B.A. Mathematics – Written Communication (2017-2018)

Have formal Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs) or Student Learning Outcomes (SLOS) been developed?

Yes, “Goals for Student Learning in a 400-level mathematics course”

Published where? (website)

Mathematics webpage

Do PLOs include or imply link to Core Competency? (AY 2017-2018: Written Communication)?

“The skills necessary to Read, write, translate, and articulate mathematically related materials.”

Process of Core Competency Assessment:

Course (400- level)

Math 441


Students will provide complete mathematical proof for a mathematical theorem.

Type of Student Artifact

Typed up presentation using LaTeX.

Rubric or other instrument

GE Rubric for Written Communication

Data (measurement of the competency)

The department reviewed 9 student papers, each of which provided a proof of a mathematical theorem with emphasis on the line of reasoning and organization. The average score in both areas was identically 3.0, which indicated the students on average were competent, with 7 of the 9 scoring 3.0 and above. No deficiencies were noted.

Evaluator Tabular Data

Action Taken in Response to the Data (What will you do in response to the Findings?)

Since no deficiencies were noted there is no need to adjust the curriculum.

Date of Last Program Review