Submitted Fall, 2003
The Geography Assessment Plan was formally accepted in August 2003. Assessment information is to be collected and analyzed from that date forward. Considering that the current (Fall 2003) semester is the first semester the Assessment Plan has been in effect and that most of the Assessment measures apply to collection of data from current activities, there is only limited information available at the present time. The following describes the assessment process as of November 24, 2003,
A. Direct Measures
No Direct Assessment Measures have been compiled or developed.
Geography 415 - Internship - One (1) student is completing an Internship during the current semester and assessment information will not be available until early January 2004.
Geography 450 - Senior Seminar - One (1) student is completing a 450 project during the current semester and assessment information will not be available until early January 2004.
Geography 499 - Independent Study - No students are involved in any Geog. 499 projects during this Fall Semester
B. Indirect Measures:
A Focus Group is scheduled for December 3, 2003. Dr. William Jurma will serve as moderator and seven (7) junior and senior Geography Majors and Minors have agreed to participate. The Focus Group Report from Dr. Jurma will be available in mid- December 2003
One (1) student is completing an Internship during the current semester and assessment information will not be available until early January 2004
Three (3) Geography Majors will graduate in December 2003. The Survey of Graduating Geography Majors will be provided to these students in the 2nd week of December, 2003.
Survey of Geography Alumni
Although not approved by the Assessment Committee at the time, the Geography Department sent the Survey of Geography Alumni to 300 Geography Alumni who graduated any where from 1965 through 2002. We received 30 usable responses. The Survey results are linked.
Assessment of the Assessment:
The Geography Assessment Plan accepted by the University Assessment Committee is in the process of being administered. Only one portion (Survey of Geography Alumni) has been compiled to date. Other measures will be compiled as scheduled in the Plan.
Additionally, the Geography Assessment Plan will require modification of the Direct Measures portion as a result of substantial proposed changes (November 2003) in the various Geography degree programs. These changes will become effective with the Fall 2004-2006 Undergraduate Catalog