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Graduate Program Assessment


 Learning Goal & Objective  Paper Component  Rationale Outstanding Very Good  Acceptable  Unacceptable
Generate Questions
Research Question
Develop a clearly articulated research question
Sets up and articulates and interesting question
Poses a clear research question
Presents a small, narrow research question
Does not lay out the research question or the research question does not follow from the statement problem
Knowledge of the disciplines selected
Comprehensive
Show the relevance of the concepts of more than one discipline to analyze the main question addressed by the paper
There is a strong articulation between the research, the analysis, and the concepts of the chosen disciplines
The conceptual frameworks are well selected but they are not used to full advantage
The concepts of the chosen disciplines are used superficially
There is a disconnect between the concepts and methods of the chosen disciplines and the research question
Awareness of significant scholarship in the disciplines selected
Bibliography
Show awareness and command of significant authors/literature in the chosen disciplines
The bibliography includes the key woks and authors in the chosen disciplines. The body of the paper shows familiarity with the works
The bibliography includes the key works and authors but the body of the paper offers insufficient evidence of full familiarity with the cited works
The bibliography includes only some of the key works and authors and they are superficially mentioned in the body of the paper
Neither the bibliography nor the body of the paper demonstrate familiarity with the key works and authors
Clear professional writing
Body of the paper
Consistent use of the concepts and methods of more than one discipline as an integral part of the project The concepts of the selected disciplines are clearly articulated to analyze the main question addressed by the paper Although the concepts are clear and the research is presented in an organized fashion, the concepts are not seamlessly integrated to the analysis of the research
The understanding of the concepts and methods is implicit but is not clearly articulated
  There is no evidence that the student understands the concepts and methods that s/he is using

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