Submitted Fall, 2004
The department met Aug 19, 2004 and reviewed all current assessment results. The following are our findings.
- Based on the recommendations of the 5-year program review, the department has consolidated classes and established 7 new CJ classes along with new program graduation requirements which go into effect this Fall semester. They are now incorporated into the new catalogue for incoming freshmen. Student reaction to the change in program has been overwhelmingly in support, as evidenced by the majority of sophomores through seniors opting to change to the new program.
- The program review recommended a capstone course. This was developed and is now required, CJUS 480 Senior Seminar: Professional Ethics and Career Development. The course is being offered this Fall semester and has 18 seniors enrolled.
- Dr. Sasse ran statistical analysis on the standardized CJ test developed and given by both UNO and UNL, to our students for the last two years. Not all graduating seniors took the test since we did not have a capstone course in which they were all registered. The numbers taking the test will increase in the future due to the fact it will be a requirement of the new capstone course. The results for our 38 students are almost identical with the numbers from UNO/UNL. Even the same maximum and minimum scores are the same. As a result we are of the opinion that our students are receiving the proper material in their courses. It should be noted, that one of the students did not want to take the test and was completed in only a fraction of the time needed, in which they received the lowest score. This one person lowered the overall score results due to the small number of respondents.
- Students completing 15 internships (since the last assessment evaluation) were evaluated by criminal justice professionals in the field. The highest evaluation possible was 10. Combined, all areas evaluated were 8 through 10. In the evaluation of their writing ability they had the mean of 8.6. No student had to be removed from their internship for poor performance. The internship evaluations overall were very complementary to the quality of our students. It was determined that internships were still the best opportunity for our students to be involved in.
- Alumni results remain the same, which is positive and was reported previously. The surveys are only conducted every five years.
Outcomes Assessment Statistics