Applied and Computational Mathematics Assessment Plan
The assessment plan for the B.S. in Applied and Computational Mathematics is mainly devised in two different components.
Courses are evaluated in an annual curriculum review where the course
embedded assessments are used to evaluate course structure and student
performance. Course embedded assessments are done in a scheduled
rotation that is determined by the Department Head.
Embedded Assessments involve a portfolio that presents the assignments
and the exams used in the course along with an overall class performance
summary for each test. The overall course grade distribution is also
- Course materials are evaluated to make sure course
outcomes are adequately covered and the class performance matches
department expectations. The curriculum review also includes a
discussion to determine if course outcomes should be changed.
The Applied and Computational Mathematics degree features a capstone
experience, which is a two semester sequence in undergraduate research.
All research projects result in a technical paper and a presentation.
- All presentations are done in a department colloquium and all
department faculty members are encouraged to attend these presentations.
- The final technical papers are also available to department faculty for review.
- This open forum for the undergraduate research projects allows a yearly review of all graduates.