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Learning Objectives

  1. Develop critical-thinking skills and an understanding for the need to apply these skills broadly to all aspects of life
  2. Know the major theories and research findings in the field of psychology and how they apply to human behavior
  3. Appreciate the ethical practice of scientific inquiry within the field of psychology and learn how to conduct, analyze and evaluate such research
  4. Learn to speak and write effectively within the discourse of the discipline
  5. Demonstrate preparation for the work place or advanced study


EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY PROJECT: The required paper serves as an assessment of the students' writing skills, while the required poster presentation is an evaluation of the students' communication skills.

INTERNSHIP / PRACTICUM EVALUATIONS: Students who participate in internships and/or practicums will be evaluated by their supervisor(s) for how well they have learned and implemented the essential skills associated with the experience. This evaluation will be placed in their portfolio.


Indirect Methods:
We will ask all of our graduating majors to complete an EXIT INTERVIEW that will help us to determine how effective they felt our program was in preparing them for the next step in their lives, whether that be continued education or more directly to the work force.
We will look at the PLACEMENT RATES of our graduates (into either graduate programs or psychology-related careers) in order to help us assess how outside agencies evaluate the preparedness of our students.

Annual Reports on the Assessment of Student Learning

Follow the links below to view the full text of the reports for each academic year.




Institutional Research

Sue VanDyne

Lehr Memorial Room: 204
525 South Main Street
Ada, Ohio 45810
Monday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed