Speech 210—Interpersonal/Small Group Communication
In an effort to track student learning outcomes with two measures at different points in time, the outcomes were reduced and refined to reflect a more focused approach to assessment. This resulted in reducing the SLOs from ten to six. Included below are the data for Fall 2005.
Measures
Journal assignments
(revised) were used
to measure the student learning outcomes listed below during fall of
2005  Spring 2006.
Results of Assessment of Student
Learning Outcomes for 

Outcomes 
Fall 
Winter 2006 N = 10 
Spring 2006 N = 


(80 points possible for each outcome; two journal assignments per outcome) 
(80 points possible for each outcome; two journal assignments per outcome) 
(80 points possible for each outcome; two journal assignments per outcome) 

1. 
Gain knowledge of the "self" and "the other," explaining the influence that "worlds of meaning" have on communication 
Mean 
% 
Hi 
Lo 
SD 
Mean 
% 
Hi 
Lo 
SD 
Mean  %  Hi  Lo  SD 
78  98  80  74  2.14  75  94  80  68  3.81  
2. 
Explain how identity and meaning are constructed collaboratively. 
Mean 
% 
Hi 
Lo 
SD 
Mean 
% 
Hi 
Lo 
SD 
Mean  %  Hi  Lo  SD 
77  96  80  60  5.62  74.3  93  80  70  2.77  
3. 
Explain how we "inhale meaning" through the perceptual process and through listening, and how this impacts interpersonal communication. 
Mean 
% 
Hi 
Lo 
SD 
Mean 
% 
Hi 
Lo 
SD 
Mean  %  Hi  Lo  SD 
76.5  96  80  68  4.54  73.5  92  80  70  3.85  
4. 
Explain how we "exhale meaning" verbally and nonverbally, potentially moving relationships from being "social" to being "interpersonal." 
Mean 
% 
Hi 
Lo 
SD 
Mean 
% 
Hi 
Lo 
SD 
Mean  %  Hi  Lo  SD 
74  93  80  55  7.14  73.5  91  80  60  6.02  
5. 
Think critically, constructing and deconstructing arguments from different points of view, demonstrating how conflict can be a productive part of communication 
Mean 
% 
Hi 
Lo 
SD 
Mean 
% 
Hi 
Lo 
SD 
Mean  %  Hi  Lo  SD 
72  90  80  22  15.35  69.1  86  80  65  12.74  
6. 
Demonstrate civic responsibility, explaining the value of community involvement/action/outreach, showing an ability to understand and interact productively with others in diverse communities with an informed awareness of their personal relevance 
Mean 
% 
Hi 
Lo 
SD 
Mean 
% 
Hi 
Lo 
SD 
Mean  %  Hi  Lo  SD 
74.5  93  80  57  6.70  73.1  91  80  60  5.79  
Revision possible on all journal entries; scores reflect final draft. 
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Outcomes addressed from Spring 20042005
Student Learning Outcomes
After successfully completing this course, student will be able to:
Measures
Journal assignments were used
to measure the student learning outcomes listed below during spring and fall of
2004. A mix of journal assignments and inclass essay exams were used in
winter 2005 (exams are noted below).
Results
Results of Assessment of SLOs for
Speech 210 

Outcomes 

Winter 
Spring 2005 N = 12 


(40 points possible for each outcome) 
(40 points possible for each outcome) 
(40 points possible for each outcome) 

1. 
Think critically, constructing and deconstructing arguments from different points of view 
Mean 
% 
Hi 
Lo 
SD 
Mean 
% 
Hi 
Lo 
SD 
Mean 
% 
Hi 
Lo 
SD 
35.88 
90 
40 
22 
6.034 
32 
80 
40 
24 
5.5 
39.5 
99 
40 
35 
1.581 

2. 
Analyzing the “other” that is the focus of the class 
Mean 
% 
Hi 
Lo 
SD 
Mean 
% 
Hi 
Lo 
SD 
Mean 
% 
Hi 
Lo 
SD 
37.8 
95 
40 
33 
2.712 
33 
81 
40 
32 
4.4 
39 
98 
40 
36 
1.269 

3. 
Gain knowledge of the “self” in order to facilitate meaningful and effective identity management 
Mean 
% 
Hi 
Lo 
SD 
Mean 
% 
Hi 
Lo 
SD 
Mean 
% 
Hi 
Lo 
SD 
36.1 
90 
40 
25 
6.577 
 
 
 
 
 
38.8 
97 
40 
36 
1.475 

4. 
**Explain the value of community involvement/ action outreach, including the concept of reciprocity. 
Mean 
% 
Hi 
Lo 
SD 
Mean 
% 
Hi 
Lo 
SD 
Mean 
% 
Hi 
Lo 
SD 
35.3 
88 
40 
21 
6.777 
32 
80 
40 
24 
5.1 
39.5 
99 
40 
32 
2.905 

5. 
Explain how identity and meaning are constructed collaboratively 
Mean 
% 
Hi 
Lo 
SD 
Mean 
% 
Hi 
Lo 
SD 
Mean 
% 
Hi 
Lo 
SD 
38.6 
97 
40 
35 
2.263 
E 32 
80 
40 
28 
4.61 
37.2 
93 
40 
32 
3.457 

6. 
Describe the perceptual process and the impact perception has on interpersonal communication 
Mean 
% 
Hi 
Lo 
SD 
Mean 
% 
Hi 
Lo 
SD 
Mean 
% 
Hi 
Lo 
SD 
35.3 
88 
40 
29 
4.926 
E 28 
70 
40 
8 
10.2 
36.6 
92 
40 
34 
2.118 

7. 
Distinguish between social, cultural, and personal relationships 
Mean 
% 
Hi 
Lo 
SD 
Mean 
% 
Hi 
Lo 
SD 
Mean 
% 
Hi 
Lo 
SD 
36.1 
90 
40 
29 
5.166 
E 32 
80 
40 
16 
2.74 
36.7 
92 
40 
32 
3.02 

8. 
Define and demonstrate reflective, analytic, empathic, and dialogic listening 
Mean 
% 
Hi 
Lo 
SD 
Mean 
% 
Hi 
Lo 
SD 
Mean 
% 
Hi 
Lo 
SD 
37.7 
94 
40 
36 
1.669 
E 29 
73 
40 
20 
7.68 
37.6 
94 
40 
34 
2.59 

9. 
Explain how conflict can be a productive part of communication 
Mean 
% 
Hi 
Lo 
SD 
Mean 
% 
Hi 
Lo 
SD 
Mean 
% 
Hi 
Lo 
SD 
39.6 
99 
40 
39 
.5175 
E 36 
90 
40 
28 
1.22 
38 
95 
40 
32 
2.905 

10. 
Explain and demonstrate the process of “nexting” 
Mean 
% 
Hi 
Lo 
SD 
Mean 
% 
Hi 
Lo 
SD 
Mean 
% 
Hi 
Lo 
SD 
35.9 
90 
40 
22 
6.034 
E 30 
78 
40 
24 
6.04 
33.3 
83 
40 
0 
12.129 

Revision possible on all journal entries; scores reflect final draft 
E=essay exam; no rewrites 

Results of Assessment of SLOs for
Speech 210 

Outcomes 
Spring 

% of points earned  
1. 
Think critically, constructing and deconstructing arguments from different points of view 
87.6 
2. 
Analyzing the “other” that is the focus of the class 
89 
3. 
Gain knowledge of the “self” in order to facilitate meaningful and effective identity management 
92 
4. 
**Explain the value of community involvement/ action outreach, including the concept of reciprocity. 
91 
5. 
Explain how identity and meaning are constructed collaboratively 
84 
6. 
Describe the perceptual process and the impact perception has on interpersonal communication 
84.8 
7. 
Distinguish between social, cultural, and personal relationships 
85.8 
8. 
Define and demonstrate reflective, analytic, empathic, and dialogic listening 
91 
9. 
Explain how conflict can be a productive part of communication 
94 
10. 
Explain and demonstrate the process
of “nexting” 
87.6 