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  1. 1. Degree Program: ARCHITECTURE (MS) College/School: SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE Academic Year: 2007-2008 University Goal: Goal#3 Academic Enhancement and Improvement-To provide distinctive quality undergraduate and graduate educational experience based on challenging academic standards and exposure to new technologies Unit 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) Formulate Outcome Ascertain Criteria for Success Measure Performance Observe and Summarize Use Results for Strengthen Results Improvement Program (Action Plan) We continue to COMMUNICATION Direct Measure Direct Measure(s) Direct Measures include We plan to SKILLS: Competency Coursework Competency Coursework Competency Coursework assignments require a Graduates will demonstrate Successful completion Every graduating student will receive a During the graduation that require greater proficiency in oral and of the following courses: “B” or better in the following courses: check for the Master of students to percentage of written communication o ARC 5206 ARC 5206 Advanced Architectural Architecture degree make public work to be skills when assessing Advanced Theory and Philosophy candidates, it was verified presentations of submitted in issues in their architectural Architectural ARC 6217 Theories of Intervention that every graduating their work, and digital form. research. Theory and ARC 6245 Models of Inquiry student had received a “B” to teach Philosophy ARC 6974 Thesis/Master's Project or better in the following students how to COMPETENCIES: o ARC 6217 Theories Planning courses: be more Graduates will demonstrate of Intervention ARC 6910 Thesis/Master's Project ARC 5206 effective in their the ability to speak and o ARC 6245 Models Research Advanced presentations. write effectively on subject of Inquiry ARC 6971 Thesis/Master's Project Architectural Theory We also have matter contained in their o ARC 6974 ARC 5286 Practice I and Philosophy begun to require thesis research. Thesis/Master's ARC 5287 Practice 2 ARC 6217 Theories the use of digital (Competency Derived From Project Planning ARC 6357 Graduate Design 6.1 of Intervention visualization National Architecture o ARC 6910 ARC 6358 Graduate Design 6.2 ARC 6974 software in the Accrediting Board Student Thesis/Master's Thesis/Master's Materials and Performance Criteria #1: Project Research In addition, a “B” or higher in the following Project Planning Methods of Verbal and Writing Skills --- o ARC 6971 courses is required for students in the ARC 6971 Construction 2 Ability to speak and write Thesis/Master's Master of Architecture (Professional Thesis/Master's course.
  2. 2. Formulate Outcome Ascertain Criteria for Success Measure Performance Observe and Summarize Use Results for Strengthen Results Improvement Program (Action Plan) effectively on subject Project Degree Track): Project matter contained in the o ARC 5286 Practice ARC 5731 Architecture History 1 professional curriculum..) I ARC 5732 Architecture History 2 Graduate Capstone o ARC 5287 Practice ARC 5662 Environmental Technology 4 Project Graduates will demonstrate 2 ARC 5789 Modern Architecture History Every graduating student proficiency in graphic o ARC 6357 ARC 6624 New Technology of Buildings received a “B” grade (or communication skills. Graduate Design ARC 5361 Architecture Design 1 higher) on the oral, (Competency Derived From 6.1 ARC 5362 Architecture Design 2 written, and graphic National Architecture o ARC 6358 ARC 5363 Architecture Design 3 components of the Accrediting Board Student Graduate Design ARC 5364 Architecture Design 4 capstone studio project. Performance Criteria #2: 6.2 Project components were Graphic Skills --- Ability to o ARC 5731 evaluated and graded employ appropriate Architecture History using the SOA Studio representational media, 1 Rubric by a professional including computer o ARC 5732 Graduate Capstone Project jury (including faculty technology, to convey Architecture History Every graduating student will receive a members and practicing essential formal elements 2 “B” grade (or higher) on the oral, written, professionals). at each stage of the o ARC 5662 and graphic components of the capstone programming and design Environmental studio project. Project components are Master’s Thesis process.) Technology 4 evaluated and graded using the SOA Every graduating student o ARC 5789 Modern Studio Rubric by a professional jury received a “B” grade (or Architecture History (including faculty members and practicing higher) on the oral, o ARC 6624 New professionals). written, and graphic Technology of components, where Buildings Master’s Thesis appropriate, of their o ARC 5361 Every graduating student will receive a master’s thesis. Thesis Architecture Design “B” grade (or higher) on the oral, written, components were 1 and graphic components, where evaluated and graded o ARC 5362 appropriate, of their master’s thesis. using the SOA Thesis Architecture Design Thesis components will be evaluated and Rubric by a committee of 2 graded using the SOA Thesis Rubric by a three faculty members. o ARC 5363 committee of three faculty members. Architecture Design Professional Portfolio 3 Indirect Measure(s) A majority of participants
  3. 3. Formulate Outcome Ascertain Criteria for Success Measure Performance Observe and Summarize Use Results for Strengthen Results Improvement Program (Action Plan) o ARC 5364 Professional Portfolio in a professional jury Architecture Design A majority of participants in a (including faculty 4 professional jury (including faculty members and practicing members and practicing professionals), professionals), using the using the SOA Portfolio Rubric, will SOA Portfolio Rubric, conclude that each graduating student’s concluded that each communication skills meet or exceed the graduating student’s Graduate Capstone Project professional standards for an entry-level communication skills met Successful completion position. or exceeded the of the oral, written, and professional standards for graphic components of Graduating Student – Statement of an entry-level position. the capstone studio Purpose Essay project. A majority of faculty members, using an Indirect Measures appropriate rubric, will evaluate each Employer Interviews and Master’s Thesis student’s statement of purpose essay Surveys Successful completion and conclude that each student’s Employer interviews of their master’s thesis communication skills meets or exceeds concluded that students’ the expected standards for a graduating communication skills met Indirect Measure student. or exceeded their Professional Portfolio expectations for new Successful completion Graduating Student – Exit Survey employees. of the SOA Portfolio A majority of graduating students Review. responding to a survey that includes questions like: “How well did the course Graduating Student – Statement and faculty help to develop your of Purpose Essay communication skills?” and “How well did Successful completion the course and faculty help to develop of the Statement of your graphic communication skills?” will Purpose Essay. evaluate the program’s ability to prepare students’ communication skills as above Graduating Student – Exit Survey average or higher. Students will be asked questions like: “How well did the course and
  4. 4. Formulate Outcome Ascertain Criteria for Success Measure Performance Observe and Summarize Use Results for Strengthen Results Improvement Program (Action Plan) faculty help to develop your communication skills?” and “How well did the course and faculty help to develop your graphic communication skills?” We continue to The focus on CRITICAL THINKING: Direct Measure(s) Direct Measure(s) Direct Measures ask students enhancing Graduates will exhibit Competency Coursework Competency Coursework Competency Coursework questions that critical thinking critical thinking skills in the Successful completion Every graduating student will During the graduation require skills will be assessment of scholarly of the following courses: receive a “B” or better in the check for the Master of explanations of considered in issues. o ARC 5206 following courses: Architecture degree decisions made developing Advanced o ARC 5206 Advanced candidates, it was verified and descriptions new COMPETENCIES: Architectural Architectural Theory and that every graduating of the reasoning assignments Graduates will Theory and Philosophy student had received a “C” that led to each for other exhibit critical Philosophy o ARC 6217 Theories of or better in the following decision. courses in our thinking skills in o ARC 6217 Intervention courses: curriculum. the assessment Theories of o ARC 6245 Models of ARC 5206 of scholarly Intervention Inquiry Advanced issues in the o ARC 6245 o ARC 6974 Thesis/Master's Architectural Theory practice of Models of Project Planning and Philosophy architecture. Inquiry o ARC 6910 Thesis/Master's ARC 6217 Theories o ARC 6974 Project Research of Intervention Graduates will Thesis/Master's o ARC 6971 Thesis/Master's ARC 6245 Models demonstrate the Project Project of Inquiry ability to make a Planning o ARC 5584 Architectural ARC 6974 comprehensive o ARC 6910 Structures I Thesis/Master's analysis and Thesis/Master's o ARC 5585 Architectural Project Planning evaluation of a Project Structures II ARC 6971 building, building Research o ARC 6574 Architectural Thesis/Master's complex, or o ARC 6971 Structures III Project urban space Thesis/Master's o ARC 5662 Environmental
  5. 5. Formulate Outcome Ascertain Criteria for Success Measure Performance Observe and Summarize Use Results for Strengthen Results Improvement Program (Action Plan) (Competency Project Technology 4 Graduate Capstone Derived From o ARC 5584 o ARC 6624 New Project National Architectural Technology of Buildings Every graduating student Architecture Structures I o ARC 5467 Materials and received a “B” grade (or Accrediting Board o ARC 5585 Methods of Construction 3 higher) on the critical Student Architectural o ARC 5731 thinking components of Performance Structures II Architecture History 1 the capstone studio Criteria #4: o ARC 6574 o ARC 5732 Architecture project. Project Critical Thinking Architectural History 2 components were Skills --- Ability to Structures III o ARC 5789 Modern evaluated and graded make a o ARC 5662 Architecture History using the SOA Studio comprehensive Environmental Rubric by a professional analysis and Technology 4 Graduate Capstone Project jury (including faculty evaluation of a o ARC 6624 New Every graduating student will members, and practicing building, building Technology of receive a “B” grade (or higher) professionals). complex, or Buildings on the critical thinking urban space.) o ARC 5467 components of the capstone Master’s Thesis Materials and studio project. Project Every graduating student Methods of components are evaluated and received a “B” grade (or Construction 3 graded using the SOA Studio higher) on the critical o ARC 5731 Rubric by a professional jury thinking components, of Architecture His (including faculty members, their master’s thesis. tory 1 and practicing professionals). Thesis components were o ARC 5732 evaluated and graded Architecture Master’s Thesis using the SOA Thesis History 2 Every graduating student will Rubric by a committee of o ARC 5789 receive a “B” grade (or higher) three faculty members. Modern on the critical thinking Architecture components, of their master’s Indirect Measures History thesis. Thesis components will Employer Interviews and be evaluated and graded using Surveys Graduate Capstone Project the SOA Thesis Rubric by a Employer interview Successful completion committee of three faculty concluded that students’ of the critical thinking members. critical thinking skills met
  6. 6. Formulate Outcome Ascertain Criteria for Success Measure Performance Observe and Summarize Use Results for Strengthen Results Improvement Program (Action Plan) components of the or exceeded their capstone studio project. Indirect Measure(s) expectations for new Graduating Student – Statement of employees. Master’s Thesis Purpose Essay Successful completion A majority of faculty members, of the master’s thesis. using an appropriate rubric, will evaluate each student’s Indirect Measure(s) statement of purpose essay Graduating Student – Statement and conclude that each of Purpose Essay student’s communication skills Successful completion meets or exceeds the expected of the Statement of standards for a graduating Purpose Essay. student. Graduating Student – Exit Survey Students will be asked Graduating Student – Exit Survey questions like: “How well A majority of graduating did the course and students responding to a faculty help to develop survey that includes questions your critical thinking like: “How well did the course skills?” and “How well and faculty help to develop did the course and your critical thinking skills?” and faculty help to develop “How well did the course and your skills at examining faculty help to develop your structural systems?” skills at examining structural systems?” will evaluate the program’s ability to prepare students’ critical thinking skills as above average or higher. PROFESSIONAL AND Orientation to, Students will CAREER SUCCESS: Direct Measure(s) Direct Measure(s) Direct Measure and support of, be reminded Graduates will demonstrate Competency Coursework Competency Coursework Competency Coursework the Internship through
  7. 7. Formulate Outcome Ascertain Criteria for Success Measure Performance Observe and Summarize Use Results for Strengthen Results Improvement Program (Action Plan) the ability to select a Successful completion Every graduating student will In addition, during the Development lectures and research focus. the following courses: receive a “B” or better in the graduation check, it was Program has the student o ARC 5286 following courses: verified that every been made a handbook of COMPETENCIES: Practice I o ARC 5286 Practice I graduating MARCH part of our yearly their ethical o ARC 5287 o ARC 5287 Practice 2 student had received a “B” student responsibilities Graduates will Practice 2 o ARC 6357 Graduate or better in the following activities. An as architects. demonstrate an o ARC 6357 Design 6.1 courses: attorney awareness of the Graduate Design ARC 6358 Graduate specializing in ethical issues 6.1 Design 6.2 ARC 5286 Practice I construction law involved in the o ARC 6358 o ARC 5731 ARC 5287 Practice 2 and architectural formation of Graduate Design Architecture History 1 ARC 6357 Graduate practice was professional 6.2 o ARC 5732 Architecture Design 6.1 used as a guest judgments in o ARC 5731 History 2 ARC 6358 Graduate lecturer in the architectural Architecture Histor o ARC 5789 Modern Design 6.2 Practice course design and y1 Architecture History sequence. practice. o ARC 5732 o ARC 5662 Environmental Graduate Capstone (Competency Architecture Technology 4 Project Derived From History 2 o ARC 6624 New Every graduating student National o ARC 5789 Modern Technology of Buildings received a “B” grade (or Architecture Architecture higher) on the Accrediting Board History Graduate Capstone Project professional and career Student o ARC 5662 Every graduating student will success components of Performance Environmental receive a “B” grade (or higher) the capstone studio Criteria #37: Technology 4 on the professional and career project. Project Ethics and o ARC 6624 New success components of the components were Professional Technology of capstone studio project. Project evaluated and graded Judgment --- Buildings components are evaluated and using the SOA Studio Awareness of the graded using the SOA Studio Rubric by a professional ethical issues Graduate Capstone Project Rubric by a professional jury jury (including faculty involved in the Successful completion (including faculty members, members, and practicing formation of of the professional and and practicing professionals). professionals). professional career success judgments in components of the Indirect Measure(s) Professional Portfolio architecture capstone studio project. Professional Portfolio A majority of participants
  8. 8. Formulate Outcome Ascertain Criteria for Success Measure Performance Observe and Summarize Use Results for Strengthen Results Improvement Program (Action Plan) design and A majority of participants in a in a professional jury practice.) Indirect Measure(s) professional jury (including (including faculty Professional Portfolio faculty members and practicing members and practicing Graduates will Demonstration of professionals), using the SOA professionals), using the demonstrate the potential for career Portfolio Rubric, will conclude SOA Portfolio Rubric, ability to assume success. that each graduating student’s concluded that each divergent roles communication skills meet or graduating student’s and to cooperate exceed the professional communication skills met with other Graduating Student – Statement standards for an entry-level or exceeded the students when of Purpose Essay position. professional standards for working as Successful completion an entry-level position. members of a of the Statement of Graduating Student – Statement of design team or in Purpose Essay. Purpose Essay Indirect Measure other settings. A majority of faculty members, Employer Interviews and (Competency Graduating Student – Exit Survey using an appropriate rubric, will Surveys Derived From Students will be asked evaluate each student’s Employer interviews National questions like: “How well statement of purpose essay concluded that graduates’ Architecture did the course and and conclude that each potential for career and Accrediting Board faculty help to prepare student’s preparation for professional success and Student you for working in an professional success meets or ability to formulate ethical Performance architecture office?” and exceeds the expected responses to client’s Criteria #6: “How well did the course standards for a graduating needs met or exceeded Collaborative and faculty help build student. their expectations for new Skills --- Ability to your professional skills?” employees. identify and Graduating Student – Exit Survey assume divergent A majority of graduating roles that students responding to a maximize survey that includes questions individual talents, like: “How well did the course and to cooperate and faculty help to prepare you with other for working in an architecture students when office?” and “How well did the working as course and faculty help build members of a your professional skills?” will
  9. 9. Formulate Outcome Ascertain Criteria for Success Measure Performance Observe and Summarize Use Results for Strengthen Results Improvement Program (Action Plan) design team and evaluate the program’s ability in other settings.) to prepare students’ professionally as above Graduates will average or higher. demonstrate the ability to select an area of professional concentration. Direct Measure(s) Direct Measure We made use of We intend to CONTENT - HISTORY Competency Coursework Direct Measure(s) Competency Coursework the Internet for extend the use AND THEORY: Successful completion Competency Coursework During the graduation distributing of the Internet Graduates will demonstrate of the following courses: Every graduating student will check for the Master of History class for distributing the ability to utilize o ARC 5206 receive a “B” or better in the Architecture degree lectures and class lectures architectural history and Advanced following courses: candidates, it was verified slides, allowing and slides in theory to address an Architectural o ARC 5206 Advanced that every graduating students greater additional architectural problem. Theory and Architectural Theory and student had received a “B” access for classes, Philosophy Philosophy or better in the following studying. allowing COMPETENCIES: o ARC 5731 o ARC 5731 course: students Architecture Histor Architecture History 1 ARC 5206 Advanced greater access Graduates will y1 o ARC 5732 Architecture Architectural Theory and for studying. demonstrate an o ARC 5732 History 2 Philosophy understanding of Architecture o ARC 5789 Modern In addition, during the the Western History 2 Architecture History graduation check, it was architectural o ARC 5789 Modern verified that every canons and Architecture Master’s Thesis graduating MARCH traditions in History Every graduating student will student had received a “B” architecture, receive a “B” grade (or higher) or better in the following landscape, and Master’s Thesis on the historical and theoretical courses (Professional urban design, as Successful completion components, where Degree Track): well as the of the historical and appropriate, of their master’s ARC 5731 climatic, theoretical components, thesis. Thesis components will Architecture History 1 technological, where appropriate, of be evaluated and graded using ARC 5732 Architecture
  10. 10. Formulate Outcome Ascertain Criteria for Success Measure Performance Observe and Summarize Use Results for Strengthen Results Improvement Program (Action Plan) socioeconomic, their master’s thesis. the SOA Thesis Rubric by a History 2 and other cultural committee of three faculty ARC 5789 Modern factors that have Indirect Measure(s) members. Architecture History shaped and Graduating Student – Exit Survey sustained them. Students will be asked Indirect Measure(s) Master’s Thesis (Competency questions like: “How well Graduating Student – Exit Survey Every graduating student Derived From did the course and A majority of graduating received a “B” grade (or National faculty help to develop students responding to a higher) on the historical Architecture your ability to integrate survey that includes questions and theoretical Accrediting Board history with design?” like: “How well did the course components, where Student and “How well did the and faculty help to develop appropriate, of their Performance course and faculty help your ability to integrate history master’s thesis. Thesis Criteria #10: to develop your with design?” and “How well did components were Western theoretical the course and faculty help to evaluated and graded Traditions --- understanding of develop your theoretical using the SOA Thesis Understanding of architecture?” understanding of architecture?” Rubric by a committee of the Western will evaluate the program’s three faculty members. architectural ability to prepare students’ canons and historical and theoretical skills Indirect Measure traditions in as above average or higher. Employer Interviews and architecture, Surveys landscape, and Employer interviews urban design, as concluded that graduates’ well as the ability to examine and climatic, integrate history and technological, theory into architectural socioeconomic, design met or exceeded and other cultural their expectations for new factors that have employees. shaped and sustained them.) Graduates will demonstrate an
  11. 11. Formulate Outcome Ascertain Criteria for Success Measure Performance Observe and Summarize Use Results for Strengthen Results Improvement Program (Action Plan) awareness of the parallel and divergent canons and traditions of architecture and urban design in the non-Western world. (Competency Derived From National Architecture Accrediting Board Student Performance Criteria #11: Non- Western Traditions --- 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
  12. 12. Formulate Outcome Ascertain Criteria for Success Measure Performance Observe and Summarize Use Results for Strengthen Results Improvement Program (Action Plan) architectural solution. Direct Measure Faculty in the The CONTENT - BUILDING Direct Measure(s) Direct Measure(s) Competency Coursework technology and Technology TECHNOLOGIES: Competency Coursework Competency Coursework During the graduation design courses course Graduates will demonstrate Successful completion Every graduating student will check for the Master of collaborated sequence will the ability to utilize of the following courses: receive a “B” or better in the Architecture degree closely to better be examined in architectural building o ARC 6357 following courses: candidates, it was verified match the greater detail technologies to address an Graduate Design o ARC 6357 Graduate that every graduating information for possible architectural problem. 6.1 Design 6.1 student had received a “B” needs of streamlining o ARC 6358 o ARC 6358 Graduate or better in the following courses that and better COMPETENCIES: Graduate Design Design 6.2 course: students take integration into 6.2 o ARC 5662 ARC 6624 New concurrently. the design Graduates will o ARC 5662 Environmental Technology of Buildings experience. demonstrate an Environmental Technology 4 ARC 5662 Environmental understanding of Technology 4 o ARC 6624 New Technology 4 the basic o ARC 6624 New Technology of ARC 6358 Graduate principles that Technology of Buildings Design 6.2 inform the design Buildings o ARC 5363 of environmental o ARC 5363 Architecture Design 3 Graduate Capstone systems, Architecture o ARC 5364 Project including Design 3 Architecture Design 4 Every graduating student acoustics, lighting o ARC 5364 received a “B” grade (or and climate Architecture Graduate Capstone Project higher) on the modification Design 4 Every graduating student will construction technology systems, and receive a “B” grade (or higher) components of the energy use. Graduate Capstone Project on the construction technology capstone studio project. (Competency Successful completion of components of the capstone Project components were Derived From the construction studio project. Project evaluated and graded National technology components components are evaluated and using the SOA Studio Architecture of the capstone studio graded using the SOA Studio Rubric by a professional Accrediting Board project Rubric by a professional jury jury (including faculty Student (including faculty members, members, and practicing
  13. 13. Formulate Outcome Ascertain Criteria for Success Measure Performance Observe and Summarize Use Results for Strengthen Results Improvement Program (Action Plan) Performance Indirect Measure(s) and practicing professionals). professionals). Criteria #18: Professional Portfolio Environmental Demonstrate that Indirect Measure(s) Professional Portfolio Systems --- building technology skills Professional Portfolio A majority of participants Understanding of meet or exceed the A majority of participants in a in a professional jury the basic professional standards professional jury (including (including faculty principles that for an entry-level faculty members and practicing members and practicing inform the design position. professionals), using the SOA professionals), using the of environmental Portfolio Rubric, will conclude SOA Portfolio Rubric, systems, that each graduating student’s concluded that each including Graduating Student – Exit Survey communication skills meet or graduating student’s acoustics, lighting Students will be asked exceed the professional understanding of and climate questions like: “How well standards for an entry-level construction technologies modification did the course and position. met or exceeded the systems, and faculty help to develop professional standards for energy use.) your understanding of Graduating Student – Exit Survey an entry-level position. construction A majority of graduating Graduates will technologies?” and students responding to a Indirect Measure demonstrate the “How well did the course survey that includes questions Employer Interviews and ability to assess, and faculty provide like: “How well did the course Surveys select, and instruction regarding and faculty help to develop Employer interviews integrate essential professional your understanding of concluded that graduates’ structural skills such as grading?” construction technologies?” ability to examine and systems, and “How well did the course integrate architectural environmental and faculty provide instruction building technologies met systems, life- regarding essential or exceeded their safety systems, professional skills such as expectations for new building envelope grading?” will evaluate the employees. systems, and program’s ability to prepare building service students’ understanding of systems into construction technologies as building design. above average or higher. (Competency Derived From
  14. 14. Formulate Outcome Ascertain Criteria for Success Measure Performance Observe and Summarize Use Results for Strengthen Results Improvement Program (Action Plan) National Architecture Accrediting Board Student Performance Criteria #22: Building Systems Integration --- Ability to assess, select, and integrate structural systems, environmental systems, life- safety systems, building envelope systems, and building service systems into building design.) Faculty continue We will rely CONTENT - DESIGN Direct Measure(s) Direct Measure(s) Direct Measure to stress more heavily STUDIO INFORMATION: Competency Coursework Competency Coursework Competency Coursework comprehensive on digital Graduates will demonstrate Successful completion Every graduating student will During the graduation design skills in resources to the ability to utilize of the following courses: receive a “B” or better in the check for the Master of all studio improve design architectural design studio o ARC 6357 following courses: Architecture degree classes. competency information to address an Graduate Design o ARC 6357 Graduate candidates, it was verified architectural problem. 6.1 Design 6.1 that every graduating o ARC 6358 o ARC 6358 Graduate student had received a “B” COMPETENCIES: Graduate Design Design 6.2 or better in the following 6.2 o ARC 5731 courses: Graduates will o ARC 5731 Architecture History 1 ARC 5362
  15. 15. Formulate Outcome Ascertain Criteria for Success Measure Performance Observe and Summarize Use Results for Strengthen Results Improvement Program (Action Plan) demonstrate the Architecture Histor o ARC 5732 Architecture Architecture ability to apply y1 History 2 Design 2 basic o ARC 5732 o ARC 5789 Modern ARC 6357 organizational, Architecture Architecture History Graduate spatial, structural, History 2 o ARC 5363 Architecture Design 6.1 and o ARC 5789 Modern Design 3 ARC 6358 constructional Architecture o ARC 5364 Architecture Graduate principles to the History Design 4 Design 6.2 conception and o ARC 5363 ARC 5731 development of Architecture Graduate Capstone Project Architecture Hist interior and Design 3 Every graduating student will ory 1 exterior spaces, o ARC 5364 receive a “B” grade (or higher) ARC 5732 building Architecture on the design studio Architecture elements, and Design 4 components of the capstone History 2 components. studio project. Project ARC 5789 (Competency Graduate Capstone Project components are evaluated and Modern Derived From Successful completion graded using the SOA Studio Architecture National of the design studio Rubric by a professional jury History Architecture components of the (including faculty members, ARC 5363 Accrediting Board capstone studio project. and practicing professionals). Architecture Student Design 3 Performance Indirect Measure(s) ARC 5364 Criteria #5: Professional Portfolio Architecture Fundamental A majority of participants in a Design 4 Design Skills --- professional jury (including Ability to apply Indirect Measure(s) faculty members and practicing Graduate Capstone basic Professional Portfolio professionals), using the SOA Project organizational, Demonstrate design Portfolio Rubric, will conclude During the graduation spatial, structural, skills meet or exceed the that each graduating student’s check for the Master of and professional standards communication skills meet or Architecture degree constructional for an entry-level exceed the professional candidates, it was verified principles to the position. standards for an entry-level that every graduating conception and position. student had received a “B” development of Graduating Student – Exit Survey or better on the design
  16. 16. Formulate Outcome Ascertain Criteria for Success Measure Performance Observe and Summarize Use Results for Strengthen Results Improvement Program (Action Plan) interior and Students will be asked Graduating Student – Exit Survey studio components of the exterior spaces, questions like: “How well A majority of graduating capstone studio project. building did the course and students responding to a Project components were elements, and faculty help to develop survey that includes questions evaluated and graded components.) your design studio like: “How well did the course using the SOA Studio skills?” and “How well and faculty help to develop Rubric by a professional Graduates will did the course and your design studio skills?” and jury (including faculty demonstrate the faculty help to develop “How well did the course and members, and practicing ability to provide your ability to faculty help to develop your professionals). a coherent comprehensively design ability to comprehensively rationale for the an outdoor design an outdoor Professional Portfolio programmatic environment?” environment?” will evaluate the A majority of participants and formal program’s ability to prepare in a professional jury precedents students’ design studio skills as (including faculty employed in the above average or higher members and practicing conceptualization professionals), using the and development SOA Portfolio Rubric, of architecture concluded that each and urban design graduating student’s projects. design skills meet or (Competency exceed the professional Derived From standards for an entry- National level position. Architecture Accrediting Board Indirect Measure Student Graduating Student – Exit Performance Survey Criteria #9: Use More than 70% of the of Precedents --- students completing the Ability to provide exit survey indicated a coherent confidence that their rationale for the design skills met or programmatic exceeded their and formal expectations.
  17. 17. Formulate Outcome Ascertain Criteria for Success Measure Performance Observe and Summarize Use Results for Strengthen Results Improvement Program (Action Plan) 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. The integration Faculty will CONTENT KNOWLEDGE Direct Measure(s) Direct Measure(s) Direct Measure of research review the – RESEARCH: Competency Coursework Competency Coursework Competency Coursework activities in the technology Graduates will demonstrate Successful completion Every graduating student will During the graduation technologies course the ability to plan and of the following courses: receive a “B” or better in the check for the Master of courses has sequences to conduct a scholarly o ARC 6217 following courses: Architecture degree been expanded. develop a more investigation into an Theories of o ARC 6217 Theories of candidates, it was verified effective architectural issue. Intervention Intervention that every graduating research focus o ARC 6245 Models o ARC 6245 Models of student had received a “B” in critical COMPETENCIES: of Inquiry Inquiry or better in the following areas. Graduates will demonstrate o ARC 6974 o ARC 6974 courses: the ability to plan and Thesis/Master's Thesis/Master's Project ARC 5364 Architectural conduct a scholarly Project Planning Planning Design 4 investigation into an o ARC 6910 o ARC 6910 ARC 5662 Environmental architectural issue. Thesis/Master's Thesis/Master's Project Technology 4 Project Research Research ARC 5352 Advanced
  18. 18. Formulate Outcome Ascertain Criteria for Success Measure Performance Observe and Summarize Use Results for Strengthen Results Improvement Program (Action Plan) Graduates will o ARC 6971 o ARC 6971 Architectural Design 5.1 demonstrate the Thesis/Master's Thesis/Master's Project ARC 5353 Advanced ability to employ Project o ARC 5731 Architectural Design 5.2 basic methods of o ARC 5731 Architecture History 1 ARC 5910 Architectural data collection Architecture Histor o ARC 5732 Architecture Research and analysis to y1 History 2 ARC 6217 Theories of inform all aspects o ARC 5732 o ARC 5789 Modern Intervention of the Architecture Architecture History ARC 6245 Models of programming and History 2 o ARC 6624 New Inquiry design process. o ARC 5789 Modern Technology of Buildings ARC 6910 (Competency Architecture o ARC 5662 Environmental Thesis/Master's Project Derived From History Technology 4 Research National o ARC 6624 New ARC 6971 Architecture Technology of Master’s Thesis Thesis/Master's Project Accrediting Board Buildings Every graduating student will ARC 6974 Student o ARC 5662 receive a “B” grade (or higher) Thesis/Master's Project Performance Environmental on the research skills Planning Criteria #3) Technology 4 components, where appropriate, of their master’s Master’s Thesis Graduates will Master’s Thesis thesis. Thesis components will Every graduating student demonstrate the Successful completion be evaluated and graded using received a “B” grade (or ability to explain of the research skills the SOA Thesis Rubric by a higher) on the research and assess a components, where committee of three faculty skills components, where selection of appropriate, of their members. appropriate, of their different topics, master’s thesis. master’s thesis. Thesis trends, and Indirect Measure(s) components were methodologies Indirect Measure(s) Graduating Student – Exit Survey evaluated and graded that constitute Graduating Student – Exit Survey A majority of graduating using the SOA Thesis current research Students will be asked students responding to a Rubric by a committee of in architecture. questions like: “How well survey that includes questions three faculty members. did the course and like: “How well did the course faculty help to develop and faculty help to develop Indirect Measure your research skills?” your research skills?” and “How Employer interviews and “How well did the well did the course and faculty concluded that the
  19. 19. Formulate Outcome Ascertain Criteria for Success Measure Performance Observe and Summarize Use Results for Strengthen Results Improvement Program (Action Plan) course and faculty help help to develop your ability to program’s performance in to develop your ability to investigate and analyze an preparing students’ investigate and analyze architectural problem?” will research and analysis an architectural evaluate the program’s ability skills met or exceeded problem?” to prepare students’ their expectations for communication skills as above entry-level employees. average or higher. We continue to No further DIVERSITY AND Direct Measure(s) Direct Measure(s) Direct Measures monitor teaching changes are CULTURAL Competency Coursework Competency Coursework Competency Coursework assignments to anticipated at PERSPECTIVES: Successful completion Every graduating student will During the graduation assure that this time. Graduates will demonstrate of the following courses: receive a “B” or better in the check for the Master of students are the ability to compare and o ARC 6217 Theories following courses: Architecture degree afforded the select appropriate culturally of Intervention o ARC 6217 Theories of candidates, it was verified opportunity to diverse architectural o ARC 6245 Models Intervention that every graduating learn from a traditions and perspectives of Inquiry o ARC 6245 Models of student had received a “B” broad cross- in their architectural o ARC 5731 Inquiry or better in the following section of our research. Architecture Histor o ARC 5731 courses: faculty. y1 Architecture History 1 ARC 5206 Advanced COMPETENCIES: o ARC 5732 o ARC 5732 Architecture Architectural Theory and Graduates will Architecture History 2 Philosophy demonstrate an History 2 o ARC 5789 Modern ARC 6245 Models of awareness of the o ARC 5789 Modern Architecture History Inquiry theories and Architecture ARC 6357 Graduate methods of History Graduate Capstone Project Design 6.1 inquiry that seek Every graduating student will to clarify the Graduate Capstone Project receive a “B” grade (or higher) Graduate Capstone relationships Successful completion on the cultural diversity Project between human of the cultural diversity components of the capstone Every graduating student behavior and the components of the studio project. Project received a “B” grade (or physical capstone studio project components are evaluated and higher) on the cultural environment. graded using the SOA Studio diversity components of
  20. 20. Formulate Outcome Ascertain Criteria for Success Measure Performance Observe and Summarize Use Results for Strengthen Results Improvement Program (Action Plan) (Competency Indirect Measure(s) Rubric by a professional jury the capstone studio Derived From Graduating Student – Statement (including faculty members, project. Project National of Purpose Essay and practicing professionals). components were Architecture Successful completion evaluated and graded Accrediting Board of the student’s Indirect Measure(s) using the SOA Studio Student statement of purpose Graduating Student – Statement of Rubric by a professional Performance essay. Purpose Essay jury (including faculty Criteria #7) A majority of faculty members, members, and practicing Graduating Student – Exit Survey using an appropriate rubric, will professionals). Graduates will Students will be asked evaluate each student’s demonstrate an questions like: “How well statement of purpose essay Indirect Measures awareness of the did the course and and conclude that each Employer Interviews and diversity of faculty help to develop student’s sensitivity to cultural Surveys needs, values, your understanding of diversity meets or exceeds the Employer interviews behavioral cultural diversity within expected standards for a concluded that graduates’ norms, and social professional practice?” graduating student. ability to integrate diversity and spatial and “How well did the and culture into design patterns that course and faculty help Graduating Student – Exit Survey met or exceeded their characterize to develop your ability to A majority of graduating expectations for new different cultures, incorporate diverse students responding to a employees. and the perspectives into your survey that includes questions implications of planning and design?” like: “How well did the course this diversity for and faculty help to develop the societal roles your understanding of cultural and diversity within professional responsibilities of practice?” and “How well did architects. the course and faculty help to (Competency develop your ability to Derived From incorporate diverse National perspectives into your planning Architecture and design?” will evaluate the Accrediting Board program’s ability to prepare Student students’ perspectives on Performance cultural diversity as above
  21. 21. Formulate Outcome Ascertain Criteria for Success Measure Performance Observe and Summarize Use Results for Strengthen Results Improvement Program (Action Plan) Criteria #8) average or higher. Graduates will demonstrate the ability to compare and select appropriate culturally diverse architectural traditions and perspectives in their architectural studies. MARCH Professional Degree TrackOnly.

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