Learning Outcome Assessment https://www.irpa.umd.edu/Assessment/LearningOutcomes/
University Accreditation <ul><li>Must be accredited to award degrees </li></ul><ul><li>Full review every 10 years </li></u...
What is Learning Outcome Assessment? <ul><li>What is Learning Outcome? </li></ul><ul><li>UMD’s aspirations for outcomes by...
UMD Learning Outcomes <ul><li>Critical Reasoning and Research Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Goal </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Learn an...
UMD Learning Outcomes <ul><li>Written and Oral Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Goal </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Using standard E...
UMD Learning Outcomes <ul><li>Science and Quantitative Reasoning </li></ul><ul><li>Goal </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Understand a...
UMD Learning Outcomes <ul><li>Information Literacy Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Goal </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Learn and develop s...
UMD Learning Outcomes <ul><li>Technology Fluency </li></ul><ul><li>Goal </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Understand basic technologie...
Agriculture and Natural Resources Goals Available on Internet <ul><li>BS </li></ul><ul><li>MS </li></ul><ul><li>PhD </li><...
Example of Animal Sciences - BS <ul><li>Skill </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to gain control and restrain an animal for physica...
Example of Animal Sciences - BS <ul><li>Skill </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to identify animal feeds by vision </li></ul><ul><...
Example of Animal Sciences - BS <ul><li>Students Acquire Core Body of Knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Required and non-require...
Example of Animal Sciences - BS <ul><li>Critical thinking ability & Info literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Students can obtain ar...
Example of Animal Sciences - BS <ul><li>Graduates will become Associate members of Amer. Registry of Professional Animal S...
Example of Animal Sciences <ul><li>MS </li></ul><ul><li>Understand relationships between basic and interdisciplinary aspec...
Example of Animal Sciences <ul><li>PhD </li></ul><ul><li>Depth and breadth of knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Develop critical...
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  1. 1. Learning Outcome Assessment https://www.irpa.umd.edu/Assessment/LearningOutcomes/
  2. 2. University Accreditation <ul><li>Must be accredited to award degrees </li></ul><ul><li>Full review every 10 years </li></ul><ul><li>If small problems, then must fix them before next review </li></ul><ul><li>Middle-States Commission on Higher Education </li></ul><ul><li>1997, it was found that UMD had no ‘Learning Outcome Assessment’ </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is Learning Outcome Assessment? <ul><li>What is Learning Outcome? </li></ul><ul><li>UMD’s aspirations for outcomes by students after graduating </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Knowledge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Skill </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reasoning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communication ability </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Assessment is an evaluation system to determine if desired outcomes occurred </li></ul>
  4. 4. UMD Learning Outcomes <ul><li>Critical Reasoning and Research Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Goal </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Learn and develop skills that can be applied within a wide range of disciplines inside and outside of the university </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. UMD Learning Outcomes <ul><li>Written and Oral Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Goal </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Using standard English, undergraduate will communicate effectively in written or oral form to a wide variety of audiences </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. UMD Learning Outcomes <ul><li>Science and Quantitative Reasoning </li></ul><ul><li>Goal </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Understand and apply basic scientific and mathematical reasoning to critical thinking analyses </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. UMD Learning Outcomes <ul><li>Information Literacy Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Goal </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Learn and develop skills that can be successfully applied within wide range of disciplines both inside and outside of university </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. UMD Learning Outcomes <ul><li>Technology Fluency </li></ul><ul><li>Goal </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Understand basic technologies and how they are used within the discipline and outside of discipline </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Agriculture and Natural Resources Goals Available on Internet <ul><li>BS </li></ul><ul><li>MS </li></ul><ul><li>PhD </li></ul><ul><li>BLA </li></ul><ul><li>MLA </li></ul>
  10. 10. Example of Animal Sciences - BS <ul><li>Skill </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to gain control and restrain an animal for physical examination without injury to animal (any species OK) </li></ul><ul><li>Verified by someone else </li></ul><ul><li>Can demonstrate this in class or outside of UMD </li></ul>
  11. 11. Example of Animal Sciences - BS <ul><li>Skill </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to identify animal feeds by vision </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Conducted in class </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ability to identify animal anatomical structures by vision </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Conducted in class </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Example of Animal Sciences - BS <ul><li>Students Acquire Core Body of Knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Required and non-required nutrients </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Conducted in class </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Regulation by key physiological processes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Conducted in class </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Indicators of good and ill health </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Conducted in class </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Example of Animal Sciences - BS <ul><li>Critical thinking ability & Info literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Students can obtain article from scientific literature and write summary for general public </li></ul>
  14. 14. Example of Animal Sciences - BS <ul><li>Graduates will become Associate members of Amer. Registry of Professional Animal Sciences </li></ul><ul><li>Must pass standardized exam given across US </li></ul>
  15. 15. Example of Animal Sciences <ul><li>MS </li></ul><ul><li>Understand relationships between basic and interdisciplinary aspects of science and application of knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Effective communication skills </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to comprehend scientific literature </li></ul><ul><li>Conduct independent research </li></ul><ul><li>Apply results in professional environment </li></ul>
  16. 16. Example of Animal Sciences <ul><li>PhD </li></ul><ul><li>Depth and breadth of knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Develop critical thinking skills in analyzing, interpreting and extrapolating data </li></ul><ul><li>Make significant scholarly contributions </li></ul>

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