2015 Spring Paralegal Student SLO Assessment Survey

2015 Spring Paralegal Student SLO Assessment Survey

Student Learning Outcome Assessment
Paralegal
Spring 2015

Published: 04/29/2015

Table of Contents

Overall Experience…………………………………………………………........1
Instructions Provided:
“Use this section to identify things you liked, things you would change, and to
communicate any other comments about your overall experience in the
program. If you have feedback about the instruction or anything else related to
the overall program, please address that in one of these questions.”

Core Abilities……………………………………………………………………...1
Instructions Provided:
“This section addresses the college core abilities. The core abilities are overall
skills that all graduates should acquire during their experience at Western. Focus
on yourself in this section.”

Program Outcomes………………………………………………………………5
Instructions Provided:
“This section addresses the specific outcomes for your program. Please focus on
yourself in this section.”

Conclusion………………………………………………………………………..7
Instructions Provided:
“Please use this space to share any other feedback, comments, or suggestions
about your experience at Western Technical College.”

OVERALL EXPERIENCE
1. What did you like about this program?
Text Response
The hands-on approach and aid of the professor were the most pleasant parts of the program.
The people that I met during the course of the program, and the fact that we covered so many
different areas of law. It was nice to have a glimpse at each.
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Value
2

2. What would you change about this program?
Text Response
While we did have access to several attorneys, it would be nice to get more, or spread them out
more often.
More organization and structure.
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Value
2

CORE ABILITIES
3. As a result of this program:
Question
I have learned
effective
communication
skills.

Strongly
Disagree

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

1

0

0

1

0

2

4. Provide any comments you have on effective
communication skills you learned.
Text Response
In addition to core competencies needed to enter the program we have also been asked to
complete several quizzes with regards to grammar.
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May 18, 2015

Value
1

1

5. As a result of this program:
Question

Strongly
Disagree

1

I am able to
apply
mathematical
concepts.

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

1

0

0

2

6. Provide any comments you have on mathematical
concepts you learned.
Text Response
While complex mathematics was not needed for many of the assignments, it did help to be
confident within that realm.
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Value
1

7. As a result of this program:
Question

Strongly
Disagree

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

1

0

1

0

0

2

I learned
how to
transfer
social and
natural
science
theories into
practical
applications.

8. Provide any comments you have on transferring social
and natural science theories into practical applications.
Text Response
Being knowledgeable about common theories and how people view the law help with how the
law may change. Being able to predict the future of the law is likely more helpful than being
proficient in it currently.
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Total Responses

May 18, 2015

Value
1

2

9. As a result of this program:
Question

Strongly
Disagree

I learned
critical
thinking
skills.

1

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

0

1

0

2

10. Provide any comments you have on critical thinking
skills you learned.
Text Response
In questioning what information we have been provided we have been able to think of what
necessary structure exists in reverse-engineering an assignment. Being able to seperate and
compartmentalize pieces of information are what differentiated the good students from the
proficient ones.
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Value
1

11. As a result of this program:
Question

Strongly
Disagree

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

1

0

1

0

0

2

I have
learned to
use
technology
effectively.

12. Provide any comments you have on what you learned
about using technology effectively.
Text Response
It was within the course competency to be familiar with several programs which we would be
using within the law office. Simply knowing that some of them exist is helpful enough, though we
did take the time to actually indulge with them for assignments.
I was already proficient with technology.
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May 18, 2015

Value
2

3

13. As a result of this program:
Question

1

I have
learned to
value
myself and
work
ethically
with others
in a diverse
population.

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

Strongly
Disagree

0

1

0

2

14. Provide any comments you have on what you learned
about valuing yourself and working ethically with others in a
diverse population.
Text Response
Ethical attitudes and practices were stressed heavily and i don't feel as though any of my
classmates did not understand these concepts.
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Value
1

15. As a result of this program:
Question
I am able to
make
decisions
that
incorporate
the
importance
of
sustainability.

May 18, 2015

Strongly
Disagree

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

1

0

1

0

0

2

4

16. Provide any comments you have on what you learned
about incorporating the importance of sustainability in
decisions you make.
Text Response
Sustainability within a workforce may be from something as simple as being fair with a client, or
something as complex as operating in a cost-effective way for the business. Both of these ideas
have been stressed and I am familiar with them.
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Value
1

PROGRAM OUTCOMES
17. As a result of this program, I learned to:
Question

Strongly
Disagree

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

1

0

0

1

0

2

apply ethical
principles in
a legal
environment.

18. Provide any comments you have about learning this
program outcome.
Text Response
Several guest-attorney speakers have taken time to implore the importance of ethical work. Due
to the nature of the business, there does exist an element of liability that be misused. That will
not be a problem for any of my classmates including myself.
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Value
1

19. As a result of this program, I learned to:
Question
process
legal
documents.

May 18, 2015

Strongly
Disagree

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

1

0

0

1

0

2

5

20. Provide any comments you have about learning this
program outcome.
Text Response
For most of the classtime we completed documents and received feedback as to the quality
thereof.
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Value
1

21. As a result of this program, I learned to:
Question

Strongly
Disagree

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

perform
legal
research.

1

0

0

1

0

2

22. Provide any comments you have about learning this
program outcome.
Text Response
I am proficient with both LexisNexis and Westlaw Next, as the rest of my classmates are as
well.
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Value
1

23. As a result of this program, I learned to:
Question

Strongly
Disagree

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

apply
critical
thinking
skills to
address
legal
issues.

1

0

0

1

0

2

24. Provide any comments you have about learning this
program outcome.
Text Response

May 18, 2015

6

Statistic
Total Responses

Value
0

25. As a result of this program, I learned to:
Question
demonstrate
professionalism
in a legal
environment.

Strongly
Disagree

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

1

0

0

1

0

2

26. Provide any comments you have about learning this
program outcome.
Text Response
Statistic
Total Responses

Value
0

CONCLUSION
27. Please use this space to share any other feedback,
comments, or suggestions about your experience at Western
Technical College.
Text Response
The maleability of the schedule was improbable at best. Considering that most of the students
have considerable time constraints outside of class, it is unfair to make a one-size-fits-all
cirriculum.
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Total Responses

May 18, 2015

Value
1

7