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Russian and Slavic Studies: Undergraduate Programs

Overview: 

The Department of Russian and Slavic Studies at http://russian.arizona.edu/ has taken specific actions relating to developing a comprehensive and sound outcomes assessment system since its 2005 Academic Program Review. These actions include soliciting input from majors, regular curriculum review, and maintenance of alumni data. There are no accreditation or special recognition agencies, although professional organizations often nominate individual faculty members for special awards.

Expected Learning Outcomes: 

Department of Russian and Slavic Studies (revised 11/30/14)
Undergraduate Student Learning Outcomes

At graduation, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate, in writing and discussion, familiarity with the major literary and cultural movements of the Russian/Slavic-speaking world from the 19th century to the present.  Identify major authors, themes, genres within these movements.
  2. Traditional Track and Heritage Track:  Achieve the proficiency of “Basic (Foundational)” (TORFL, Russian Ministry of Education) or “Intermediate” (ACTFL) by testing in speaking, writing, listening, reading, and grammar according to the proficiency measurements established by TORFL and ACTFL.                      Culture Track:  Achieve the proficiency of “Elementary” (TORFL, Russian Ministry of Education) or its ACTFL equivalent by testing in speaking, writing, listening, reading, and grammar according to the proficiency measurements established by TORFL and ACTFL.
  1. Effectively communicate in written and oral discourse and through critical thinking how the larger context shapes individual expression in the past and present.

 

Assessment Activities: 

 

 

                                                                                                      Student Learning Outcomes

 

Course in

the Major

Existing Assessment Activity

One

Two

Three

RSSS 340 or 405A (19th Century)

Final Paper/Presentation*

 X

 

 X

RSSS 210 or 350 or 405B (post-19th Century)

Final Paper/Presentation*

 X

 

 X

RSSS 301B

(Traditional and Heritage Tracks)

Final Summative Assessment

 

 X

 

RSSS 201B

(Culture Track)

Final Summative Assessment

 

 X

 

 

*To satisfy the requirements of learning outcomes 1 and 3, students must achieve a grade of C or higher on these activities.  The RSSS faculty will use rubrics to evaluate these activities.  These rubrics will be reliable across time and will allow different instructors to assess these activities consistently.

Indirect assessment through an exit survey given to graduating seniors (see attachment).

 

Assessment Findings: 
  • Forthcoming
Change in Response to Findings: 
  •  

    At least once a year, the RSSS Curriculum Committee meets to discuss assessment practices.  Based on its findings over time, and after discussing such findings with the entire RSSS faculty, the Curriculum Committee suggests eventual modifications as needed.

 

Updated date: Mon, 05/29/2017 - 12:20