LINGUIST List 13.1251

Sun May 5 2002

Qs: Assessment of Undergraduate Ling Curriculum

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  1. Mary Shapiro, Assessment of Undergraduate Linguistics Curriculum

Message 1: Assessment of Undergraduate Linguistics Curriculum

Date: Fri, 03 May 2002 15:10:31 -0500
From: Mary Shapiro <>
Subject: Assessment of Undergraduate Linguistics Curriculum

I would like information on ways that other undergraduate linguistics
programs assess their students and/or their curriculum. We have a
linguistics major and minor, but currently our students are asked to
take the GRE general exam as their senior "exit" test. (This school
requires senior tests of all majors; it really wants nationally normed
tests, and I am unaware of any specific to linguistics.) If anyone has
any knowledge of an appropriate instrument, or good ideas about
assessment in general, I would love to hear about this. Also, just
gathering information about how comparable programs are assessed may
help me convince the administration that we do not need a nationally
normed test, so any information about assessment practices elsewhere
would be helpful. If there seems to be a lot of interest in this topic,
I will synthesize the answers and post a summary.

Thank you.

Mary Shapiro
Asst. Professor of Linguistics
Truman State University
Kirksville, MO 63501
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