Bachelor of Arts in Homeland Security and Emergency Management























 

Assessment Report, 2014-2015

CLASS, Homeland Security and Emergency Management

Assessment Identifiers

Assessment Identifiers

College / School:
CLASS

Department:
Political Science and Public Affairs


Program / Major / Certificate:
Homeland Security and Emergency Management


Assessment Coordinator(s)
Terri Clay

Norbert Chandler

 

Has there been a change to the Assessment Coordinator(s) since the last assessment plan? Yes

Person(s) responsible for writing and/or submitting this report:
Terri Clay

 

Program Mission Statement

The Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM) program uses an interdisciplinary approach, preparing students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to leverage and coordinate the full range of capacity and resources to improve outcomes in a disaster – whether natural or human-caused. The program offers students knowledge specific to different types and causes of disaster, lessons from past disasters, and both comprehensive and hazard-specific practices that lead to effective prevention, protection, mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery.

Has this mission statement been revised since the last plan?

No

PSLOs

HSEM Program Learning Outcomes:

 1.  Students will analyze and explain natural and human-caused threats to people and property, including potential impacts, challenges, and approaches related to socioeconomic and cultural factors.

2.   Students will apply oral and written English language communication skills, including the ability to think critically and to develop, organize and present concepts, factual information/data, and analysis.

3.   Students will analyze policy and synthesize information across key subject areas including: critical infrastructure protection, planning and incident management, interagency coordination, intelligence analysis and sharing, and legal, constitutional, policy, and ethical issues.

4.   Students will conduct research and present in a scholarly form, applying information literacy, including identification and organization of relevant materials using library research and information search technologies.

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LINK TO: Assessment Report, 2014-2015 – Supporting Documents


 

Assessment Results (PSLOs)

 

SSU Strategic Plan Goal

PSLO

Semester

Professor

Courses

Assessment Artifacts and Instruments

Target Levels

Results and Analysis of Results

Actions in Response to Results

Academic Engagement and Achievement

1.  Students will analyze and explain natural and human-caused threats to people and property, including potential impacts, challenges, and approaches related to socioeconomic and cultural factors.

Spring 2015

Clay

HSEM 3140 Diversity Issues in HSEM

Final research paper - HSEM writing rubric

75% of students achieve 70% or better

 

TARGET NOT MET 58% passed the supporting assignment.

OVERALL: TARGET NOT MET
Description of the expected use of results that will be addressed in the 2015-2016 academic year: The program will continue to support student preparation and participation with stronger impacts for incomplete or missing assignments.

Academic Engagement and Achievement

2. Students will apply oral and written English language communication skills, including the ability to think critically and to develop, organize and present concepts, factual information/data, and analysis.

Spring 2015

Chandler

HSEM 3840 Effective HSEM Communication & Leadership

Leadership oral and graphic presentation - HSEM presentation rubric

75% of students achieve 70% or better

 

TARGET MET

96% passed the supporting assignment.

OVERALL: TARGET MET
Description of the expected use of results that will be addressed in the 2015-2016 academic year: The program will continue to support student preparation and encourage participation.

Academic Engagement and Achievement

3. Students will analyze policy and synthesize information across key subject areas including: critical infrastructure protection, planning and incident management, interagency coordination, intelligence analysis and sharing, and legal, constitutional, policy, and ethical issues.

Fall 2014

Chandler

HSEM 3110 Politics & Policies of HSEM

Final policy paper assignment - HSEM writing rubric

75% of students achieve 70% or better

 

TARGET 1 MET 84% passed the supporting assignment.

OVERALL: TARGET MET
Description of the expected use of results that will be addressed in the 2015-2016 academic year: 
TARGET 1
: The program will continue to enforce final paper assignment and incentives for submitting work.
TARGET 2: The program will continue to enforce final paper assignment and incentives for submitting work.

Spring 2015

Bentley

HSEM 3120 Law & Ethics in HSEM

Final research paper - HSEM writing rubric

 

TARGET 2 MET 81% passed the supporting assignment.

Academic Engagement and Achievement

4. Students will conduct research and present in a scholarly form, applying information literacy, including identification and organization of relevant materials using library research and information search technologies.

Spring 2015

Clay

HSEM 4901 Senior Capstone Seminar

Final capstone paper - HSEM Capstone rubric

75% of students achieve 70% or better

 

TARGET MET 94% passed the supporting assignment.

OVERALL: TARGET MET
Description of the expected use of results that will be addressed in the 2015-2016 academic year: The program will continue to support student preparation and encourage participation.

 

 


 

Assessment Results (POs)

 

SSU Strategic Plan Goal

PO Goal

Enabling Strategies

Measures

Targets

Results and analysis of results

Actions in Response to Results

Academic Engagement and Achievement

Increase student internship opportunities

Attend meetings and functions by HSEM professional stakeholders

Number of interactions with HSEM stakeholders yearly yielding internship opportunities

2 interactions/ internships yearly

TARGET NOT MET

New internship: U.S. Attorney´┐Żs office

Target shortfall 1 internship opportunity.

OVERALL: TARGET NOT MET

Description of the expected use of results that will be addressed in the 2015-2016 academic year: The program will continue utilize new internship opportunities for student experience and placement.

Academic Engagement and Achievement

Increase student enrollment

Perform enrollment outreach to high schools, colleges and HSEM professionals

Blackboard Analytics database

10% increase per year

TARGET NOT MET

Fall 2013 Enrollment = 137; Fall 2014 Enrollment = 150

9.5% increase reached

OVERALL: TARGET NOT MET

Description of the expected use of results that will be addressed in the 2015-2016 academic year: Enrollment and graduation rate increased yearly. Continued outreach will be performed.

Academic Engagement and Achievement

Increase student enrollment for nontraditional students

Adjust course scheduling to enable nontraditional access to evening classes

Evening class size in Banner data base

Evening Class sizes over 10 enrollment with 50% nontraditional students

TARGET NOT MET

Nontraditional enrollment = 14%

OVERALL: TARGET NOT MET

Description of the expected use of results that will be addressed in the 2015-2016 academic year: The program will continue night classes with yearly review.