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

Natural Science Inquiry Courses

Natural Science Assessment Rubric

Natural Science Inquiry Assessment Process 

Assessment Date: The Natural Science Inquiry area was assessed in the fall 2011.  The assessment of the student work samples collected resulted in the following action steps. 

Action Steps Taken:  

  1. Outcome statement was revised 
  2. New evaluation rubric for 7NI was developed
  3. Courses will be recertified by the GE Committee in light of the new outcome statement and rubric.
  4. New outcome statement and rubric criteria will be widely distributed to faculty members teaching 7NI courses each semester.
  5. In the future, specific assignment prompts should accompany student work samples that are collected for the purpose of 7NI assessment. 
  6. The next 7NI assessment should be conducted within the next 5 years. 
  7. The sample size will be increased to ensure assessment validity.