Journalism Department Assessment Plan

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Download a PDF of our Department's Assessment Plan.

Assessment Measures

  • Periodic review of national accreditation standards for journalism and public relations programs.
  • Annual review of program by Professional Advisory Committee.
  • Review by Pacific Northwest Newspaper Association evaluators every four years.
  • Review of student performance (e.g. exams, papers, publications, presentations, assignments, etc.)
  • Review of student course evaluations quarterly.
  • Responses from student supervisors during internship program.
  • Faculty visits to internship locations quarterly.
  • Senior exit interviews.
  • Awards to student media in competitive local, regional and national judging.
  • Student graduation and retention rates.
  • Focus groups with majors to gain feedback on program.
  • Survey of student publications staff members and editors.

Assessment Results: Continuous Improvement

Our assessment measures are used to enhance and improve our program to meet student needs and needs of the profession.

Page Updated 07.25.2012