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Economics, BA/BS

Student Outcomes

Assessment of Student Outcomes

Outcome BA/BS/BBA1 Effective Communication

Objective 1 Students will be proficient at locating, evaluating, and using information effectively.

Measure 1

2019 Status
Achieved
The objective was assessed in 14 sections of ECO 211 in Fall 2018. The performance of seven BA/BS enrolled across these 14 sections was isolated for reporting.

2018 Status
Not Yet Achieved
Average scores on all four traits of the rubric exceeded the threshold in Winter 2015.

Objective 2 Students will develop clear, concise and well-organized written communication.

Measure 1

2019 Status
Achieved
Three SWS sections of ECO 313 were assessed in Fall 2018. The performance of four BA/BS Economics students enrolled across the three sections was isolated for reporting.

2018 Status
Not Yet Achieved
Average scores were at or above the threshold level in Winter 2015 in ECO 313 but below the threshold level for 1/4 traits (Thesis Statement) measured by the rubric in ECO 495.

Outcome BA/BS/BBA2 Disciplinary Content Knowledge

Objective 1 Students will be able to explain the major approaches, methods, theories, and substantive findings of the field.

Measure 1

2018 Status
Not Yet Achieved
With the exception of efficiency, average student performance was satisfactory on all content knowledge covered by the 50 question multiple choice exam developed by the department given in ECO 495 in Winter 2015.

Objective 2 Students will be able to identify and connect the appropriate ideas and claims from the field of Economics to real-world issues.

Measure 1

2018 Status
Not Yet Achieved
With the exception of efficiency, average student performance was satisfactory on all content knowledge covered by the 50 question multiple choice exam developed by the department given in ECO 495 in Winter 2015.

Outcome BA/BS/BBA3 Problem Solving (undergraduate)

Objective 1 Students will be able to identify and evaluate the feasibility of solutions considering aspects such as the historical context and ethical, legal, or practical impact of potential solutions.

Measure 1

2019 Status
Achieved
The problem solving goal was assessed on one section of ECO 495 in Winter 2019.

2018 Status
Not Yet Achieved
With the exception of student performance on policy implications in one section of ECO 313, student performance overall was above the threshold level employed in Winter 2015.

Objective 2 Students will be able to identify and correctly apply appropriate empirical and statistical techniques in the analysis of economic problems.

Measure 1

2019 Status
Achieved
The problem solving goal was assessed on one section of ECO 495 in Winter 2019.

2018 Status
Not Yet Achieved
The economics major assessment plan was streamlined to align SLOs over our four accreditation bodies described above. The revised objective is currently being assessed for the first time in Winter 2018 in ECO 495 using the GE Quantitative Literacy rubric and an updated threshold definition to align with the GE rubric.