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Communication

The Communication goal for University Studies is addressed through written communication and quantitative literacy.  We assess communication through course evaluations, student ePortfolios and work samples and through Capstone course ePortfolios. 

As you read these reports, let us know what questions they raise and how you use this information to inform your practice.  Contact Rowanna Carpenter, Assessment Coordinator, (carpenterr@pdx.edu) with any questions about UNST assessment or research.

Tell us how you have used UNST assessment information.

 

DATE   REPORT ACTION
Fall 2013 A group of faculty provided feedback on revised UNST writing outcomes as part of our annual ePortfolio review process.  This excerpt from our annual report reflects a summary of their conversation and feedback.
  • Based in part on this feedback, a group of faculty met throughout the 13-14 academic year to revise the UNST writing rubric.
 Fall 2013 This excerpt from the 2012-2013 UNST Annual Report summarizes our findings related to writing and quantitative literacy in Freshman Inquiry.  
Summer 2012

Writing in Sophomore Inquiry

SINQ students report on their previous writing experience and on the writing assignments and support in their SINQ courses.

  •  Provides baseline data prior to the implementation of SINQ writing criteria and expectations.
Fall 2011 This excerpt from the 2010-2011 UNST Annual Report summarizes our findings related to writing and quantitative literacy in Freshman Inquiry.
  • Presented at the FRINQ faculty retreat
Fall 2011 This excerpt from the 2010-2011 UNST Annual Report summarizes the findings from a review of research papers from the Interpreting the Past SINQ course.
  • This data was used to develop a common assignment for Interpreting the Past courses.
Fall 2011 This excerpt from the 2010-2011 UNST Annual Report summarizes the findings from a review of Capstone course ePortfolios related to our Communication goal.
Spring 2010
   Presentation to FRINQ faculty on two projects connecting ePortfolio data with survey data focused on our Communication (writing) and Diversity learning goals.
  • Faculty development workshop on responding verbally (Mp3) to student writing.