Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Curriculum assessment in the Division of Sociology and Anthropology at West Virginia University
by Mitchell, Jennifer Luise, M.A., West Virginia University, 2009, 66; 1471497
Abstract (Summary)

Program evaluation is essential for any organization to be successful. The purpose of this thesis is to contribute to the curriculum assessment in Division of Sociology and Anthropology and to make recommendations for next steps. Graduating senior surveys from 66 seniors during the Spring 2008 semester and transcripts from 504 students that graduated from the department between May 2004 through May 2008 were analyzed. Results suggest that department needs to improve upon advising, the coordination of internships, and the statistics requirement for their students. Through careful planning the department can improve upon these areas. To move forward with assessment in the future the department should consider using the capstone courses and possibly the use of subject tests as direct measures of student learning.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Steele, Jennifer
School: West Virginia University
School Location: United States -- West Virginia
Source: MAI 48/02M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social studies education, Sociology, Higher education
Publication Number: 1471497
ISBN: 978-1-109-42730-1
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