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1 Criminology BA Critical Thinking portion of rubric OUTCOME 4 (Critical Thinking) Demonstrate the ability to construct sound arguments based on inductive and deductive thinking, as well as quantitative and qualitative analysis. SCORING SCALE Far less than expectations: Demonstrates poorly as to whether one should accept, reject or suspend a claim. 2 Less than expectations: Demonstrates unpersuasively as to whether one should accept, reject or suspend a claim. 3 Meets expectations (competence standard): Demonstrates persuasively that there are adequate justifications to accept, reject or suspend a claim. 4 Exceeds expectations: Employs not only logic but also intellectual skills such as accuracy, clarity, depth, breath, significance and credibility in determining whether one should accept, reject or suspend a claim. August 2011

2 Criminology BA Communication portion of rubric OUTCOME 5 (Communication) Develop clear, concise, correct, and convincing writing appropriate to the discipline. SCORING SCALE 1 Far less than expectations: It includes neither an introduction nor a conclusion section The paper is extremely unorganized The paper contains confusing or unclear summaries of research evidence The student does not provide any evidence to support his/her position The paper has many grammatical and spelling errors 2 Less than expectations: It does not outline the main points that will be discuss The paper is not well organized The paper contains confusing or unclear summaries of research evidence The student does not provide evidence to support his/her position The paper has some grammatical and spelling errors 3 Meets expectations (competence standard): The paper includes an introduction and a conclusion The paper outlines the main points that will be discuss Each paragraph contains one main point that is proven, developed or illustrated Summaries of research evidence are clear Evidence is provided to support the student s position Grammar and spelling are accurate 4 Exceeds expectations: The paper includes an introduction and a conclusion The introduction section of the paper outlines the main points that will be discuss The conclusion section of the paper summarizes the points made Each paragraph in the paper contains one main point that is proven, developed or illustrated Summaries of research evidence are clear and concise The student s position remains clear throughout the paper Evidence is provided to support the student s position Grammar and spelling are accurate August 2011

3 English BA Critical Thinking portion of rubric CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS: ASSESSMENT OF MAJOR PAPER OUTCOME 4: Demonstrate critical thinking skills in the conduct of literary argument and the judicious use of primary and secondary textual support. SCORING SCALE Falls far short of expectations: The paper lacks textual support and does not address an arguable issue. 2 Falls short of expectations: The paper contains textual references, but they are minimal or do not support the argument. 3 Meets expectations (competence standard): The paper integrates relevant textual references to support clear points of an argument. 4 Exceeds expectations: The paper integrates a variety of textual references to conduct a cogent, insightful argument.

4 English BA Communication portion of rubric COMMUNICATION SKILLS: ASSESSMENT OF MAJOR PAPER OUTCOME 5: Write effective, correct scholarly prose, in accordance with MLA style. SCORING SCALE Falls far short of expectations: The paper contains serious deficiencies in more than one area: prose does not demonstrate understanding of MLA documentation, is not scholarly in style, or includes egregious errors in grammar/usage/mechanics. 2 Falls short of expectations: The prose is marginally effective, showing a notable deficiency in scholarly style, grammar/usage/mechanics, or MLA documentation. 3 Meets expectations (competence standard): The prose is effective, when considering scholarly style, correct grammar/usage/mechanics, and accurate MLA documentation. 4 Exceeds expectations: The paper s prose style is impressive, scholarly, correct, and well documented.

5 Finance BA Critical Thinking and Communication rubric USF Sarasota-Manatee Finance Scoring Rubric Critical Thinking and Writing Communication Skills Assessment Scale (3) Exceeds, (2) Meets, (1) Does not Meet Expectation WRITING Focus and Unity Organization Support Diction and Syntax Grammar CRITICAL THINKING Interpretations Analysis Inference

6 Hospitality BA Communication and Critical Thinking portion of rubric Diversity & Ethics Case Analysis Rubric HFT 3603 Law and Ethics for the Hospitality Industry Academic Year Rater Expectation PLO 3: Demonstrate effective communication skills. Clear Focus Clarity of purpose Structure Clear organization, smooth Organization; flow of transitions. thought; transitions; format Grammar/mechanics Sentence structure; punctuation; grammar. Central idea and clarity of purpose are evident. Few to no punctuation or mechanical errors. 4: Exceeds 3: Meets PLO 4: Analyze information and make decisions using critical thinking and problem solving skills. Analysis Problem, conflict, or core issue identified and defined. Important factors that affect the analysis are identified. Items to be addressed to develop a solution are identified. Decision Making/Position Solution to the dilemma identified. Thoughtful consideration of options. Evaluation Evaluation of solution if implemented in real-world situation. Consequences of recommendation considered. PLO 5: Evaluate diversity and ethical considerations relevant to the hospitality industry. Diversity Identifies diverse perspectives. Explores the problem and solution through the perspective of another. Ethics Evaluates the issue/problem from an ethical perspective. Meaningful application of theories is evident. 2: Falls 1: Falls Far Short of

7 Hospitality MS Critical Thinking and Communication MS Hospitality Management Assessment Rubric Academic Year Rater Strategic Management Learning Outcome: Students will apply analytical and interpretive skills using strategic management principles and practices in a hospitality and tourism business setting. Criteria/ Anchors Writing: Expectation 4: Exceeds 3: Meets 2: Falls 1: Falls Far Structure Clear organization, smooth transitions. Grammar/mechanics Few to no punctuation or mechanical errors. Marketing Accurate application of advanced marketing Content strategies and tactics, including strategic pricing, revenue management, and customer loyalty programs. Learning Outcome: Students will apply advanced marketing strategies and tactics for developing sustainable competitive advantages in the hospitality industry such as strategic pricing, revenue management, customer loyalty programs, and proven communication mixes. Criteria/ Anchors Writing: Expectation 4: Exceeds 3: Meets 2: Falls 1: Falls Far Structure Clear organization, smooth transitions. Grammar/mechanics Few to no punctuation or mechanical errors. Content Accurate application of advanced marketing strategies and tactics, including strategic pricing, revenue management, and customer loyalty programs..

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