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Assessment

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

Student outcomes which are designed to express the general purpose of a program are not measurable, and therefore, we needed to find another way to assess them. We introduced Measurable Performance Indicators, which are specific statements that help constituents understand what the student outcomes mean and how they are going to be measured. In the electrical engineering program, these indicators have been developed for all twelve [a-l] student outcomes adapting the best practices out of Bloom’s Taxonomy. The choice of this taxonomy ensures that the performance indicators are stated at the proper cognitive level for the needs of the program.

 

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

Student outcomes which are designed to express the general purpose of a program are not measurable, and therefore, we needed to find another way to assess them. We introduced Measurable Performance Indicators, which are specific statements that help constituents understand what the student outcomes mean and how they are going to be measured. In the computer science program, these indicators have been developed for all twelve [a-l] student outcomes adapting the best practices out of Bloom’s Taxonomy. The choice of this taxonomy ensures that the performance indicators are stated at the proper cognitive level for the needs of the program.

 

Master of Science in Electrical Engineering

  1. Outcome A is assessed by evaluation and approval of the student’s program of study.
  2. Outcome B is assessed in the technical writing class, which is required of all students.
  3. Outcome C and D are assessed by significant project assignments in a number of courses.

 

Master of Science in Computer Science

  1. Outcome A is assessed through the completion and enforcement of the Program of Study, to ensure both depth and breadth of student’s individual the academic program.
  2. Outcome B is assessed in CS 6040, a required course in the Master of Science in Computer Science program. Students in this class are required to demonstrate a mastery of mathematical analysis and mathematical proof related to the modern theory of algorithms.
  3. Outcome’s B and C are assessed by the student’s graduate committee with respect to the student’s master’s thesis or project report

 

Doctorate of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

  1. Outcome A is evaluated during the oral defense of the student’s dissertation. The student’s graduate committee and thesis advisor ensure that the student has published in refereed conferences and/or journals prior to the student’s graduation.
  2. Outcome B is evaluated by the student’s graduate committee during the student’s completion of parts A, B, and C of the comprehensive examination which is required for a student to be admitted to candidacy for the Ph.D.