Bachelor of Science in Technology

FY 2013 Enrollment: 261; Graduate: 38

Program learning outcomes: What Will I Learn?

  1. Demonstrate the ability to understand and use quantitative expressions in the natural sciences.
  2. Demonstrate the application of algebra and higher mathematics to problem solving in technology areas.
  3. Demonstrate proficiency in oral and written communications.
  4. Demonstrate an ability to understand professional, ethical, and social responsibilities, including the impacts of culture, diversity, and interpersonal relations.
  5. Demonstrate computer usage in the technical specialty area including technical problem solving.
  6. Demonstrate the ability to identify, analyze, and solve problems in the area of focus.

Evidence of Student Learning - Internal: How will the program measure what I have learned?

BST Program Outcomes Assessment

Assessment Methodology

The achievement of program outcomes is assessed through various measures. Specifically, three metrics are used to measure the achievement of program outcomes:

Metric 1: The percentage of the TECH 495 students who receives a grade of 2 (out of 3) or higher on the learning statements and supporting evidence for the designate program outcome.

Metric 2: The mean of the graduates' perceptions of their achievement of the related program outcomes (data collected from the exit survey).

Metric 3 (Reference): The mean of the graduates' perceptions of their achievement of the related program outcomes (data collected from the one-year survey). It is noted, as stated in the assessment plan, the results of the one year post-graduation survey is used as a reference to provide a longitudinal perspective on students' attainment of program outcomes.

LEVEL OF ACHIEVEMENT

Highly Achieved:

  1. 85% or more of TECH 495 students will receive a grade of 2 (out of 3) or better on the final learning statement for the designated program outcome.
  2. From the results of the exit survey, the mean of the graduates' perceptions of their achievement of the related program outcomes will be 5 or higher on a 6-point Likert-scale.
  3. From the results of the one-year post graduate survey, the mean of the graduates' perceptions of their achievement of the related program outcome will be 5 or higher on a 6-point Likert-scale.

Meets Standard:

  1. 70% to 84% of TECH 495 students will receive a grade of 2 (out of 3) or better on the final learning statement for the designated program outcome.
  2. From the results of the exit survey, the mean of the graduates' perceptions of their achievement of the related program outcome will be 4 or higher on a 6-point Likert-scale.
  3. From the results of the one-year post graduate survey, the mean of the graduates' perceptions of their achievement of the related program outcome will be 4 or higher on a 6-point Likert-scale.

Needs Improvement:

  1. Less than 70% of TECH 495 students will receive a grade of 2 (out of 3) or better on the final learning statement for the designated program outcome.
  2. From the results of the exit survey, the mean of the graduates' perceptions of their achievement of the related program outcome will be 3 or higher on a 6-point Likert-scale.
  3. From the results of the one-year post graduate survey, the mean of the graduates' perceptions of their achievement of the related program outcome will be 3 or higher on a 6-point Likert-scale.

Program Outcome ACHIEVEMENT RESULTS

May 2012 Term to March 2013 Term

Program Outcome 1 - Demonstrate the ability to understand and use quantitative expressions in the natural sciences.

  1. 95% (21/22) of the students received a 2 out of 3 or better in the TECH 495 final learning statement for PO1 - Highly Achieved
  2. 5.50 (n=11) - Exit Survey graduate responses related to PO1- Highly Achieved
  3. NA (n=3) - One-year post graduate Survey responses related to PO1

Program Outcome 2 - Demonstrate the application of algebra and higher mathematics to problem solving in technology areas.

  1. 100% (22/22) of the students received a 2 out of 3 or better in the TECH 495 final learning statement for PO2 - Highly Achieved
  2. 5.75 (n=11) - Exit Survey graduate responses related to PO2 - Highly Achieved
  3. NA (n=3) - One-year post graduate Survey responses related to PO2

Program Outcome 3 - Demonstrate proficiency in oral and written communications.

  1. 100% (20/20) of the students received a 2 out of 3 or better in the TECH 495 final learning statement for PO3 - Highly Achieved
  2. 5.67 (n=11) - Exit Survey graduate responses related to PO3- Highly Achieved
  3. NA (n=3) - One-year post graduate Survey responses related to PO3

Program Outcome 4 - Demonstrate an ability to understand professional, ethical, and social responsibilities, including the impacts of culture, diversity, and interpersonal relations.

  1. 100% (21/21) of the students received a 2 out of 3 or better in the TECH 495 final learning statement for PO4 - Highly Achieved
  2. 5.36 (n=11) - Exit Survey graduate responses related to PO4- Highly Achieved
  3. NA (n=3) - One-year post graduate Survey responses related to PO4

Program Outcome 5 - Demonstrate computer usage in the technical specialty area including technical problem solving in the global environment.

  1. 100% (22/22) of the students received a 2 out of 3 or better in the TECH 495 final learning statement for PO5 - Highly Achieved
  2. 5.50 (n=11) - Exit Survey graduate responses related to PO5 – Highly Achieved
  3. NA (n=3) - One-year post graduate Survey responses related to PO5

Program Outcome 6 - Demonstrate the ability to identify, analyze, and solve problems in the area of focus.

  1. 100% (23/23) of the students received a 2 out of 3 or better in the TECH 495 final learning statement for PO6 - Highly Achieved
  2. 5.58 (n=11) - Exit Survey graduate responses related to PO6 - Highly Achieved
  3. NA (n=3) - One-year post graduate Survey responses related to PO6

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