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Criminal Justice, MS

Student Outcomes

Assessment of Student Outcomes

Outcome M Oral Communication

Mastery of oral communication skills
Objective 25 Students will demonstrate effective communication

Measure 1

2020 Status
Achieved
Assessment instrument was administered to relevant graduate students.

Measure 2

2020 Status
Achieved
UAC recommended and MCJ approved oral communication rubric administered to relevant students.

Objective 26 Students will demonstrate professionalism in communication

Measure 1

2020 Status
Achieved
Student self-assessment of oral communication survey instrument administered to relevant students.

Measure 2

2020 Status
Achieved
UAC recommended and MCJ approved oral communication rubric administered to relevant students.

Outcome N Written Communication

Mastery of written communication
Objective 27 Students will demonstrate a mastery of the mechanics and conventions of effective writing

Measure 1

2020 Status
Achieved
The majority of students showed a 20% improvement in mastery of the mechanics and conventions of effective writing pre to post-test, as measured by the selected instrument.

Measure 2

2020 Status
Achieved
85% of students performed at or above 80% in the

Objective 28 Students will demonstrate the ability to analyze, synthesize, and integrate information in their writing

Measure 1

2020 Status
Achieved
The majority of students showed a 20% improvement in their ability to analyze, synthesize, and integrate information in their writing from pre to post-test as measured with selected instrument.

Measure 2

2020 Status
Achieved
85% of students performed at or above 80% in their ability to analyze, synthesize, and integrate information in their writing.

Outcome O Advanced Knowledge of Criminal Justice System

Mastery of advanced knowledge of the criminal justice system
Objective 29 Students will demonstrate an understanding of criminal justice theories, processes, practices, and policies

Measure 1

2020 Status
Achieved
Over 80% of students successfully completed their core courses with cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher indicating the admittance of academically prepared students and/or continued preparation and support of students as they progress through their program of study.

2017 Status
Achieved
Over 80% of students successfully completed their core courses with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher indicating admittance of academically prepared students and continued academic preparation and support within the program.

Objective 30 Students will demonstrate integration and application of knowledge to substantive contemporary criminal justice issues

Measure 1

2020 Status
Achieved
Over 80% of students have successfully completed their Thesis or Comprehensive Examination Part A (criminal justice systems section) indicating the admittance of academically prepared students and/or continued preparation and support of students as they progress through their program of study.

2017 Status
Achieved
Over 80% of students have successfully completed their Thesis or Comprehensive Examination Part A (criminal justice section) indicating the admittance of academically prepared students and continued preparation and support of students as they progress through their program of study.

Outcome P Advanced Knowledge of Criminological Theory

Mastery of advanced knowledge of criminological
theory
Objective 31 Students will demonstrate integration and application of criminological theory in written work

Measure 1

2020 Status
Achieved
Over 80% of students have successfully completed their Thesis or Comprehensive Examination Part A (criminological theory section) indicating the admittance of academically prepared students and/or continued preparation and support of students as they progress through their program of study.

2017 Status
Archived
Over 80% of students have successfully completed their Thesis or Comprehensive Examination Part A (criminological theory section) indicating the admittance of academically prepared students and continued preparation and support of students as they progress through their program of study.

Outcome Q Knowledge of Research Methods Appropriate to Criminal Justice Research

Mastery of research methods appropriate to
criminal justice research.
Objective 32 Students will demonstrate the ability to design research objectives and hypotheses through the use of logic and critical thinking

Measure 1

2020 Status
Achieved
Over 90% of students who have written a thesis have successfully defended their thesis proposal in the first attempt indicating the admittance of academically prepared students and/or continued preparation and support of students as they progress through their program of study.

2017 Status
Achieved
Over 90% of students who have written a thesis have successfully defended their thesis proposal in their first attempt indicating the admittance of academically prepared students and continued preparation and support of students as they progress through their program of study.

Measure 2

2020 Status
Achieved
Over 80% of students have successfully completed the Comprehensive Examination Part A (Research Methods section) indicating the admittance of academically prepared students and/or continued preparation and support of students as they progress through their program of study.

2017 Status
Achieved
Over 80% of students have successfully completed the Comprehensive Examination Part A (Research Methods section) indicating the admittance of academically prepared students and continued preparation and support of students as they progress through their program of study.

Outcome R Collect, Summarize and Interpret Research

Mastery of the collection, summarization, and interpretation of research

Objective 33 Students will demonstrate the ability to consume, evaluate, and interpret scholarly research

Measure 1

2020 Status
Achieved
Over 80% of students have successfully completed their thesis indicating the admittance of academically prepared students and/or continued preparation and support of students as they progress through their program of study.

2017 Status
Achieved
Over 80% of students have successfully completed their thesis indicating the admittance of academically prepared students and continued preparation and support of students as they progress through their program of study.

Measure 2

2020 Status
Achieved
Over 80% of students have successfully completed the Comprehensive Examination Part A indicating the admittance of academically prepared students and/or continued preparation and support of students as they progress through their program of study.

2017 Status
Achieved
Over 80% of students have successfully completed the Comprehensive Examination Part A indicating the admittance of academically prepared students and continued preparation and support of students as they progress through their program of study.