College of Science Assessment Explained
Assessment helps us to determine how well learning outcomes at the course (SLOs), program (PLOs), and University (ILOs) level are being reached. The data is then used to inform curricular and pedagogical changes. Curriculum maps indicate the courses in which students are introduced to, develop, and master the PLO's and how those relate to the ILO's. The five-year plans explain the cycle proposed for assessing each PLO and the methodology to be used. Departments complete annual reports on the assessment results for that academic year and plans moving forward based on those results. Five year reports are posted on the Committee for Academic Planning and Review (CAPR) site. CSCI quarter based assessment archives prior assessment reports. CSCI Programs receiving external accreditation are listed here.
Locate your department’s course outcomes here. Pedagogy, assignments, and assessments should be designed to meet course, program, and institutional learning outcomes as indicated in curriculum maps and assessment plans.
- Making changes to a program? Information on curriculum development for program changes can be found here. Use the Curriculum Map Template Instructions and Long term Assessment Plan Template and Instructions to make changes to core courses. Check with your associate dean if you do not know where to start.
- Are you new to assessment? If you are new to assessment, find out how assessment committees are structured and where to learn more about assessment.
- Do you need to complete an academic review? CAPR oversees program academic review.
- Are you curious who oversees accreditation and assessment for the University? The Educational Effectiveness Committee (EEC) ensures ongoing assessment and improvement of all academic programs.
|Long Term Curriculum Assessment Plan||Assessment Annual Reports|
|Chemistry and Biochemistry|
|Earth and Environmental Sciences|
|B.S.-Geology||BS||BS||2018||delayed due to COVID-19|
|B.A.-Geology||BA||BA||2018||delayed due to COVID-19|
|B.S.-Environmental Sciences||BS||BS||2018||delayed due to COVID-19|
|M.S.-Geology||MS||MS||2018||delayed due to COVID-19|
|School of Engineering|
|Statistics and Biostatistics|