Fall 2002
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  1. Assessment
  2. Active student learning opportunities: Students participate in pre-student teaching clinical experiences during the major's methods class and complete a full semester of student teaching.
  3. Strategies to improve P-16 teaching and learning
    • Professional development for practicing educators, including workshops, courses, conferences and degree programs: The Social Science Studies Program each year co-sponsors the Annual History Teachers Conference.
    • The Social Science Studies Program has begun the organization of a network of social studies teachers in order to increase linkages between the program and teachers working in the schools.
  4. Collaborative activities with business/industry: None reported.
  5. Pass rates on any professional/ occupational licensure exams: Pass rates on the Social Science Test of the Illinois Certification Testing System are as follow: FA 2001--September administration: 100 per cent, December administration: 83 per cent; SP 2002-- March administration: 83 per cent; SU 2002--June administration: 70 per cent.
  6. Faculty Achievements: Chair of program served as a member of the Board of Directors and past president of the Charleston Community Unit One Excellence in Education Foundation, which supports through grants innovative and creative teaching-learning projects in the local schools, and as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Coles County Historical Society.
  7. Student Achievements: One recipient of the Errett and Mazie Warner Scholarship (SP 2002); One nominee for the Livingston C. Lord Scholarship (SP 2002); three recipients of the National Social Science Awards awarded by the United States Achievement Academy (FA 2001).
SOS Data Spreadsheet (Excel)
  1. Enrollment: Undergraduate: 114
  2. Degrees: Undergraduate: 19
  3. Student Major Statistics
    • Full-time students: 112
    • Part-time students: 2
    • Diversity: 3
    • ACT: 22.91
    • GPA: 2.95
  4. Faculty Statistics: 4. : Social Science Studies is a multidisciplinary studies program with faculty in six disciplines (Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology/Anthropology) and two colleges (the College of Arts and Humanites and the College of Sciences). Thus faculty data will be reflected in reports from those academic departments.
  5. Credit Hour Production Total: 138
  6. Discipline cost per credit hour by level: $265.43
  7. Direct Cost Per Credit Hour Total: $26.83
  8. Freshman-Sophomore Retention Rate: 89%
  9. Average Actual Hours to Degree: 153
  10. Required Hours to Degree: 132-136