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Learning Outcomes

The Department of Chemical Engineering exists to provide strong and unique support of Brigham Young University's mission to "assist individuals in their quest for perfection and eternal life" (BYU Mission Statement). This is to be done through an educational experience that is "spiritually strengthening, intellectually enlarging, and character building, thus fitting students with the skills and desire for lifelong learning and service." (BYU Aims Document). In accordance with the expectations of the Accrediation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) and the Northwest Accreditation Committee (NWAC), the department has developed a set of Student(ABET)/Learning(NWAC) Outcomes which the program is preparing graduates to achieve.

Information on the Student/Learning Outcomes can be found here.

Assessment Plan

To ensure that students acheive these outcomes, and to continually identify areas for improvement, the department assesses student performance in each outcome every semester. This is done using direct methods by the faculty and indirect methods by the students. The data collected every semester is discussed in the department undergraduate committee and recommendations for improvements are given to each instructor. To "close-the-loop" and ensure improvements are being made, instructors are required to explain in writing how they addressed the recommendations given by the committee the next time the course is taught.

Assessment Record

Outcome Assessments

The files below are the summaries of the assessments of the Student(ABET)/Learnining(NWAC) Outcomes done in each course. These data are used by the undergraduate committee to make changes to the curriculum.
Data F05
Data F06
Data F07
Data F08
Data F09
Data F10
Data F11
Data F12
Data F13
Data F14
Data F15
Data F16
Data F17
Data F18
Data F19
Data W06
Data W07
Data W08
Data W09
Data W10
Data W11
Data W12
Data W13
Data W14
Data W15
Data W16
Data W17
Data W18
Data W19
Data W20

Recommendations (ABET Evaluation)

The files below are the recommendations given by the undergraduate committee based upon the course-level assessment done each semester.
Recommendations F09
Recommendations F10
Recommendations F11
Recommendations F12
Recommendations F13
Recommendations F14
Recommendations F15
Recommendations F16
Recommendations F17
Recommendations F18
Recommendations F19
Recommendations W09
Recommendations W10
Recommendations W11
Recommendations W12
Recommendations W13
Recommendations W14
Recommendations W15
Recommendations W16
Recommendations W17
Recommendations W18
Recommendations W19
Recommendations W20

Closing the Loop

The assessment process has resulted in continual improvement in achieving the Student(ABET)/Learning(NWAC) Outcomes in the department of Chemical Engineering. The file below is a summary of these improvements from the F05 semester to the present.
Closing the Loop F05-W16