Public Disclosure of Business Student Learning Outcomes

Public Disclosure of Business Student Learning Outcomes

 

Public Disclosure of Student Learning Form

 

Institution:

Lindsey Wilson College

Academic Business Unit:

School of Business

Academic Year:

2016-2017

 

 

 

 

International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education

11374 Strang Line Road

Lenexa, Kansas 66215

USA

 


Report of Student Learning and Achievement

Lindsey Wilson College

School of Business

 

For Academic Year:

2016-2017

 

Mission of the Lindsey Wilson College School of Business

The mission of the Lindsey Wilson College School of  Business is to prepare students for advancing employment in accounting, computer information systems, business management and human resources management; to pursue career paths of increasing professional and managerial responsibility; for application and admission into graduate programs in business and accounting or other professional schools; and for preparation to sit in examination for professional certifications.  Consistent with the historical mission of the College as a liberal arts teaching centered institution and in accordance with the guidelines of its accrediting body, the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) the Business and CIS division is committed to the growth and development of students through value-centered classroom instruction and cooperative learning experiences and through the awakening of an appreciation for life-long learning.

 

Student Learning Assessment for Associate of Arts in Business Management

General Program Intended Student Learning Outcomes (Program ISLOs)

1.

Students will communicate effectively with diverse audiences.

2.

Students will be able to identify and solve basic business problems.

3.

Students will be able to identify the impact of business solutions in global, economic, environmental, ethical and social context.

Assessment Instruments for Intended Student Learning Outcomes-

Direct Measures of Student Learning:

Performance Objectives (Targets/Criteria) for Direct Measures:

  1.           

Rubric assessment of program ISLOs in projects, case studies and signature assignments embedded in courses*

Core ISLOs: 1,2

80% of the graduates will score at or above standard on all program ISLOs.

*Course ISLOs are assessed by tests as well as by projects, case studies, etc.

2.

Business Exit Exam

80% of the graduates will score at or above standard on all program ISLOs.

Core ISLOs:  1, 2, 3

Assessment Instruments for Intended Student Learning Outcomes-

Indirect Measures of Student Learning:

Performance Objectives (Targets/Criteria) for Indirect Measures:

1.

Student Self-Assessment of Mastery of Learning Outcomes

At least 80% of AA graduate will report that they had reached the expected standard for each of the student learning outcomes

Core ISLOs:  1, 2, 3

2.

Graduate Reflective  Essay

At least 80% of AA graduate will report that they had reached the expected standard for each of the student learning outcomes

Core ISLOs:  1, 2, 3

Summary of Results from Implementing Direct Measures of Student Learning:

1.

Not available - There were no students in 2016-2017 degree completers who completed the AA degree.

2.

Not available - There were no students in 2016-2017 degree completers who completed the AA degree.

Summary of Results from Implementing Indirect Measures of Student Learning:

1.

Not available- There were no students in 2016-2017 degree completers who completed the AA degree.

2.

Not available- There were no students in 2016-2017 degree completers who completed the AA degree.

 

 

Extent of Accomplishment of Intended Student Learning Outcomes:

Associate of Arts in Business Management

Intended Student Learning Outcomes

Learning Assessment Measures

General Program Intended Student Learning Outcomes

Direct Measure 1

Direct Measure 2

Indirect Measure 1

Indirect Measure 2

Performance Target Was…

Performance Target Was…

Performance Target Was…

Performance Target Was…

Met

Not Met

N/A

Met

Not Met

N/A

Met

Not Met

N/A

Met

Not Met

N/A

1.

Students will communicate effectively with diverse audiences.

 

 

X

 

 

X

 

 

X

 

 

X

2.

Students will be able to identify and solve basic business problems.

 

 

X

 

 

X

 

 

X

 

 

X

3.

Students will be able to identify the impact of business solutions in global, economic, environmental, ethical and social context.

 

 

X

 

 

X

 

 

X

 

 

X

Proposed Courses of Action for Improvement in Learning Outcomes for which Performance Targets Were Not Met:

1.

AA Business Exit Exam will be administered to all AA degree completers.

2.

AA Graduate Reflective Essay will be administered to all AA degree completers.

 

 

Student Learning Assessment for Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration

General Program Intended Student Learning Outcomes (Program ISLOs)

1.

 Students will acquire the knowledge of the fundamental areas of mathematics, economics, and business.

2.

 Students will able to identify, formulate and solve business problems.

3.

Students will be able to analyze the impact of business solutions in a global, economic, environmental, ethical and social context.

4.

 Students will communicate effectively with diverse audiences.

5.

Students will be able to apply business concepts and functions in an integrated manner

Intended Student Learning Outcomes: Accounting

1.

Students will be able to compose, evaluate and audit a complete set of financial statements consisting of an Income Statement.

2.

Students will be able to develop a Master Budget.

3.

Students will be able to apply information technology tools in the preparation of financial statements and income taxation.

Intended Student Learning Outcomes: Management

1.

Students will be able to apply management principles to solve business problems.

2.

Students will apply organizational behavior principles to the solution of business problems.

3.

Students will apply strategic management principles to the solution of business problems.

 

Intended Student Learning Outcomes: Human Resource Management 

1.

Students will be able to apply human resource principles to solve human resource problems in business.

 2.

Students will apply workforce planning skills to resolve human resource issues in business.

      3.

Students will apply their understanding of ethical principles in business to the solution of human resource problems. 

 

Intended Student Learning Outcomes: Entrepreneurship Emphasis

1.

Students will be able to explain and analyze the steps in an organized, systematic approach to entrepreneurship.

2.

Students will apply entrepreneurial concepts to resolve entrepreneurial issues in case analyses.

3.

Students will apply entrepreneurial concepts to develop entrepreneurial projects

 

Intended Student Learning Outcomes: Computer Information Systems Emphasis

1.

Students will design and present database solutions to address business problems.

2.

Students will design and present a basic business website.

3.

Students will demonstrate an  understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security, and social issues and responsibilities related to

        technology use in business.

Assessment Instruments for Intended Student Learning Outcomes-

Direct Measures of Student Learning:

Performance Objectives (Targets/Criteria) for Direct Measures:

1.

ETS Major Field Exam

80% of Lindsey Wilson business graduates will meet or exceed 135 on the MFT.

Core ISLOs: 1, 2

 

 

2.

Rubric for the evaluation of Business ISLOs

80% of business graduates will score at or above the standard for each of the core program ISLOs.  

Core ISLOs: 2,3

Management Emphasis ISLOS: 1, 2,3

Human Resource Management Emphasis ISLOs: 1, 2,3

Entrepreneurship ISLOs: 1, 2,3

CIS Emphasis ISLOs: 1, 2,3 

 

 

 

Note: Core ISLOs 4 and 5 were added after 2013-2014

Data for emphasis areas were not disaggregated for 2013-2014

Assessment Instruments for Intended Student Learning Outcomes-

Indirect Measures of Student Learning:

Performance Objectives (Targets/Criteria) for Indirect Measures:

1.

Business Graduate Exit Survey (administered at the end of the capstone course)

Core Program ISLOs: 1, 2, 3

 

Management Emphasis ISLOS: 1, 2,3

Human Resource Management Emphasis ISLOs: 1, 2,3

Entrepreneurship ISLOs: 1, 2,3

CIS Emphasis ISLOs: 1, 2,3

 80% of business graduates will indicate that they have reached standard or above on each of the program student learning outcomes for the core and for their emphasis area.

 

2.

Reflective Essay on Mastery of Business Student Learning Outcomes

80% of business graduates will indicate that they have reached or exceeded the expected standard of learning on each business student learning outcome for the core and for their emphasis area.

Core Program ISLOs: 1, 2, 3

 

Management Emphasis ISLOS: 1, 2,3

Human Resource Management Emphasis ISLOs: 1, 2,3

Entrepreneurship ISLOs: 1, 2,3

CIS Emphasis ISLOs: 1, 2,3

Summary of Results from Implementing Direct Measures of Student Learning:

1.

Ninety-two percent of graduates scored at or above the target level on the ETS indicators used to assess the core ISLOs.

2.

Eighty-six percent of graduates scored at or above the target performance level on the case study in the capstone course.

Summary of Results from Implementing Indirect Measures of Student Learning:

1.

The Business Graduate Exit Survey was implemented in 2016-2017. A survey of all graduates was taken.  The NSSE is also administered to all graduates every two years.  Business graduates reported a high degree of satisfaction on these measures in all of the reflective essays submitted.

2.

The Reflective Essay on Mastery of Business Student Learning Outcomes was not implemented in 2013-2014.

General Program Intended Student Learning Outcomes

Direct Measure 1

Direct Measure 2

Indirect Measure 1

Indirect Measure 2

Performance Target Was…

Performance Target Was…

Performance Target Was…

Performance Target Was…

Met

Not Met

N/A

Met

Not Met

N/A

Met

Not Met

N/A

Met

Not Met

N/A

1.

 Students will acquire the knowledge of the fundamental areas of mathematics, economics, and business.

X

 

 

X

 

 

X

 

 

X

 

 

2.

 Students will able to identify, formulate and solve business problems.

X

 

 

X

 

 

X

 

 

X

 

 

3.

Students will be able to analyze the impact of business solutions in a global, economic, environmental, ethical and social context.

X

 

 

X

 

 

X

 

 

X

 

 

4.

 Students will communicate effectively with diverse audiences.

X

 

 

X

 

 

X

 

 

X

 

 

5.

Students will be able to apply business concepts and functions in an integrated manner

X

 

 

X

 

 

X

 

 

X

 

 

Proposed Courses of Action for Improvement in Learning Outcomes for which Performance Targets Were Not Met:

1.

T he Division continutes to reviewing the ETS Major Field Indicators to insure there is an alignment between the curriculum and the assessment.  Ninety-two percent of the graduates met or exceeded the standard of 135. Using the ETS Major Field Test national results from 2016 (national results are always one year behind), all but one of the assessment indicators were met or exceeded national mean scores. The Legal and Social Environment national mean was 59.4. The LWC mean was 51. Additional faculty with expertise in the area of legal and social environment will help develop a more comprehensive curriculum in this area. This area of the ETS will be continually monitored for improvement.