Assessment of Student Learning



Physics Discipline


UNIT MISSION/GOAL(S)

The physics program is designed to help students understand the concepts of classical and modern physics while also developing their ability to solve quantitative problems in these areas. It provides opportunity for them to acquire the skills necessary to perform experimental work. The program develops students' ability to communicate, in form and content, both verbally and in writing, the results of scientific work. The physics program offers a background suitable for students planning to pursue graduate study or careers in industry, research or teaching. It also provides a solid foundation for any career requiring analytical reasoning.

Unit Mission/goal(s) and the Institutional Mission Relation

They are intimately connected, central portions of the institutional mission are carried out by academic units. Our unit goals fit into the institutions goals.


STUDENT LEARNING OBJECTIVES, EXPECTED OUTCOMES, ASSESSMENT METHODS & TOOLS, TIMELINE

Learning Objective 1
Students will acquire an understanding of the concepts of classical and modern physics.
Method(s), Measure(s), and Instrument(s) for Expected Outcome 1
Examinations, homework, questions posed in class.
Timeline for the Outcome 1
Starting Date for the Implementation: In Progress
Anticipated Date for the First Results: In Progress

Learning Objective 2
Students will learn to formulate and solve quantitative problems.
Method(s), Measure(s), and Instrument(s) for Expected Outcome 2
Examinations, homework, in-class presentations.
Timeline for the Outcome 2
Starting Date for the Implementation: In Progress
Anticipated Date for the First Results: In Progress

Learning Objective 3
Students will acquire the ability to experimentally investigate physical phenomena.
Method(s), Measure(s), and Instrument(s) for Expected Outcome 3
Extensive lab reports, supervision of lab work, seminar presentation.
Timeline for the Outcome 4
Starting Date for the Implementation: In Progress
Anticipated Date for the First Results: In Progress

Learning Objective 4
Students will learn to communicate, in form and content, both verbally and in writing, the results of scientific work.
Method(s), Measure(s), and Instrument(s) for Expected Outcome 4
Extensive lab reports, seminar presentations.
Timeline for the Outcome 4
Starting Date for the Implementation: In Progress
Anticipated Date for the First Results: In Progress