Case Study: Evaluating University Institutional and Program Outcomes
Prior to completing this assignment, read the University
Institutional Outcomes located on the Syllabus page for this course.
Additionally, read the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology Program Outcomes (pg. 248) located within the Online Undergraduate Programs section of the University 2013-2014 Academic Catalog.
After reviewing the information provided above, you will create a two-
to three-page case study focusing on professional and personal scenarios
(they can be real or hypothetical) in which you evaluate your learning
as it contributes to the overall attainment of University’s
institutional outcomes and the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology program
In the body of your paper:
Discuss the University institutional outcomes and the
program outcomes by identifying their relevance to a profession in
Create one personal life example and one career example in which
you (or a fictitious person) struggle with personal challenges and an
ethical dilemma (e.g., a client or research subject reveals compromising
information about a friend or family member who also happens to be
someone you know in a personal/social context).
After identifying the problem, include a section wherein you
address each of the following prior to making a decision about a course
From your point of view, what is the problem?
From the point of view of other individuals, what is the problem?
What are the options? What are potential consequences of the options?
What are the risks of each potential solution?
What are the risks of not resolving the challenges effectively?
What evidence/data do you have to assist you in decision making?
Apply the competencies gained at University (from the
institutional and program outcomes) to identify the preferred
resolutions to the situations you identified in #2 above. Select at
least three competencies that are most relevant to your scenarios. Be
specific in your discussion of the scenarios and provide details
demonstrating professional problem solving in your case study.
Conclude the case study with how you resolved the problem (the
outcome) and what you learned while at University that assisted
you in deciding on an effective resolution. You may also identify
additional competencies used to resolve the problem that are not
included in the institutional and program outcomes.
Utilize at least one scholarly source as a basis for the
evidence you will use to rationalize the decision-making process. All
sources must be documented in APA style, as outlined by the Writing Center.
Writing the Case Study
Must be two to three double-spaced pages in length (excluding
title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA style as
outlined in the Writing Center.
Must include a title
page with the following:
Title of paper
Course name and number
Must document all sources in APA style, as outlined in the Writing Center.
Must include a separate reference page, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Writing Center.