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Criteria for Review 2.3

The institution's expectations for learning and student attainment are clearly reflected in its academic programs and policies.  These include the organization and content of the institution's curricula; admissions and graduate policies; the organization and delivery of advisement; the use of its library and information resources; and (where applicable) experience in the wider learning environment provided by the campus and/or co-curriculum.

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General Education
Baccalaureate Programs

Curriculum: Approximately half of the departments share their mission statement or overall learning objectives on their website.  The majority of departments list the courses students have to complete as the expected student attainment.  The majority of departments has its required course matrices on line or link their program webpage to the course catalog.  Some departments also have course syllabi on line.  Many majors provide curriculum mapping that outlines courses required for graduation and recommended course paths to complete the degree.

  • 7 Principles of Good Practice in Undergraduate Education
  • Admission and graduation policies:
  • Advising:
    • The advising office's webpage provides numerous links for students regarding advising.  However, available data regarding the organization and delivery of advising in each department is not easily available or does not exist.
    • Evaluation of advising EM 83-14
  • Campus/co-curriculum
  • Class absences policy EM 96-02
  • Faculty evaluation of student work EM 92-18
  • For six majors, CIVL, MECH, MECA, EECE, CMPE & CSCI, that are accredited by ABET, certain outcomes regarding student attainment and learning are measured and reflected in course syllabus.  However, this data is relatively new and not easily accessible from all departments.  Manufacturing Technology students are now required to take an external exam that provides a clear expectation of student learning and attainment.  In addition, Computer Science students take a major field test administered by the Educational Testing Service.  This is a new requirement so the validity and reliability of the data is good but the current value is only fair.  All engineering students are encouraged to take the external Fundamentals of Engineering exam and students in the Mechanical Engineering department are required to attempt the exam (not pass) prior to graduation.  This exam does cover core concepts in the major so it is a reliable and valid measure.  We receive data on the number of students who attempt and pass these exams each year.
  • General Education (some General Education courses are in the majors) EM 99-05
  • Grading System
  • Library and information resources:
    • The library's web page provides useful guides to its services but again there is no data regarding the university's expectation for the use of the library and its information resources. 
  • Service Learning
  • Special majors EM 01-08
  • Study abroad opportunities are available; information and assistance is provided by a full time Study Abroad Advisor (housed in the School of Graduate, International, and Interdisciplinary Studies)
  • Writing Assessment requires high expectations in writing requirements.  Documentation would be grades received in the courses and course syllabi EM 99-03
Graduate Programs