Communication Program Assessment Report Narrative: The communication faculty at Georgia Perimeter College (GPC) is committed to the mission of the college which includes strengthening student success, fostering a culture of teamwork, and enhancing the economic, social, and cultural vitality of the communities the college serves. Faculty commitment to the mission includes assessing the Communication Program of Study and individual communication courses. The Communication Program of Study includes a survey course in human communication (COMM 1100), a public speaking course (COMM 1201), a business and professional communication course (COMM 2300), an interpersonal communication course (COMM 2105) and an intercultural communication course
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Students demonstrate effective problem solving and critical thinking skills through interpreting, presenting, or evaluating ideas in the following ways: a. They interpret ideas through analyzing materials from lectures, research, and interview sources. b. They present ideas through learning a variety of strategies to resolve conflicts, effectively communicate in a verbal and nonverbal manner and perform individual and/or group assignments that reinforce these concepts. c. They evaluate ideas through readings, class discussions, and peer group activities.
Note: In the communication classes, the general educational outcomes (I and II above) are assessed through grading a combination of the following learning activities: class participation, homework assignments, papers, individual and group projects, oral presentations, quizzes, and exams.
Assessment Goals: To ensure the integrity of the Communication Program of Study, the program is assessed regularly, and all communication courses are assessed regularly. The program was last assessed in 2006, and COMM 1201 was most recently assessed in the fall of 2011. COMM 2105 will be assessed in the summer of 2012. COMM 1100, COMM 2300, and COMM 2900 will be assessed in the 2012-2013 academic year. In the future, all courses will be assessed on a three-year assessment cycle. OIRP’s Executive Summary of the Fall 2012 COMM 1201 Assessment The COMM