Outcomes and Assessment-B.S. Program
Program Outcome Goals
- The undergraduate degree program will average at least 10 graduates per year
Assessment: In August of each year the number of graduates in the preceding July 1 - June 30 time period will be determined. Trends are tracked using an average of the current year and the previous four years.
- Improve initial math course placement for incoming freshmen and transfer/international student by developing a placement procedure involving a mathematics test
Assessment: Determine whether Calculus I and Calculus II assessments for transfer student have been developed. Determine whether a placement test has been developed for incoming freshmen. Pass rates in initial mathematics class may be used to assess whether a new placement protocol is effective.
- Contribute to the mission of the STEM Center by having faculty members involved in its activities
Assessment: At the end of the academic year, a count is made of the number of actual or proposed STEM Center projects and programs in which math faculty members were involved. This includes any professional development attended by faculty.
- Increase the use of technology in mathematics classes
Assessment: At the end of each academic year, a count is made of the number of online courses taught, the number of courses using software for automated quizzing HW, the number of courses in which students use specialized software packages (such as SAS, MATLAB, Maple, Minitab, Excel, R, Geometer's Sketchpad, etc.) to complete assignments, the number of courses in which graphing calculators are required, and the number of faculty using technology to make course material available (either in class or on the internet).
Learning Outcome Goals
- Students graduating in mathematics will demonstrate an understanding of mathematics by having 50% of graduates score at or above the 75th percentile on the ETS Major Field Test
Assessment: ETS Major Field Test in Mathematics
- All students graduating from the University will be "mathematically literate" in, and able to apply their knowledge from, mathematics courses in their curricula
Assessment: Relevant questions from Alumni Survey and NSSE