Course Learning Outcome
(Related Program Learning Outcomes)
Assessment Criteria
Course Learning Outcome A
(Program Learning Outcomes: 1, 3, 4, 10)
Assessment Criteria
Describes the meaning and importance of research
  • Presents statements that are backed up with valid evidence.
  • Shows evidence of digital literacy skills.
  • Identifies terms and concepts important to research.
  • Demonstrates ability to synthesize, as well as summarize information.
  • Demonstrates appropriate writing for context and audience.
Course Learning Outcome B
(Program Learning Outcomes: 1, 4, 7, 9, 10)
Assessment Criteria
Develops arguments backed with evidence
  • Provides evidence of argumentation; it is easy for the reader to identify the argument and the information to back up the argument.
  • Demonstrates evidence of digital literacy.
  • Provides evidence of effective collaboration.
  • Contributes in a clear and relevant manner.
  • Uses images and other media appropriately.
  • Organizes material coherently and concisely; it is easy for the reader to identify main points and follow the sequence of ideas.
  • Presents legible, error-free material and conforms to APA formatting and citation conventions.
  • Participates in individual and team class activities in a manner that advances construction of collective knowledge within the course.
Course Learning Outcome C
(Program Learning Outcomes: 10)
Assessment Criteria
Explains different forms of research inquiry and their applicability and use
  • Identifies an appropriate cross section of forms of research inquiry and provides appropriate citations to explain each form.
  • Searches for, identifies and challenges assumptions in own, peer, or professional opinion.
  • Explicitly and critically evaluates relevant assigned or available information; evidence and argument for reliability and authority.
  • Collects data and information in a manner that provides a comprehensive picture of perspectives.
  • Contributes to discussions and responds to questions and feedback from class members, sharing information to advance the collective knowledge of the team and/or class.
Course Learning Outcome D
(Program Learning Outcomes: 1, 7, 10)
Assessment Criteria
Critically analyzes various forms of research and writing
  • Demonstrates the ability to use information and communication technologies to find, evaluate, create, and communicate.
  • Presents evidence of ability to critically read, analyze, and synthesize information.
  • Provides perspectives in a way that is sympathetic to the intentions of the sources.
  • Collects data and information in a manner that provides a comprehensive picture of perspectives.
  • Critically substantiates and contextualizes all major claims made.
  • Recognizes and assesses intended use and end user of information, and the impacts that these have on the analytical and decision-making process.