2019-2020 Economics (BA) Assessment Plan

Assessment Year: 2019-2020
School: Business and Information Systems
Department: Business and Economics
Program: Economics (BA)
Department Chair: fannansinghjamieson
Department Assessment Coordinator: ylee1
Program Coordinator: lamaghionyeodiwe
Completed by: ylee1
Other Contributors:
Date Completed:2019/11/11 02:20:00 US/Eastern

Program Mission

To develop, through teaching and research, professionally knowledgeable and well-informed men and women with critical reasoning, quantitative thinking and problem-solving skills to solve complex problems.

Assessment Plan

Outcome 1

Program Goal

2. To help students acquire knowledge and develop deeper critical and quantitative thinking skills and apply problem-solving skills to complex problems.

Program Student Learning Outcome

2.1 Understand and interpret economic data and how to use empirical evidence to appraise an economic argument and problem

Alignment with York’s Institutional Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

Self-Reflection and Accountability - Reflect on their learning, identify challenges, create a plan to meet the challenges, and improve decision-making.

Alignment with MSCHE Standard III Competencies

Critical Analysis and Reasoning

From which course(s), section(s) will you collect student artifacts?

Econ 220 Econ 340 Econ 390

Sample Size

15

Measure

Assignments. Presentation

Measure Type

Direct

Target

The rubric will include three levels – Excellent (exemplary); Good (acceptable); Poor (Unacceptable). Overall passage rate with 75% of the students reaching the acceptable level.


Outcome 2

Program Goal

2. To help students acquire knowledge and develop deeper critical and quantitative thinking skills and apply problem-solving skills to complex problems.

Program Student Learning Outcome

2.2 Be familiar with statistical concepts and should acquire empirical skills that allow them to both perform and critically assess statistical analyses of economic issues

Alignment with York’s Institutional Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

Integrity - Demonstrate integrity as a central value in all aspects of their engagement including learning, research and service.

Alignment with MSCHE Standard III Competencies

Critical Analysis and Reasoning

From which course(s), section(s) will you collect student artifacts?

Econ 220 Econ 390 Econ 420

Sample Size

15

Measure

Assignment; A paper showing familiarity with statistical concepts

Measure Type

Direct

Target

The rubric will include three levels – Excellent (exemplary); Good (acceptable); Poor (Unacceptable). Overall passage rate with 75% of the students reaching the acceptable level.


Outcome 3

Program Goal

2. To help students acquire knowledge and develop deeper critical and quantitative thinking skills and apply problem-solving skills to complex problems.

Program Student Learning Outcome

2.3 Conduct appropriate statistical analysis of data, by accessing or collecting data, forming hypotheses, and setting up formal econometric models that allow the data to be used to assess these hypotheses.

Alignment with York’s Institutional Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

Integrity - Demonstrate integrity as a central value in all aspects of their engagement including learning, research and service.

Alignment with MSCHE Standard III Competencies

Critical Analysis and Reasoning

From which course(s), section(s) will you collect student artifacts?

Econ 220 Econ 390 Econ 420

Sample Size

15

Measure

Assignment; A paper showing familiarity with statistical concepts

Measure Type

Direct

Target

The rubric will include three levels – Excellent (exemplary); Good (acceptable); Poor (Unacceptable). Overall passage rate with 75% of the students reaching the acceptable level.


Rationale for the Plan

These are the goals chosen by the program to be assessed this year. These goals form the basis of the program’s commitment to competency, integrity, self reflection and accountability. These goals reflect the real world applicability of the program

Data Collection and Evaluation

Data will be collected at the end of the semester and the instructors for the affected courses will help in collecting the data. The data for only the Economics Majors will be analysed.