Department will host a visitor from ACS for a site visit every three to four years as part of assessing student results and the reaccreditation process.
Laboratory skills are a prerequisite for success in chemistry and a requirement for the chemistry major. Each student completing a major must pass the laboratory portions of general, organic and analytical chemistry as a requirement for passing the course; and must pass the physical chemistry laboratory courses in order to graduate. In addition to these required courses, the student must complete an advanced laboratory course in order to graduate.
(S1, S2, S3, S4, and S5)
Assessment data will be used as a basis for departmental decisions for program revision. The Department generally sits as a committee of the whole to make curriculum changes. In the past, ACS visitations and program guidelines, as well as alumni surveys, played an important role in developing or enhancing the Department's offerings. The data from alumni surveys and ETS results will serve as additional pieces of information upon which we base our program improvement.
The budget for the assessment program will include approximately $1,100 for a site visit from ACS every three to four years, $100 for alumni and graduating senior surveys, and $100 for ETS exams (depending upon the number of majors).
The ultimate responsibility for the assessment program will reside with the Chair of the Department; however all faculty will participate in the survey process, the administration of ETS exams, and the interpretation of the data. As mentioned above, all program decisions based on the assessment will be made by the entire faculty.