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  Assessment Plan

 

The Physics program impacts various stakeholders and its assessment is based on continual input from them that includes:


Input from Students and Alumni

  • Periodic interviews of students with our Departmental Adviser
  • Exit interviews of all seniors by Department Head and College
  • Alumni surveys (via departmental newsletter)
  • Compilation and analysis of student course evaluations


Input from Departments we Serve

  • Continuing dialogs with the many departments and colleges we serve, principally Engineering, Education, Biology, Chemistry.


Input from Physics Faculty

  • Annual department retreats focusing on curricular issues
  • Regular meetings of our curriculum committee


Input from the Physics Community

  • Reports from faculty attending meetings/conferences on trends in physics pedagogy and curricular reform
  • Faculty reports on NSF review panels on physics education research
  • Annual articulation meetings involving physics faculty from the state’s institutions of higher learning