Program Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes

Accounting

Categories of outcomes (aligned to CPA exam requirements)

Auditing & Attestation

Financial Accounting & Reporting

Accounting Regulations

Business Environment & Concepts


Art

Demonstrate understanding of visual elements & principles of design. 

The student will be assessed on their ability to use the visual elements (line, shape, value, color, etc.) and the principle of design (balance, unity & variety, emphasis, etc.) to produce successful visual compositions.

Critique effectively. 

The student will be assessed on their ability to critique their own work as well as their classmates' both in oral and written form. In addition, they will be expected to use the proper vocabulary for discussing the subject, form, content, and context.

Use materials and methods properly. 

Students will demonstrate understanding of the technical processes of producing art and design using various media and technology. In addition, the student must show an understanding of not only how to use materials effectively but also safely, including proper disposal methods.

Show awareness of art & design in a contemporary & historical context. 

IStudents must demonstrate an awareness of contemporary and historical art and design, as well as notable practitioners, in their area of study. Further, students are expected to articulate their own work within this context, including their contribution to the field and society.

Understand professional practices. 

Students will provide a presentation of their work, both visually and verbally. In addition, students will show an awareness of professional standards in representing of their work and personal image. All students will also complete an internship to demonstrate practical application of degree skills.

Develop conceptual content. 

Students work to develop original ideas that convey an intended message or emotion to an audience or viewer, thereby testing the effectiveness of the student's visual communication.


Arts Administration

Finance

Students will be able to prepare and manage basic budgets for fund development, operations, grant design and financial reporting.

Marketing, Mgt., Group Dynamics

Students will be able to develop marketing plans, oversee venue management, and work with volunteers and a board of directors.

PR and Media

Students will be able to design communication for promotional copy, press releases and online media for a variety of audiences and demonstrate effective audience analysis.

Relationship of the Arts

Students will be able to evaluate and respond to various works of arts, exploring the interdisciplinary relationships between the arts.

Internships

Students will be able to demonstrate practical application of degree skills through internship opportunities.


Athletic Training

Creative and Critical Thinking

To foster the development of the student’s critical thinking skills through emphasis on problem-based didactic and clinical experiences.

Communicate Effectively

To encourage the development of the student's communication skills, both verbal and written, utilizing a variety of courses throughout the program.

Act responsibly and within the ethical, professional, clinical and legal parameters of the certified athletic trainer

To prepare the student to become competent in the five performance domains of athletic training.

Diversity of Experiences

To provide the student with an experience throughout the program involving on-campus, off-campus sites with diverse populations of age, gender, race, etc.

Professional Credentialing

To provide the student with the necessary skills and knowledge to become appropriately credentialed.

Post-professional learning

To prepare the student with the necessary skills to obtain graduate school and/or job placement upon graduation.


Athletics

Student-athletes will identify the ability to work in diverse teams.

Student-athletes will demonstrate improved physical conditioning.

Student-athletes will improve the ability to manage their time.

Student-athletes will learn the importance of contributing to the community through participation in community engagement.


Biology

Biological Knowledge

Demonstrate your knowledge of the major fields of biology: molecular and cellular biology, physiology, genetics, ecology, evolution, and systematics

Experimental Design and Analysis

Design and conduct experiments, analyze data and place your conclusions in a larger scientific context

Communicate Effectively

Communicate scientific information effectively, both in writing and orally; analyze and discuss current scientific literature; and attribute ideas appropriately by citing sources.

Collaborate

Work effectively in groups to investigate research questions and solve problems


BSN in Nursing

PROFESSIONALISM IN PRACTICE

STUDENTS WILL:

  • Value caring, commitment and concern for individuals, families, groups and communities. (E)
  • Provide culturally competent holistic nursing care to individuals, families, groups and communities. (P)
  • Recognize nursing as an evolving profession whose contribution reflects the public’s well being. (K)
  • Value membership in professional organizations (E)+ IOM/QSEN Patient Centered Care

CLINICAL REASONING, CRITICAL THINKING FOR DECISION MAKING

STUDENTS WILL:

  • Apply previous/current knowledge to various contexts and new nursing situations. (K)
  • Analyze nursing theories and research literature for use in nursing practice. (K)
  • Use the nursing process and concept mapping as methods for providing care based on critical analysis and client centered intervention strategies. (P) + IOM/QSEN Patient Centered Care+ Evidence-based practice
  • Value commitment to lifelong learning (E)

ETHICAL/LEGAL FRAMEWORK FOR PRACTICE

STUDENTS WILL:

  • Articulates ethical and legal principles related to practice (K)
  • Apply ethical and legal framework in caring for diverse populations (E) + IOM/QSEN Patient Centered Care
  • Uses standards of care and the Nursing Code of Ethics in nursing practice. (P)
  • Demonstrates responsibility and accountability for nursing judgments and actions. (P)

EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION

STUDENTS WILL:

  • Use effective communication techniques in professional practice. (P)
  • Assume personal responsibility for effective communication (E) + IOM/QSEN Teamwork & Collaboration ----Safety because of SBAR communication hospitals--
  • Demonstrate effective writing skills consistent with the college and program expectations. (P)
  • Manage information technology in facilitating communication. (K) and IOM/QSEN Informatics

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT/ COMMITMENT

STUDENTS WILL:

  • Engage the community to meet social and health care needs (P)
  • Use knowledge for nursing and general education to care for diverse populations (K) + IOM/QSEN Patient centered care
  • Value relationships with community partners (E) + IOM/QSEN Teamwork & Collaboration
  • Engage the community I health promotion (P)
  • Participate as a politically aware individual in promoting the profession and the practice of nursing. (P)

PROFESSIONAL ROLE DEVELOPMENT

STUDENTS WILL:

  • Assume the role of provider of care incorporating advocate, counselor & teacher roles to promote health and prevent disease and/ or disseminate information in all settings for individuals, families, groups and communities. (P)+ IOM/QSEN Teamwork & Collaboration
  • Value collaboration with healthcare team members. (E) IOM/QSEN Teamwork & Collaboration
  • Exhibit leadership/management skills in coordinating healthcare services and promoting positive change. (P) + IOM/QSEN Teamwork & Collaboration
  • Use nursing research in evidence based practice (K) + IOM/QSEN Evidence based practice

HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT

STUDENTS WILL:

  • Use effectively human, fiscal and material resources to provide safe quality care (P) + IOM/QSEN Safety + Quality Improvement+ Informatics
  • Delegate responsibilities to persons best qualified to complete them. (P) + IOM/QSEN Teamwork& Collaboration
  • Evaluate outcomes of management decisions. (K) + IOM/QSEN Quality Improvement
  • Support strategies to minimize risk and harm (E) IOM/QSEN Safety & Quality

Business Administration

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to: 

  • Apply financial and managerial accounting tools and techniques 
  • Understand the role of finance across the functional areas of business 
  • Integrate marketing concepts in business operations and strategy development 
  • Explain the core functions of a manager: planning, organizing, leading, and controlling 
  • Identify local and global issues affecting the business environment 
  • Discuss the ethical and legal responsibilities of organizations and the individuals within

Sport Business

Aligned to standards of the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA)

Sport management principles

Sport Leadership

Sport Operations & Event Management

Sport Governance

Ethics in Sport Management

Sport Marketing & Communication

Accounting for Sport Business

Economics of Sport

Legal Aspects of Sport

Integrative Experience; Application of Sport Management in Field Setting


Chemistry / Biochemistry

Foundational Knowledge

Demonstrate foundational knowledge in the major fields of chemistry: inorganic, organic, analytical, physical, and biochemistry.

In-Depth Knowledge

Possess in-depth knowledge in particular aspect of chemistry, biochemistry, materials science, chemical hygiene, and/or pharmaceutical science.

Experimentation and Instrumentation

Design and execute experiments, utilize modern instrumentation for chemical and biochemical analysis, analyze data, and present conclusions.

Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

Become a more confident scientific thinker and apply knowledge to solve chemical, physical, and/or biochemical problems.

Communication and Use of Literature

Search, comprehend, and communicate findings from scientific literature and present scientific material orally and in professionally prepared scientific report format.

Lab Safety and Professional Development

Obtain skills and formal lab safety training for employment or for professional or graduate school.


Communication

Theories, Principles, Research Methods

Students will demonstrate an understanding of communication theories, principles, and research methods.

Effective and Ethical

Students will develop a repertoire of communication skills in order to be an effective and ethical communicator across contexts.

Self-knowledge and Communication Principles

Students will demonstrate an ability to integrate self-knowledge and communication principles in order to evaluate the effectiveness and appropriateness of communication.

Well-reasoned Arguments

Students will develop well-reasoned arguments both orally and in writing.


Criminal Justice

Mastery of Criminal Justice Core Content

Demonstrate knowledge of core concepts in the field, including: the structure and operation of the justice system, crime and its definitions, philosophies of punishment, justice, and deviance, and how to evaluate research findings and apply research methods that demonstrate proficiency in oral and written communication skills and information literacy.

Application of Concepts

Recognize and apply theory and practice through participation in research, service learning, study abroad, civic engagement, and/or internships.

System Components

Identify and explain the role and limitations of each component of the system.

Social Inequalities

Analyze the functions and impacts of social inequalities and power on the functioning of the justice system and the content of law.


Economics

Supply & Demand Framework

Express and relate the supply and demand framework with relation to the material presented in the course

Marginal Decision Making

Identify and analyze the impact of marginal decision making in relation to course-specific material

Current Events

Relate the material learned in the course to current events, including the usage of economic models and data

Written & Oral Communication

Communicate economics through written and/or spoken presentations to both economic and non-economic audiences

Consumer-Producer-Government Relationship

Express relations between consumers, producers, and the government in the context of the course

Microeconomic/Macroeconomic Synthesis

Analyze the role of the microeconomic/macroeconomic synthesis in the formulation of economic theory

International Policy & Outcomes

Compare and contrast international differences in economic policy and outcomes

Ethical Economic Decisions

Demonstrate the role of ethics in economic decision making


Engineering Dual Degree

Apply knowledge

The student can apply knowledge of physics and math to solve problems. (This outcome is related to ABET outcomes a and e.)

Experimental design

Teams of students can apply an evidence-based problem-solving method that identifies an applied-science problem, designs an appropriate experiment, analyzes the data, and communicates the result. (This outcome is related to ABET outcomes b, c, d, and g.) 

Tools and techniques

The student can use the tools and techniques of applied physics and math. (This outcome is related to ABET outcome k.)

Societal impact of engineering

The student recognizes a responsibliity for life-long learning to apply physics to contemporary ethical and societal issues. (This outcome is related to ABET outcomes f, h, i, and j.)


English (Literature Track)

Application of Theory and Literary Terms

Graduates in the literature track will be able to apply critical terminology and literary theory.

Knowledge of Major Writers

Graduates will demonstrate knowledge of major writers from major periods in American and British literary history.

Literary Analysis

Graduates will be able to analyze literature effectively.

Writing

Graduates will be able to write well.

Admission to Graduate or Professional School

Graduates will be able to gain admission to graduate school or law school.


English (Writing Track)

Writing Proficiency

Graduates in the writing track will be able to write quality creative poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and/or drama.

Craft and Technique

Graduates in the writing track demonstrate knowledge of craft and technique through critiquing their own work and that of other writers.


Environmental Studies

Knowledge

Demonstrate your knowledge of the major fields of environmental studies, including the fields of biology, ecology, economics, and sociology.

Experimental Design and Analysis

Design and conduct experiments, analyze data, incorporate published scientific research, and place your conclusions in a larger scientific context.

Communicate Effectively

Communicate scientific information effectively, both in writing and orally; analyze and discuss current scientific literature.

Collaborate

Work effectively in groups to investigate research questions and solve problems.

Sustainability Awareness

Demonstrate the ability to integrate social issues, economics, and environmental science as the "three pillars" of sustainability within the local community


Exercise Science

Creative and critical thinking

To foster the development of the student’s critical thinking skills through emphasis on problem-based didactic and clinical experiences.

Effective communication

To encourage the development of the student's communication skills, both verbal and written, utilizing a variety of courses throughout the program.

Responsible action within the ethical, professional, clinical and legal parameters of the entry-level exercise science practitioner

To prepare the student to become competent in the scope of practice for exercise physiologists per the American College of Sports Medicine.

Diversity of experiences

To provide the student with an experience throughout the program involving on-campus, off-campus sites with diverse populations of age, gender, race, physical and mental ability, etc.

Professional credentialing

To provide the student with the necessary skills and knowledge to become appropriately credentialed.

Post-professional learning

To prepare the student with the necessary skills to obtain graduate school and/or job placement upon graduation.


Gender Studies

Knowledge of Gender Issues

Graduates will demonstrate knowledge of historical and contemporary issues of gender, sexuality, race, and class.

Analysis of Social Construction

Graduates will be able to analyze the social construction of sex, gender, and sexuality in historical and contemporary contexts through the organization and mobilization of relations of power in order to make visible the implications of categorizations of sex and gender in political, economic, and social lives.

Research Ability

Graduates will possess the skills and theoretical knowledge to be able to pursue scholarly research in the field.


History

Historical Content and Chronology

Within the context of the subject matter in history pursued by the student, he or she will be expected, given appropriate notice and time for preparation, to discuss the subject matter intelligently as would a historian, albeit an novice one. Students will be able to explain continuity and change over time and place and articulate factual and contextual knowledge in both western and non-western histories.

Critical Thinking

Students in history are most likely to think critically when they encounter conflicting evidence on the historical topic of interest to them. Students will recognize that there is no one historical truth though the identification and examination of the fundamental problems of historical interpretation and the study of the historical “schools” of analysis in western and non-western fields. History graduates, then, will demonstrate an ability to evaluate the validity of opposing perspectives on historical issues, and thereby develop skills in critical thinking.

Effective Historical Research and Writing

Students will express their knowledge and ideas in clear and purposeful writing using multiple research techniques and methods. Students will conduct historical and archival research, independently and /or collaboratively, to integrate it with established scholarly work, and to present findings in written forms that acknowledge sources properly, fully and fairly. The faculty wish to equip history graduates with the disciplinary skills and knowledge that will provide structure for their historical studies.

Oral Communication

Skill in oral communication is fundamental to most careers and one of the means in which faculty determine the historical interest and comprehension of students. In conjunction with their historical research and writing, students will also express their historical knowledge in oral formats. History graduates will demonstrate their ability to speak knowledgeably and appropriately in a variety of academic settings.


Honors

West Virginia Wesleyan College Honors Program Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Students participating in the Honors Program will regularly and actively participate in the cultural and intellectual life of the college.
  2. Graduating Honors students will report an overall benefit from the program, reflected in a strong sense of community, academic rigor, and program ownership.

International Studies

Demonstrate analytical and critical writing and speaking skills about the international community.

Demonstrate knowledge of economic, historical, political and cultural factors between nation-states in the regional and international arena.

Develop Intercultural awareness.

Identify and describe thematic problems and issues from a cultural, historical, economic, social or political viewpoint.

Demonstrate proficiency in basic social science or historical research methods.


M.S. in Athletic Training

Provide the student with an experience throughout the program involving on-campus, off-campus sites with diverse populations of age, gender, race, etc.

Improvement of communication skills

Encourage the development of the student's communication skills, both verbal and written utilizing a variety of courses throughout the program.

Enhance critical thinking skills. 

Foster the continued development of the students’ critical thinking skills through emphasis on problem-based didactic and clinical experiences.

Enhance skills for employment or additional graduate work

Provide the student with a wide range of traditional and emerging healthcare provider skills.

Diverse experience in an ethical manner

To prepare the student with an experience throughout the program to better engage and serve a diverse population.


Management

Plan: Graduates will understand how to successfully plan in business settings 

Lead: Graduates will be able to lead and support individual and organizational initiatives 

Organize: Graduates will understand the structure and climate of organizations, as well as how to manage operations and projects 

Control: Graduates will be able to monitor and adjust operations to promote success 

Staff: Graduates will be able to select, evaluate, motivate, and support employees in organizations 

Execute: Graduates will have the appropriate soft skills to a) communicate effectively in oral and written formats, b) work in teams as a member and/or leader, and c) incorporate ethics in decision making


Marketing

Marketing Ethics

Identify the ethical values marketers should embrace and describe how ethics can be integrated into an organization's marketing strategy

Marketing Fundamentals

Define the role of marketing in organizations and how marketers create value for a product or services

Marketing Planning

Describe the elements of a strategic marketing plan and the steps used to develop a strategic marketing plan

Marketing Analysis

Understand the techniques used in making marketing strategy decision and analyzing a marketing situation

Understanding & Targeting the Marketplace

Understand the steps in the consumer buying process, the psychological and social/cultural factors that affect buyer behaviour, and post-purchase outcomes.

Marketing Research

Understand and describe the marketing research process

Branding and Packaging Decisions

Explain the various components of brand equity and the various types of branding strategies used by organizations.

Products and Services

Explain the various stages involved in developing a new product or service; describe the product life cycle concept; identify different groups of adopters

Pricing Concepts and Methods

Understand the various principles and techniques used to set prices, and the variety of pricing orientations considered

Supply Chain & Channel Management

Describe the flow of merchandise and the flow of information in the supply chain, and the strategies used in managing supply chains and marketing channels.

Integrated Marketing Communications

Understand the principles of communication, the strategies, and channels/media used to effectively communicate

Marketing Evaluation

Identify marketing metrics and processes used to measure integrated marketing communications success


Education (Undergraduate)

Cultural, Social, and School Contexts

  • Incorporate technology and 21st century knowledge, skills, and techniques into instructional strategies to promote higher-level student learning.

Individual Differences and Diversity

  • Design and implement a variety of instructional strategies that promote learning experiences connected to students' diversity in culture, gender, disability, linguistics, and family differences.
  • Synthesize and apply the various learning theories of behaviorism, cognitivism, and constructivism to facilitate the learning of diverse students.

Instruction and Learning

  • Apply decision-making skills to the analysis of the curriculum and modifications necessary to meet individual learner needs and comply with legal and policy requirements
  • Apply subject matter pedagogy and ability to design instructional experiences that promote creativity innovation, and problem solving.

Evaluation and Decision Making

  • Demonstrate an ability to prepare and apply balanced assessment and to use assessment results to modify instruction.
  • Demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and dispositions appropriate for meeting state standards and content specialization standards expected for professional teaching candidates.

Professional, Personal, and Ethical Roles

  • Understand the need for reflective leadership to create effective inclusive classrooms and practical strategies for change.
  • Understand the strengths and limitations of educational research and its application for the continuous improvement of educational practice.

Music / Music Education

Music Theory Fundamentals

Students will demonstrate proficiency with the standard concepts of music theory including part-writing, counterpoint, ear training, sight reading, and theoretical analysis of music from a variety of eras and styles.

Historical Knowledge

Students will differentiate the historical contexts of Western musical tradition from medieval times to the present.

Performance

Students will demonstrate a level of performance skills that includes standard literature and studies requisite for graduate study.

Teaching and Learning Methods

Students will demonstrate knowledge of current teaching methods and learning theories, as well as the ability to plan and deliver instruction successfully to diverse groups of students in a variety of musical contexts, using currently available materials and technologies.

Campus Enrichment

Students will participate in an enhanced cultural life on the campus and in the greater community through their music courses, and attendance in ensembles and concerts, promulgating a variety of musical styles.


Media Studies

Effective Communication Development

Students will develop multiple communication messages across a variety of media delivery platforms.

Ethical and Responsible Communication Messages

Students will develop effective ethical, legal and theoretical self-knowledge as it concerns mediated communication.

Service to the Community

Students will apply critical thought to communicate messages to local service.

Technical Skills

Students will demonstrate technical knowledge as it applies to the broadcast media industry.

Demonstrate the role of ethics in economic decision making


Petroleum and Natural Gas Geophysics

Apply knowledge

The student can apply knowledge of PNG geophysics to solve problems.

Experimental design

The student can apply an evidence-based problem-solving method that identifies a PNG geophysics problem, designs an appropriate experiment, analyzes the data, and communicates the result.  

Tools and techniques

The student can use the tools and techniques of PNG geophysics.

Societal impact of physics

The student can examine the role of PNG geophysics in contemporary societal issues. 


B.A. in Physics

Apply knowledge

The student can apply knowledge of physics to solve problems.

Experimental design

The student can apply an evidence-based problem-solving method that identifies a physics problem, designs an appropriate experiment, analyzes the data, and communicates the result.  

Tools and techniques

The student can use the tools and techniques of physics.

Societal impact of physics

The student can examine the role of physics in contemporary societal issues. 


B.S. in Applied Physics

Apply knowledge

The student can apply comprehensive knowledge of physics to solve problems.

Experimental design

The student can apply an evidence-based problem-solving method that identifies a physics problem, designs an appropriate experiment, analyzes the data, and communicates the result.  

Tools and techniques

The student can use advanced tools and techniques of physics.

Societal impact of physics

The student can examine the role of physics in contemporary societal issues. 


Public Relations

Research and Analysis

Students will demonstrate competence in using research and analysis to predict trends, synthesize information from a variety of sources, analyze audiences and solve problems to meet client needs.

Planning Skills

Students will demonstrate competence in using planning skills to organize and implement communication programs to further client goals.

Communication Skills

Students will demonstrate an ability to communicate clearly, ethically and effectively using print, broadcast and electronic communication channels.

Message Evaluation

Students will demonstrate an ability to evaluate the effectiveness and appropriateness of public relations messages.


Political Science

Central Concepts, Patterns and Research Evaluation

Students will articulate central concepts, principles, and patterns of political behavior, evaluate research findings, and apply research methods that demonstrate proficiency in oral and written communication skills.

Assess Local, National, and International Forces

Students will critically analyze and communicate the impact of relevant local, national, and international political forces on individual, societal, economic and global structures.

Recognize and apply theory through research/service

Students will demonstrate knowledge of Political Science through participation in research, service learning, study abroad, civic engagement, and/or internships.


Social Justice

Central concepts and principles of Social Justice

Graduates will be able to articulate central concepts and principles of social justice from a variety of perspectives, evaluate research findings and apply research methods that demonstrate proficiency in oral and written communication skills and information literacy.

Analysis

Graduates will be able to analyze the functions and impacts of specific social practices and policies.

Strategies of Advocacy

Graduates will be able to identify and explain the varied intersections of cultural and societal difference and formulate strategies of advocacy that promote social and ethical responsibility and non-discrimination.

Apply theory and practice

Graduates will be able to recognize and apply theory and practice through participation in service learning, study abroad, civic engagement, internships and other out-of-classroom learning experiences.


Sociology

Mastery of Sociological Terms and Concepts

Students will demonstrate knowledge of the core principles in the field, including: familiarity with the social structure, culture, social institutions, theories and major theoretical paradigms.

Sociological Imagination

Students will be able to apply the sociological imagination in analyzing culture, inequality, organization, and institutions (including family, education, and the economy), which facilitates cultural relativism and an acceptance of diversity.

Social Inequalities

Students will understand social stratification and the difficulties that minority groups encounter, and have an awareness of social problems in global society.

Demonstrate Effective Communication Skills, Career and/or Graduate School Readiness

Students will demonstrate effective writing and oral communication skills, to include an understanding the research process, and demonstrate knowledge necessary for advanced studies or a career.


Psychology (Track 1)

Application

Students will demonstrate the ability to apply principles and theories to professional settings under supervision.

Content Knowledge

Students will demonstrate knowledge of the major principles, research methods and theories of human and animal behavior.

Graduate School

Students will be able to gain admission to graduate school programs in psychology and related social fields.

Oral Defense

Students will demonstrate a proficiency in oral presentation and defense of their research.

Program Satisfaction

Students and alumni will express satisfaction with department faculty and curriculum

Research

Students will be able to design, execute, critically analyze and report study of some aspect of human or animal behavior.

Self-Other Understanding

Students will indicate improved understanding of self and others as a result of their experiences in the psychology program.


Psychology (Track 2)

Application

Students will demonstrate the ability to apply principles and theories to professional settings under supervision.

Content Knowledge

Students will demonstrate knowledge of the major principles, research methods and theories of human and animal behavior.

Graduate School

Students will be able to gain admission to graduate school programs in psychology and related social fields.

Oral Defense

Students will demonstrate a proficiency in oral presentation and defense of their research.

Program Satisfaction

Students and alumni will express satisfaction with department faculty and curriculum

Research

Students will be able to design, execute, critically analyze and report study of some aspect of human or animal behavior.

Self-Other Understanding

Students will indicate improved understanding of self and others as a result of their experiences in the psychology program.


M.F.A. in Creative Writing

Versant in Craft of Creative Writing

Students who complete the WVWC low-residency MFA program will be versant in the craft of creative writing with a thorough grounding in the best that is being written.

Proficient in creative writing

Students who complete the WVWC low-residency MFA program will be proficient in the craft and technique of creative writing while deepening and enlarging their writing mind and talent.

Participant in Writing Community

Students who complete the WVWC low-residency MFA program will be an active and productive as member of a community of writers who will mutually enrich each other’s life and writing.


M.S.N.

Human Thriving

Exemplifies humanism through valuing and facilitating full human development via partnerships with individuals, families, communities, and populations. Demonstrates respect for the dignity and uniqueness of others, valuing diversity, integrity, humility, self-determination and the capacity for grace and empowerment. Functions as leader and change agent in one's specialty area of practice; creates systems that promote human thriving.

Scholarly Inquiry

Demonstrates scholarly inquiry and reflection that exemplifies critical, creative thinking with the skills necessary to transform knowledge into evidence-based practice; communicates this information effectively to others. Contributes to the science of nursing in one's specialty area of practice by analyzing underlying disparities in knowledge or evidence; formulating research questions; and systematically evaluating the impact of quality when evidence-based solutions to nursing problems are implemented.

Professional Identity

Demonstrate continued professional behavior through leadership, education, mentorship, collaboration, or participation in professional organization. Implements one's advanced practice role in ways that foster best practices, promotes the personal and professional growth of oneself and others, demonstrates leadership, promotes positive change in people and systems, advances the profession.

Nursing Role

Assumes a leadership role in the management of human, fiscal, and health care resources to improve nursing practice, nursing education, and/or nursing administration; functions effectively during conflict and change. Makes judgments in one's specialty area of practice that reflect a scholarly critique of current evidence from nursing and other disciplines and the capacity to identify gaps in the literature and formulate research questions.

 

MSN Core Concept I: Context /Connections

Awareness and sensitivity to diversity and global health issues; applies ethical/legal/regulatory considerations in caring for person of diverse populations; and dedicated to facilitating a healthy work environment for all.

MSN Core Concept II: Commitment to Nursing Science

Professional courage to improve the care of individuals, families, and communities as well as assuming a leadership role in knowledge development that supports evidence-based practice.

MSN Core Concept III: Caring

Promoting health, healing and hope in people in response to human conditions.

MSN Core Concept IV: Quality/Safety

Striving to minimize the risk of harm to others; assuming a leadership role in managing healthcare resources; and providing for a culture of safety.


Math

Oral communication

Students will demonstrate effective oral communication of mathematics.

Problem solving

Students will analyze a given problem or situation using appropriate problem solving techniques.

Written reports

Students will demonstrate the ability to select and research a topic or problem and prepare a series of detailed written reports on that topic.

Technology

Students will demonstrate an effective use of technology, especially computer algebra systems, as an aid to solving problems.


M.B.A. / 5-year M.B.A.

High levels of knowledge and skills in four functional areas of business 

Demonstrate high levels of knowledge and skills in current theory an application in the four functional areas of business: accounting, finance, management, and marketing.

Problem-solving & decision-making

Use a results-oriented approach to problem-solving and decision-making in each course within the MBA program.

Analyze complex business problems

Analyze complex business problems from a variety of strategic leadership and organizational perspectives.

Ethical judgements & decisions

Make ethical judgements and decisions to ensure socially-responsible and sustainable business practices.


Philosophy

Recognizing Arguments

Graduates will demonstrate the ability to distinguish arguments from non-arguments and will be able to provide reasoned assessments of soundness/cogency in simple cases.

Analyzing Arguments

Graduates will be able to demonstrate competence in analyzing arguments.

Defending a Thesis

Graduates will demonstrate an ability to defend a philosophical thesis.


Religious Studies

Students will demonstrate knowledge of the core beliefs and practices of religious traditions.

Students will be able to reason theologically, interpret texts critically, and engage with religious diversity.

Students will understand the complexities, ambiguities and mysteries of lived faith.

Students will be able to articulate, be thoughtful, and be self-aware about their own religious and theological commitments.


Theatre and Dance

Practices

Students will recognize and recreate the practices of theatre-making from multiple perspectives.

Literature

Students will recall and compare the literature of theatre.

Vocabulary

Students will define and apply the vocabulary of theatre.

Materials and Skills

Students will prepare materials and demonstrate skills for participation in theatre-making.


Computer Science / CIS

Critical Thinking Skills

Students will be able to apply critical thinking to analyze a problem and develop a suitable solution utilizing the computer as a tool.

Technical Understanding of Computer Science

Students will demonstrate a fundamental knowledge of computers systems including both hardware and software.

Project Experience

Students will work on a non-trivial project to utilize their computing skills.

High-Level Programming Skills

Students will demonstrate proficiency in high-level programming skills.

Communication and Organizational Skills

Students will make effective presentations in face-to-face, written and electronic communications.


Library

Information Literacy

Students will be able to identify what type of information, evidence, or knowledge is needed to answer a question or solve a problem.

Collections

Students will be able to find and use resources for information, inspiration, and entertainment.

Places

Students will be able to navigate and use physical and virtual places to locate information, discuss it, and share it with others.

Services

Students will be empowered to accomplish their goals.

Connections

Students will recognize that they are part of a larger community of information seekers from other times and places.


Learning Center

Study Strategy Gains (COLL-104) 

Students who enroll in the College Study Strategies class will report improved knowledge and skills for college level study.

Walk-In Tutoring Satisfaction

Students who attend Walk-In Tutoring will express satisfaction with assistance given during the tutoring session, direction and purpose given for future study, and the tutor's helping attitude. The Walk-In Tutoring system is certified, Level I, by the Reading and Learning Association.

Student Satisfaction with Services

Students enrolled in the Learning Center structured support program for students with learning disabilities will express satisfaction with the support and services set up to provide academic assistance and accommodations.

Academic "good standing"

The students enrolled in the structured support program for students with learning disabilities will maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better.

Language Processing Gains (DEVL-040-043) 

Students enrolled in Lindamood-Bell Learning Methods will improve their ability to decode and encode written symbols and improve their receptive and expressive oral and written language comprehension.

Mentor Advantage Satisfaction/Effectiveness (COLL-120, 121, 123, 124; DEVL-027-029) 

Students enrolled in three or more hours of one-to-one professional mentoring through the Mentor Advantage Program will report they receive assistance in developing 1) an academic work plan, 2) strategies to complete the work, and 3) an individualized system to stay organized. Enrolled students will be surveyed in the spring semester to assess satisfaction with the support received in guiding future study outside of the mentoring session, in developing and strengthening a repertoire of academic strategies, and in organizing course work by forming a systemized approach that works for the student. In addition, students will be asked open ended questions to assess the strengths of the program and to offer ideas for program improvement.

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Wesleyan College

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Buckhannon, WV 26201
(304) 473-8000

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