Student Handbook 2021-2022

Walsh

Institutional Learning Outcomes of Walsh Graduates

Students may be required to participate in outcomes assessment by completing a survey, sitting for an examination, compiling a portfolio of academic work, or providing other academic indicators. Students may also be required to take one or more examinations designed to measure the level of achievement in each Institutional Learning Outcomes as a prerequisite to graduation. Unless otherwise specifically stated in an individual program, no minimum score or level of achievement is required for graduation. Students are expected to participate in these evaluative measures when asked by Walsh.

In addition, alumni and various stakeholders are also invited to participate in outcomes assessment to provide additional information on the quality of the programs and courses offered at Walsh. One way to deliver that value is to embed into the coursework of every degree the knowledge, skills, abilities, and behaviors Walsh has identified as Institutional Learning Outcomes.

The information obtained through the outcomes assessment process is one of the methods Walsh uses to improve not only student learning but also teaching and ensure an environment of continuous quality improvement in all programs at the course, program, and institutional level. Individual Assessment results are confidential and are presented in the aggregate

Walsh works to ensure that its graduates are able to add value to the business community and to become successful professionals. One way to deliver that value is to embed into the coursework of every degree the knowledge, skills, abilities, and behaviors Walsh has identified as Institutional Learning Outcomes. Each undergraduate and graduate program has clearly articulated student learning outcomes for the knowledge, skills, abilities, and behaviors a student possesses upon completing a program. These outcomes are evidenced by the following:

Undergraduate Student Learning Outcomes

Upon graduation from Walsh, students will be able to:

Communicate - Oral

  • Identify information appropriate to the purpose and audience
  • Choose delivery techniques appropriate to the purpose and audience
  • Demonstrate effective delivery techniques in a variety of settings
  • Provide proper citations for source materials
  • Construct effective visual aids

Communicate - Written

  • Organize ideas logically
  • Select tone, word choice, and style of communication appropriate for the intended audience
  • Structure sentences and paragraphs using correct language, grammar, spelling, and punctuation
  • Provide proper references for source materials
  • Produce clear and concise documents

Problem Solve

  • Identify a problem in an organizational context
  • Define the problem
  • Summarize potential problem solutions
  • Recommend a solution
  • Propose methods to evaluate the effectiveness of the recommended solution

Master a Business Discipline

  • Students achieve learning outcomes as noted in each academic program

Graduate Student Learning Outcomes

Upon graduation from Walsh, students will be able to:

Communicate - Oral

  • Research content appropriate to the purpose and audience
  • Incorporate a variety of delivery techniques
  • Adapt the tone and style to communicate to a variety of organizational levels
  • Deliver content in a professional manner
  • Provide proper attribution for source materials

Communicate - Written

  • Frame the topic effectively
  • Utilize credible and appropriate sources
  • Provide proper attribution for source materials
  • Synthesize the content into a coherent narrative
  • Demonstrate competent writing mechanics

Problem Solve

  • Recognize a problem in a complex organizational context
  • Deconstruct the symptoms and underlying causal conditions
  • Design effective solutions to address the root cause
  • Recommend a solution
  • Evaluate the relative effectiveness and implications of the recommended solution

Master a Business Discipline

Students achieve learning outcomes as noted in each academic program.