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Cameron University Adult and Continuing Education

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  1. Cameron University Adult and Continuing Education Associate of Science IDS CIP Code: 250102 Program Code: 365 Program Quality Improvement Report 2009-2010

  2. Overview of Program andProposed Assessment Plan • A.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies Purpose: Designed to serve active duty military personnel and goal directed students whose educational needs are not met by one of the University's structured majors. • A degree plan, consistent with the individual's stated goals, is designed for each student admitted to the program Program Quality Improvement Report 2009-2010

  3. Overview, cont. • A minimum of 12 semester hours must be completed after admission to the program • 12 hours must be completed with CU Program Quality Improvement Report 2009-2010

  4. Overview, cont. Degree Requirements: • GENERAL EDUCATION - 37 hours • CONCENTRATION – 21-23 hoursCourses selected from two disciplines which in their aggregate comprise a rational combination of skills and concepts. • ELECTIVES – to total 60 hours Program Quality Improvement Report 2009-2010

  5. Graduation Requirements • Meets Interdisciplinary Studies program requirements • Minimum 60 credit hours completed • Completed 12 or more hours since program admission • Complete Graduation Application in Registrar's Office (Semester prior to graduation semester) • Minimum 2.0 GPA Program Quality Improvement Report 2009-2010

  6. Assessment Challenges • No dedicated faculty for IDS • All programs on campus qualify for concentrations • No faculty groups have been tasked with assessment for this program • ACE does not have academic standing or faculty • BUT, a suggested assessment plan follows Program Quality Improvement Report 2009-2010

  7. Assessment Plan Proposal • Identify the primary groups of concentration for IDS majors • Military Science • Business • Psychology • Request formation of an IDS Council to collect and assess data and develop PQIRs annually (Faculty Senate) Program Quality Improvement Report 2009-2010

  8. Assessment Plan Proposal, cont. • Identify key student learning outcomes from General Education and each of the primary concentrations for purposes of assessment of IDS • Identify specific courses in the concentrations that have the highest frequency of enrollment by IDS majors • Identify specific assessment measures that correlate to identified outcomes to be used consistently in each of the courses described above for trending purposes Program Quality Improvement Report 2009-2010

  9. Assessment Plan Proposal, cont. • Consider developing a 1 – 3 hour IDS capstone course as a required part of the IDS curriculum • Include multiple faculty • Include multiple measures of performance against identified learning outcomes • Identify similar programs nationwide for benchmarking purposes Program Quality Improvement Report 2009-2010

  10. Assessment Plan Proposal, cont. • Possible Multiple Measures • Capstone project for at least one concentration • Locally developed or nationally developed standardized exam • Writing exercise • Communication exercise • Critical thinking exercise • Other? Program Quality Improvement Report 2009-2010

  11. Examples of Possible Student-Learning Outcomes • Military Science • Demonstrate leadership potential • Act ethically and morally • Psychology • Demonstrate knowledge in research methods. • Application of knowledge in research methods. • Business • Graduates demonstrate critical business skills and competencies required for effective decision making in modern business. • Graduates demonstrate proficiency in computers and business software required in modern business. Program Quality Improvement Report 2009-2010