Program Outcomes for the B.S. in Chemistry
Contact: Erica Harvey, firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: February 23, 2008
|Program Outcome||Direct assessment measure||Satisfactory performance standard|
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
|Student performance with respect to this outcome will be measured by:||
Satisfactory student performance on the direct assessment measure will consist of:
|1. Demonstrate competency in the laboratory skills expected of a practicing chemist.||Specified outcomes in Advanced Integrated Laboratory (AIL)|
|2. Demonstrate foundational knowledge needed by chemical professionals.||
a. performance on ETS tests and ACS standardized exams
b. mastery status on selected outcomes in various courses
|3. Solve chemistry problems using mathematical and computational tools.||Performance on selected projects in Analytical (nonlinear least squares), PChem (open-ended problem), AIL (computation, rotational spectroscopy project).|
|4. Apply foundational knowledge to analyze complex problems.||Performance on selected projects in Inorganic chemistry and Advances in Modern Chemistry.|
|5. Competently access, evaluate and learn new chemical information and skills.||
a. Performance on Advances presentations and senior chemistry seminar.
b. Portfolio of laboratory work and writing.
|6. Identify the relationships between chemistry and other disciplines, and the applications of chemistry in society.||
Mastery of selected outcomes in specified courses
|7. Speak, write and listen critically.||
a. Senior seminar for speaking
b. AIL reports for writing
c. Advances presentations and questioning for listening
Chemistry Program Mission:
The mission of the Chemistry Program at Fairmont State is to help students gain a fundamental knowledge of modern chemistry, including the ability to apply computers, mathematics, biology and physics to the field. We expect and encourage our students to develop the analytical and problem-solving skills necessary to successfully pursue science-based careers.
Another integral part of our mission is to foster excellent oral and written skills, including high-tech communication abilities.
The Chemistry Program Offers:
Chemistry Program Outcomes (earlier version):
A student majoring in chemistry at Fairmont State University should: