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Natural Sciences Inquiry Learning Outcome: Students engage in scientific investigation to explore the knowledge produced by scientific processes.

Natural Sciences Inquiry Courses

Natural Sciences Assessment Rubric

Natural Sciences Inquiry Assessment Process 

Assessment Date: The Natural Sciences Inquiry area was assessed in the fall of 2017. The assessment of the student work samples collected resulted in the following action steps. 

Action Steps Taken: The 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 LOAR for NSI were conducted under different conditions and also suffered from issues relating to sample size, incomplete or inadequate submissions, and legibility of handwritten documents. Thus prior findings were not deemed sufficient as a means of assessment of NSI nor for comparison with the current assessment strategy. Going forward, future assessments will be consistent with this year’s process and more effective longitudinal comparisons may be drawn.