Management Discipline Assessment 2006-2007
Scope of assessment activities
___√___ Pre- and post-testing
______ Outside the classroom
______ Across the discipline
Direct measures of student learning
______ Capstone experience
______ Portfolio assessment
______ Standardized tests
______ Performance on national licensure, certification or
______ Qualitative internal and external juried review of
of comprehensive senior projects
______ Externally reviewed exhibitions and performances in
______ External evaluation of performance during internships
Discussion and Description
Discipline goals, direct measures, and improved student learning
1. Management discipline goals. Management students will
Š understand and use a variety of techniques to manage financial, human and material resources
Š be able to critically conceptualize business problems and to develop appropriate strategies for problem solving
Š understand and use a variety of quantitative analysis techniques appropriate for business
Š develop collaborative skills
Š be competent in written and oral communication
Š develop competence in computer skills
Š be prepared for professional careers in business or public service, or for graduate studies
Š be able to see relationships between management and other liberal arts disciplines.
2. Discipline goals and course work
The assessment plan relates discipline goals to courses both within and without the discipline where they will be met, and to the completion of projects inside and outside of courses.
3. Course-embedded assessment
Financial Managment. The instructor set three learning objectives for the fifteen week semester, one objective for each five week subdivision of the semester. The objectives were specific instances of the general discipline objectives. The instructor used exercises and homework assignments to assess student learning as excellent, good, fair or poor. These results indicated where student learning was adequate and where it needed improvement; the instructor adjusted his teaching as needed. At the end of the five week period, student learning was again assessed, but this time with an examination.
General education categories spanned by the discipline
Almost all management courses bear one of the following general education designators: SS, human behavior, social processes, and institutions; IP, international perspective; HDiv, human diversity; M/SR, mathematical/ symbolic reasoning; or E/CR, ethical and civic responsibility. Directed study, principles of accounting, and the management internship bear no general education designator.