Fall 2004


Major Assessment Profiles

Eastern Illinois University














  1. Assessment
  2. Active student learning opportunities:
    • Students participate in pre-student teaching clinical experiences during the major's methods class.
    • Students prepare and present microteaching lessons in the methods class, as well as work collaboratively on other projects in the class.
  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 at EIU. Practicing educators (including program alumni) are asked to participate as presenters at the conference.
    • The Social Science Studies Program has initiated the establishment of a network of social studies alumni in order to increase linkages between the program and teachers working in area schools.
  4. Collaborative activities with business/industry: None.
  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 2002--September administration: 60%, December administration: 85%; SP 2003-- March administration: 100%; SU 2003--June administration: 75%, July administration: 100 percent; FA 2003--September administration: 50%, November administration: 100%, December administration: 43%; SP 2004--February administration: 75%, April administration: 50%, June administration: 50%, September administration: Geography Designation: 100%, Psychology designation: 50%.
  6. Faculty Achievements: Chair of program is recipient of Dean's Award for Service, School of Adult and Continuing Education, EIU; Chair as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Coles County Historical Society and as Chair of the Greenwood School which is used for educational programs for area elementary children

    Other faculty achievement data can be extracted from the departmental reports of academic departments cited in Item 4, Part Two below.

  7. Student Achievements: One recipient of the Errett and Mazie Warner Scholarship (SP 2003); One nominee for the Livingston C. Lord Scholarship (SP 2003); One recipient of the National Social Science Awards awarded by the United States Achievement Academy (FA 2003); Two recipients of the National Social Science Academy Awards awarded by the United States Achievement Academy (SP 2004).

SOS Data Spreadsheet (Excel) 

  1. Enrollment: Undergraduate: 105
  2. Degrees: Undergraduate: 19
  3. Student Major Statistics
    • Full-time students: 101
    • Part-time students: 4
    • Diversity: 8
    • ACT: 22.22
    • GPA: 3
  4. Faculty Statistics: 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: 102
  6. Discipline cost per credit hour by level: $265.56
  7. Direct Cost Per Credit Hour Total: $25.94
  8. Freshman-Sophomore Retention Rate: 78%
  9. Average Actual Hours to Degree: 147
  10. Required Hours to Degree: 132-136