|TITLE:||OUTCOME MEASURES IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND LEGAL STUDIES|
|PRINCIPLE INVESTIGATOR:||LINDSTEADT, GREGORY|
CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND LEGAL STUDIES
File Created: August 1, 2006|
Department Chair Action Date: August 22, 2006
Current Status: Extension of Approval Granted
Action Date: August 22, 2006
|Confidentiality||Data are linked to individuals.|
STATEMENT OF PURPOSEThis study makes use of pre and post-test methodology to examine the effectiveness of the Criminal Justice and Legal Studies Department at Missouri Western State University. Outcome measures are an important component of academic growth. Accurate assessment of student achievement is necessary to better focus on departmental needs and emphasis areas.
STATEMENT OF RESEARCH METHODOLOGYTo accomplish these goals, an on-line test of 50 questions based on the core coursework in Criminal Justice and Legal Studies will be provided students at the beginning of the semester in Introduction to Criminal Justice. The same test will be required for students to complete when registering for graduation. These tests bear no weight for the studentís final degree, and are designed to serve only as an outcome measure for the Criminal Justice and Legal Studies Department.
ANTICIPATED RISKS AND BENEFITSThere is no foreseeable risk for student participation. As previously stated, the benefits to providing outcome measures is essential to enhance and better meet the needs of our student and practitioner base.
SUBJECT SELECTIONThis will be an on-going process for all declared criminal justice students at Missouri Western State University.
CONFIDENTIALITYThis project makes use of the on-line survey program Remark. Missouri Western State University has purchased a license with Remark. The system is password secure and will be available to full-time faculty members Greg Lindsteadt and David Tushaus (Chairman). Hardcopies will not exist so there will be no need for secure physical storage.
Extension Request on 08-23-2007The Criminal Justice and Legal Studies pre test will be continued to be given to students in the introductory course (Law 100). The Criminal Justice and Legal Studies post test will be continued to be given to graduating students in the department to evaluate accumulative knowledge and deficits in core instructional areas.
Extension Request on 08-23-2008the outcome measures is an on-going study of criminal justice and legal studies students. It evaluates both introductory level students (pre test) and graduating students (post test). we request these data continue to be collected for the following year.
Extension Request on 08-22-2009The outcome measures is an on-going study of criminal justice and legal studies students. It evaluates both introductory level students (pre test) and graduating students (post test). We request these data continue to be collected for the following year.
Extension Request on 08-23-2010Please extend project 379: Outcome measures in Criminal Justice and Legal Studies. This project is the department pre and posttest assessment of student learning. This is an ongoing project to develop curriculum needs and outcome measures of student learning.
Extension Request on 08-22-2011This is an ongoing assessment utlized as a pretest and posttest evaluation of our students in the Criminal Justice and Legal Studies Department. Analysis occurs annually and is utilized in our department report. Please continue for the following year.
Final Report on 08-20-2012
Extension Request on 08-20-2012Please extend the pre and post test in the criminal justice and legal studies department. It is utilized each semseter to provide descriptive measures of students, their needs and provide an assessment of student knowledge of criminal justice and legal studies required course work.
|Western is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, a member of the North Central Association of Colleges & Schools (NCA), and is an AQIP Participant.|