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1 Assessment Report School of TAHSS Department: History Chair: Dr. Owen Ireland Assessment Coordinator: Date of Presentation: 10/1/2013

2 What was assessed? Student learning outcomes list: Upon graduation, students with a MA degree in History will be able to… 1) Articulate a thesis (a response to a historical problem). 2) Advance in logical sequence principal arguments in defense of a historical thesis. 3) Provide relevant evidence drawn from the evaluation of primary and/or secondary sources that supports the primary arguments in defense of a historical thesis. 4) Evaluate the significance of a historical thesis by relating it to a broader field of historical knowledge. 5) Express themselves clearly in writing that forwards a historical analysis. 6) Use disciplinary standards (Chicago Style) of documentation when referencing historical sources.*

3 How was the assessment accomplished? HST 600 Introduction to Historical Study No sections offered in spring HST 700 History Integration, HST 701 Masters Thesis 2 sections In all sections, the specific assignment or task evaluated was the following: Final Paper as graded by rubric.

4 HST 700 and 701 Total number of students assessed in the course 2- all sections (n): 2 Percent exceeding:66 Percent meeting:34 Percent approaching: Percent not meeting: Restate your benchmark: At least 90 % Meet Expectation 100 % Did you meet your benchmark? Yes. Actual assessment data

5 Assessment results: What have the data told us? HST 600 We should assess this course at the end of the semester in which we offer it. HST All students who completed HST 700/701 this semester met or exceeded expectations. These results suggest no need for immediate action. In part because the sample is very small. Since we seldom have more than a handful of these each year, we would like to collect data over a longer period of time before considering changes.

6 Data-driven decisions: How the department has or plans to “close the loop” based on these results. These results suggest no need for immediate action.

7 What resources were used or have been requested to close the loop? We do not at this time feel the need for additional resources.


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