Electrical Engineering

Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes

Student work: targeted courses and outcomes to be assessedWriting PortfolioIndustry evaluation of senior design projectsSenior Exit SurveyAlumni SurveyEmployer Survey
2014-15 Academic YearEE415(d) EE416(cd) EE262(b) EE311(ac) EE352(bc) EE361(a)Evaluate and revise toolsCollect & use as direct assessment of Outcome (g)Collect & use as direct assessment of outcomes (c),(d),(g),(k)Collect & use as indirect assessment of all outcomesSeek Industry Advisory Board input on improving Alumni Survey and develop strategies to increase response rate.Seek Industry Advisory Board input on improving Employer Survey and develop strategies to increase response rate.

Summer 2015: Generate annual assessment report. Identify any current areas of weakness. Evaluate effectiveness of any previous curricular changes.

2015-2016 Academic YearEE415(efgh) EE416(efgh)Evaluate and revise toolsCollect & use as direct assessment of Outcome (g)Collect & use as direct assessment of outcomes (c),(d),(g),(k)Collect & use as indirect assessment of all outcomesDesign new Alumni SurveyDesign new Employer Survey

Summer 2016: Generate annual assessment report. Identify any current areas of weakness. Identify and design system-level changes to address any perceived weakness.

2016-2017 Academic YearEE415(ij) EE416(ijk) EE352(k) EE361(k)Evaluate and revise toolsCollect & use as direct assessment of Outcome (g)Collect & use as direct assessment of outcomes (c),(d),(g),(k)Collect & use as indirect assessment of all outcomesCollect & use as indirect assessment of all outcomesCollect & use as indirect assessment of all outcomes

Summer 2017: Generate annual assessment report. Identify any current areas of weakness. Implement system-level changes. Seek Industry Advisory Board input on Program Educational Objectives and assessment process.

Electrical Engineering Outcome Assessment

2013–2014 Academic Year

A student learning outcome is deemed achieved when a set attainment threshold is met or exceeded. In the establishment of such a threshold, the students who participate in the assessment process for each outcome are designated as the “assessed” students. In the Electrical Engineering (EE) program, the attainment threshold for each outcome  is hence set at 75% of the assessed students attaining that outcome according to the EE program outcome assessment process. If the percentage of assessed students attaining an outcome either ranges between less than 75% and 60% or falls below 60%, then it is deemed that there is either a concern or a weakness in the attainment of that outcome. In the 2013-2014 academic year, all the ABET student learning outcomes were attained in the EE program, with all attainment levels exceeding the attainment threshold, as illustrated in the figure. In particular, 8 outcomes were attained at a level exceeding 80% of assessed students achieving those outcomes, with 4 outcomes attained at a level exceeding 90%.