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Program learning outcomes: What Will I Learn?
Students who complete the major in Criminal Justice at Excelsior College will be able to:
Degree level outcomes for a BS in Criminal Justice degree.
Students who complete any Baccalaureate degree from the School of Liberal Arts will be able to:
Evidence of Student Learning - Internal: How will the program measure what I have learned?
Criminal Justice All students are required to complete the Criminal Justice Capstone Course (CJ498) during their senior year of study. Students must receive a grade of "C" or better in this capstone to graduate. The capstone course measures student ability to demonstrate their mastery of the program level and degree level outcomes.
Results of External Exams/Assessments: What third-party assessments will measure what I have learned?
During the capstone course CJ498, Criminal Justice Capstone, the student will submit a written assignment of 1000+ words. A rubric will be used to evaluate the student's performance on this outcome.
2011-2012-CRITERION: The program will be considered to have successfully met the Exceeds Expectations level if 90% or more of the students completing the Capstone Course during the one year period score at or above the Meets Expectations level for this outcome and 10% or more of these are at the Exceeds Expectations level. Additionally, no more than 2% of the students will receive a score of Does Not Meet Expectations. The program will be considered to have met the Meets Expectations level if at least 85% of the students completing the Capstone Course during the one year period score at or above the Meets Expectations level and no more than 5% of the students score at Does Not Meet Expectations. The program will be evaluated as Does Not Meet Expectations if fewer than 85% of the students completing the Capstone Course during the one year period score at or above Meets Expectations level for this outcome and/or if more than 10% of the students score at Does not Meet Expectations.
The CJ capstone course, CJ498, began in the year 2010-2011 and was used to assess all outcomes of Bachelors in Criminal Justice program. 21 students participated in this capstone course. The results for specific program outcomes are reported below and suggest that the program exceeded expectation for all outcomes.