CPRs: Learning Objectives

CPRs:

Learning Objectives & Assessment Methods for STI's Community Project Requirements (CPRs):

Work Study CPR Learning Objectives & Assessment Methods

[Masters students are required to do one Work Study]

Through participating in the Work Study Program students will be able to:

  1. Apply (and reflect on) previously understood knowledge regarding leadership to the Work Study experience. After reading the STI leadership essay) and performing Work Study, students will write a one and a half page essay about what they learned about leadership as a result of performing Work Study.
    1. Method for Assessing: We will assess this objective by reviewing the Leadership Essay written by the student utilizing the checklist/rubric established.
  2. Work productively in a team setting to achieve common goals.
    1. Method for Assessing: We will assess this objective by reviewing the results of the student's evaluation of performance by the Work Study Coordinator and by Instructor, including Question 2 which rates the quality of participation.
    2. Method for Assessing: We will assess this objective by reviewing the Leadership Essay utilizing the checklist/rubric established.
  3. Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills; developing new (or further develop existing) networks of peers, faculty and/or staff.
    1. Method for Assessing: We will assess this objective by reviewing the Leadership Essay written by the student utilizing the checklist/rubric established.

Presentations CPR Learning Objectives & Assessment Methods

V1.0 - September 1, 2010

Presentations - Through preparing for and conducting two (2) Presentations in front of an audience, students will be able to:

  1. Synthesize previous research information into a technically strong yet succinct (15 slides with Notes, 30 minutes, plus 7-10 minutes for questions) presentation that educates the audience and provides value for the audience's time.
    1. Method for Assessing: We will assess this objective by reviewing student performance on the Slides with Notes and Hand-Outs section of the presentation rubric.
    2. Method for Assessing: We will assess this objective by reviewing the students overall grade on the presentation.
  2. Use a presentation style that is audience appropriate while delivering the message in a clear and organized format.
    1. Method for Assessing: We will assess this objective by reviewing student performance on the Oral presentation component of the presentation rubric
    2. Method for Assessing: We will assess this objective by reviewing the student's overall grade on the presentation
  3. Display 'Basic Presentation Skills' as outlined in the presentation scoring rubric.
    1. Method for Assessing: We will assess this objective by reviewing performance on the Basic Presentation Skills component of the presentation rubric.
    2. Method for Assessing: We will assess this objective by reviewing the student's overall grade on the presentation.
  4. Demonstrate effective question handling skills as outlined in the presentation scoring rubric.
    1. Method for Assessing: We will assess this objective by reviewing student performance on the question handling section of the grading rubric.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to brief information security professionals.
    1. Method for Assessing: We will assess this objective by reviewing the student's overall grade on the presentation

Group Discussion & Written Project CPR Learning Objectives & Assessment Methods

V1.0 - September 1, 2010

  1. Work productively in a team setting to achieve common goals.
    1. Method for Assessing: We will assess this objective by reviewing the overall presentation (oral presentation, slides, paper) grade according to the requirements of the grading rubrics which is posted to the website.
    2. Method for Assessing: We will assess this objective by reviewing the reflection essay which asks students to reflect on their own performance and student's use of leadership skills, as well as the performance and use of leadership skills of the other member(s).
  2. Demonstrate characteristics associated with STI's definition of leadership as outlined in the Leadership Essay.
    1. Method for Assessing: We will assess this objective by reviewing the reflection essay which asks students to reflect on their own performance and student's use of leadership skills as well as the performance and use of leadership skills of the other member(s). As we review the essay we will pay particular attention to the student's communication skills utilized during the project.
  3. Analyze, evaluate and synthesize research and apply theoretical ideas to practical settings while formulating new or creative approaches to solving a particular problem.
    1. Method for Assessing: We will assess this objective by reviewing the student's performance on the written component which includes the executive summary.
  4. Demonstrate effective project management skills (time management, organization, accountability, effective listening, including group ideas etc.) for an assignment that has a short turnaround time.
    1. Method for Assessing: We will assess this objective by reviewing the students overall project grade.
    2. Method for Assessing: We will assess this objective by reviewing the reflection essays completed by the students. We will focus on what kind of project management methodology the students used during the project.
  5. Create a written report that demonstrates command of the English language, utilizing proper grammar and proper sentence syntax.
    1. Method for Assessing: We will assess this objective by reviewing student performance on written component which includes the following: executive summary, body, and research shown in the written component.
  6. Create a presentation that effectively highlights the major components of the written report.
    1. Method for Assessing: We will assess this objective by reviewing student performance on the oral presentation and slides components
  7. Demonstrate an ability to deliver technically based material that a CIO can fully understand.
    1. Method for Assessing: We will assess this objective by reviewing student performance on oral presentation with slides component.

Joint Written Project CPR Learning Objectives & Assessment Methods

V1.0 - September 1, 2010

Joint Written Project - By preparing and completing a Joint Written Project with a partner, the student will be able to:

  1. Analyze, evaluate and synthesize research and apply ideas to practical settings while formulating new or creative approaches to solving a particular problem.
    1. Method for Assessing: We will assess this objective by reviewing the student's overall grade on the project using the Joint Written Project grading rubric.
  2. Create a written report that demonstrates command of the English language, utilizing proper grammar and proper sentence syntax.
    1. Method for Assessing: We will assess this objective by reviewing the student's overall grade on the paper portion of the grading rubric.
  3. Work productively in a virtual team setting to achieve common goals.
    1. Method for Assessing: We will assess this objective by reviewing the student's (and the student's partner's) reflective essays.
    2. Method for Assessing: We will assess this objective by reviewing the student's overall grade on the project.
  4. Demonstrate effective project management skills (time management, organization, accountability, effective listening, including group ideas, etc.) for a complex assignment.
    1. Method for Assessing: We will assess this objective by reviewing the student's (and student's partner's) reflective essays focusing on project management methodologies used.
    2. Method for Assessing: We will assess this objective by reviewing student performance on the project plan section of the scoring rubric.
    3. Method for Assessing: We will assess this objective by reviewing the student's overall grade on the project.
  5. Since this assignment will be completed mostly through virtual interaction between partners (e-mail, phone, discussion boards, etc.) - simulating common real world interactions - students must demonstrate strong communication skills, both oral and written.
    1. Method for Assessing: We will assess this objective by reviewing the student's response (and partner's response) to the communication component of the reflective essay.
    2. Method for Assessing: We will assess this objective by reviewing the student's overall grade on the project.
  6. Create a presentation of Slides with Notes that effectively highlights the major components of the written report.
    1. Method for Assessing: We will assess this objective by reviewing the score on the presentation component of the project.
  7. Demonstrate characteristics associated with STI's definition of leadership as outlined in the Leadership Essay as outlined in the Leadership Essay.
    1. Method for Assessing: We will assess this objective by reviewing the reflection essay which asks students to reflect on their own performance and student's use of leadership skills as well as the performance and use of leadership skills of the other member(s).

Teaching Assistantship CPR Learning Objectives & Assessment Methods

[applies to MSISM students; and it applies to MSISE students admitted before Sept. 15, 2008]

V1.0 - September 1, 2010

Through completing a Teaching Assistantship the student will be able to:

  1. Effectively utilize technical troubleshooting techniques to assist in the learning process for others.
    1. Method for Assessing: We will assess this objective by reviewing the overall Instructor/ TA Coordinator evaluation on TA performance.
  2. Develop skills in managing a classroom of learners; such as being able to understand the needs of the group/students and address them proactively, serving multiple students simultaneously, remaining patient and friendly when responding to questions and issues, etc.
    1. Method for Assessing: We will assess this objective by reviewing the overall Instructor/ TA Coordinator evaluation on TA performance.

Security Awareness Talk CPR Learning Objectives & Assessment Methods

V1.0 - September 1, 2010

Security Awareness Talk

Through conducting a Security Awareness Talk to members of the community at no cost or low cost, student will be able to:

  1. Increase awareness of civic responsibility in sharing information security knowledge with the community in advancing the mission of STI.
    1. Method for Assessing: We will assess this objective by reviewing feedback given by co-worker/ supervisor of the talk. Additionally, the student will assess their own performance using the feedback form.
    2. Method for Assessing: The students will request the audience members to complete the feedback form, depending on the number of responses we will use this feedback as another method for assessing how the student did. The student will submit the completed feedback forms to the address designated by STI.
  2. Effectively communicate with members of the community to address an information security related issue.
    1. Method for Assessing: We will assess this objective by reviewing feedback given by co-worker/ supervisor of the talk. Additionally, the student will assess their own performance using the feedback form.
    2. Method for Assessing: The students will request the audience members to complete the feedback form, depending on the number of responses we will use this feedback as another method for assessing how the student did. The student will submit the completed feedback forms to the address designated by STI.
  3. Demonstrate project management skills by making arrangements for a place, time, audience, and other details described on the plan outline for the presentation.
    1. Method for Assessing: We will assess this objective by reviewing the Awareness Talk plan the student submits before the presentation.

General Security Expert (GIAC GSE)

[applies to MSISE students admitted after Sept. 14, 2008] - see certification objectives at the GIAC GSE page.