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2003-2004 Institutional Effectiveness Plans

Foreign Language/ESL Department

Account Number2-10125,2-10165

Related College Strategic Goal & Objective

Objective (Please number each objective and provide a detailed description)

Measurable Outcome Directly Related to the Objective

Expected Cost (Budget: Adequate or Increase $______)

Steps for Assessing Outcomes for each Objective


1. Improve student success in foreign language courses

Increase pass rate by 5%


1.       Establish pass rate baseline in Foreign Language courses.

2.       Lower class size from 28 to 25.

3.       Measure Spring 2004 pass rate against Fall 2003 pass rates.

4.       Determine if lowering class size positively affects pass rates.


2. Propose that FL (Foreign Language) at the 2000 level be included in the liberal arts curriculum as an elective in order to give students more options

Proposal approved by Fall 2003


1.       FL faculty will meet as a committee to form proposal.

2.       Committee will research other colleges regarding FL in curriculum.

3.       Committee will present proposal to Dean of Humanities for approval.

4.       If approved in Humanities, Dean will submit to C&I Committee for final approval.


3. Set up an international trip for students to fulfill requirements for SPAN 290P, Spanish Study Abroad

Trip to take place in May 2004


1.       FL faculty will research and coordinate trip with travel agency.

2.       Advertise trip and course in FL courses for students to enroll in course for Maymester.

3.       Evaluate studentsí work in course to ensure course requirements are fulfilled.


4. Expand technology in room N-206 so that it can be more easily used in a multimedia setting.

Classroom will be equipped by Spring 2004


1. Work with Media Services, Academic Computing, and Facilities Coordinator to upgrade classroom.

I, 2, 3, 7, 8

5. Increase cultural awareness programs for all students.

Increase the number of programs that promote multi-

culturalism by 4.


1.       Determine baseline of programs offered.

2.       Department faculty will meet to determine programs to offer in conjunction with classroom activities.

I, 3, 6

6. All FL/ESL instructors will learn the software in the FL/ESL lab.

All department faculty will train on the software by June 30, 2004


1.       Discuss with each faculty member professional development goals and have them include this as a goal.

2.       Faculty will attend training.

3.       Faculty will be able to help students with software as a result of training.

I, 3, 6

7. Create a second level (ESL 151S) for Foundations of English

Seek approval for the course and offer sections by Spring 2004


1.       Develop curriculum, course outcomes, select text, etc for course in Fall 2003.

2.       Send proposal for course to C&I Committee in Fall 2003.

3.       If approved, offer course sections in Spring 2004.

4.       Evaluate student performance to ensure students at advanced level are placed in this course.

I, 3

8. Evaluate Spanish CAH courses

Improve consistency across all sections of Spanish


1.       Evaluate attrition rates and grades (students must take 5 tests per semester).

2.       Measure of student performance with Brigham Young College Language Placement Test

3.       Compare CAH grades to traditional section grades.

4.       If necessary, revise course manual to improve consistency.

I, 2, 3, 7, 8

9. Expand our international film festival with Spanish, Latin American, and French films

Offer up to 8 films per year.


1.       Foreign Language faculty will meet to discuss films to be offered.

2.       Expand time slots in which films are offered (some offered during class time)

3.       Evaluate attendance to determine if films are offered at convenient times and for content.


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