Assessment for the University
Student Learning Outcomes (Direct)
Examples of Direct Assessment
- Students' performance on key indicators is evaluated by faculty members in an internship setting.
- Students' presentation skills are evaluated by faculty members in in-class presentations and in internship presentations.
- Field experience supervisors report on students' demonstration of professionalism and competency.
- Samples of student work (papers, project reports, design projects) are collected, archived, and summarized across the program and are reported to faculty members and other interested parties.
- Students perform a practical laboratory examination to demonstrate intermediate level problem-solving skills, familiarity with modern laboratory techniques, and experimental design.
- Students complete a national standardized exam to determine if program changes increase or decrease students' performance. Scores are compared with class peers, with class records from previous years, and at the national level.
- Faculty members use a rubric to evaluate students' written paper on emerging issues in the discipline and a separate rubric to evaluate students' oral presentation of this paper.
- Students demonstrate technical competency in the discipline by integrating knowledge of chemistry, microbiology, engineering and analytical methods to develop a new food product.
- Samples of student writing are collected from across the program and evaluated by a faculty panel using a rubric for evidence of students' ability to write a well-researched, referenced, logical research paper.
- Teaching portfolios are reviewed by faculty members for evidence of students' ability to plan, implement, and evaluate developmentally appropriate activities.
- Students demonstrate their ability to determine the strength of evidence for a nutrition claim by completing a counseling scenario. Results are evaluated using a rubric.
- Student performance on key competencies are collected on student entry into the program, at program mid-point, and at the completion of the program to track student development of these competencies over time and to provide a review of program content.
- Students create portfolios of their work during the senior capstone experience. These portfolios are evaluated by the undergraduate curriculum committee.
- Faculty members review student work during open senior exhibition.