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Youth Ministry

Learning Objectives

  1. Knowledge of traditional religious and theological views
  2. Knowledge of contemporary religious and theological views
  3. Knowledge of the historical development of religious and theological ideas
  4. The ability to assess evidence for competing views
  5. The ability to discern the value bases and biases involved in social issues
  6. The ability to examine the sacred texts in human existence
  7. The ability to clarify and develop his or her own understanding of religious and theological views
  8. Knowledge of contemporary psychological and sociological views, including educational psychology
  9. The ability to assess the validity of various approaches to Christian education, including youth ministry in camp settings and mission trips
  10. The application of principles and methods of Christian education in supervised internships

Measures

EVALUATION OF SENIOR ESSAY: In the quarter in which a student is enrolled in PHIL 480 or PHIL 483, the student's project is evaluated as follows: Two faculty members, including the advisor of the project, complete the standard evaluation form for senior essays, which evaluates the student's accomplishment in relationship to some of the objectives for the major.

SOPHOMORE REVIEWS: Every spring quarter, the faculty will meet to discuss the appropriateness of each student's continuing as a major in the department. The main basis for evaluation will be a review of writing samples in the student's portfolio as well as the student's record of making progress towards completion of course requirements in the major. As a committee of the whole, the faculty members will complete the standard evaluation form for sophomore reviews.

JUNIOR REVIEWS: Every spring quarter, the faculty will meet to discuss the appropriateness of each student's continuing as a major in the department. The main basis for evaluation will be a review of writing samples in the student's portfolio as well as the student's record of making progress towards completion of course requirements in the major. Discussion is to include how prepared the student is for completing the senior essay. As a committee of the whole, the faculty members will complete the standard evaluation form for sophomore reviews.

EXIT INTERVIEWS: At the end of the quarter in which a student will graduate, the department chair will conduct an exit interview. The student will be given a form to evaluate him or herself in relationship to the learning objectives of the major. Then on the basis of the student's self-evaluation, the department chair will ask the following questions:

(1) What has contributed to your meeting some objectives better than others (e.g., personal interests, program design)?

(2) Evaluate the faculty.

(3) What changes would you propose to improve the program?

Annual Reports on the Assessment of Student Learning

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

2006-07
2005-06

 

Institutional Research

Sue VanDyne

419-772-2009
s-vandyne@onu.edu
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