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1


University of Northern Iowa Biology
Department


Student Outcomes Assessment (SOA)
Plan


UNI Biology Department Outcomes

................................
...

2


Recommendations by SOA Committee

..............................

3


Proposed Timeline of SOA Important Events

...................

4



Appendices:



Appendix A:
Bachelor of Arts Track

................................
..

5


Appendix B:
B.A Biotechnology Track

............................

13


Appendix C:
B.A.
Plant Bioscience Emphasis

T
rack

....

18


Appendix D:
B
achelor of Science
Track

.........................

23


Appendix E:
B.A.
Microbiology Emphasis

Track

..........

30


Appendix F:
B.A.
Ecology and Systematics

Track

........

33


Appendix G: B.A
. Biology
Teaching Track

.....................

38




2

UNI Biology Department Outcomes


1.

Demonstrate an understanding of genetics from molecules through populations
.

2.

Demonstrate an understanding of the anatomy, development, and physiology of
cells and organisms.

3.

Demonstrate an
understanding of biodiversity and the relationship of living things
with their environment and with each other over time.

4.

Demonstrate and understanding of evolution, including mechanisms, evolutionary
history, and evolutionary theory.

5.

Employ logical reason
ing and scientific methodology to ask and answer questions
about the biological world.

6.

Collect, organize, analyze and interpret data.

7.

Critically read and evaluate primary and secondary research literature.

8.

Evaluate current issues and ethical topics in biol
ogy
.

9.

Use biological terms, concepts, and graphical representations properly in written
and oral communications.

10.

Construct written documents in standard scientific style, including proper citation
of other’s work.

11.

Procure and present biological data and inf
ormation using a variety of appropriate
methods.

3

Recommendations of the
Biology
Student Outcomes
Assessment (SOA) Committee:



1.

This is a reform that the Biology department needs to adopt as a method for
improving curriculum and student learning, not simply

a bean
-
counting activity to
satiate upper administration.


2.

Any data collected for the purposes of SOA will not be used for promotion,
tenure, or annual performance (either punitive or beneficial).


3.

Skills attained during the core sequence will be assessed

through a pre/post exam
approved by the core instructors.

a.

New students should attend a 1
st

year orientation (to be held prior to the
first day of the semester) where they will be given the skills assessment.

b.

At the end of the core sequence, students will take the skills assessment
again to be used in a pre/post comparison.

i.


In order to assure that students take the test, the post test may be
used as a pre
-
requisite for upper
-
level courses.

c.

Transfer students

will also take the skills assessment, in part, to get an idea
of skills being developed at previous schools.


4.

Skills attained during upper
-
level courses will be assessed through collections of
representative student work, including, if applicable, class a
verages on said
assignments/exam questions.


5.

Syllabi from each course should include any of the 12 agreed
-
upon biology
outcomes they meet.


6.

Regular program meetings should occur to discuss/update changes as necessary.


4


Proposed Timeline for Important SOA
Events







Faculty assessments
(December and May)

Assessments to SOA
(January and June)

SOA compiles data

Results to faculty
(August retreat and
Spring faculty meeting)

Programs review outcomes
and curriculum

Faculty have

assessment
plans in place
(December and May)


5

Appendix A


Name of Department/Unit:

Biology

Program:

B. A. Biology

Methods Used for Sharing
Assessment Information

Information will
be kept on file at the department office
and made available to faculty and program committees
annually.

Summary of Findings

Data is being collected for the first time this semester,
Fall 2009.

Courses no longer being offered but still on the
books were not included.



Core Courses Outcomes



All students will be given an introduction to all eleven
biology outcomes during their four core courses. Objectives met in each course are listed
in the table below. Additionally, measurables for each met objective are also listed
below. Data is cur
rently being collected for the first time during the 2009 Fall semester.

Course #

Name

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

51

Org. Diversity



X

X

X





X



X

X



52

Gen Bio. CS&F

X

X



X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

100

Eco/Evo Theory

X



X

X

X



X



X





140

Genetics

X

X



X

X

X



X

X






Core Course Measurables

840:051
:


#
2.

Exam, lab exercises, lab practical

#
3.

Exam, lecture assignments, lab exercises, lab practical

#
4.

Exam

#
7.

Le
cture/Lab assignment

#
9. Exam, lab exercises

#
10. Lecture/Lab assignment


840:052
:

#
1. Exam

#
2. Exam

#
4.

Exam

#
5. Exam

#
6. Lab Activities

#
7. Exam

#
8. Exam

#
9. Exam

#
10. Research Paper

#
11. Exam


840:100
:

#
1
.
discussions, and presentations that include the topic

#
3. discussions, and presentations
that include the topic


6

#
4. discussions, and presentations that include the topic

#
5. discussions, and presentations that include the topic

#
7. discussions, and presentations that include the topic

#
9. discussions, and presentations that include the topic


840:140
:

#
1. Exam

#
2. Exam

#
4. Exam

#
5. Exam

#
6. Lab activities

#
8. Oral Presentation

#
9. Exam


Elective Course Outcomes

Due to the open nature of the major (students may take 17
-
19 credits of the following courses),

it is possible that some students may not receive
additional exposure to all eleven outcomes. Objectives met in each course are listed in
the table below. Additionally, measurables for each met objective are also listed below.
Data is currently being c
ollected for the first time during the 2009 Fall semester.

Course #

Name

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

102

Anat/Phys 2


X






X




105

Wildlife Eco.


X

X


X

X

X


X

X

X

106

Vert. Anat.



X

X

X















112

Invert. Zoo.



X

X





X





X

X

X

114

Comp.
Phys.



X

X

X





X



X





115

Comp. Phys.Lab



X

X



X

X





X

X

X

119

Intro Biotech.











X

X

X

X



X

120

Plant Divers.Evol.

X

X

X

X









X





121

Plant Biotech.


X




X

X

X

X



122

Plant Physiology



X

X



X

X





X

X

X

127

Bioinformatics

X


X

X

X

X

X


X



128

Cell Biol.



X



X

X

X





X

X

X

129

Genom & Proteo





X



X













132

Parasitology












137

Vert Phy Lab



X

X



X

X





X

X

X

138

Vert. Phy.



X

X

X





X



X





142

Evol. Biol.





X

X

X



X



X





144

Virology







X





X



X

X

X

146

Dev. Anim.



X



X

X

X





X

X

X

147

Cancer

X

X

X



X



X



X

X

X

150

Immunology












151

Gen. Micro





X

X



X



X

X





152

Micro. Molec. Gen.

X

X



X

X



X

X


153

Recom. DNA









X

X

X



X

X

X

154

Aquatic Ecol









X

X





X

X

X

155

Ecotox.









X

X





X

X

X

160

Field. Zool.



X

X

X















164

Mammalogy



X

X

X





X



X



X

166

Plant Systm.



X



X

X













167

Consrvtn. Biol.

X



X

X

X



X

X

X

X




7

168

Ecology

X

X

X

X





X

X

X





170

Entomology



X

X



X

X

X





X



172

Plant Dev.



X





X

X

X



X

X

X


Elective Course Measurables


840:102:

2. Exam

8. Exam


840:105:

2. Exam

3. Exam, Management Plan Assignment

5. Lab Report and Exam

6. Lab Report and Exam

7.

Reflection Paper, Management Plan Assignment

9. Lab Report and Exam, Management Plan Assignment

10. Lab Report and Exam, Management Plan Assignment

11. Lab Report and Exam


840:106:

2. Exam

3. Exam

4. Exam


840:112:

2. Lab Notebooks

3. Exam

6. Lab notebooks

9. Lab Notebooks and Exam

10. Lab Reports

11. Lab Notebook and Reports


840:114:

2. Exam

3. Exam

4. Exam

7. Primary papers assigned

9. Exam


840:115:

2. Exam

3. Exam and Lab exercises

5. Lab write
-
ups and exam

6. Data analysis activity

9. Lab Reports

10. Lab Reports


8

11. Lab Notebooks


840:119:

6. Exam, Poster Presentation

9. Report and Presentation

11. Report and Presentation


840:120:

1. Exam

2. Exam, Lab Practical

3. Lab Practical


4. Exa
m

9. Exam


840:121:

2. Exams and Lab Report

6. Lab Report

7. Presentations

8. Exams

9. Exams and Lab Report


840:122:

2. Exams, problem sets

3. Exams

5. Exams, problems sets, lab exercises & writeups

6. Lab exercises & writeups

9. Exams, lab writeups, project report

10. Lab writeups, project report

11. Labs


840:127:

1. Exam and Lab Writeup

3. Exam and Lab Writeup

4. Exam

5. Exam

6. Lab Writeup

7. Presentation

9. Exam


840:128:

2. Exam

4. Exam

5. Discussion

6. Lab Reports

9. Presentation

10. Writing Labs


9

11. Lab Report


840:129:

3. Exam

5. Discussion


840:137:

2. Exam

3. Exam

5. Lab write
-
ups

6. Data analysis activity

9. Lab Report

10. Lab Notebook

11. Lab Notebook


840:138:

2. Exam

3. Exam

4. Exam

7. primary papers assigned

9. Presentation


840:142:

3. Exam

4. Exam

5. Exam and paper

7. Writing Assignment

9. Writing Assignment


840:144:

4. Exam

7. Group Presentation

9. Lab Exam

10. Presentations

11. Presentations


840:146:

2. Exam

4. Exam

5. Student projects designed/written

6. Lab Reports

7. Required for lab reports

8. Exam

9. Exam and Lab Report

10. Lab Report

11. Lab Report


10


840:147:

1. Exam

2. Exa
m

3. Written paper

5. Written paper

7. Required for research paper

9. Paper

10. Paper

11. Paper


840:150:

1. Exam

2. Exam

3. Exam

5. Exam

7. Exam

9. Exam

11. Exam


840:151:

3. Exam

4. Exam

6. Lab activities

8. Exam

9. Lab
Exam


840:152:

1. Exam

2. Exam

5. Lab Project

6. Lab Project

9. Research Paper

10. Research Paper


840:153:

6. Lab manual and reports

9. Reports

10. Reports and Presentation


840:154:

5. Written Paper

6. Project

9. Presentations

10. Presentations

11. Presentations


11


840:155:

5. Written Paper

6. Project

9. Presentations

10. Presentations

11. Presentations


840:160:

2. Lab Exam

3. Lab Practical

4. Exam


840:164:

2. Lab Exam

3. Lab Practical

4. Exam

7. Pr
esentation

9. Presentation

11. Presentation


840:166:

2. Daily work with plant specimens and examining with their anatomy. 4. Exam 5. Exam


840:167:

1. Exam

3. Exam

4. Exam

5. Paper

6. Take
-
Home Exam

7. Paper

8. Paper

9. Exam and papers

10. Paper


840:168:

1. Exams/quizzes

2. Exams/quizzes

3. Exams/quizzes/short papers

4. Exams/quizzes

7. Readings/short papers and presentations

8. Short paper/presentations/discussion

9. Exams/quizzes/short papers


840:
170:

2. Exam


12

3. Exam

5.
Field Data
Project

6.
Field Data
Project

7.
Field Data
Project

10
.

Exam


840:172:

2. Lab practical and term paper

5. Written paper & Oral Presentation

6. Project

7. Required for project

9. Exam

10. Project

11. Project


13

Appendix B


Name of Department/Unit:

Biology

Program:

B.
A
.
Biotechnology

Methods Used for Sharing
Assessment Information

Information will be kept on file at the department office
and made available to faculty and program
committees
annually.

Summary of Findings

Data is being collected for the first time this semester,
Fall 2009.

Courses no longer being offered but still on the
books were not included.


Core Courses Outcomes



All students will be given an introduction to

all eleven
biology outcomes during their four core courses. Objectives met in each course are listed
in the table below. Additionally, measurables for each met objective are also listed
below. Data is currently being collected for the first time during

the 2009 Fall semester.

Course #

Name

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

51

Org. Diversity



X

X

X





X



X

X



52

Gen Bio. CS&F

X

X



X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

100

Eco/Evo Theory

X



X

X

X



X



X





140

Genetics

X

X



X

X

X



X

X






Core Course Measurables

840:051
:


#
2.

Exam, lab exercises, lab practical

#
3.

Exam, lecture assignments, lab exercises, lab practical

#
4.

Exam

#
7.

Le
cture/Lab assignment

#
9. Exam, lab exercises

#
10. Lecture/Lab assignment


840:052
:

#
1. Exam

#
2. Exam

#
4.

Exam

#
5.

Exam

#
6. Lab Activities

#
7. Exam

#
8. Exam

#
9. Exam

#
10. Research Paper

#
11. Exam


840:100
:

#
1
.
discussions, and presentations that include the topic

#
3. discussions, and presentations that include the topic

#
4. discussions, and present
ations that include the topic


14

#
5. discussions, and presentations that include the topic

#
7. discussions, and presentations that include the topic

#
9. discussions, and presentations that include the topic


840:140
:

#
1. Exam

#
2. Exam

#
4. Exam

#
5.

Exam

#
6. Lab activities

#
8. Oral Presentation

#
9. Exam


Elective Course Outcomes

Due to the open nature of the major (students may take 12
-
18 credits of the following courses), it is possible that some students may not receive
additional exposure
to all eleven outcomes. Objectives met in each course are listed in
the table below. Additionally, measurables for each met objective are also listed below.
Data is currently being collected for the first time during the 2009 Fall semester.

Course #

Nam
e

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

114

Comp. Phys.



X

X

X





X



X





115

Comp. Phys.Lab



X

X



X

X





X

X

X

119

Intro Biotech.











X

X

X

X



X

121

Plant Biotech


X




X

X

X

X



122

Plant Physiology



X

X



X

X





X

X

X

127

Bioinformatics

X


X

X

X

X

X


X



128

Cell Biol.



X



X

X

X





X

X

X

129

Genom & Proteo





X



X













137

Vert Phy Lab



X

X



X

X





X

X

X

138

Vert. Phy.



X

X

X





X



X





144

Virology







X





X



X

X

X

146

Dev. Anim.



X



X

X

X





X

X

X

150

Immunology

X

X

X


X


X


X


X

151

Gen. Micro





X

X



X



X

X





152

Microb. Mol. Genet

X

X



X

X



X

X




Elective Course Measurables


840:114:

2. Exam

3. Exam

4. Exam

7. Primary papers assigned

9. Exam


840:115:

2. Exam

3. Exam and Lab exercises


15

5. Lab write
-
ups and exam

6. Data analysis activity

9. Lab Reports

10. Lab Reports

11. Lab Notebooks


840:119:

6. Exam, Poster Presentation

9. Report and Presentation

11. Report and Presentation


840:121:

2.
Exams and Lab Report

6. Lab Report

7. Presentations

8. Exams

9. Exams and Lab Report


840:122:

2. Exams, problem sets

3. Exams

5. Exams, problems sets, lab exercises & writeups

6. Lab exercises & writeups

9. Exams, lab writeups
, project report

10. Lab writeups, project report

11. Labs


840:127:

1. Exam and Lab Writeup

3. Exam and Lab Writeup

4. Exam

5. Exam

6. Lab Writeup

7. Presentation

9. Exam


840:128:

2. Exam

4. Exam

5. Discussion

6. Lab Reports

9. Pr
esentation

10. Writing Labs

11. Lab Report


840:129:


16

3. Exam

5. Discussion


840:137:

2. Exam

3. Exam

5. Lab write
-
ups

6. Data analysis activity

9. Lab Report

10. Lab Notebook

11. Lab Notebook


840:138:

2. Exam

3. Exam

4. Exam

7. primary papers assigned

9. Presentation


840:144:

4. Exam

7. Group Presentation

9. Lab Exam

10. Presentations

11. Presentations


840:146:

2. Exam

4. Exam

5. Student projects designed/written

6. Lab Reports

7. Required for lab reports

8. Exam

9. Exam and Lab Report

10. Lab Report

11. Lab Report


840:150:

1. Exam

2. Exam

3. Exam

5. Exam

7. Exam

9. Exam

11. Exam



17

840:151:

3. Exam

4. Exam

6. Lab activities

8. Exam

9. Lab Exam


840:152:

1. Exam

2. Exam

5. Lab Project

6. Lab Project

9. Research Paper

10. Research Paper


18

Appendix C


Name of Department/Unit:

Biology

Program:

B. A. Biology

(Plant Bioscience Emphasis)

Methods Used for Sharing
Assessment Information

Information will be
kept on file at the department office
and made available to faculty and program committees
annually.

Summary of Findings

Data is being collected for the first time this semester,
Fall 2009.

Courses no longer being offered but still on
the books were not i
ncluded.



Core Courses Outcomes



All students will be given an introduction to all eleven
biology outcomes during their four core courses. Objectives met in each course are listed
in the table below. Additionally, measurables

for each met objective are also listed
below. Data is currently being collected for the first time during the 2009 Fall semester.

Course #

Name

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

51

Org. Diversity



X

X

X





X



X

X



52

Gen Bio. CS&F

X

X



X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

100

Eco/Evo Theory

X



X

X

X



X



X





140

Genetics

X

X



X

X

X



X

X






Core Course Measurables

840:051
:


#
2.

Exam, lab exercises, lab practical

#
3.

Exam, lecture assignments, lab exercises, lab practical

#
4.

Exam

#
7.

Le
cture/Lab assignment

#
9. Exam, lab exercises

#
10. Lecture/Lab assignment


840:052
:

#
1. Exam

#
2. Exam

#
4.

Exam

#
5. Exam

#
6. Lab Activities

#
7. Exam

#
8. Exam

#
9. Exam

#
10. Research Paper

#
11. Exam


840:100
:

#
1
.
discussions, and presentations
that include the topic

#
3. discussions, and presentations that include the topic

#
4. discussions, and presentations that include the topic


19

#
5. discussions, and presentations that include the topic

#
7. discussions, and presentations that include the topic

#
9. discussions, and presentations that include the topic


840:140
:

#
1. Exam

#
2. Exam

#
4. Exam

#
5. Exam

#
6. Lab activities

#
8. Oral Presentation

#
9. Exam


Plant Course Outcomes

(Students all courses in this section) Objectives

met in each
course are listed in the table below. Additionally, measurables for each met objective are
also listed below. Data is currently being collected for the first time during the 2009 Fall
semester.

Course #

Name

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

121

Plant Biotech.


X





X


X


X


X





122

Plant Physiology



X

X



X

X





X

X

X

172

Plant Dev.



X





X

X

X



X

X

X



Plant

Course Measurables


840:121:

2. Exams and Lab Report

6. Lab Report

7. Presentations

8. Exams

9. Exams and Lab Report


840:122:

2. Exams, problem sets

3. Exams

5. Exams, problems sets, lab exercises & writeups

6. Lab exercises & writeups

9. Exams, lab writeups, project report

10. Lab writeups, project report

11. Labs


840:172:

2. Lab practical and term pape
r

5. Written paper & Oral Presentation

6. Project

7. Required for project

9. Exam


20

10. Project

11. Project


Biology Course Outcomes

Due to the open nature of the major (students must take 4
credits of the following courses), it is possible t
hat some students may not receive
additional exposure to all eleven outcomes. Objectives met in each course are listed in
the table below. Additionally, measurables for each met objective are also listed below.
Data is currently being collected for the
first time during the 2009 Fall semester.

Course #

Name

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

120

Plant Divers.Evol.

X

X

X

X









X





166

Plant Systm.



X



X

X















Biology

Course Measurables


840:120:

1. Exam

2. Exam, Lab Practical

3. Lab Practical


4. Exam

9. Exam


840:166:

2. Daily work with plant specimens and examining with their anatomy.

4. Exam

5. Exam


Elective Course Outcomes

Due to the open nature of the major (students may take 4
-
5
credits of the following courses)
, it is possible that some students may not receive
additional exposure to all eleven outcomes. Objectives met in each course are listed in
the table below. Additionally, measurables for each met objective are also listed below.
Data is currently being
collected for the first time during the 2009 Fall semester.

Course #

Name

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

103

Appld. Eco.












120

Plant Divers.Evol.

X

X

X

X









X





128

Cell Biol.



X



X

X

X





X

X

X

142

Evol. Biol.





X

X

X



X



X





144

Virology







X





X



X

X

X

151

Gen. Micro





X

X



X



X

X





152

Micro. Molec. Gen.

X

X



X

X



X

X


153

Recom. DNA









X

X

X



X

X

X

154

Aquatic Ecol









X

X





X

X

X

155

Ecotox.









X

X





X

X

X

166

Plant Systm.



X



X

X













168

Ecology

X

X

X

X





X

X

X





170

Entomology



X

X



X

X

X





X






21

Elective Course Measurables


840:120:

1. Exam

2. Exam, Lab Practical

3. Lab Practical


4. Exam

9. Exam


840:128:

2. Exam

4. Exam

5. Discussion

6. Lab Reports

9. Presentation

10. Writing Labs

11. Lab Report


840:142:

3. Exam

4. Exam

5. Exam and paper

7. Writing Assignment

9. Writing Assignment


840:144:

4. Exam

7. Group Presentation

9. Lab Exam

10. Presentations

11.

Presentations


840:151:

3. Exam

4. Exam

6. Lab activities

8. Exam

9. Lab Exam


840:152:

1. Exam

2. Exam

5. Lab Project

6. Lab Project

9. Research Paper

10. Research Paper


22


840:153:

6. Lab manual and reports

9. Reports

10. Reports
and Presentation


840:166:

2. Daily work with plant specimens and examining with their anatomy.

4. Exam

5. Exam


840:168:

1. Exams/quizzes

2. Exams/quizzes

3. Exams/quizzes/short papers

4. Exams/quizzes

7. Readings/short papers and presentations


8. Short paper/presentations/discussion

9. Exams/quizzes/short papers


840:170:

2. Exam

3. Exam

5.
Field Data
Project

6.
Field Data
Project

7.
Field Data
Project

10
.

Exam


23

Appendix
D


Name of Department/Unit:

Biology

Program:

B.
S
.
Biology


Methods Used for Sharing
Assessment Information

Information will be kept on file at the department office
and made available to faculty and program committees
annually.

Summary of Findings

Data is being collected for the first time this
semester,
Fall 2009.

Courses no longer being offered but still on
the books were not included.


Core Courses Outcomes



All students will be given an introduction to all eleven
biology outcomes during their four core courses. Objectives met in each cours
e are listed
in the table below. Additionally, measurables for each met objective are also listed
below. Data is currently being collected for the first time during the 2009 Fall semester.

Course #

Name

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

51

Org. Diversity



X

X

X





X



X

X



52

Gen Bio. CS&F

X

X



X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

100

Eco/Evo Theory

X



X

X

X



X



X





140

Genetics

X

X



X

X

X



X

X






Core Course Measurables

840:051
:


#
2.

Exam, lab exercises, lab practical

#
3.

Exam, lecture assignments, lab exercises, lab practical

#
4.

Exam

#
7.

Le
cture/Lab assignment

#
9. Exam, lab exercises

#
10. Lecture/Lab assignment


840:052
:

#
1. Exam

#
2. Exam

#
4.

Exam

#
5. Exam

#
6. Lab Activities

#
7. Exam

#
8. Exam


#
9. Exam

#
10. Research Paper

#
11. Exam


840:100
:

#
1
.
discussions, and presentations that include the topic

#
3. discussions, and presentations that include the topic

#
4. discussions, and presentations that include the topic


24

#
5. discussions, and
presentations that include the topic

#
7. discussions, and presentations that include the topic

#
9. discussions, and presentations that include the topic


840:140
:

#
1. Exam

#
2. Exam

#
4. Exam

#
5. Exam

#
6. Lab activities

#
8. Oral Presentation

#
9. Exam


Required Anatomy Course Outcomes

Due to the open nature of the major (students
may take 19
-
20 credits of the following courses), it is possible that some students may
not receive additional exposure to all eleven outcomes. Objectives met in each

course are
listed in the table below. Additionally, measurables for each met objective are also listed
below. Data is currently being collected for the first time during the 2009 Fall semester.

Course #

Name

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

106

Vert. Anat.



X

X

X















112

Invert. Zoo.



X

X





X





X

X

X

114

Comp. Phys.



X

X

X





X



X





115

Comp. Phys.Lab



X

X



X

X





X

X

X

119

Intro Biotech.











X

X

X

X



X

120

Plant Divers.Evol.

X

X

X

X









X





122

Plant Physiology



X

X



X

X





X

X

X

128

Cell Biol.



X



X

X

X





X

X

X

129

Genom & Proteo





X



X













137

Vert Phy Lab



X

X



X

X





X

X

X

138

Vert. Phy.



X

X

X





X



X





142

Evol. Biol.





X

X

X



X



X





144

Virology







X





X



X

X

X

146

Dev. Anim.



X



X

X

X





X

X

X

147

Cancer

X

X

X



X



X



X

X

X

151

Gen. Micro





X

X



X



X

X





153

Recom. DNA









X

X

X



X

X

X

154

Aquatic Ecol









X

X





X

X

X

155

Ecotox.









X

X





X

X

X

160

Field. Zool.



X

X

X















164

Mammalogy



X

X

X





X



X



X

166

Plant Systm.



X



X

X













167

Consrvtn. Biol.

X



X

X

X



X

X

X

X



168

Ecology

X

X

X

X





X

X

X





170

Entomology



X

X



X

X

X





X



172

Plant Dev.



X





X

X

X



X

X

X



Elective Course
Measurables


840:106:


25

2. Exam

3. Exam

4. Exam


840:112:

2. Lab Notebooks

3. Exam

6. Lab notebooks

9. Lab Notebooks and Exam

10. Lab Reports

11. Lab Notebook and Reports


840:114:

2. Exam

3. Exam

4. Exam

7. Primary papers assi
gned

9. Exam


840:115:

2. Exam

3. Exam and Lab exercises

5. Lab write
-
ups and exam

6. Data analysis activity

9. Lab Reports

10. Lab Reports

11. Lab Notebooks


840:119:

6. Exam, Poster Presentation

9. Report and Presentation

11.
Report and Presentation


840:120:

1. Exam

2. Exam, Lab Practical

3. Lab Practical


4. Exam

9. Exam


840:122:

2. Exams, problem sets

3. Exams

5. Exams, problems sets, lab exercises & writeups

6. Lab exercises & writeups

9. Exams, lab
writeups, project report


26

10. Lab writeups, project report

11. Labs


840:128:

2. Exam

4. Exam

5. Discussion

6. Lab Reports

9. Presentation

10. Writing Labs

11. Lab Report


840:129:

3. Exam

5. Discussion


840:137:

2. Exam

3. Exam

5. Lab write
-
ups

6. Data analysis activity

9. Lab Report

10. Lab Notebook

11. Lab Notebook


840:138:

2. Exam

3. Exam

4. Exam

7. primary papers assigned

9. Presentation


840:142:

3. Exam

4. Exam

5. Exam and paper

7.

Writing Assignment

9. Writing Assignment


840:144:

4. Exam

7. Group Presentation

9. Lab Exam

10. Presentations

11. Presentations



27

840:146:

2. Exam

4. Exam

5. Student projects designed/written

6. Lab Reports

7. Required for lab reports

8. Exam

9. Exam and Lab Report

10. Lab Report

11. Lab Report


840:147:

1. Exam

2. Exam

3. Written paper

5. Written paper

7. Required for research paper

9. Paper

10. Paper

11. Paper


840:151:

3. Exam

4. Exam

6. Lab activities

8. Exam

9. Lab Exam


840:153:

6. Lab manual and reports

9. Reports

10. Reports and Presentation


840:154:

5. Written Paper

6. Project

9. Presentations

10. Presentations

11. Presentations


840
:155:

5. Written Paper

6. Project

9. Presentations

10. Presentations

11. Presentations


28


840:160:

2. Lab Exam

3. Lab Practical

4. Exam


840:164:

2. Lab Exam

3. Lab Practical

4. Exam

7. Presentation

9. Presentation

11.
Presentation


840:166:

2. Daily work with plant specimens and examining with their anatomy.

4. Exam

5. Exam


840:167:

1. Exam

3. Exam

4. Exam

5. Paper

6. Take
-
Home Exam

7. Paper

8. Paper

9. Exam and papers

10. Paper


840:168:

1. Exams/quizzes

2. Exams/quizzes

3. Exams/quizzes/short papers

4. Exams/quizzes

7. Readings/short papers and presentations

8. Short paper/presentations/discussion

9. Exams/quizzes/short papers


840:170:

2. Exam

3. Exam

5.
Field Data
Project

6.
Field Data
Project

7.
Field Data
Project

10
.

Exam


29


840:172:

2. Lab practical and term paper

5. Written paper & Oral Presentation

6. Project

7. Required for project

9. Exam

10. Project

11. Project


30

Appendix E


Name of De
partment/Unit:

Biology

Program:

B.
A
. Biology

(Microbiology Emphasis)

Methods Used for Sharing
Assessment Information

Information will be kept on file at the department office
and made available to faculty and program committees
annually.

Summary of
Findings

Data is being collected for the first time this semester,
Fall 2009.

Courses no longer being offered but still on the
books were not included.


Core Courses Outcomes



All students will be given an introduction to all eleven
biology outcomes duri
ng their four core courses. Objectives met in each course are listed
in the table below. Additionally, measurables for each met objective are also listed
below. Data is currently being collected for the first time during the 2009 Fall semester.

Course #


Name

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

51

Org. Diversity



X

X

X





X



X

X



52

Gen Bio. CS&F

X

X



X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

100

Eco/Evo Theory

X



X

X

X



X



X





140

Genetics

X

X



X

X

X



X

X






Core Course Measurables

840:051
:


#
2.

Exam, lab exercises, lab practical

#
3.

Exam, lecture assignments, lab exercises, lab practical

#
4.

Exam

#
7.

Le
cture/Lab assignment

#
9. Exam, lab exercises

#
10. Lecture/Lab assignment


840:052
:

#
1. Exam

#
2. Exam

#
4.

Exam

#
5. Exam

#
6. Lab Activities

#
7. Exam

#
8. Exam

#
9. Exam

#
10. Research Paper

#
11. Exam


840:100
:

#
1
.
discussions, and presentations that include the topic

#
3. discussions, and presentations that include the topic

#
4. discussions, and presentations tha
t include the topic


31

#
5. discussions, and presentations that include the topic

#
7. discussions, and presentations that include the topic

#
9. discussions, and presentations that include the topic


840:140
:

#
1. Exam

#
2. Exam

#
4. Exam

#
5. Exam

#
6.

Lab activities

#
8. Oral Presentation

#
9. Exam


Elective Course Outcomes

Due to the open nature of the major (students may take 6
-
11 credits of the following courses), it is possible that some students may not receive
additional exposure to all eleve
n outcomes. Objectives met in each course are listed in
the table below. Additionally, measurables for each met objective are also listed below.
Data is currently being collected for the first time during the 2009 Fall semester.

Course #

Name

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

128

Cell Biol.



X



X

X

X





X

X

X

147

Cancer

X

X

X



X



X



X

X

X

150

Immunology


X

X


X


X


X


X


X




840:128:

2. Exam

4. Exam

5. Discussion

6. Lab Reports

9. Presentation

10. Writing Labs

11. Lab Report


840:147:

1. Exam

2. Exam

3. Written paper

5. Written paper

7. Required for research paper

9. Paper

10. Paper

11. Paper


840:150:

1. Exam

2. Exam


32

3. Exam

5. Exam

7. Exam

9. Exam

11. Exam


33

Appendix F


Name of Department/Unit:

Biology

Program:

B. A. Ecology and Systematics Emphasis

Methods Used for Sharing
Assessment Information

Information will be kept on file at the department office
and made available to faculty and program committees
annually.

Summary of Findings

Data is being collected
for the first time this semester,
Fall 2009.

Note: Courses no longer being offered but
still on the books were not included.


Core Courses Outcomes



All students will be given an introduction to all eleven
biology outcomes during their four core course
s. Objectives met in each course are listed
in the table below. Additionally, measurables for each met objective are also listed
below. Data is currently being collected for the first time during the 2009 Fall semester.

Course #

Name

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

51

Org. Diversity



X

X

X





X



X

X



52

Gen Bio. CS&F

X

X



X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

100

Eco/Evo Theory

X



X

X

X



X



X





140

Genetics

X

X



X

X

X



X

X






Core Course Measurables

840:051
:


#
2.

Exam, lab exercises, lab practical

#
3.

Exam, lecture assignments, lab exercises, lab practical

#
4.

Exam

#
7.

Le
cture/Lab assignment

#
9. Exam, lab exercises

#
10. Lecture/Lab assignment


840:052
:

#
1. Exam

#
2. Exam

#
4.

Exam

#
5. Exam

#
6. Lab Activities

#
7. Exam

#
8. Exam


#
9. Exam

#
10. Research Paper

#
11. Exam


840:100
:

#
1
.
discussions, and presentations that include the topic

#
3. discussions, and presentations that include the topic

#
4. discussions, and presentations that include the topic


34

#
5. discussions, and pr
esentations that include the topic

#
7. discussions, and presentations that include the topic

#
9. discussions, and presentations that include the topic


840:140
:

#
1. Exam

#
2. Exam

#
4. Exam

#
5. Exam

#
6. Lab activities

#
8. Oral Presentation

#
9.

Exam


Elective Course Outcomes

Due to the open nature of the major (students may take 17
-
19 credits of the following courses),

it is possible that some students may not receive
additional exposure to all eleven outcomes. Objectives met in each course are listed in
the table below. Additionally, measurables for each met objective are also listed below.
Data is currently being c
ollected for the first time during the 2009 Fall semester.

Course #

Name

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

106

Vert. Anat.



X

X

X















112

Invert. Zoo.



X

X





X





X

X

X

114

Comp. Phys.



X

X

X





X



X





115

Comp. Phys.Lab



X

X



X

X





X

X

X

120

Plant Divers.Evol.

X

X

X

X









X





122

Plant Physiology



X

X



X

X





X

X

X

137

Vert Phy Lab



X

X



X

X





X

X

X

138

Vert. Phy.



X

X

X





X



X





142

Evol. Biol.





X

X

X



X



X





146

Dev. Anim.



X



X

X

X





X

X

X

154

Aquatic Ecol









X

X





X

X

X

155

Ecotox.









X

X





X

X

X

160

Field. Zool.



X

X

X















164

Mammalogy



X

X

X





X



X



X

166

Plant Systm.



X



X

X













167

Consrvtn. Biol.

X



X

X

X



X

X

X

X



168

Ecology

X

X

X

X





X

X

X





170

Entomology



X

X



X

X

X





X



172

Plant Dev.



X





X

X

X



X

X

X

178

Fire Management



X


X

X

X

X


X

X

180

Restoration Eco



X


X


X

X

X


X



Elective Course Measurables


840:106:

2. Exam

3. Exam

4. Exam



35

840:112:

2. Lab Notebooks

3. Exam

6. Lab notebooks

9. Lab Notebooks and Exam

10. Lab Reports

11. Lab Notebook and Reports


840:114:

2. Exam

3. Exam

4. Exam

7. Primary papers assigned

9. Exam


840:115:

2. Exam

3. Exam and Lab exercise
s

5. Lab write
-
ups and exam

6. Data analysis activity

9. Lab Reports

10. Lab Reports

11. Lab Notebooks


840:120:

1. Exam

2. Exam, Lab Practical

3. Lab Practical


4. Exam

9. Exam


840:122:

2. Exams, problem sets

3. Exams

5. Exams, problems sets, lab exercises & writeups

6. Lab exercises & writeups

9. Exams, lab writeups, project report

10. Lab writeups, project report

11. Labs


840:137:

2. Exam

3. Exam

5. Lab write
-
ups

6. Data analysis activity

9. La
b Report


36

10. Lab Notebook

11. Lab Notebook


840:138:

2. Exam

3. Exam

4. Exam

7. primary papers assigned

9. Presentation


840:142:

3. Exam

4. Exam

5. Exam and paper

7. Writing Assignment

9. Writing Assignment


840:146:

2. Exam

4. Exam

5. Student projects designed/written

6. Lab Reports

7. Required for lab reports

8. Exam

9. Exam and Lab Report

10. Lab Report

11. Lab Report


840:154:

5. Written Paper

6. Project

9. Presentations

10. Presentations

11
. Presentations


840:155:

5. Written Paper

6. Project

9. Presentations

10. Presentations

11. Presentations


840:160:

2. Lab Exam

3. Lab Practical

4. Exam


37


840:164:

2. Lab Exam

3. Lab Practical

4. Exam

7. Presentation

9. Presentation

11. Presentation


840:166:

2. Daily work with plant specimens and examining with their anatomy. 4. Exam 5. Exam


840:167:

1. Exam

3. Exam

4. Exam

5. Paper

6. Take
-
Home Exam

7. Paper

8. Paper

9. Exam and papers

10.
Paper


840:168:

1. Exams/quizzes

2. Exams/quizzes

3. Exams/quizzes/short papers

4. Exams/quizzes

7. Readings/short papers and presentations

8. Short paper/presentations/discussion

9. Exams/quizzes/short papers


840:170:

2. Exam

3. Exam

5
.
Field Data
Project

6.
Field Data
Project

7.
Field Data
Project

10
.

Exam


840:172:

2. Lab practical and term paper

5. Written paper & Oral Presentation

6. Project

7. Required for project

9. Exam


38

10. Project

11. Project


840:17
8
:

3. Exam, Project

5. Field Trips

6. Exam, Project

7. Discusssion, Exam

8. Exam, Project

10. Project

11. Project


840:180
:

3.

Exam

5.

Discussion

7.

Exam

8.

Discussion

9.

Exam

11.

Exam


39

Appendix G


Name of Department/Unit:

Biology

Program:

B.
A. Biology

Teaching

Methods Used for Sharing
Assessment Information

Information will be kept on file at the department office
and made available to faculty and program committees
annually.

Summary of Findings

Data is being collected for the first time
this semester,
Fall 2009.

Courses no longer being offered but still on
the books were not included.


Core Courses Outcomes



All students will be given an introduction to all eleven
biology outcomes during their four core courses. Objectives met in each
course are listed
in the table below. Additionally, measurables for each met objective are also listed
below. Data is currently being collected for the first time during the 2009 Fall semester.

Course #

Name

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

51

Org. Diversity



X

X

X





X



X

X



52

Gen Bio. CS&F

X

X



X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

100

Eco/Evo Theory

X



X

X

X



X



X





140

Genetics

X

X



X

X

X



X

X





142

Evol. Biol.





X

X

X



X



X






Core Course Measurables

840:051
:


#
2.

Exam, lab exercises, lab practical

#
3.

Exam, lecture assignments, lab exercises, lab practical

#
4.

Exam

#
7.

Le
cture/Lab assignment

#
9. Exam, lab exercises

#
10. Lecture/Lab assignment


840:052
:

#
1. Exam

#
2. Exam

#
4.

Exam

#
5. Exam

#
6. Lab Activities

#
7. Exam

#
8.

Exam

#
9. Exam

#
10. Research Paper

#
11. Exam


840:100
:

#
1
.
discussions, and presentations that include the topic

#
3. discussions, and presentations that include the topic


40

#
4. discussions, and presentations that include the topic

#
5. discussions,

and presentations that include the topic

#
7. discussions, and presentations that include the topic

#
9. discussions, and presentations that include the topic


840:140
:

#
1. Exam

#
2. Exam

#
4. Exam

#
5. Exam

#
6. Lab activities

#
8. Oral Presentatio
n

#
9. Exam


840:142:

3. Exam

4. Exam

5. Exam and paper

7. Writing Assignment

9. Writing Assignment



Plant Group Course Outcomes

Due to the open nature of the major (students may
take 4 credits of the following courses),

it is possible that some students may not receive
additional exposure to all eleven outcomes. Objectives met in each course are listed in
the table below. Additionally, measurables for each met objective are also listed below.
Data is currently being c
ollected for the first time during the 2009 Fall semester.


Course #

Name

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

120

Plant Divers.Evol.

X

X

X

X









X





122

Plant Physiology



X

X



X

X





X

X

X

166

Plant Systm.



X



X

X













172

Plant Dev.



X





X

X

X



X

X

X


Plant Group

Course Measurables


840:120:

1. Exam

2. Exam, Lab Practical

3. Lab Practical


4. Exam

9. Exam


840:122:

2. Exams, problem sets

3. Exams

5. Exams, problems sets, lab exercises & writeups


41

6. Lab exercises & writeups

9. Exams, lab writeups, project report

10. Lab writeups, project report

11. Labs


840:166:

2. Daily work with plant specimens and examining with their anatomy.

4. Exam

5. Exam


840:172:

2. Lab practical and term paper

5. Written paper & Oral Pr
esentation

6. Project

7. Required for project

9. Exam

10. Project

11. Project



Animal Group Course Outcomes

Due to the open nature of the major (students may
take 4 credits of the following courses),

it is possible that some students may not receive
additional exposure to all eleven outcomes. Objectives met in each course are listed in
the table below. Additionally, measurables for each met objective are also listed below.
Data is currently being c
ollected for the first time during the 2009 Fall semester.


Course #

Name

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

106

Vert. Anat.



X

X

X















114

Comp. Phys.



X

X

X





X



X





115

Comp. Phys.Lab



X

X



X

X





X

X

X

146

Dev. Anim.



X



X

X

X





X

X

X

160

Field. Zool.



X

X

X















164

Mammalogy



X

X

X





X



X



X


Animal Group

Course Measurables


840:106:

2. Exam

3. Exam

4. Exam


840:114:

2. Exam

3. Exam

4. Exam

7. Primary papers assigned

9. Exam


42


840:115:

2. Exam

3. Exam and Lab exercises

5. Lab write
-
ups and exam

6. Data analysis activity

9. Lab Reports

10. Lab Reports

11. Lab Notebooks


840:146:

2. Exam

4. Exam

5. Student projects designed/written

6. Lab Reports

7. Required for lab report
s

8. Exam

9. Exam and Lab Report

10. Lab Report

11. Lab Report


840:160:

2. Lab Exam

3. Lab Practical

4. Exam


840:164:

2. Lab Exam

3. Lab Practical

4. Exam

7. Presentation

9. Presentation

11. Presentation


Cellular Group
Course Outcomes

Due to the open nature of the major (students may
take 4 credits of the following courses), it is possible that some students may not receive
additional exposure to all eleven outcomes. Objectives met in each course are listed in
the table

below. Additionally, measurables for each met objective are also listed below.
Data is currently being collected for the first time during the 2009 Fall semester.


Course #

Name

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

128

Cell Biol.



X



X

X

X





X

X

X

150

Immunology

X

X

X


X


X


X


X

151

Gen. Micro





X

X



X



X

X







Cellular Group

Course Measurables


43



840:128:

2. Exam

4. Exam

5. Discussion

6. Lab Reports

9. Presentation

10. Writing Labs

11. Lab Report


840:150

1. Exam

2. Exam

3.
Exam

5. Exam

7. Exam

9. Exam

11. Exam


840:151:

3. Exam

4. Exam

6. Lab activities

8. Exam

9. Lab Exam


Electives Course Outcomes

Due to the open nature of the major (students may take 4
credits of the following courses),

it is possible that some students may not receive
additional exposure to all eleven outcomes. Objectives met in each course are listed in
the table below. Additionally, measurables for each met objective are also listed below.
Data is currently being c
ollected for the first time during the 2009 Fall semester.


Course #

Name

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

101

Anat/Phys 1


X






X




102

Anat/Phys 2


X






X




106

Vert. Anat.



X

X

X















112

Invert. Zoo.



X

X





X





X

X

X

114

Comp. Phys.



X

X

X





X



X





115

Comp. Phys.Lab



X

X



X

X





X

X

X

119

Intro Biotech.











X

X

X

X



X

120

Plant Divers.Evol.

X

X

X

X









X





122

Plant Physiology



X

X



X

X





X

X

X

128

Cell Biol.



X



X

X

X





X

X

X

129

Genom & Proteo





X



X













137

Vert Phy Lab



X

X



X

X





X

X

X

138

Vert. Phy.



X

X

X





X



X





142

Evol. Biol.





X

X

X



X



X






44

144

Virology







X





X



X

X

X

146

Dev. Anim.



X



X

X

X





X

X

X

147

Cancer

X

X

X



X



X



X

X

X

150

Immunology












151

Gen. Micro





X

X



X



X

X





153

Recom. DNA









X

X

X



X

X

X

154

Aquatic Ecol









X

X





X

X

X

155

Ecotox.









X

X





X

X

X

160

Field. Zool.



X

X

X















164

Mammalogy



X

X

X





X



X



X

166

Plant Systm.



X



X

X













167

Consrvtn. Biol.

X



X

X

X



X

X

X

X



168

Ecology

X

X

X

X





X

X

X





170

Entomology



X

X



X

X

X





X



172

Plant Dev.



X





X

X

X



X

X

X



Elective Course Measurables


840:101:

2. Exam

8. Exam


840:102:

2. Exam

8.
Exam


840:106:

2. Exam

3. Exam

4. Exam


840:112:

2. Lab Notebooks

3. Exam

6. Lab notebooks

9. Lab Notebooks and Exam

10. Lab Reports

11. Lab Notebook and Reports


840:114:

2. Exam

3. Exam

4. Exam

7. Primary papers assigned

9. Exam


840:115:


45

2. Exam

3. Exam and Lab exercises

5. Lab write
-
ups and exam

6. Data analysis activity

9. Lab Reports

10. Lab Reports

11. Lab Notebooks


840:119:

6. Exam, Poster Presentation

9. Report and Presentation

11. Report and Presentation


840:120:

1. Exam

2. Exam, Lab Practical

3. Lab Practical


4. Exam

9. Exam


840:122:

2. Exams, problem sets

3. Exams

5. Exams, problems sets, lab exercises & writeups

6. Lab exercises

& writeups

9. Exams, lab writeups, project report

10. Lab writeups, project report

11. Labs


840:128:

2. Exam

4. Exam

5. Discussion

6. Lab Reports

9. Presentation

10. Writing Labs

11. Lab Report


840:129:

3. Exam

5. Discussion


840:137:

2. Exam

3. Exam

5. Lab write
-
ups


46

6. Data analysis activity

9. Lab Report

10. Lab Notebook

11. Lab Notebook


840:138:

2. Exam

3. Exam

4. Exam

7. primary papers assigned

9. Presentation


840:142:

3. Exam

4. Exam

5.
Exam and paper

7. Writing Assignment

9. Writing Assignment


840:144:

4. Exam

7. Group Presentation

9. Lab Exam

10. Presentations

11. Presentations


840:146:

2. Exam

4. Exam

5. Student projects designed/written

6. Lab Reports

7. Required for lab reports

8. Exam

9. Exam and Lab Report

10. Lab Report

11. Lab Report


840:147:

1. Exam

2. Exam

3. Written paper

5. Written paper

7. Required for research paper

9. Paper

10. Paper

11. Paper


47


840:151:

3. Exam

4. Exam

6. Lab activities

8. Exam

9. Lab Exam


840:153:

6. Lab manual and reports

9. Reports

10. Reports and Presentation


840:154:

5. Written Paper

6. Project

9. Presentations

10. Presentations

11. Presentations


840
:155:

5. Written Paper

6. Project

9. Presentations

10. Presentations

11. Presentations


840:160:

2. Lab Exam

3. Lab Practical

4. Exam


840:164:

2. Lab Exam

3. Lab Practical

4. Exam

7. Presentation

9. Presentation

11.
Presentation


840:166:

2. Daily work with plant specimens and examining with their anatomy. 4. Exam 5. Exam


840:167:

1. Exam

3. Exam


48

4. Exam

5. Paper

6. Take
-
Home Exam

7. Paper

8. Paper

9. Exam and papers

10. Paper


840:168:

1. Exams
/quizzes

2. Exams/quizzes

3. Exams/quizzes/short papers

4. Exams/quizzes

7. Readings/short papers and presentations

8. Short paper/presentations/discussion

9. Exams/quizzes/short papers


840:170:

2. Exam

3. Exam

5.
Field Data
Project

6.
Field Data
Project

7.
Field Data
Project

10
.

Exam


840:172:

2. Lab practical and term paper

5. Written paper & Oral Presentation

6. Project

7. Required for project

9. Exam

10. Project

11. Project