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Assessment

Mount Saint Mary’s University has a culture of assessment. This means

  • Community members share a common commitment to improving student learning and a common language to guide this work.
  • Students know at the outset what their expected learning outcomes are for the course, the major or program.
  • Faculty and staff continually assess the nature and extent of student learning.
  • Lessons about student learning inform curricular, pedagogical, and administrative decisions.
  • The goal of assessment efforts at MSMU is to improve teaching and learning.
  • The overall results of student performance will be available to students, faculty, staff and other interested parties on College webpage.

 

  • Goal

    The student will demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the nature of science and mathematics.

  • Outcome
    1. Students will know the fundamental facts, principles, and concepts of the discipline.

    2. Students will be able to utilize appropriate technology and instruments to solve problems.

    3. Students will be able to effectively employ technical materials in their coursework and research.

    4. Students will follow ethical guidelines for their discipline, in particular, the Chemist's Code of Conduct . Physical Science Only

    5. Students will be able to apply the scientific method. Physical Science only

    6. Students will be able to explain and apply the concepts of single and multivariable calculus. Mathematics only

  • Goal

    The student will reason scientifically and mathematically.

  • Outcome
    1. Students will be able to distinguish between valid and invalid results.

    2. Students will be able to solve problems in context.

    3. Students will be able to derive and balance chemical equations and common formulas. Physical Science only

    4. Students will be able to construct and analyze proofs. Mathematics only

  • Goal

    Students will be able to communicate effectively.

  • Outcome
    1. Students will be able to interpret and display data.

    2. Students will be able to summarize scientific and mathematical concepts for a general audience.

    3. Students will be able to summarize and support arguments in the language of the discipline.