Academic Program Assessment Plan Template Expand the table below as needed for your program. Please enter all goals and outcomes for your program. You should assess all goals and outcomes within your assessment cycle. Each outcome chosen for assessment during each year should have at least 2 rounds of assessment during that year. Date Submitted 10/31/2014 Academic Program Assessment Plan Template Department Science Degree/Type AS in Science UNM Essential Learning Goals UNM has established the following essential learning goals for all UNM students: University of New Mexico students will develop the following aptitudes and habits of mind in the course of their general and major study at UNM KNOWLEDGE of human cultures and the natural world, gained through study in the sciences and mathematics, social sciences, humanities, histories, languages and the arts. SKILLS, both intellectual and applied, demonstrated in written and oral communication, inquiry and analysis, critical and creative thinking, quantitative literacy, information literacy, performance, teamwork and problem solving. RESPONSIBILITY, both personal and social, that will be manifested in civic knowledge and engagement, multicultural knowledge and competence, ethical reasoning and action, and foundations and skills for lifelong learning. Date reviewed by 10/31/2014 Contact Person (name, title, Dawn Venhaus CARC email) Assessment Cycle (1-year/2year/3-year) Program Goal #1 3 year assessment cycle The program prepares students to pursue a bachelor’s degree in science or an entry level science technician careers through a foundation in physics, chemistry, critical thinking, and communication skills. Student Learning Outcomes (In each row enter an SLO targeted at this Program Goal) Student Learning Outcome Demonstrated ability to solve problems and communicate the principles of basic physics. Year of cycle in which this outcome will be assessed. UNM Essential Learning Goal (Knowledge, Skills, Responsibility) Year of Cycle UNM Essential Learning Goal F12 and F13 Assessment Measure including Direct/ Indirect (Provide a description of the assessment instrument used; include the course AND if it was direct or indirect) Performance Benchmark (State the ‘criteria for success’ or performance target for meeting the SLO, i.e., at least 70% of students will perform with score of 70 or better) Assessment Measure Performance Benchmark Direct: Course: PHYC 160 – General Physics (3) (specific questions Skills and knowledge on the final exam) (Add Rubric) Performance Target: 75% of students will perform with a score 75% or better. Sp13 and Sp14 Demonstrated ability to solve problems and communicate the principles of basic chemistry F12 and F13 Demonstrated ability to solve a problem scientifically using the appropriate skills and equipment while employing ethical critical thinking skills. F12 and F13 Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively. F13 and Spr14 Course: PHYC 161 – General Physics (3) (specific questions on the final exam) (Add Rubric) Indirect: Faculty members will submit a detailed report for these measures. Direct: Class: CHEM 121 – General Chemistry I (3) (specific questions on the final exam) (Add Rubric) Class: CHEM 122 – General Chemistry II (3) (specific Skills and knowledge questions on the final exam) (Add Rubric) Indirect: Faculty members will submit a detailed report for these measures. Direct: Class: CHEM 123L – General Chemistry Laboratory I (1) (specific lab reports and specific questions on the lab final) (Add Rubric) Skills, responsibility, Class: PHYC 160L- General Physics Lab (1) (specific lab and knowledge reports and specific questions on the lab final) (Add Rubric) Indirect: Faculty members will submit a detailed report for these measures. Direct: Class: ENGL 120 – Composition III (3) (A rubric will be used to assess these skills) Skills and Attach Rubrics Responsibility Indirect: Faculty members will submit a detailed report for these measures. Performance Target: 75% of students will perform with a score 75% or better. Performance Target: 75% of students will perform with a score 75% or better. Performance Target: 75% of students will perform with a score 75% or better. What is your plan for using assessment results? Please answer the following questions, which are intended to support institutional effectiveness planning and enhance information gathering and sharing. 1. 2. 3. 4. How will you use each year’s assessment Assessment will be used to improve student advising, ENTC class design and offerings, and faculty mentoring. results to improve student learning or inform curricular decision making? How will you communicate assessment results Information will be communicated to faculty through group meetings, individual conversations, and email. to faculty who could use the information to make curricular decisions? How will you determine whether program Comparing data between academic years and cohorts will inform whether changes have achieved desired changes. changes produced what you intended? Assessment results will be reviewed by the department chair and the overall information will be communicated to the What processes do you have in place to ensure that annual assessment information is appropriate faculty and staff. used to make curricular decisions?