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
 Speech 210: Interpersonal Communication
Fall 2005 - Spring 2006

Outcomes

Fall
2005
N = 14

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 2004-2005

Student Learning Outcomes
After successfully completing this course, student will be able to:

  1. Think critically, constructing and deconstructing arguments from different points of view;
  2. Analyzing the “other” that is the focus of the class;
  3. Gain knowledge of the “self” in order to facilitate meaningful and effective identity management;
  4. Distinguish and practice open-minded description, interpretation and evaluation in interpersonal and group communication;
  5. Explain how identity and meaning are constructed collaboratively;
  6. Describe the perceptual process and the impact perception has on interpersonal communication;
  7. Distinguish between social, cultural, and personal relationships;
  8. Define and demonstrate reflective, analytic, empathic, and dialogic listening;
  9. Explain how conflict can be a productive part of communication; and
  10. Explain and demonstrate the process of “nexting”.

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 in-class essay exams were used in winter 2005 (exams are noted below).

Results

Results of Assessment of SLOs for Speech 210
Fall 2004 - Spring 2005

Outcomes


Fall
2004
N = 8
 

Winter
2005
N = 9

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

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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
Spring 2004

Outcomes

Spring
2004
N = 21

% 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