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College of Natural Sciences

MS in Nutritional Science

Curriculum Matrix

Key Features of Student Outcome Assessment

  1. Assignments are identified that are directly related to student learning outcome measures.
  2. Metric – the measure of student proficiency is defined
  3. Rubric – Evaluation of student proficiency is defined
  4. Standard – Minimally acceptable achievement of proficiency is defined

Faculty Summary

Faculty will provide an assessment summary at the end of the semester. As noted on the assessment summary, outcomes will be expressed as the number or percentage of students who met the standard.

CourseAssignment DescriptionMetricRubricStandardResult
Students will master breadth of knowledge in key content areas of nutritional science including macronutrients, micronutrients and research methods.
NFSC 600Poster presentation of research proposalStudent proficiency is measured by a score of 100 on the assignmentPossible scores are as follows: 90-100 represents mastery; 85-89 represents proficiency; 84and below indicates lack of proficiencyA minimum score of 85 is required 
NFSC 641Quizzes; student seminarStudent proficiency is measured by a score of 100 on the assignmentPossible scores are as follows: 90-100 represents mastery; 85-89 represents proficiency; 84 and below indicates lack of proficiencyA minimum score of 85 is required 
NFSC 642Quizzes; article presentationsStudent proficiency is measured by a score of 100 on the assignmentPossible scores are as follows: 90-100 represents mastery; 85-89 represents proficiency; 84 and below indicates lack of proficiencyA minimum score of 85 is required 
NFSC 660Student seminars; curricula projectStudent proficiency is measured by a score of 100 on the assignmentPossible scores are as follows: 90-100 represents mastery; 85-89 represents proficiency; 84 and below indicates lack of proficiencyA minimum score of 85 is required 
NFSC 665Grant proposal; article presentationStudent proficiency is measured by a score of 100 on the assignmentPossible scores are as follows: 90-100 represents mastery; 85-89 represents proficiency; 84 and below indicates lack of proficiencyA minimum score of 85 is required 
NFSC 667Article critique presentation, project proposalStudent proficiency is measured by a score of 100 on the assignmentPossible scores are as follows: 90-100 represents mastery; 85-89 represents proficiency; 84 and below indicates lack of proficiencyA minimum score of 85 is required 
NFSC 670ExamsStudent proficiency is measured by a score of 100 on the assignmentPossible scores are as follows: 90-100 represents mastery; 85-89 represents proficiency; 84 and below indicates lack of proficiencyA minimum score of 85 is required 
Students will demonstrate the ability to critically evaluate and analyze the scientific literature in a variety of areas of nutritional science.
NFSC 600Article critique, literature review assignment, and research paperStudent proficiency is measured by a score of 100 on the assignmentPossible scores are as follows: 90-100 represents mastery; 85-89 represents proficiency; 84 and below indicates lack of proficiencyA minimum score of 85 is required 
NFSC 641Take home; article presentationStudent proficiency is measured by a score of 100 on the assignmentPossible scores are as follows: 90-100 represents mastery; 85-89 represents proficiency; 84 and below indicates lack of proficiencyA minimum score of 85 is required 
NFSC 642Take home; article presentationsStudent proficiency is measured by a score of 100 on the assignmentPossible scores are as follows: 90-100 represents mastery; 80-85 represents proficiency; 84 and below indicates lack of proficiencyA minimum score of 85 is required 
NFSC 660Student seminarsStudent proficiency is measured by a score of 100 on the assignmentPossible scores are as follows: 90-100 represents mastery; 85-89 represents proficiency; 84 and below indicates lack of proficiencyA minimum score of 85 is required 
NFSC 665Grant proposal; article presentationStudent proficiency is measured by a score of 100 on the assignmentPossible scores are as follows: 90-100 represents mastery; 85-89 represents proficiency; 84 and below indicates lack of proficiencyA minimum score of 85 is required 
NFSC 667Article critique presentation, project proposalStudent proficiency is measured by a score of 100 on the assignmentPossible scores are as follows: 90-100 represents mastery; 85-89 represents proficiency; 84 and below indicates lack of proficiencyA minimum score of 85 is required 
NFSC 697P or 699TThe final culminating activity of the MS degreeStudent proficiency is measured by the student receiving creditThe number successfully completing the MS degree will be reported annually. Over a 5 year period, the number that fail to complete the thesis or professional paper will be reported.  
Students will demonstrate proficient oral and written communication skills.
NFSC 600Facilitation project, article critique, mini-proposal and final paperStudent proficiency is measured by a score of 100 on the assignmentPossible scores are as follows: 90-100 represents mastery; 85-89 represents proficiency; 84 and below indicates lack of proficiencyA minimum score of 85 is required 
NFSC 641Article presentation; student seminarStudent proficiency is measured by a score of 100 on the assignmentPossible scores are as follows: 90-100 represents mastery; 85-89 represents proficiency; 84 and below indicates lack of proficiencyA minimum score of 85 is required 
NFSC 642Article presentationsStudent proficiency is measured by a score of 100 on the assignmentPossible scores are as follows: 90-100 represents mastery; 85-89 represents proficiency; 79 and below indicates lack of proficiencyA minimum score of 85 is required 
NFSC 660Nutrition education paper (WP paper); curricula project; student seminarsStudent proficiency is measured by a score of 100 on the assignmentPossible scores are as follows: 90-100 represents mastery; 85-89 represents proficiency; 84 and below indicates lack of proficiencyA minimum score of 85 is required 
NFSC 662MITI Coding Assignment, PostStudent proficiency is measured by a score of 50 on the assignment.Possible scores are as follows: 45-50 represents mastery; 42.5--44 represents proficiency; 42 and below indicates lack of proficiencyA minimum score of 42.5 is required 
NFSC 665Grant proposal; article presentationStudent proficiency is measured by a score of 100 on the assignmentPossible scores are as follows: 90-100 represents mastery; 85-89 represents proficiency; 84 and below indicates lack of proficiencyA minimum score of 85 is required 
NFSC 667Discussion leader project, article critique, Project proposalStudent proficiency is measured by a score of 100 on the assignmentPossible scores are as follows: 90-100 represents mastery; 85-89 represents proficiency; 84 and below indicates lack of proficiencyA minimum score of 85 is required 
NFSC 670Case study seminarStudent proficiency is measured by a score of 100 on the assignmentPossible scores are as follows: 90-100 represents mastery; 85-89 represents proficiency; 84 and below indicates lack of proficiencyA minimum score of 85 is required 
NFSC 697P or 699TThe final culminating activity of the MS degreeStudent proficiency is measured by the student receiving creditThe number successfully completing the MS degree will be reported annually. Over a 5 year period, the number that fail to complete the thesis or professional paper will be reported.  
Students will demonstrate the ability to design and conduct an independent research project (a thesis or professional paper).
NFSC 600Research projectStudent proficiency is measured by a score of 100 on the assignmentPossible scores are as follows: 90-100 represents mastery; 85-89 represents proficiency; 84 and below indicates lack of proficiencyA minimum score of 85 is required 
NFSC 697P or 699TThe final culmination activity of the MS degreeStudent proficiency is measured by the student receiving creditThe number successfully completing the MS degree will be reported annually. Over a 5 year period, the number that fail to complete the thesis or professional paper will be reported.