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List of Program Learning Objectives

1. The student will demonstrate knowledge of the developmental norms for speech and language acquisition.

2. The student will demonstrate competent use of common research and clinical methods used in the field.

3. The student will discuss current technological advances and illustrate their use for clinical problem solving.

4. The student will demonstrate knowledge of appropriate procedures to assess and remediate speech and language disorders.

5. The student will demonstrate essential skills for generating professional written reports.

6. The student will explain how individual, cultural, and linguistic differences contribute to our understanding of language and communication.

7. The student will apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills to issues in communication sciences and disorders.

8. The student will demonstrate knowledge of theoretical foundations of communication sciences and disorders.

Learning Objectives Selected for Assessment 2017-18

Methods
  • A total of 13 measures were used to assess students’ knowledge of communication sciences and disorders.
  • Assessment of student performance on class assignments pertaining to the selected objectives has a department-set goal: At least 80% of students will receive a grade of B or above.
Program Learning Objective # 4: The student will demonstrate knowledge of appropriate procedures to assess and remediate speech and language disorders.

Eleven measures were analyzed to determine students’ knowledge of appropriate procedures to assess and remediate speech and language disorders. Ten of the 11 measures met the criterion. These data were gathered across three courses; three were in the form of exam questions, one was a case study, three were short essays written in response to a question following an assigned reading, and the remaining four measures were in the form of assessment projects. The average percent of students who earned a grade of B or higher for the quiz and exam questions pertaining to assessment and remediation of speech and language disorders was 83%. The case study results yielded 90% of students earning a B or higher. An average of 92% of the students who completed these projects and assignments earned a grade of B or higher; however, the results of one project did not meet criterion as the percent of students who earned a grade of B or higher was 78%.

Program Learning Objective # 5: The student will demonstrate essential skills for generating professional written reports.

Two measures were assessed to determine students’ knowledge of essential skills for generating professional written reports. 98% of the students in the fall 2017 semester earned a grade of B or higher. 73% of students earned a minimum grade of B in the spring 2018 semester.

Results

Our assessment report revealed that students in CSD are gaining valuable information pertaining to assessment and remediation of communication disorders and writing professional reports that will arm them with the basic knowledge in the field needed to be successful in a required graduate program.