Action Review for Outcome (d) Function well on teams
2004          
Previous Curriculum Action Review Summary
There were no Curriculum Actions Needed for 2004.
Curriculum Review Summary
Students are performing very well in teams.
There is no Curriculum Action Needed for 2005
Code Curriculum Action Title Curriculum Action Brief Description
N    
           
Previous Assessment Process Action Review Summary
Seeking better instruments for Outcome (d) were suggested as an Assessment Process Action at the end of 2003 for Outcome (d) during 2004. Instruments were the specific target, not metrics.
Assessment Process Review Summary
The instruments for Outcome (d) seem to be functioning adequately at the end of 2003. There remains an interest in moving to more objective (relative to faculty assessment) measures of student performance perhaps using student's self-reported teaming experience.
Code Assessment Process Action Title Assessment Process Action Brief Description
A Better Assessment of Outcome (d) Develop student-reported score assignment instruments of team experience to assess Outcome (d).
2005          
Previous Curriculum Action Review Summary
There were no 2005 Curriculum Actions stated for 2006.
Curriculum Review Summary
Student performance improved slightly but likely within the range of expected uncertainty in performance measurement for Outcome (d).
No Curriculum Action is needed.
Code Curriculum Action Title Curriculum Action Brief Description
N    
           
Previous Assessment Process Action Review Summary
The Assessment Process Actions for Outcome (d) for 2005 was the general action that all faculty members consider producing metrics that provide for more reliable measures of student achievement. For Outcome (d) this has taken the form of using self assessment to determine the students' team experience in design courses.
Assessment Process Review Summary
The current cadre of instruments appears to be good tools for assessing Outcome (a).
The faculty are again asked to continually seek better measures of student performance.
The self assessment procedure is an excellent assessment instrument for this objective (faculty play no role in determining the assessment score) results are obtained.
A Senior Exit Exam would also be an improvement in that it would yield objective results in which the faculty would play no role in determining the assessment scores.
Code Assessment Process Action Title Assessment Process Action Brief Description
A Develop a Senior Exit Exam A Senior Exit Exam is needed to achieve better Assessment of Outcome (d).
2006          
Previous Curriculum Action Review Summary
There were no 2006 Curriculum Actions stated for 2007.
Curriculum Review Summary
Student performance improved slightly but likely within the range of expected uncertainty in performance measurement for Outcome (d).
No Curriculum Action is needed.
Code Curriculum Action Title Curriculum Action Brief Description
N    
           
Previous Assessment Process Action Review Summary
A need for an improved Assessment Process for Outcome (d) 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
The current cadre of instruments appears to be good tools for assessing Outcome (d). The faculty are again asked to continually seek better measures of student performance.
The current Assessment Processes should be continued to assess Outcome (d), but other objective assessment data are needed.
A Senior Exam should be developed as was recommended last year.
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 Needed for 2007 for Outcome (d)
Curriculum Review Summary
The drop in Outcome (d) assessment scores from 2005 and 2006 may be related to different reviewers as faculty turnovers occur. These scores are mostly determined by student input so are not as sensitive to faculty input and training as are other outcomes.
Nevertheless, faculty training in the Continuous Improvement Process is essential and should continue.
The new Senior Exit Exam is attempts to use several metrics to assess Outcome (d).
Code Curriculum Action Title Curriculum Action Brief Description
A New Faculty Continuous Process Training New faculty will be trained in the program's Continuous Improvement assessment processes and practices.
           
Previous Assessment Process Action Review Summary
The 2006 Assessment Process Actions Needed called for the development and implementation 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 (d). 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
The drop in scores from 2005 and 2006 may be related to different reviewers as faculty turnovers occur. Faculty training in the Continuous Improvement Process is essential and should continue with renewed emphasis.
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 assessment processes and practices.
2008          
Previous Curriculum 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.
Curriculum Review Summary
Student performance continues to decline. This may be the result of the assessed cohort's academic variation with the academically superior 2005/6 cohort. This suggests the possible normalization of outcome assessment results with cohort GPA's; however, that data is not readily available to the program from institutional databases.
The most likely cause for performance decline is the recent turnover in program faculty.
A watch of performance is warranted. If improvement is not seen in the coming year, action will be needed. Watch to see if the Senior Exit Exam (Local Exam) results are considerable different from the other instruments and if it variation is less than other metrics. Also consider if cohort GPA is reflected in the Exit Exam results. Faculty training and mentoring is an ongoing departmental process and will no longer be mentioned specifically.
Code Curriculum Action Title Curriculum Action Brief Description
W Senior Exit Exam vs. Other Instruments Determine if the Senior Exit Exam agrees with the other Instruments.
     
Previous Assessment Process Action Review Summary
The Assessment Process Action recommended for 2008 was that new faculty would be trained in the program's Continuous Improvement assessment processes and practices. This has been adopted as an ongoing departmental process and will no longer be mention specifically.
Assessment Process Review Summary
The assessment process for Outcome (d) has evolved over the last several years from an assessment largely by faculty to one largely by the students through surveys. The primary concern at this time is whether student's opinions concerning the workings of the design teams are a legitimate measure of teaming skills and the proper balance between teaming knowledge and skills. This will be watched and further considered over 2009.
Code Assessment Process Action Title Assessment Process Action Brief Description
W Teaming Experience vs. Skills Are the students knowledgeable about teaming skills and do teaming experiences measure this?
2009          
Previous Curriculum Action Review Summary
Since the performance of this category had been decreasing, it was decided to "watch" the results during thid review period to see if the declination continued. The slight decrease during the previous two years was attributed to academically superior 05/06 cohort and the recent turnover of the program faculty.
Curriculum Review Summary
The assessment results increased slightly during this review period indicating there was a normalization of the outcome assessment from previous cohorts and the new faculty.
N No action required.  
           
Previous Assessment Process Action Review Summary
The primary concern for 2009 was whether the student's opions concerning the workings of the design teams are a legitimate measure of teaming skills and the proper balance between teaming knowledge and skills.
Assessment Process Review Summary
In the future additional teaming and conflict resolution issues will be addressed in the design courses by either faculty in the department or by faculty from other departments.
W Working well with others Additional materials to be taught in Design courses.
2010          
Previous Curriculum Action Review Summary
The assessment results increased slightly during this review period indicating there was a normalization of the outcome assessment from previous cohorts and the new faculty.
Curriculum Review Summary
There was no appreciable change in year over year assessment results during this period. No action required. Signifigant decline in assessment results as compared to previous years. The decline is assessment results are attributed directly to changes in the assessment process itself. No action required.
Code Curriculum Action Title Curriculum Action Brief Description
Signifigant decline in assessment results as compared to previous years. The decline is assessment results are attributed directly to changes in the assessment process itself. No action required. No Action
           
Previous Assessment Process Action Review Summary
In the future additional teaming and conflict resolution issues will be addressed in the design courses by either faculty in the department or by faculty from other departments.
Assessment Process Review Summary
No action at this time. Continue to watch "working well with others".
Code Assessment Process Action Title Assessment Process Action Brief Description
W Working well with others additional materials to be taught in design courses.
2011          
Previous Curriculum Action Review Summary
There was no appreciable change in year over year assessment results during this period. No action required. Signifigant decline in assessment results as compared to previous years. The decline is assessment results are attributed directly to changes in the assessment process itself. No action required.
Curriculum Review Summary
Significant decline in assessment results as compared to previous years. The decline is assessment results are attributed directly to changes in the assessment process itself. No action required.
Code Curriculum Action Title Curriculum Action Brief Description
N No Action  
           
Previous Assessment Process Action Review Summary
No action at this time. Continue to watch "working well with others".
Assessment Process Review Summary
A significant drop in assessment results was observed in 2011. This decline is attributed to; (1) the lack of student self-evaluation results, and (2) the use of local exam results as an instrument for assessing "interactive skills". Both of these changes had a pronounced affect on assessment results. Continue to watch "working well with others".
Code Assessment Process Action Title Assessment Process Action Brief Description
W Working well with others New material added to design courses and self evaluation removed.
2012          
Previous Curriculum Action Review Summary
Significant decline in assessment results as compared to previous years. The decline is assessment results are attributed directly to changes in the assessment process itself. No action required.
Curriculum Review Summary
Assessment results showed a marked improvement in 2012. This is primarily due to changes in the assessment process. No action required.
Code Curriculum Action Title Curriculum Action Brief Description
N no action required.  
           
Previous Assessment Process Action Review Summary
A significant drop in assessment results was observed in 2011. This decline is attributed to; (1) the lack of student self-evaluation results, and (2) the use of local exam results as an instrument for assessing "interactive skills". Both of these changes had a pronounced affect on assessment results. Continue to watch "working well with others".
Assessment Process Review Summary
A significant improvement in assessment results was observed in 2012. This improvement is attributed to discontinuing the use of local exam results as an instrument for assessing "interactive skills", thus reverting to the same process as used in 2010. Continue to watch "working well with others".
Code Assessment Process Action Title Assessment Process Action Brief Description
W working well with others New material added to design courses and use of local exam instrument modified.
2013          
Previous Curriculum Action Review Summary
Assessment results showed a marked improvement in 2012. This is primarily due to changes in the assessment process. No action required.
Curriculum Review Summary
There was a significant decrease in performance this year as determined from the assessment of design reports. Students demostrated excellent knowlegde of team skills on the Local Exam and very favorable self-reporting by survey. Low report assessment may be a hold over from the 2012-13 design year so no action should be taken until at least after the 2013 results (for 2013 spring design reports) are available.
Code Curriculum Action Title Curriculum Action Brief Description
W Low report performance See if faculty assessment of team performance improves with new curriculum.
           
Previous Assessment Process Action Review Summary
A significant improvement in assessment results was observed in 2012. This improvement is attributed to discontinuing the use of local exam results as an instrument for assessing "interactive skills", thus reverting to the same process as used in 2010. Continue to watch "working well with others".
Assessment Process Review Summary
The system may be a bit too depedant on one subjective assessment (faculty evaluation of design reports). Perhaps as students gain a better understanding of new expectations, performance will improve on final design reports. This is being watched under curriculum.
Code Assessment Process Action Title Assessment Process Action Brief Description
N No Action  
2014          
Previous Curriculum Action Review Summary
There was a significant decrease in performance this year as determined from the assessment of design reports. Students demostrated excellent knowlegde of team skills on the Local Exam and very favorable self-reporting by survey. Low report assessment may be a hold over from the 2012-13 design year so no action should be taken until at least after the 2013 results (for 2013 spring design reports) are available.
Curriculum Review Summary
There has been marginal improvement in team performance with overall scores impacted greatly by faculty assessment of the final design reports. The current Watch should be continued to see if students adapt to the more rigorous grading standards and expectations undoubtedly reflected in the faculty assessments of performance.
Code Curriculum Action Title Curriculum Action Brief Description
W Low report performance See if faculty assessment of team performance improves with new curriculum as students adapt to higher standards.
           
Previous Assessment Process Action Review Summary
The system may be a bit too depedant on one subjective assessment (faculty evaluation of design reports). Perhaps as students gain a better understanding of new expectations, performance will improve on final design reports. This is being watched under curriculum.
Assessment Process Review Summary
Continue as in 2013 watching to see if students adjust to new additional rigor in curriculum under curriculum above.
Code Assessment Process Action Title Assessment Process Action Brief Description
N No Action  
2015          
Previous Curriculum Action Review Summary
There has been marginal improvement in team performance with overall scores impacted greatly by faculty assessment of the final design reports. The current Watch should be continued to see if students adapt to the more rigorous grading standards and expectations undoubtedly reflected in the faculty assessments of performance.
Curriculum Review Summary
Students have improved their performance, which indicates the implimentation of higher standards has been integrated into the students expectations.. No action is needed. All watches discontinued.
Code Curriculum Action Title Curriculum Action Brief Description
N No Action  
           
Previous Assessment Process Action Review Summary
Continue as in 2013 watching to see if students adjust to new additional rigor in curriculum under curriculum above.
Assessment Process Review Summary
Working well. No action
Code Assessment Process Action Title Assessment Process Action Brief Description
N No Action