Liberal Arts/Health Careers Opportunity Program 2013

Program Student Learning Outcomes Assessment
(AY 2012-2013)

Program Student Learning Outcomes(PSLOs)

At the completion of Liberal Arts/Health Careers Opportunity Program the student will be able to:

  1. Describe the structure, function, and basic pathologies of the human body.
  2. Demonstrate a solid foundation in basic biological sciences.
  3. Describe health care and allied professions and gain experience working effectively in groups and with health professionals to address human life sciences and health problems.
  4. Discuss, analyze, and interpret fundamental and current issues relevant to human life sciences and health problems and communicate information in a critical, scientific, and technologically advanced manner.
  • I=Introduced
  • D=Demonstrated
  • M=Mastery at a level appropriate for graduation
  • PSLO Assessment Report Summary

    What we looked at:

    The Liberal Arts/ Health Careers Opportunity Program assessment focused on PSLOs 1 and 2. Listed below are the results for each of the PSLOs.

    What we found:

    PSLO#1: Describe the structure, function, and basic pathologies of the human body.

    • 69% of students were able to describe the structure, function, and basic pathologies of the human body.

    PSLO#2: Demonstrate a solid foundation in basic biological sciences

    • 69% of student were able to demonstrate a solid foundation in basic biological sciences

    What we are planning to work on:

    • Investigate the possibility of adding a science section to the COMET. This will perhaps ensure that students deciding to take a "science major" are better prepared and/or can be placed better into appropriate programs/courses.
    • Generate a draft "introduction to science" course or adapt the current SC098 (Survey in Science) course. This could potentially become a prerequisite for HCOP students to try and improve the student's science knowledge prior to taking classes such as chemistry, biology, and A&P. The aim is to better prepare the students for these "core science" classes..
    • Adapt the chemistry course to include a larger proportion of Biochemistry to better prepare the students for these classes.
    • The average pass rate for all classes was 69%, however the target was 70%. This is very close therefore it is recommended that the same assessment be carried out through the next academic year, but assessing PLO3 and 4 instead. This will enable the program to determine any difference in student’s abilities and provide more baseline data for future assessment.

    Recommendations for students:

    • Take advantage of advertised tutoring opportunities with the math/science division
    • Learn about the different opportunities available that can help you prepare yourself for science at COM-FSM e.g., Step-Up
    • Form your own study groups when difficult assignments are set-it's OK to work with others so long as you final work is your own.
    • Talk to your advisor, get help if you are struggling and ask questions!

    Program Data Sheet Spring 2014
    Program Data Sheet Spring 2013

    Program Review (National Campus)  2012-2013

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