Action Review for Outcome (b) Design and Conduct experiments Analyze and interpret data and information
2004          
Previous Curriculum Action Review Summary
No actions needed.
Curriculum Review Summary
Student performance has increased considerably from 2003.
Code Curriculum Action Title Curriculum Action Brief Description
N    
           
Previous Assessment Process Action Review Summary
No actions needed.
Assessment Process Review Summary
Process does a good job of tracking student ability to conduct experiments at the sophomore level. Design of experiments does not seem to be addressed adequately by the instrumets used. It is suggested that more senior lab classes should be used.
Code Assessment Process Action Title Assessment Process Action Brief Description
W Use more Senior Lab Classes More senior lab classes need to be assessed to better track design of experiments: Outcome (b).
2005          
Previous Curriculum Action Review Summary
There were no 2004 Curriculum Actions stated for 2005.
Curriculum Review Summary
Student performance remains satisfactory.
It is suggested to add more SPC assignments in courses other than MET 321.
Code Curriculum Action Title Curriculum Action Brief Description
A Add SPC assigments to curriculum SPC assignments are needed in courses other than MET 321.
           
Previous Assessment Process Action Review Summary
The 2005 Assessment Process ActionS Needed noted a need for additional assessment Instruments Outcome (b).
Senior Survey questions were added for Outcome (b), which seems to be performing adequately. However, developing instruments from senior level lab courses is advisable.
Assessment Process Review Summary
More assessment of Outcome (b) in MET 440.
Code Assessment Process Action Title Assessment Process Action Brief Description
A QC lab in MET 440 Add QC lab to MET 440 with corresponding instruments for Outcome (b).
2006          
Previous Curriculum Action Review Summary
Curriculum Actions from previous period called for introduction of SPC assigments.
Curriculum Review Summary
Student performance remains satisfactory.
SPC assigments were added to MET 440 course.
It is suggested to add questions to Senior Survey related to Outcome (b).
Code Curriculum Action Title Curriculum Action Brief Description
A Add questions to MET 465 Survey Add questions to MET 465 Senior Survey related to Outcome (b) - Design of Experiments.
           
Previous Assessment Process Action Review Summary
It was suggested to include more instruments for Outcome (b) in MET 440.
Assessment Process Review Summary
Instruments were added in MET 440 in the form of QC lab.
Student performance seems satisfactory.
Code Assessment Process Action Title Assessment Process Action Brief Description
N    
2007          
Previous Curriculum Action Review Summary
Introduce questions related to Outcome (b) into Senior Survey.
Curriculum Review Summary
More SPC assigments were introduced into the curriculum.
Senior Survey questions were added.
No actions needed.
Code Curriculum Action Title Curriculum Action Brief Description
N    
           
Previous Assessment Process Action Review Summary
No actions needed.
Assessment Process Review Summary
Process seems satisfactory.
No assessment actions needed.
It is noted that very few instruments are used for Outcome (b) in odd years.
Code Assessment Process Action Title Assessment Process Action Brief Description
W Few instruments in odd years. More instruments may be needed to assess Outcome (b) in odd years.
2008          
Previous Curriculum Action Review Summary
There were no 2007 Curriculum Actions stated for 2008.
Curriculum Review Summary
No Curriculum Action is needed.
Code Curriculum Action Title Curriculum Action Brief Description
N    
           
Previous Assessment Process Action Review Summary
No actions were needed. It was suggested to watch for small number of instruments in the next year (odd years).
Assessment Process Review Summary
No actions needed.
A satisfactory number of instruments are used with good agreement.
Code Assessment Process Action Title Assessment Process Action Brief Description
N    
2009          
Previous Curriculum Action Review Summary
No curriculum action was suggested.
Curriculum Review Summary
Both FE Exam and MET 465 Local Exam are showing Outcome (b) Design and Conduct experiments needs to be improved.
A Improve Design of experiments * Add curriculum changes by introducing more Design of experiments in MET 310 Lab.
           
Previous Assessment Process Action Review Summary
It was noted to watch small number of instruments in odd years.
Assessment Process Review Summary
Again a small number of instruments are used. There was heavy reliance in the past on MATH 373. Assessment for Outcome (b) needs to be introduced in other courses to substitute for MATH 373.
A Implementation of Outcome (b) in more/other courses * Implementation of assessment of Outcome (b) should be done in MET 310 in even years and MET 330L in odd years.
W Small number of students taking FE * Consider the possible bias from too few students taking the FE Exam.
2010          
Previous Curriculum Action Review Summary
Both FE Exam and MET 465 Local Exam are showing Outcome (b) Design and Conduct experiments needs to be improved.
Curriculum Review Summary
Trends appear consistent at a relatively high level. No action needed
Code Curriculum Action Title Curriculum Action Brief Description
N No action needed
           
Previous Assessment Process Action Review Summary
Again a small number of instruments are used. There was heavy reliance in the past on MATH 373. Assessment for Outcome (b) needs to be introduced in other courses to substitute for MATH 373.
Assessment Process Review Summary
Trends look good. Design and conduct experiments assessment in Local Exam appears to be effective.
Code Assessment Process Action Title Assessment Process Action Brief Description
N No action needed  
2011          
Previous Curriculum Action Review Summary
Trends appear consistent at a relatively high level. No action needed
Curriculum Review Summary
Trend seems good. Action was called for to introduce DOE activities into 310L - follow up?
Code Curriculum Action Title Curriculum Action Brief Description
N No action  
C Comment Were DOE instruments implemented in 310L?
           
Previous Assessment Process Action Review Summary
Trends look good. Design and conduct experiments assessment in Local Exam appears to be effective.
Assessment Process Review Summary
Process seems good with several instruments used including Labs, Senior Survey, Exit Exams and FE Exam
Code Assessment Process Action Title Assessment Process Action Brief Description
N No Action  
2012          
Previous Curriculum Action Review Summary
Trend seems good. Action was called for to introduce DOE activities into 310L - follow up?
Curriculum Review Summary
DOE activities in courses seem to be effective. Students seem to be doing fine on conducting experiments. Improvement may be needed in global interpretation of data.
Code Curriculum Action Title Curriculum Action Brief Description
W Watch global interpretation Watch student ability to globally interpret data.
           
Previous Assessment Process Action Review Summary
Process seems good with several instruments used including Labs, Senior Survey, Exit Exams and FE Exam
Assessment Process Review Summary
Trends seem okay. Local exam and FE are giving much lower scores than course instruments. This needs to be watched to see if trend continues. Also, this result may be skewed by small number of students taking FE exam.
Code Assessment Process Action Title Assessment Process Action Brief Description
W Watch FE Exam Small number of students taking FE. Does local exam continue to give much lower rating?
2013          
Previous Curriculum Action Review Summary
DOE activities in courses seem to be effective. Students seem to be doing fine on conducting experiments. Improvement may be needed in global interpretation of data.
Curriculum Review Summary
Specific activities were introduced into MET 310L. Results are essentially unchanged. There is no continued evidence of difficulty on global data interpretation so the Watch is removed.
Code Curriculum Action Title Curriculum Action Brief Description
W Watch global interpretation Watch student ability to globally interpret data.
           
Previous Assessment Process Action Review Summary
Trends seem okay. Local exam and FE are giving much lower scores than course instruments. This needs to be watched to see if trend continues. Also, this result may be skewed by small number of students taking FE exam.
Assessment Process Review Summary
No students took the FE Exam so it should be suspended. Students seem to be doing more poorly on the Local (Senior Exit) Exam. This should be Watched.
Code Assessment Process Action Title Assessment Process Action Brief Description
A Suspend using the FE Exam Unless three or more students take the FE Exam, it is not effective. Discontinue
W Local Exam Performance The Local Exam administration needs to be watched to determine if the exam is being taken seriously by students.
2014          
Previous Curriculum Action Review Summary
Specific activities were introduced into MET 310L. Results are essentially unchanged. There is no continued evidence of difficulty on global data interpretation so the Watch is removed.
Curriculum Review Summary
Good student performance. No action
Code Curriculum Action Title Curriculum Action Brief Description
N No Action  
           
Previous Assessment Process Action Review Summary
No students took the FE Exam so it should be suspended. Students seem to be doing more poorly on the Local (Senior Exit) Exam. This should be Watched.
Assessment Process Review Summary
Instruments seem to be functioning as expected. Students are doing well.
Code Assessment Process Action Title Assessment Process Action Brief Description
N No Action  
2015          
Previous Curriculum Action Review Summary
Good student performance. No action
Curriculum Review Summary
Scores were some what low in MET 330 But consistent with that reviewer's norms. No Action Needed.
Code Curriculum Action Title Curriculum Action Brief Description
N No Action  
           
Previous Assessment Process Action Review Summary
Instruments seem to be functioning as expected. Students are doing well.
Assessment Process Review Summary
See if contniued assessment procedure reviews even out scores.
Code Assessment Process Action Title Assessment Process Action Brief Description
A Scoring Metric Review Review Scoring procedures and use of Metrics with faculty