Kent State University
The Department of Classical Studies will implement the following Outcomes Assessment measure beginning in the Spring 1993 semester.
1. SENIOR EXAMINATION: All majors in Latin and Classical Humanities will take a departmental language examination in the semester in which they apply for graduation. The examination will cover Latin and/or Greek authors whom the students will have covered in their required courses. It will cover also aspects of classical culture.
2. STUDENT PORTFOLIO: Students in Latin and Greek courses will take a sight-translation examination in every language course offered from the elementary through the advanced levels. These examinations, to be administered near the end of each course, will be collected in a portfolio for each student. Term papers and final examinations of departmental course will be added to the portfolio. As majors progress in their program, the portfolio will provide a foundation from which to measure achievement on the senior examination. Since some students enter our programs with high-school preparation and others begin with no pre-college study of Latin or classics, the portfolio will enable us to evaluate the progress of each student individually.
3. ALUMNI QUESTIONNAIRE: The department will send a questionnaire to all departmental alumni since 1983. The questionnaire will cover such areas as: placement in employment directly or indirectly related to major; success in entering and completing graduate programs in classics and related areas (both MA and Ph.D. levels); alumni assessment of quality of their preparation for professional and personal aspects of their life.