Use of Program Assessment Findings and Results

Degree granting programs review and analyze their assessment findings annually. The Office of Institutional Effectiveness prepares a report on the analysis of these findings and subsequent use of results for program improvement on an annual basis.

The tables below link to the assessment reports and summarize the programs' uses of their findings within the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, School of Health Professions, School of Nursing, and School of Medicine. The information is coded and listed below. The table legend is at the bottom of the page.

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Academic Year 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013
Program Report Results Report Results Report Results Report Results Report Results
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, PhD Yes 4, 9 Yes 4, 8, 9 Yes 9
Cell Biology, PhD Yes 4, 8, 9 Yes 6, 9 Yes 2, 4, 9, 10
Clinical Science, PhD Yes 4, 9 Yes 2, 6, 9 Yes 1, 2, 9
Experimental Pathology, PhD Yes 4, 9 Yes 2, 4, 8, 9 Yes 4, 8, 9
Masters of Public Health, MPH Yes 4, 9 Yes 2, 4, 9 Yes 1, 2, 9
Masters of Medical Science, MMS New Program Director Yes 9 Yes 9, 11
Medical Humanities, PhD Yes 4, 9 Yes 7, 9, 10 Yes 6, 10
Microbiology and Immunology, PhD Yes 7, 9 Yes 1, 6, 9, 10 Yes 1, 9, 10
Neuroscience, PhD Yes 4, 9 Yes 4, 8, 9, 10, 11 Yes 4, 10
Nursing Science, PhD Yes 9 Yes 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 Yes 1, 2, 6, 8, 9
Pharmacology and Toxicology, PhD Yes 9 Yes 1, 2, 4, 7, 9 Yes 6, 9
Population Health Sciences, PhD
Formerly Preventive Medicine & Community Health (PMCH)
Yes 4, 9 Yes 2, 4, 9 Yes 6, 9
Programs approved in 2009-2010. Assessment plans in development.
Human Physiology and Translational Research, PhD No
Programs approved in 2010-2011. Assessment plans in development.
Rehabilitation Sciences, PhD Yes
Post Doctoral Certificate - Critical Research Skills
Post Doctoral Certificate - Management Skills
Post Doctoral Certificate - Teaching and Mentoring
Post Doctoral Certificate - Translational Research

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School of Health Professions
Academic Year 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013
Program Report Results Report Results Report Results Report Results Report Results
Clinical Laboratory Science, BS Yes 9 Yes 9 Yes
Occupational Therapy, MOT Yes 9 Yes 9 Yes
Physical Therapy, MPT Yes 9 Yes 9 Yes
Physician Assistant Studies, MPAS Yes 9 Yes 9 Yes
Respiratory Care, BS Yes 9 Yes 9 Yes
Program approved in 2009-2010. Assessment plan in development.
Physical Therapy, DPT Yes
Physical Therapy, tDPT Yes
Programs approved in 2010-2011. Assessment plans in development.
Clinical Laboratory Science, MS
(BS Prep)
Clinical Laboratory Science, MS
(CLS Prep)
Clinical Laboratory Science
Chemistry, Certificate
Yes
Clinical Laboratory Science
Hematology, Certificate
Yes
Clinical Laboratory Science Dual
Hematology and Chemistry, Certificate
Yes
Clinical Laboratory Science
Immunohematology, Certificate
Yes
Clinical Laboratory Science
Microbiology, Certificate
Yes
Programs approved in 2011-2012. Assessment plans in development.
Health Professions, MHP Yes
Nutrition and Metabolism, MS

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School of Nursing
Academic Year 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013
Program Report Results Report Results Report Results Report Results Report Results
Nursing, BSN Yes 9 Yes 9 Yes
Nursing, MSN Yes Yes 9 No
Programs approved in 2010-2011. Assessment plans in development.
Nursing Practice, DNP

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School of Medicine
Academic Year 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013
Program Report Results Report Results Report Results Report Results Report Results
MD Yes 9 Yes 9 Yes 9

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Results Codes Legend
Result Code Title Description
1 Curricular Change Curricular change to degree program (added course or other requirement; changed course sequence.
2 Course Revision Revised existing course(s); added or modified assignment; modified content of course, changed textbooks, etc.
3 Pedagogy Change Revised methodology of delivering course material (less lecture, more student involvement, integrated technology, etc.)
4 Revised Assessment (measurement) Modified assessment tools, changed data analysis strategy, etc.
5 Changed Criteria Increased or modified criteria for success.
6 Revised Process Changed assessment requirements, hired new faculty, changed environment, etc.
7 Informed Budget Requested or received additional fiscal or human resources.
8 Developmental Training Provided faculty or staff development or training.
9 Plan Reviewed/recommendations Program Director and faculty reviewed plan. Chanages or recommendations for use of results discussed. Actions may or may not have resulted.
10 Faculty and Students Review Assessment Process Faculty and students met to discuss assessment issues and made recommendations/implemented changes.
11 Other Any other use of results not described above.

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