This year is the first time that the Senior Seminar paper has been evaluated. The Senior Seminar Paper Checklist with the average from students who graduated in 2003 is as follows:
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||Area of Competence
||Breadth of Knowledge: demonstrates a knowledge about women, including their psychology, roles, experiences, history, and contributions to society.
||Cultural Assumptions: is able to critically examine cultural assumptions about gender, race, class, sexuality, and other issues of gender identity.
||Sufficiency of Source Material: is able to analyze the gender assumptions in the traditional methodologies, theories, and research of particular disciplines.
||Communication Skills: shows competence in writing, including responses to and analyses of literary and other cultural texts.
||Analysis of Source Material: uses Women's Studies methodologies and tools.
We have found, after using this checklist for the first time, that it has some flaws and must be changed. One of the problems is that 4 copies of each students' papers were sent to a member of the WSAC, regardless of the discipline of the student or those who were accessing the paper. There was a huge variance in the evaluation based on the discipline of the evaluator.