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  • 1. Degree Program: MASTER OF ARCHITECTURE/ MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ARCHITECTURE College/School: COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE Academic Year: 2006-2007 University Goal: Academic Improvement – To provide a distinctive quality undergraduate and graduate educational experience based on challenging academic standards and exposure to new technologies. Program Mission/Goals: The mission of the School of Architecture (SOA) is to provide an enlightened and enriched academic, intellectual, moral, cultural, ethical, technologically advanced, and student-centered environment conducive to the development of highly qualified individuals who are prepared and capable of serving as leaders and contributors within the fields of Architecture and Landscape Architecture in an ever-evolving society. The School aspires to seek and support a faculty and staff of distinction dedicated to providing outstanding academic education at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional school levels, with a particular emphasis on integrity, creativity, and ethical conduct. The SOA is committed to motivational teaching, imaginative research, and meaningful community service. The SOA is also committed to cultural diversity by means of its course offerings, special programs, and recruitment efforts. SOA Mission Statement (adopted by faculty 3/15/05) 1. COMMUNICATION SKILLS: Graduates will demonstrate proficiency in oral and written communication skills when assessing issues in their architectural research. Graduates will demonstrate the ability to speak and write effectively on subject matter contained in their thesis research. Graduates will demonstrate proficiency in graphic communication skills. (MARCH Professional Degree Track Only) 2. CRITICAL THINKING: Graduates will exhibit critical thinking skills in the assessment of scholarly issues. Graduates will exhibit critical thinking skills in the assessment of scholarly issues in the practice of architecture. Graduates will demonstrate the ability to make a comprehensive analysis and evaluation of a building, building complex, or urban space. (MARCH Only) 3. PROFESSIONAL AND CAREER SUCCESS: Graduates will demonstrate the ability to select a research focus. Graduates will demonstrate an awareness of the ethical issues involved in the formation of professional judgments in architectural design and practice. Graduates will demonstrate the ability to assume divergent roles and to cooperate with other students when working as members of a design team or in other settings. Graduates will demonstrate the ability to select an area of professional concentration. (MARCH Professional Degree Track Only) 4. CONTENT - HISTORY AND THEORY:
  • 2. Graduates will demonstrate the ability to utilize architectural history and theory to address an architectural problem. Graduates will demonstrate an understanding of the Western architectural canons and traditions in architecture, landscape, and urban design, as well as the climatic, technological, socioeconomic, and other cultural factors that have shaped and sustained them. Graduates will demonstrate an awareness of the parallel and divergent canons and traditions of architecture and urban design in the non-Western world. Graduates will demonstrate the ability to compare and select the appropriate research findings for an architectural solution. (MARCH Professional Degree Track Only) 5. CONTENT - BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES: Graduates will demonstrate the ability to utilize architectural building technologies to address an architectural problem. Graduates will demonstrate an understanding of the basic principles that inform the design of environmental systems, including acoustics, lighting and climate modification systems, and energy use. (MARCH Professional Degree Track Only) Graduates will demonstrate the ability to assess, select, and integrate structural systems, environmental systems, life-safety systems, building envelope systems, and building service systems into building design. (MARCH Professional Degree Track Only) 6. CONTENT - DESIGN STUDIO INFORMATION: Graduates will demonstrate the ability to utilize architectural design studio information to address an architectural problem. Graduates will demonstrate the ability to apply basic organizational, spatial, structural, and constructional principles to the conception and development of interior and exterior spaces, building elements, and components. Graduates will demonstrate the ability to provide a coherent rationale for the programmatic and formal precedents employed in the conceptualization and development of architecture and urban design projects. Graduates will demonstrate the ability to compare and select the appropriate research findings for an architectural solution. (MARCH Level Only) 7. CONTENT KNOWLEDGE – RESEARCH: Graduates will demonstrate the ability to plan and conduct a scholarly investigation into an architectural issue. Graduates will demonstrate the ability to employ basic methods of data collection and analysis to inform all aspects of the programming and design process. Graduates will demonstrate the ability to explain and assess a selection of different topics, trends, and methodologies that constitute current research in architecture. 8. DIVERSITY AND CULTURAL PERSPECTIVES: Graduates will demonstrate the ability to compare and select appropriate culturally diverse architectural traditions and perspectives in their architectural research.
  • 3. Graduates will demonstrate an awareness of the theories and methods of inquiry that seek to clarify the relationships between human behavior and the physical environment. Graduates will demonstrate an awareness of the diversity of needs, values, behavioral norms, and social and spatial patterns that characterize different cultures, and the implications of this diversity for the societal roles and responsibilities of architects. Graduates will demonstrate the ability to compare and select appropriate culturally diverse architectural traditions and perspectives in their architectural studies. (MARCH Professional Degree Track Only) Formulate Outcome Ascertain Criteria for Measure Observe and Use Results for Strengthen Program Success Performance Summarize Results Improvement (Action Plan) N/A N/A COMMUNICATION Direct Measures Direct Measures No changes are planned SKILLS: Competency Coursework Competency Coursework at this time. Graduates will demonstrate Every graduating student During the graduation proficiency in oral and will receive a ―B‖ or better check for the Master of written communication skills in the following courses: Architecture degree when assessing issues in ARC 5206 candidates, it was verified their architectural research. Advanced that every graduating Architectural Theory student had received a ―B‖ COMPETENCIES: and Philosophy or better in the following ARC 6217 Theories courses: Graduates will demonstrate of Intervention ARC 5206 the ability to speak and write ARC 6974 Advanced effectively on subject matter Thesis/Master's Architectural Theory contained in their thesis Project Planning and Philosophy research. (Competency ARC 6971 ARC 6217 Theories derived from National Thesis/Master's of Intervention Architecture Accrediting Project ARC 6974 Board Student Performance Thesis/Master's Criteria #1: Verbal and Graduate Capstone Project Planning Writing Skills — Ability to Project ARC 6971 speak and write effectively Every graduating student Thesis/Master's on subject matter contained will receive a ―B‖ grade (or Project in the professional higher) on the oral, written, curriculum..) and graphic components Graduate Capstone of the capstone studio Project
  • 4. Formulate Outcome Ascertain Criteria for Measure Observe and Use Results for Strengthen Program Success Performance Summarize Results Improvement (Action Plan) Graduates will demonstrate project. Project Every graduating student proficiency in graphic components are evaluated received a ―B‖ grade (or communication skills. and graded using the SOA higher) on the oral, written, MARCH Professional Studio Rubric by a and graphic components Degree Track Only. professional jury (including of the capstone studio (Competency derived from faculty members and project. Project National Architecture practicing professionals). components were Accrediting Board Student evaluated and graded Performance Criteria #3: Master’s Thesis using the SOA Studio Graphic Skills — Ability to Every graduating student Rubric by a professional use appropriate will receive a ―B‖ grade (or jury (including faculty representational media, higher) on the oral, written, members and practicing including freehand drawing and graphic components, professionals). and computer technology, to where appropriate, of their convey essential formal master’s thesis. Thesis Master’s Thesis elements at each stage of components will be Every graduating student the programming and design evaluated and graded received a ―B‖ grade (or process.) using the SOA Thesis higher) on the oral, written, Rubric by a committee of and graphic components, three faculty members. where appropriate, of their master’s thesis. Thesis Professional Portfolio components were A majority of participants evaluated and graded in a professional jury using the SOA Thesis (including faculty members Rubric by a committee of and practicing three faculty members. professionals), using the SOA Portfolio Rubric, will Professional Portfolio conclude that each A majority of participants graduating student’s in a professional jury communication skills meet (including faculty members or exceed the professional and practicing standards for an entry- professionals), using the level position. SOA Portfolio Rubric, concluded that each
  • 5. Formulate Outcome Ascertain Criteria for Measure Observe and Use Results for Strengthen Program Success Performance Summarize Results Improvement (Action Plan) Indirect Measures graduating student’s communication skills met Employer Interviews and or exceeded the Surveys professional standards for A minimum of 70% of an entry-level position. employeers responding to questions like: ―How well Indirect Measures did the program perform at Employer Interviews and developing communication Surveys skills?‖ and ―How well did Employer interviews and the program perform in surveys were completed at developing students’ various times throughout digital communication the year. On April 19, skills?‖ will evaluate the 2007 the School of program’s ability to Architecture Advisory prepare students’ Council met and communication skills as concluded that students’ meeting or exceeding their communication skills met expectations for new or exceeded their employees. expectations for new employees. N/A N/A CRITICAL THINKING: Direct Measures Direct Measures No changes were made. Graduates will exhibit critical Competency Coursework Competency Coursework thinking skills in the Every graduating student During the graduation assessment of scholarly will receive a ―B‖ or better check for the Master of issues. in the following courses: Architecture degree ARC 5206 candidates, it was verified COMPETENCIES: Advanced that every graduating Architectural Theory student had received a ―C‖ Graduates will and Philosophy or better in the following exhibit critical ARC 6217 Theories courses: thinking skills in of Intervention ARC 5206 the assessment of ARC 6245 Models of Advanced
  • 6. Formulate Outcome Ascertain Criteria for Measure Observe and Use Results for Strengthen Program Success Performance Summarize Results Improvement (Action Plan) scholarly issues in Inquiry Architectural Theory the practice of ARC 6974 and Philosophy architecture. Thesis/Master's ARC 6217 Theories Project Planning of Intervention Graduates will ARC 6971 ARC 6245 Models of demonstrate the Thesis/Master's Inquiry ability to make a Project ARC 6974 comprehensive Thesis/Master's analysis and Graduate Capstone Project Planning evaluation of a Project ARC 6971 building, building Every graduating student Thesis/Master's complex, or urban will receive a ―B‖ grade (or Project space. MARCH higher) on the critical Only. thinking components of Graduate Capstone (Competency the capstone studio Project derived from project. Project Every graduating student National components are evaluated received a ―B‖ grade (or Architecture and graded using the SOA higher) on the critical Accrediting Board Studio Rubric by a thinking components of Student professional jury (including the capstone studio Performance faculty members, and project. Project Criteria #2: Critical practicing professionals). components were Thinking Skills — evaluated and graded Ability to raise Master’s Thesis using the SOA Studio clear and precise Every graduating student Rubric by a professional questions, use will receive a ―B‖ grade (or jury (including faculty abstract ideas to higher) on the critical members, and practicing interpret thinking components, of professionals). information, their master’s thesis. consider diverse Thesis components will be Master’s Thesis points of view, evaluated and graded Every graduating student reach well- using the SOA Thesis received a ―B‖ grade (or reasoned Rubric by a committee of higher) on the critical conclusions, and three faculty members. thinking components, of test them against their master’s thesis.
  • 7. Formulate Outcome Ascertain Criteria for Measure Observe and Use Results for Strengthen Program Success Performance Summarize Results Improvement (Action Plan) relevant criteria Indirect Measures Thesis components were and standards.) Employer Interviews and evaluated and graded Surveys using the SOA Thesis A minimum of 70% of Rubric by a committee of employeers responding to three faculty members. questions like: ―How well did the program perform at Indirect Measures developing the students’ Employer Interviews and critical thinking skills?‖ will Surveys evaluate the program’s Employer interviews and ability to prepare students’ surveys were completed at communication skills as various times throughout meeting or exceeding their the year. On April 19, expectations for new 2007 the School of employees. Architecture Advisory Council met and concluded that students’ critical thinking skills met or exceeded their expectations for new employees. N/A N/A PROFESSIONAL AND Direct Measure Direct Measure No changes were made. CAREER SUCCESS: Competency Coursework Competency Coursework Graduates will demonstrate Every graduating student In addition, during the the ability to select a will receive a ―B‖ or better graduation check, it was research focus. in the following courses: verified that every ARC 5286 Practice I graduating MARCH COMPETENCIES: ARC 5288 Practice 2 student had received a ―B‖ ARC 5364 Architectural or better in the following Graduates will Design 4 courses: demonstrate an ARC 6357 Graduate awareness of the Design 6.1 ARC 5286 Practice I ethical issues ARC 5287 Practice 2
  • 8. Formulate Outcome Ascertain Criteria for Measure Observe and Use Results for Strengthen Program Success Performance Summarize Results Improvement (Action Plan) involved in the Graduate Capstone ARC 6357 Graduate formation of Project Design 6.1 professional Every graduating student ARC 6358 Graduate judgments in will receive a ―B‖ grade (or Design 6.2 architectural higher) on the professional design and and career success Graduate Capstone practice. components of the Project (Competency capstone studio project. Every graduating student derived from Project components are received a ―B‖ grade (or National evaluated and graded higher) on the professional Architecture using the SOA Studio and career success Accrediting Board Rubric by a professional components of the Student jury (including faculty capstone studio project. Performance members, and practicing Project components were Criteria #34: professionals). evaluated and graded Ethics and using the SOA Studio Professional Professional Portfolio Rubric by a professional Judgment — A majority of participants jury (including faculty Understanding of in a professional jury members, and practicing the ethical issues (including faculty members professionals). involved in the and practicing formation of professionals), using the Professional Portfolio professional SOA Portfolio Rubric, will A majority of participants judgment in conclude that each in a professional jury architectural graduating student’s (including faculty members design and communication skills meet and practicing practice.) or exceed the professional professionals), using the standards for an entry- SOA Portfolio Rubric, Graduates will level position. concluded that each demonstrate the graduating student’s ability to assume Indirect Measure communication skills met divergent roles Employer Interviews and or exceeded the and to cooperate Surveys professional standards for with other students A minimum of 70% of an entry-level position. when working as employeers responding to
  • 9. Formulate Outcome Ascertain Criteria for Measure Observe and Use Results for Strengthen Program Success Performance Summarize Results Improvement (Action Plan) members of a questions like: ―How well Indirect Measure design team or in did the program perform at Employer Interviews and other settings. preparing students for Surveys (Competency professional success and Employer interviews and derived from formulating ethical surveys were completed at National responses to client’s various times throughout Architecture needs?‖ will evaluate the the year. On April 19, Accrediting Board program’s performance as 2007 the School of Student meeting or exceeding their Architecture Advisory Performance expectations for entry- Council met and Criteria #7: level employees.. concluded that graduates’ Collaborative potential for career and Skills — Ability to professional success and recognize the ability to formulate ethical varied talent found responses to client’s in interdisciplinary needs met or exceeded design project their expectations for new teams in employees. professional practice and work in collaboration with other students as members of a design team.) Graduates will demonstrate the ability to select an area of professional concentration. MARCH Professional Degree Track Only.
  • 10. Formulate Outcome Ascertain Criteria for Measure Observe and Use Results for Strengthen Program Success Performance Summarize Results Improvement (Action Plan) N/A Direct Measure N/A CONTENT - HISTORY AND Direct Measure Competency Coursework No changes were made. THEORY: Competency Coursework During the graduation Graduates will demonstrate Every graduating student check for the Master of the ability to utilize will receive a ―B‖ or better Architecture degree architectural history and in the following course: candidates, it was verified theory to address an ARC 5206 Advanced that every graduating architectural problem. Architectural Theory and student had received a ―B‖ Philosophy or better in the following COMPETENCIES: course: In addition, a ―B‖ or higher ARC 5206 Advanced Graduates will in the following courses is Architectural Theory and demonstrate an required for students in the Philosophy understanding of Master of Architecture In addition, during the the Western (Professional Degree graduation check, it was architectural Track): verified that every canons and ARC 5731 graduating MARCH traditions in Architecture History 1 student had received a ―B‖ architecture, ARC 5732 Architecture or better in the following landscape, and History 2 courses (Professional urban design, as ARC 5789 Modern Degree Track): well as the Architecture History ARC 5731 climatic, Architecture History 1 technological, Master’s Thesis ARC 5732 Architecture socioeconomic, Every graduating student History 2 and other cultural will receive a ―B‖ grade (or ARC 5789 Modern factors that have higher) on the historical Architecture History shaped and and theoretical sustained them. components, where Master’s Thesis (Competency appropriate, of their Every graduating student derived from master’s thesis. Thesis received a ―B‖ grade (or National components will be higher) on the historical Architecture evaluated and graded and theoretical Accrediting Board using the SOA Thesis components, where
  • 11. Formulate Outcome Ascertain Criteria for Measure Observe and Use Results for Strengthen Program Success Performance Summarize Results Improvement (Action Plan) Student Rubric by a committee of appropriate, of their Performance three faculty members. master’s thesis. Thesis Criteria #8: components were Western Traditions Indirect Measure evaluated and graded — Understanding Employer Interviews and using the SOA Thesis of the Western Surveys Rubric by a committee of architectural A minimum of 70% of three faculty members. canons and employeers responding to traditions in questions like ―How well Indirect Measure architecture, did the program develop Employer Interviews and landscape and the students’ ability to Surveys urban design, as examine history and Employer interviews and well as the theory?‖ will evaluate the surveys were completed at climatic, program’s performance in various times throughout technological, preparing students to the year. On April 19, socioeconomic, examine and integrate 2007 the School of and other cultural history and theory as Architecture Advisory factors that have meeting or exceeding their Council met and shaped and expectations for entry- concluded that graduates’ sustained them.) level employees. ability to examine and integrate history and Graduates will theory into architectural demonstrate an design met or exceeded awareness of the their expectations for new parallel and employees. divergent canons and traditions of architecture and urban design in the non-Western world. (Competency derived from National Architecture
  • 12. Formulate Outcome Ascertain Criteria for Measure Observe and Use Results for Strengthen Program Success Performance Summarize Results Improvement (Action Plan) Accrediting Board Student Performance Criteria #9: Non- Western Traditions — Understanding of parallel and divergent canons and traditions of architecture and urban design in the non-Western world.) Graduates will demonstrate the ability to compare and select the appropriate research findings for an architectural solution. MARCH Professional Degree Track Only. N/A Direct Measure N/A CONTENT - BUILDING Direct Measure Competency Coursework No changes were made. TECHNOLOGIES: Competency Coursework During the graduation Graduates will demonstrate Every graduating student check for the Master of the ability to utilize will receive a ―B‖ or better Architecture degree architectural building in the following courses: candidates, it was verified technologies to address an ARC 6624 New that every graduating architectural problem. Technology of Buildings student had received a ―B‖ ARC 5662 Environmental or better in the following
  • 13. Formulate Outcome Ascertain Criteria for Measure Observe and Use Results for Strengthen Program Success Performance Summarize Results Improvement (Action Plan) COMPETENCIES: Technology 4 course: ARC 6358 Graduate ARC 6624 New Graduates will Design 6.2 Technology of Buildings demonstrate an ARC 5662 Environmental understanding of Graduate Capstone Technology 4 the basic Project ARC 6358 Graduate principles that Every graduating student Design 6.2 inform the design will receive a ―B‖ grade (or of environmental higher) on the construction Graduate Capstone systems, including technology components of Project acoustics, lighting the capstone studio Every graduating student and climate project. Project received a ―B‖ grade (or modification components are evaluated higher) on the construction systems, and and graded using the SOA technology components of energy use. Studio Rubric by a the capstone studio (MARCH professional jury (including project. Project Professional faculty members, and components were Degree Track practicing professionals). evaluated and graded Only) using the SOA Studio (Competency Professional Portfolio Rubric by a professional derived from A majority of participants jury (including faculty National in a professional jury members, and practicing Architecture (including faculty members professionals). Accrediting Board and practicing Student professionals), using the Professional Portfolio Performance SOA Portfolio Rubric, will A majority of participants Criteria #19: conclude that each in a professional jury Environmental graduating student’s (including faculty members Systems — communication skills meet and practicing Understanding of or exceed the professional professionals), using the the basic standards for an entry- SOA Portfolio Rubric, principles and level position. concluded that each appropriate graduating student’s application and Indirect Measure communication skills met performance of Employer Interviews and or exceeded the
  • 14. Formulate Outcome Ascertain Criteria for Measure Observe and Use Results for Strengthen Program Success Performance Summarize Results Improvement (Action Plan) environmental Surveys professional standards for systems, including A minimum of 70% of an entry-level position. acoustical, employeers responding to lighting, and questions like: ―How well Indirect Measure climate did the program help to Employer Interviews and modification develop students’ ability to Surveys systems, and examine and integrate Employer interviews and energy use, architectural building surveys were completed at integrated with the technologies?‖ will various times throughout building envelope.) evaluate the program’s the year. On April 19, performance in preparing 2007 the School of Graduates will students to examine and Architecture Advisory demonstrate the integrate architectural Council met and ability to assess, building technologies as concluded that graduates’ select, and meeting or exceeding their ability to examine and integrate structural expectations for entry- integrate architectural systems, level employees. building technologies met environmental or exceeded their systems, life- expectations for new safety systems, employees. building envelope systems, and building service systems into building design. MARCH Professional Degree Track Only. (Competency derived from National Architecture Accrediting Board Student
  • 15. Formulate Outcome Ascertain Criteria for Measure Observe and Use Results for Strengthen Program Success Performance Summarize Results Improvement (Action Plan) Performance Criteria #23: Building Systems Integration — Ability to assess, select, and conceptually integrate structural systems, building envelope systems, environmental systems, life- safety systems, and building service systems into building design.) N/A N/A CONTENT - DESIGN Direct Measure Direct Measure No changes were made. STUDIO INFORMATION: Competency Coursework Competency Coursework Graduates will demonstrate Every graduating student During the graduation the ability to utilize will receive a ―B‖ or better check for the Master of architectural design studio in the following courses: Architecture degree information to address an ARC 5362 Architecture candidates, it was verified architectural problem. Design 2 that every graduating ARC 5363 Architecture student had received a ―B‖ COMPETENCIES: Design 3 or better in the following ARC 5364 Architecture courses: Graduates will Design 4 ARC 5362 Architecture demonstrate the ARC 5731 Design 2 ability to apply Architecture History 1 ARC 5363 Architecture basic ARC 5732 Architecture Design 3 organizational, History 2 ARC 5364 Architecture spatial, structural, ARC 6359 Graduate Design 4
  • 16. Formulate Outcome Ascertain Criteria for Measure Observe and Use Results for Strengthen Program Success Performance Summarize Results Improvement (Action Plan) and constructional Design 6.2 ARC 5731 principles to the ARC 6910 Thesis/Master’s Architecture History 1 conception and Project Research ARC 5732 Architecture development of History 2 interior and Graduate Capstone ARC 6359 Graduate exterior spaces, Project Design 6.2 building elements, Every graduating student ARC 6910 Thesis/Master’s and components. will receive a ―B‖ grade (or Project Research (Competency higher) on the design derived from studio components of the National capstone studio project. Graduate Capstone Architecture Project components are Project Accrediting Board evaluated and graded Every graduating student Student using the SOA Studio will receive a ―B‖ grade (or Performance Rubric by a professional higher) on the design Criteria #6: jury (including faculty studio components of the Fundamental members, and practicing capstone studio project. Design Skills — professionals). Project components are Ability to use basic Professional Portfolio evaluated and graded architectural A majority of participants using the SOA Studio principles in the in a professional jury Rubric by a professional design of (including faculty members jury (including faculty buildings, interior and practicing members, and practicing spaces, and sites.) professionals), using the professionals). SOA Portfolio Rubric, will Graduates will conclude that each Professional Portfolio demonstrate the graduating student’s A majority of participants ability to provide a communication skills meet in a professional jury coherent rationale or exceed the professional (including faculty members for the standards for an entry- and practicing programmatic and level position. professionals), using the formal precedents SOA Portfolio Rubric, will employed in the Indirect Measure conclude that each conceptualization Employer Interviews and graduating student’s and development Surveys communication skills meet
  • 17. Formulate Outcome Ascertain Criteria for Measure Observe and Use Results for Strengthen Program Success Performance Summarize Results Improvement (Action Plan) of architecture and Employer interviews and or exceed the professional urban design surveys were completed at standards for an entry- projects. various times throughout level position. (Competency the year. On April 19, derived from 2007 the School of Indirect Measure National Architecture Advisory Employer Interviews and Architecture Council met and Surveys Accrediting Board concluded that graduates’ A minimum of 70% of Student design skills met or employeers responding to Performance exceeded their questions like: ―How well Criteria #11: Use expectations for new did the program perform in of Precedents — employees. helping students to Ability to examine culturally diverse incorporate architectural traditions and relevant perspectives?‖ and ―How precedents into well did the program architecture and proform in helping urban design students to integrate projects.) culturally diverse architectural traditions and Graduates will perspectives into their demonstrate the design solutions?‖ will ability to compare evaluate the program’s and select the performance in preparing appropriate students’ design skills and research findings understanding as meeting for an architectural or exceeding their solution. MARCH expectations for entry- Level Only. level employees. N/A N/A CONTENT KNOWLEDGE – Direct Measure Direct Measure No changes were made. RESEARCH: Competency Coursework Competency Coursework Graduates will demonstrate Every graduating student During the graduation the ability to plan and will receive a ―B‖ or better check for the Master of
  • 18. Formulate Outcome Ascertain Criteria for Measure Observe and Use Results for Strengthen Program Success Performance Summarize Results Improvement (Action Plan) conduct a scholarly in the following courses: Architecture degree investigation into an ARC 5364 Architectural candidates, it was verified architectural issue. Design 4 that every graduating ARC 5662 Environmental student had received a ―B‖ COMPETENCIES: Technology 4 or better in the following ARC 5352 Advanced courses: Graduates will Architectural Design 5.1 ARC 5364 Architectural demonstrate the ability ARC 5353 Advanced Design 4 to plan and conduct a Architectural Design 5.2 ARC 5662 Environmental scholarly investigation ARC 5910 Architectural Technology 4 into an architectural Research ARC 5352 Advanced issue. ARC 6217 Theories of Architectural Design 5.1 Intervention ARC 5353 Advanced Graduates will ARC 6245 Models of Architectural Design 5.2 demonstrate the Inquiry ARC 5910 Architectural ability to employ ARC 6910 Thesis/Master's Research basic methods of Project Research ARC 6217 Theories of data collection and ARC 6971 Thesis/Master's Intervention analysis to inform Project ARC 6245 Models of all aspects of the ARC 6974 Thesis/Master's Inquiry programming and Project Planning ARC 6910 Thesis/Master's design process. Project Research (Competency Master’s Thesis ARC 6971 Thesis/Master's derived from Every graduating student Project National will receive a ―B‖ grade (or ARC 6974 Thesis/Master's Architecture higher) on the research Project Planning Accrediting Board skills components, where Student appropriate, of their Master’s Thesis Performance master’s thesis. Thesis Every graduating student Criteria #4: components will be received a ―B‖ grade (or Research Skills — evaluated and graded higher) on the research Ability to gather, using the SOA Thesis skills components, where assess, record, Rubric by a committee of appropriate, of their and apply relevant three faculty members. master’s thesis. Thesis information in components were
  • 19. Formulate Outcome Ascertain Criteria for Measure Observe and Use Results for Strengthen Program Success Performance Summarize Results Improvement (Action Plan) architectural Indirect Measure evaluated and graded coursework.) Employer Interviews and using the SOA Thesis Surveys Rubric by a committee of Graduates will A minimum of 70% of three faculty members. demonstrate the employeers responding to ability to explain questions like: ―How well Indirect Measure and assess a did the course and faculty Employer interviews and selection of help to develop your surveys were completed at different topics, research skills?‖ and ―How various times throughout trends, and well did the course and the year. On April 19, methodologies faculty help to develop 2007 the School of that constitute your ability to investigate Architecture Advisory current research in and analyze an Council met and architecture. architectural problem?‖ concluded that the will evaluate the program’s program’s performance in performance in preparing preparing students’ students’ reasearch and reasearch and analysis analysis skills as meeting skills met or exceeded or exceeding their their expectations for expectations for entry- entry-level employees. level employees. N/A DIVERSITY AND Direct Measures No changes were made. N/A CULTURAL Competency Coursework Direct Measures PERSPECTIVES: Every graduating student Competency Coursework Graduates will demonstrate will receive a ―B‖ or better During the graduation the ability to compare and in the following courses: check for the Master of select appropriate culturally ARC 5206 Advanced Architecture degree diverse architectural Architectural Theory and candidates, it was verified traditions and perspectives Philosophy that every graduating in their architectural ARC 6245 Models of student had received a ―B‖ research. Inquiry or better in the following ARC 6357 Graduate courses: COMPETENCIES: Design 6.1 ARC 5206 Advanced Architectural Theory and
  • 20. Formulate Outcome Ascertain Criteria for Measure Observe and Use Results for Strengthen Program Success Performance Summarize Results Improvement (Action Plan) Graduates will Graduate Capstone Philosophy demonstrate an Project ARC 6245 Models of awareness of the Every graduating student Inquiry theories and will receive a ―B‖ grade (or ARC 6357 Graduate methods of inquiry higher) on the cultural Design 6.1 that seek to clarify diversity components of the relationships the capstone studio Graduate Capstone between human project. Project Project behavior and the components are evaluated Every graduating student physical and graded using the SOA received a ―B‖ grade (or environment. Studio Rubric by a higher) on the cultural (Competency professional jury (including diversity components of derived from faculty members, and the capstone studio National practicing professionals). project. Project Architecture components were Accrediting Board Indirect Measures evaluated and graded Student Employer Interviews and using the SOA Studio Performance Surveys Rubric by a professional Criteria #12: A minimum of 70% of jury (including faculty Human Behavior employeers responding to members, and practicing — Understanding questions like: ―How well professionals). of the theories and did the program perform in methods of inquiry helping students to Indirect Measures that seek to clarify examine culturally diverse Employer Interviews and the relationship architectural traditions and Surveys between human perspectives?‖ and ―How Employer interviews and behavior and the well did the program surveys were completed at physical proform in helping various times throughout environment.) students to integrate the year. On April 19, culturally diverse 2007 the School of Graduates will architectural traditions and Architecture Advisory demonstrate an perspectives into their Council met and awareness of the design solutions?‖ will concluded that graduates’ diversity of needs, evaluate the program’s ability to integrate diversity performance in preparing and culture into design
  • 21. Formulate Outcome Ascertain Criteria for Measure Observe and Use Results for Strengthen Program Success Performance Summarize Results Improvement (Action Plan) values, behavioral students’ design skills and met or exceeded their norms, and social understanding as meeting expectations for new and spatial or exceeding their employees. patterns that expectations for entry- characterize level employees. different cultures, and the implications of this diversity for the societal roles and responsibilities of architects. (Competency derived from National Architecture Accrediting Board Student Performance Criteria #13: Human Diversity —Understanding of the diverse needs, values, behavioral norms, physical ability, and social and spatial patterns that characterize different cultures and individuals and the implication of this diversity for the societal roles and
  • 22. Formulate Outcome Ascertain Criteria for Measure Observe and Use Results for Strengthen Program Success Performance Summarize Results Improvement (Action Plan) responsibilities of architects.) Graduates will demonstrate the ability to compare and select appropriate culturally diverse architectural traditions and perspectives in their architectural studies. MARCH Professional Degree Track Only.

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