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Nwafu Agnr Learning Outcome Assessment
Nwafu Agnr Learning Outcome Assessment
Nwafu Agnr Learning Outcome Assessment
Nwafu Agnr Learning Outcome Assessment
Nwafu Agnr Learning Outcome Assessment
Nwafu Agnr Learning Outcome Assessment
Nwafu Agnr Learning Outcome Assessment
Nwafu Agnr Learning Outcome Assessment
Nwafu Agnr Learning Outcome Assessment
Nwafu Agnr Learning Outcome Assessment
Nwafu Agnr Learning Outcome Assessment
Nwafu Agnr Learning Outcome Assessment
Nwafu Agnr Learning Outcome Assessment
Nwafu Agnr Learning Outcome Assessment
Nwafu Agnr Learning Outcome Assessment
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Nwafu Agnr Learning Outcome Assessment

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  1. Learning Outcome Assessment https://www.irpa.umd.edu/Assessment/LearningOutcomes/
  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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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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