Learning Outcomes for Oral Discourse

Students will:

  • develop proficiency in oral discourse;
  • evaluate an oral presentation according to established criteria.

Method of Assessment

In the assessment year for Oral Discourse, each major department will collect data from the course or course(s) in which majors must demonstrate proficiency in oral discourse.

Data may be collected in either the fall or the spring semester, or both. Student work must be evaluated using the Oral Discourse rubric. Department Assessment Coordinators are responsible for recording the number of students who exceed, meet, are approaching, or do not meet each of the outcomes.

I. Label 

Communication – Written and Oral  (Required)

II. Student Learning Outcomes 

Students will 

• research a topic, develop an argument, and organize supporting details; 

• demonstrate coherent college‐level communication (written and oral) that informs, persuades, or otherwise engages with an audience; 

• evaluate communication for substance, bias, and intended effect; and 

• demonstrate the ability to revise and improve written and oral communication. 

Assessment Results for Basic Communication

Assessment Results for Oral Discourse

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  1. The Music Department's 2019-2020 Oral Discourse Results are attached to this page.  

  2. The History Department's Oral Discourse results are attached to this page.