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Student Learning Outcomes: Skills Dimension
GOAL: MHS graduates will
demonstrate master’s level skills in professional writing,
direct service provision, and program
I. Students will be able to
Demonstrate foundation-level academic writing skills by
writing clearly organized, grammatical, short academic
essays following APA style guidelines for abstracts,
citations and reference lists.
II. Students will be able to
Demonstrate at least 10 attending skills.
Demonstrate an understanding of the “helping”
relationship process (beginning, middle, ending)
by describing it accurately in a written analysis of a personal
Formulate goals and objectives relevant to program
Demonstrate the qualities of an effective helper in
order to order to understand the client’s worldview.
Demonstrate an understanding of various theoretical
frameworks related to the individual helping relationship.
III. Students will be able to
use social research
concepts and terminology in class discussions and written papers.
demonstrate knowledge of
four different needs assessment data collection methods.
demonstrate knowledge of ethical issues in social
apply two needs assessment
data collection methods.
demonstrate knowledge of
the different sampling procedures.
use basic concepts in
questionnaire construction to design an instrument appropriate for
needs assessment research.
write a proposal for a
needs assessment which will include a problem statement, research
questions, and methodology.
IV. Students will
be able to
manage raw data and conduct data analysis in
statistical software package
identify the steps and
components involved in conducting and reporting a needs assessment.
write a needs assessment
report which involves analyzing, presenting and interpreting data,
and making recommendations based on the findings.
formulate an action plan for project development and
management with the following components
planning tools, including a logic model
program resources and budget
program time frame
program monitoring and
implement a social project
develop and employ measures
for project monitoring and evaluation.
proficiency writing skills and the APA format.
V. Students will be able to
methodology based on basic evaluation research theory.
collect quantitative and
qualitative data to evaluate the change project.
analyze, interpret and
present the evaluation data collected.
describe the components of
a funding proposal.
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