Student Learning Outcomes

PhD Program in Geography

SLO Type

Student Learning Outcome

Assessment Method

Degree Delivery

Knowledge Students will describe, identify, and discuss both orally   and in writing the subject matter related to their discipline. Students will demonstrate satisfactory ability to   integrate and expand on ideas critical to their area of specialization   through written and/or oral examinations administered by their supervisory   committee using a rubric developed by the program. Campus
Skills Students will identify, examine and explain the emerging   science in their discipline. Students will demonstrate satisfactory ability to present   the results of their research in their written dissertation and during the   oral defense of their work as determined by their supervisory committee using   a rubric developed by the program. Campus
Professional Behavior Students will exhibit professional behavior and ethical   practice during the conduct of their research. Students will conduct their research with high levels of   professionalism as outlined by their supervisory committee. Students will   give a presentation at the Departmental Colloquium series prior to their   graduation. Faculty will evaluate the presentation using a rubric developed   by the program. Students will self-report professional activities in an   annual progress report. Campus

 

Master’s Program in Geography

SLO Type

Student Learning Outcome

Assessment Method

Degree Delivery

Knowledge Students will describe, identify, and discuss both orally   and in writing the subject matter related to their discipline. Students will demonstrate satisfactory ability to   integrate and expand on ideas critical to their area of specialization   through written and oral examinations administered by their supervisory   committee using a rubric developed by the program. Campus
Skills Students will identify, examine and explain the emerging   science in their discipline. Students will demonstrate satisfactory ability to present   the results of their research in their written thesis and during the oral   defense of their work as determined by their supervisory committee using a   rubric developed by the program. Campus
Professional Behavior Students will exhibit professional behavior and ethical   practice during the conduct of their research. Students will conduct their research with high levels of   professionalism as outlined by their supervisory committee. Students will   give a presentation at the Departmental Colloquium series prior to their   graduation. Faculty will evaluate the presentation using a rubric developed   by the program. Students will self-report professional activities in an   annual progress report. Campus

 

Here is the rubric that faculty utilize to evaluate presentations given during Colloquium for “Professional Behavior”.  Colloquium Rubric

Here is the rubric that committee members utilize to evaluate student “Knowledge” and “Skills” through oral and written communication at the thesis or dissertation defense. Rubric for Defense