2011 Demonstration of Program Outcomes
Bachelor of Science in Public Safety

Source: Aggregated outcome assessment results from 2011 capstone courses.


Manage causes and threats to public safety.

6% Non-Performance: Does not explain causes and threats to public safety.

7% Basic: Explains causes and threats to public safety.

12% Proficient: Manages causes and threats to public safety.

75% Distinguished: Classifies and prioritizes various causes and threats; develops a strategic plan that balances current situation with future predictions and is supported by empirical data.

Respond ethically and professionally to a variety of incidents that threaten public safety.

0% Non-Performance: Does not summarize ways to respond ethically and professionally to a variety of incidents that threaten public safety.

11% Basic: Summarizes ways to respond ethically and professionally to a variety of incidents that threaten public safety.

21% Proficient: Responds ethically and professionally to a variety of incidents that threaten public safety.

68% Distinguished: Synthesizes knowledge of various ethical systems, organizational culture, and empirical data for planning decisions that consider populations served and ethical implications.

Think critically about public safety issues.

5% Non-Performance: Does not describe examples of critical thinking as when applied to public safety issues.

6% Basic: Describes examples of critical thinking when applied to public safety issues

9% Proficient: Thinks critically about public safety issues.

80% Distinguished: Applies empirical data analysis tool to develop a strategic plan based on best practices to address issues and mitigate threats within public safety or emergency management component being addressed.

Evaluate impact of multiculturalism and diversity on the public safety discipline.

12% Non-Performance: Does not predict impact of multiculturalism and diversity on the public safety discipline.

10% Basic: Predicts impact of multiculturalism and diversity on the public safety discipline.

16% Proficient: Evaluates impact of multiculturalism and diversity on the public safety discipline.

62% Distinguished: Incorporates feedback from community members and stakeholders into strategic plan.

Communicate effectively.

7% Non-Performance: Does not demonstrate effective communication skills.

10% Basic: Communicates somewhat effectively; message is not supported with empirical data or credible sources, and not entirely appropriate to targeted demographics.

17% Proficient: Communicates effectively.

66% Distinguished: Interprets and evaluates current and future public safety or emergency management issues; message is appropriate to targeted demographics; supported by empirical data or credible sources.

Lead and manage public safety organizations.

8% Non-Performance:Does not summarize ways for leading and managing public safety organizations.

8% Basic: Summarizes ways for leading and managing public safety organizations.

14% Proficient: Leads and manages public safety organizations.

70% Distinguished: Proposes strategic plan that reflects innovation, technology, collaboration, and resource management; includes organizational development plan for supporting implementation of the vision and mission.