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MA Econ Goal 4


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Degree Program:  MA - Economics

Goal 4:  The student will be able to communicate economic concepts effectively.


Did Not Meet Expectations
Limited Accomplishment

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Met Expectations
Some Problems
Needs Improvement

4  5  6


Met Expectations
Considerable Expertise Shown
With Project

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Direct or indirect measurements and/or measurement links



Assessment assigned to learning objective

Present results of empirical analysis and their implications.

(ECON 7810/8810 and ECON 7125/8125)

Connection between research question, methodology and results is poorly communicated. Presentation has grammatical errors, is poorly organized.

Research question, methodology, results are fairly clear. Presentation is, for the most part, appropriate and accurate.

Clearly articulate research question, methodology and results. Well-organized presentation includes appropriate exposition, grammar, presentation skills.

Class presentations and/or project/exams in ECON 7810/8810; ECON 7125/8125


Demonstrate ability to synthesize modern economic micro and macro theory to address real-world issues.

(ECON 7310/8310 and ECON 7320/8320)

Has little ability in moving from abstract to concrete. Inaccurately applies models to real-world problems.

Has some difficulty in drawing connections between applications and relevant theory.

Is accomplished at applying theory to real-world situations. Accurately recognizes the relevant underlying theory when presented with concrete problems.

Exam questions and/or problems in ECON 7310/8310 and 7320/8320.


Benchmark:  Recommendation for improvement will be made for each objective where assessment of learning does not include 70 percent or more of students assessed in the Exemplary category based on the learning outcome rubric scale.
Assessment - Fogelman College of Business and Economics - The University of Memphis