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.
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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?
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