Submitted Fall, 2003
This report reflects assessment activities for the Programs in the Department of Industrial Technology, including Construction Management, Industrial Distribution, and Telecommunications Management. Reports for Airway Science and the Safety Center are submitted separately.
Initially, in September of 2002, an assessment consultant from the National Association of Industrial Technology (the departmental accrediting agency) was employed to assist in the original assessment plan. However, for reasons unknown, this plan was not accepted by local constituencies. Alternately, a new plan was developed throughout the year. This new plan, developed through numerous iterations, included a mission statement with eight corresponding Departmental Objectives. A common core of program objectives was identified for Construction Management, Industrial Distribution, and Telecommunications Management in the distinct areas of Knowledge and Values. Only in the area of Skills were programmatic objectives developed separately. Assessment tools include two direct measures using the Capstone Course Rubric in each program, the Internship Final Evaluation Rubric, various standardized tests (Telecommunications Management). Indirect measures utilize the Follow Up-Study of Program Graduates, Senior Exit Interview, and the College of Business and Technology Online Survey of Graduating Seniors. All measures are made by a random sampling of students (either a computer generated number, or manually drawn). Assessment will be conducted on a two-year cycle in alternating years.
Results will be available following assessment activities during the 2004-05 academic year.
Conclusions and Recommendations will be developed upon completion of the assessment data collection during the 2004-05 academic year.
The results of the assessment process will be evaluated by the department faculty and decisions will be made to determine changes necessitated in the curriculum to address areas of concern.
The assessment process will be re-evaluated for adequacy of the evaluation instruments with necessary modifications made to address any identified weaknesses in the process that may exist.