Action Review for Outcome (c) Optimally select material and design materials treatment and production processes
2004          
Previous Curriculum Action Review Summary
No Curriculum Action needs were stated for Outcome (c ) in 2004.
Curriculum Review Summary
Students continue to perform well.
No Curricular Action is needed.
Code Curriculum Action Title Curriculum Action Brief Description
N    
           
Previous Assessment Process Action Review Summary
There was no previous Assessment Process Action needed for 2004
Assessment Process Review Summary
Assessment instruments appear to be working well but additional methods are likely to improve assessment.
Code Assessment Process Action Title Assessment Process Action Brief Description
A Develop Better Instruments for Outcome (c ) Outcome (c ) assessment could be improved by adding additional instruments such as a survey or exit exam.
2005          
Previous Curriculum Action Review Summary
There were no Curricular Actions needed for Outcome (c ) in 2005.
Curriculum Review Summary
The students continue to perorm well.
No Curriculum Action is needed
Code Curriculum Action Title Curriculum Action Brief Description
A Develop a Senior Exit Exam A Senior Exit Exam is needed to achieve better Assessment of Outcome (c ).
           
Previous Assessment Process Action Review Summary
Developing better or additional Instruments for all Outcomes was an Assessment Process Action needed for 2005. The Senior Survey provides non-faculty subjective inputs for Outcome (c )
Assessment Process Review Summary
There is some concern that there is too much reliance on the Senior Design Reports for the assessment of Outcome (c ).
The continued general search for better metrics for all Outcomes is also noted here and should be addressed by development of a Senior Exit Exam.
Code Assessment Process Action Title Assessment Process Action Brief Description
A Develop a Senior Exit Exam A Senior Exit Exam needs to be developed to improve the Assessment Process for Outcome (c ).
2006          
Previous Curriculum Action Review Summary
There were no Curriculum Actions for Outcome (c ) in 2006.
Curriculum Review Summary
No Curriculum Action is needed for Outcome (c ) in 2006.
Code Curriculum Action Title Curriculum Action Brief Description
N    
           
Previous Assessment Process Action Review Summary
A need for improved Assessment Process for Outcome (c ) in the form of a Senior Exit Exam is an ongoing process improvement. Dr Howard will assume responsibility for coordinating this effort.
Assessment Process Review Summary
Development of a Senior Exit Exam would improve the assessment of Outcome ( c).
Code Assessment Process Action Title Assessment Process Action Brief Description
A Local Senior Exit Exam Develop a Senior Exit Exam to be administered to seniors as they near graduation so as to gain objective assessment results specifically covering as many metrics as possible.
2007          
Previous Curriculum Action Review Summary
There were no Curriculum Actions for Outcome (c ) in 2007.
Curriculum Review Summary
Student performance is essentially unchanged.
As noted for other outcomes, there is a general need for the new faculty to be trained in the Continuous Improvement Process and mentored in the curriculum interfaces. Variations in either of these items could explain the noted recent declines in outcome scores and so are noted here and in the Assessment Process review.
Code Curriculum Action Title Curriculum Action Brief Description
A New Faculy Training and Mentoring  
           
Previous Assessment Process Action Review Summary
The 2006 Assessment Process Actions Needed called for the development and implimentation of a Local Senior Exit Exam, now termed the Local Exam given to all seniors as they near graduation (usually during their last few weeks of course work). This action was completed during the year and is used for many Outcomes including Outcome (a). It is an excellent objective measurement.
As noted for other outcomes, there is a general need for the new faculty to be trained in the Continuous Improvement Process and mentored in the curriculum interfaces. Variations in either of these items could explain the noted declines in outcome scores and so are noted here and in the Assessment Process review.
Assessment Process Review Summary
Assessment triangulation was achieved for Outcome (c ) assessment. There is some concern by some faculty members that the program may become too reliant on the Senior Exit Exam (Local Exam).
Training of new faculty in the Continuous Improvement Process is needed to provide for the consistant scoring via metrics.
Code Assessment Process Action Title Assessment Process Action Brief Description
A New Faculty Continuous Process Training New faculty will be trained in the program's Continuous Improvement Process and practices.
2008          
Previous Curriculum Action Review Summary
As suggested for 2008, new faculty have undergone mentoring and training for the classroom and curriculum interfaces.
Curriculum Review Summary
Students are performing well.
There are no needed Curriculum Actions for 2009.
Faculty training and mentoring is an ongoing departmental process and will no longer be mentioned specifically.
Code Curriculum Action Title Curriculum Action Brief Description
N    
           
Previous Assessment Process Action Review Summary
As suggested for 2007, new faculty have undergone training in the program's Continuous Improvement assessment processes and practices.
Faculty training in the Continuous Improvement Process is now an ongoing departmental process and will no longer be mentioned specifically.
Assessment Process Review Summary
Students are performing well.
There are no needed Assessment Process Actions for 2009.
Code Assessment Process Action Title Assessment Process Action Brief Description
C Continued Faculty Training and Mentoring New faculty are being trained in the program's Continuous Improvement assessment processes and practices.
2009          
Previous Curriculum Action Review Summary
Students were performing well.
There were no needed Curriculum Actions for 2009.
Curriculum Review Summary
Student performance mirrored that of 2009, which itself was at a high level.
No recommended Curricular Actions are necessary for 2010.
N No action required.  
           
Previous Assessment Process Action Review Summary
Students were performing well.
There were no needed Assessment Process Actions for 2009.
Assessment Process Review Summary
Students continued to perform well with on this outcome.
The tools used to assess this outcome are varied and robust.
No recommended Assessment Process Actions needed for 2010.
N No action required.  
2010          
Previous Curriculum Action Review Summary
Student performance mirrored that of 2009, which itself was at a high level.
No recommended Curricular Actions are necessary for 2010.
Curriculum Review Summary
Students continue to do well. No action needed.
Code Curriculum Action Title Curriculum Action Brief Description
N No Action  
           
Previous Assessment Process Action Review Summary
Students continued to perform well with on this outcome.
The tools used to assess this outcome are varied and robust.
No recommended Assessment Process Actions needed for 2010.
Assessment Process Review Summary
Several instruments used including design reports, presentations, and senior survey. Process seems adequate.
Code Assessment Process Action Title Assessment Process Action Brief Description
N No action  
2011          
Previous Curriculum Action Review Summary
Students continue to do well. No action needed.
Curriculum Review Summary
Performance seems to decrease substantially in 2011. Results should be watched for trends.
Code Curriculum Action Title Curriculum Action Brief Description
W Watch Trend Watch performance for seletion of materials.
           
Previous Assessment Process Action Review Summary
Several instruments used including design reports, presentations, and senior survey. Process seems adequate.
Assessment Process Review Summary
Process appears adequate
Code Assessment Process Action Title Assessment Process Action Brief Description
N No action  
2012          
Previous Curriculum Action Review Summary
Performance seems to decrease substantially in 2011. Results should be watched for trends.
Curriculum Review Summary
Negative trend in performance continues. Emphasis of materials selection and processes is needed. Possible courses include Met 232, 332, 321, 440 and design sequence.
Code Curriculum Action Title Curriculum Action Brief Description
A Emphasize matls/proc selection Emphasize materials process and selection in MET 321, 332 and Design sequence.
           
Previous Assessment Process Action Review Summary
Process appears adequate
Assessment Process Review Summary
Process seems adequate. Should instuments be introduced into specific classes that emphasize materials process/selection
Code Assessment Process Action Title Assessment Process Action Brief Description
C Comment Should instruments be introduced in specific courses?
2013          
Previous Curriculum Action Review Summary
Negative trend in performance continues. Emphasis of materials selection and processes is needed. Possible courses include Met 232, 332, 321, 440 and design sequence.
Curriculum Review Summary
Code
           
Previous Assessment Process Action Review Summary
Process seems adequate. Should instuments be introduced into specific classes that emphasize materials process/selection
Assessment Process Review Summary
Code
2014          
Previous Curriculum Action Review Summary
Curriculum Review Summary
Student performance continues to improve under the new design curriculum. No Action needed
Code Curriculum Action Title Curriculum Action Brief Description
N No Action  
           
Previous Assessment Process Action Review Summary
Assessment Process Review Summary
Process continues to function well.
Code Assessment Process Action Title Assessment Process Action Brief Description
N No Action  
2015          
Previous Curriculum Action Review Summary
Student performance continues to improve under the new design curriculum. No Action needed
Curriculum Review Summary
Student performance continues to improve under the new design curriculum. No Action needed
Code Curriculum Action Title Curriculum Action Brief Description
N No Action  
           
Previous Assessment Process Action Review Summary
Process continues to function well.
Assessment Process Review Summary
Process continues to function well. No Acxtion needed.
Code Assessment Process Action Title Assessment Process Action Brief Description
N No Action