminate both.
• Draw conclusions connecting examples, facts, and/or theories from more than one field of study.
• Generalize skills, abilities, theories, or methodologies for solving problems in new contexts.
Objective 1 Students will construct problem statements and design social justice strategies that demonstrate knowledge of the field of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Measure 1

2018 Status
Not Yet Achieved
Student knowledge of this key concept is still below target.

Outcome 6 Problem Solving (undergraduate)

Design and evaluate strategies to answer open-ended questions.

The General Education objectives associated with this Outcome are listed below. You can use these objectives as is or modify them in the next step in GVAssess.

Students will:
• Construct clear and insightful problem statements that prioritize relevant contextual factors.
• Identify multiple approaches for solving the problem within the given context.
• Design and fully explain solutions that demonstrate comprehension of the problem.
• Evaluate the feasibility of solutions considering the context and impact of potential solutions (e.g., historical, ethical, legal, practical).
Objective 1 Students will be able to analyze social justice activism in historical context

Measure 1

2018 Status
Not Yet Achieved
In 2018 44% of students scored a 3 or better on a 4 point scale.