Starting in spring 2021, as a condition of graduation, all graduating CJC seniors are required to complete a “Senior Examination,” a 50 multiple-choice question test which assesses your breadth of general knowledge in your chosen major.
The exam will not count for a grade, but you will need to complete it or there will be a hold on your student record.
This examination is very important to the College’s future. We are required to do this for accreditation purposes, which signifies that we are one of the best journalism and communications programs. The exam will provide information for the Direct Measures of Assessment section, as stipulated by our accrediting board, the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications. So, it’s very important.
The exam also gives our faculty an idea of what you’ve learned, and if there are any knowledge gaps that we need to address in the future to make sure students are ready to embark upon a successful career. About 35 questions on the exam will be the same for all CJC students, and 15 will be specific to your major.
You don’t need to study for the exam, but just make sure you’re well-rested, and give it the attention that it deserves.
Your score on the exam will be confidential and won’t be shared with any faculty. And it will have no impact on your final grade. However, we will publish averages for the four departments… so do your best and help your department finish on top!!!
This “Senior Examination” will be administered through CANVAS. It will become available on Monday, Oct. 25, 2021, at 8 a.m., and you will have two weeks to complete it. The deadline for you to do so is Monday, Nov. 8, at 10 p.m.
It should take you about 40 minutes to complete the exam, but you’ll have two hours to so everyone has plenty of time.