We want to hear from you!Submitted by the Learning Assessment Committee

The Learning Assessment Committee needs your feedback on Harper’s Communication Learning Outcome. Our General Education Learning Outcomes state that students should be able to “Communicate information and concepts in oral and written formats” at the time they graduate from Harper.

During Spring 2019, the Learning Assessment Committee and its Communication Work Group led an assessment of this outcome in a selection of course sections, ultimately assessing the work of more than 800 students. The results of this work are below.

Please give us your ideas, suggestions, and recommendations for improvement!

  • Complete this survey to share your ideas and help improve students’ written communication skills.
  • Attend a group discussion on Friday, November 8, 2019, from 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. in Building F, Room F135 to engage in lively conversations regarding students’ written communication skills. (add to calendar)
  • Contact the Communication Work Group with questions or to be a part of the team!

Results from Communication Assessment

Student writing assignments were scored using a rubric. The criteria for success was set at 70% of students scoring a 3 or higher on the 4-point rubric (individual items and overall score). Overall, the Spring 2019 results showed:

We want to hear from you!

What happens next?

Based on these results, the Learning Assessment Committee and General Education-Communication Work Group are gathering feedback to inform development of a Communication Improvement Plan. The plan will be completed in Spring 2020, implemented in FY2021, and a follow-up assessment of this outcome will be conducted in FY2022.

Learn more about the General Education results: