Program Assessment Examples 2016 - 2017

Program Assessment Examples 2016 - 2017


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Academic Program Examples  

Dispute Resolution poster

Bill Warters and Loraleigh Keashly for the MA in Dispute Resolution

  • Learning outcomes assessed: Students apply negotiation and mediation processes to real-world interpersonal and group conflicts.
  • Assessment methods: In-class quizzes and field supervisors' structured feedback

Environmental Science poster

Dan Kashian and Mark Baskaran for the BS in Environmental Science

  • Learning outcomes assessed: Students accurately converts units.
  • Assessment method: Pre- and post-testing using an in-class quiz

Honors program poster

Kevin Rashid, Kevin Deegan-Krause, and Alaa Al-Makhzoomy for the Honors College Academic Program

  • Learning outcomes assessed: Students define programs, analyze issues critically and comprehensively, evaluate proposed solutions or hypotheses, and compose effective written arguments.
  • Assessment method: Cross-sectional comparison of rubric scores for first-year students' projects in HON 1000 and graduating seniors' theses

Electrical Engineering poster

Abhilash Pandya, Syed Mahmud, Hao Ying, Yang Zhao, and Ismail Elnaggar for the BS in Electrical Engineering

  • Learning outcomes assessed: All program outcomes, ranging from knowledge of electrical engineering theories and concepts to their application in problem-solving and indicators of lifelong learning
  • Assessment methods: Course-based assignments, student surveys, exit interviews

Elementary and Secondary Education poster

Kathleen Crawford-McKinney and Elizabeth Corah-Hopkins for the BA, BS, postbaccalaureate and MAT in Education in Elementary Education and Secondary Education

  • Learning outcomes assessed: Students engage in ongoing learning and use evidence to improve their professional practices.
  • Assessment method: Case study

Medical Physics poster

Jay Burmeister and Amanda Bullock for the Graduate Programs in Medical Physics

  • Learning outcomes assessed: All program outcomes related to content knowledge and clinical practice
  • Assessment method: Annual survey of graduates

Music poster

Jon Anderson, Wendy Matthews and Karl Braunschweig for the BA in Music

  • Learning outcomes assessed: Students critically examine elements of harmony, form, and historical and cultural context in the repertoire.
  • Assessment method: Rubric scores on a capstone analysis paper

Nursing poster

Joan Bickes, Belinda Aberle, and Janean Monahan for the BS in Nursing

  • Learning outcomes assessed: Students integrate knowledge about health promotion, health restoration, supportive measures for individuals, families, and communities in diverse populations.
  • Assessment method: Rubric scores on an oral presentation of a patient case and on a community health group project

Romance Languages poster

Eugenia Casielles, Anne Duggan, Hernán García, Leisa Kauffmann, and Elena Past for the BA in Romance Languages

  • Learning outcomes assessed: Students communicate accurately about abstract concepts in extended discourse in the target language.
  • Assessment method: Oral presentations, interviews, exit exams

Social Work poster

Cassandra Bowers, Fay Keys, Sharonlyn Harrison, Norma R. Schropshire, Althea M. Grant, Shantalea Johns, and Neva Nahan for the Bachelor of Social Work

  • Learning outcomes assessed: Students engage in research and practice and recognize the interrelationships between them.
  • Assessment method: Field instructors' feedback, course assignments, students' self-assessments
Student Services Program Examples  

University Advising Center poster

Anita Carter, Cheryl Kollin, Pynthia Caffee, and Helen Wilson for the University Advising Center

  • Program outcomes assessed: Exploratory students declare a major by 30 credits and select appropriate courses to graduate in a timely, cost-effective manner.
  • Assessment method: Tracking the percentage of students who complete Basic Composition and declare their major by 30 credits

Learning Communities poster

Amy Cooper and Stefanie Baier for Learning Communities

  • Program outcomes assessed: Participation in a learning community creates a sense of membership and engagement; students understand the purpose and value of the community.
  • Assessment method: Surveys of learning community coordinators, peer mentors, and students