Departmental Assessment Practices

Assessments have to be geared to each of the student clientele. BAC Core students, majors, masters, and PhD. Progress through each level requires a wider array and higher skill level for the learning elements of problem, approach, theory, analysis, and application.

ASSESSMENT PRACTICE YES NO
External Advisory Board Meets annually and advises the department about changes in practice, job requirements, and internship opportunities  
Written Student Learning Outcomes (either course or program) All course syllabi will have learning outcomes by June 2005  
Undergraduate Internship Internships are available and encouraged for undergraduates  
Graduate Internship All MA graduate students do an internship.  
Graduate Thesis All MA and MAIS students do theses. Theses are an alternate capstone experience for undergraduates  
Nationally normed or locally developed exit or competency exams   Not typically used in Applied anthropology
Capstone course(s) Planning implementation of a capstone course for 2005-06 depending on availability of faculty
Senior Seminars   X
Senior Thesis, Project, and Research Papers Graduating seniors do either a capstone course, applied project, or thesis
Undergraduate performance reviews All undergraduate majors are required to have advising a minimum of once a year. Some students prefer every term. During the senior year, graduating seniors meet with the departmental advisor each term. Students also contact advisor by email if problems arise.
Graduate Student Performance reviews Spring term each year the progress of graduate students is evaluated with self analysis and faculty review.
Student Assessment of Teaching Each faculty member is expected to use the University assessment process for each course, each quarter
Peer Assessment of Teaching At least one peer assessment of teaching is conducted annually
Assessment of Student Advising Recently centralized undergraduate advising, plan a comparative survey for 2005
Teaching is one component of annual review of faculty Annual reviews are given to pre- tenure faculty by May 1 each year. Three year PROF reviews are required for all faculty.
Exit Interviews of Students   X
Current student assessment (survey)   X
Post-graduate assessment (alumni surveys)   X
Employer assessment (survey)   X
Student awards and recognition An annual awards ceremony is held