Program Learning Outcomes
By using various assessment tools and/or rubrics within the classroom, American Public University System (APUS) is able to capture a snapshot of students’ success in fulfilling their program outcomes. Signature assignments, generally in the final course of a program, are used to assess students’ proficiency in meeting each program outcome (PO). In order to show proficiency in an area, a student must achieve a score of 85% or greater. American Public University System strives to have 70% or more (university benchmark) of our students reaching the 85% proficiency standard. When this benchmark isn't met, action is taken to improve curriculum and instruction to better serve our students. The below chart shows combined results of B.S. Criminal Justice students at APUS.
- PO#1- Recognize and explain the major international, U.S., and localized law enforcement systems and organization.
- PO#2- Describe and analyze the political and public administrative aspects of law enforcement organizations.
- PO#3- Communicate and apply the major theories and concepts of crime, criminal justice, and criminology.
- PO#4- Conduct research associated with criminal justice and criminology theories.
- PO#5- Assess the operations, practices, and processes associated with leading standards of evidence and law.
- PO#6- Examine common incident response procedures via basic computer investigation processes and a good computer forensics lab for the development of investigative reports following first responder procedures.
- PO#7- Investigate forensics of wireless network attacks caused by mobile and wireless peripheral devices, and then evaluate security and access procedures within wireless Internet use of subject search warrants and chain of custody in a forensic investigation.
- PO#8- Explore web attacks, router forensics, email tracking techniques, email crime, and network forensics through investigation logs.
- PO#9- Discuss corporate espionage and prevention techniques and computer-related crimes, such as sexual harassment and child pornography and the law.
- PO#10- Analyze image files using forensic processes, recovered files on deleted partitions, data acquisition and duplication procedures, and steganography tools to create a forensic investigation case.
- PO#11- Analyze file systems, hard disks, various types of digital media, tools, and applications that utilize password cracking on various operating systems.
*At this time, there is not enough data to report. Updates will be made as soon as this information becomes available.
Learning Outcomes Assessment: ETS Proficiency Profile
Undergraduate students at American Public University System (both AMU and APU) are required to participate in our national testing initiative as they near degree completion. This involves completion of the ETS Proficiency Profile, a general education assessment. This initiative enables us to evaluate and inform teaching and learning, as well as benchmark our programs. Below are combined results from the ETS Proficiency Profile for B.S. Criminal Justice students in the School of Security and Global Studies.
*This data includes scores from students in the B.A. and B.S Criminal Justice Programs.
End of Program Survey
Student satisfaction is extremely important at American Public University System. Students are asked to complete a survey at the conclusion of their program to give insight on their experience. Below are anonymous, self-reported results, from the End of Program survey, for students in the B.S. Criminal Justice Program.
*This includes data from students in the B.A. and B.S Criminal Justice Programs.