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SUMMARY OF THE DISCIPLINE ASSESSMENT METHODS AND TOOLS

ANTHROPOLOGY Course assessment, capstone independent project, capstone courses, admission to and success in graduate programs
ART HISTORY Monitored progress of majors(small scale of campus and 3 faculty in the discipline facilitates this process), critical reviews of the local art exhibits, internships, performance in MAP, UROP, admission to graduate programs, performance in graduate programs, success in employment, specially designed exams, course assessment
STUDIO ART Classroom observation, tests, pre and post testing, class and individual critiques, portfolio reviews, individual review by the faculty of all junior and senior art students, and all student and senior exhibitions
BIOLOGY Exams, lab reports, term papers, presentations, class participation, senior seminar, independent exams (GRE, MCAT, VCAT, etc.), success as graduates (as reported by independent contacts and work of UMM administrative offices), assessment in core courses, assessment of communication skills in Biological Communications I & II and senior seminar
ECONOMICS Course exams, problem sets, class presentations, reports and special projects (including group work). Directed student research including MAPS, UROPS, directed studies, URS projects, funded research, and senior seminars.
CHEMISTRY Course assessment, research project and/or senior seminar, lab. reports, lab. notebooks, survey of graduates, acceptance rates, success rates in obtaining teaching/research fellowships, survey of graduating majors
COMMUNICATION, MEDIA, and RHETORIC The capstone senior seminar, transcript analysis, portfolio, video tape record
COMPUTER SCIENCE Course assessment, quality & quantity of presentations and publications, quality & quantity of non-classroom experience
ELEMENTARY EDUCATION Video-taped lessons, observations by faculty, pre-professional skills test, blind scored writing proficiency essay, portfolio, case studies, research papers, Human Relations Competency essays, attendance and participation in multicultural events, rubrics, student self-evaluations, article reviews from professional journals, essay on philosophy of education, journals and logs
SECONDARY EDUCATION Video-taped lessons, observations by faculty, pre-professional skills test, blind scored writing proficiency essay, portfolio, case studies, research papers, Human Relations Competency essays, attendance and participation in multicultural events, rubrics, student self-evaluations, article reviews from professional journals, essay on philosophy of education, journals and logs
ENGLISH Testing, portfolios, self-reports, exit interviews, capstone experience, presentations
EUROPEAN STUDIESDiscussions and presentations, papers and projects
FRENCH Continuous in-class assessment, journals, analytical papers, spontaneous oral exams, research, performance on UROP, MAP, contributions to public fora and historical achieves, admission to graduate schools
GEOLOGY Conventional course assessment, GRE exams, geologic field book, senior seminar, performance in MAP, UROP, other presentations, post-graduate survey
GERMAN Specially designed tests, reports by students, verbal interaction in class discussions, papers & essays, journals
HISTORY Transcript analysis, portfolio(major file), essays (autobiographical and other), follow-up survey of graduates
LATIN AMERICAN AREAS STUDIES Transcript analysis, quarterly seminar, student journals, instructor observations
LIBERAL ARTS FOR THE HUMAN SERVICES Assessment in core courses, internship assessed by field supervisor/journal/paper, career track of graduates
MANAGEMENT Course exams, problem sets, class presentations, reports and special projects (including group work). Directed student research including MAPS, UROPS, directed studies, URS projects, funded research, and senior seminars.
MATHEMATICS Major Portfolio, placement exams, gateway/proficiency exams, survey of graduates, senior seminar, Putnam performance, specially designed exams, professional exams, GRE scores, graduate school acceptance rates, teaching licensure exams, self-report of learning, course projects, MAP/UROP/Campus Compact reports
MUSIC  
PHILOSOPHY Senior thesis, specially designed exams, quizzes and papers, class discussions, presentations, one-to-one oral exchanges
PHYSICS Course assessment, lab reports, senior presentation
POLITICAL SCIENCE Comprehensive exam in major/portfolio, student attitude survey, graduate/professional school admission tests
PSYCHOLOGY GRE Psychology, exams, research projects, tutorial course/UROP/MAP, completion of core courses
SOCIAL SCIENCE Input from individual disciplines, success rates for students meeting the licensure requirements
SOCIOLOGY Course assessment, capstone independent project, capstone courses, admission to and success in graduate programs
SPANISH Portfolio including literary papers and audio tapes, unobstrutive measures, specially designed exams, presentations/speeches
THEATER ARTS Conventional testing and evaluation, portfolio, senior project, assessment of theatrical performance, audience response
WELLNESS AND SPORT SCIENCE Testing and judgment of participation, supervisor evaluation, pre and post fitness & wellness testing, testing and performance evaluations based on American Red Cross guidelines
WOMEN'S STUDIES Students' explanations of what they have learned, their description of courses they have selected, and their assessment of the program's strengths and weaknesses