Program Assessment

Student Learning Outcomes

Goal 1: Students achieve proficiency in the understanding of chemical theory

  • Outcome A: Students will have a deep understanding of the basic theories of matter and be able to explain more complex phenomena using that knowledge.
  • Outcome B: Students will have a good understanding of the theories of inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, physical chemistry, analytical chemistry, and biochemistry.
  • Outcome C:  Students will be able to apply advanced mathematical operations to problem solving as it relates to chemical concepts.

Goal 2: Students achieve proficiency in laboratory manipulations

  • Outcome A: Students will be able to perform independent analysis of chemical compounds and mixtures using modern instrumentation.
  • Outcome B: Students will have a working knowledge of the capabilities of modern instrumentation and be able to design and modify experiments to use the instruments effectively.
  • Outcome C: Students will understand the hazards of various classes of chemicals and be able to perform experiments in a way to minimize safety risks to themselves and the environment.

Goal 3: Students achieve proficiency in quantitative analysis of experimental data

  • Outcome A: Students will be able to solve chemical problems by analyzing experimental results and interpreting them based on chemical theory.
  • Outcome B: Students will be able to organize their experimental records in a clear communicable manner.
  • Outcome C: Students will be able to categorize data statistically using computer technology.

Goal 4: Students achieve proficiency in written and oral communication

  • Outcome A: Students will be able to retrieve information from the chemical literature and incorporate it into written reports and new experiments of their own design.
  • Outcome B: Students will be able to communicate their knowledge of chemistry and their experimental results to other students and other chemists through well-written reports.
  • Outcome C: Students will be able to communicate their knowledge of chemistry and their experimental results to other students and other chemists through clear and concise oral presentations.

Program Assessment Plan

Assessment Reports by Academic Year

Data Based Decisions