Topic: Addressing and Assessing Written Communication
To engender a spirit of inquiry among its faculty, Hawai'i Pacific University has declared this academic year as the "Year of Written Communication." This approach to institutional learning outcomes assessment will use technology tools as catalysts for campus-wide discussions that engage faculty in conversations about student learning and educational effectiveness.
This presentation details a multipronged approach to addressing the writing needs in a program that combines business and science graduate-level writing. First, faculty collaborated to develop a preliminary writing assessment to determine placement. Students identified as needing help were placed in a writing class targeted to their specific needs.