Student Learning Outcomes and Program Assessment
For more information, please contact our Assessment Coordinator, Victor Chan.
The Department of Mathematics has adopted the following student learning outcomes which apply to all of our courses.
We expect all students who complete math classes to demonstrate the ability to:
- understand and utilize course contents at an appropriate level;
- use problem solving skills by developing a strategic overview of a mathematical situation and using this overview to analyze that situation;
- recognize that a problem can have different useful representations (graphical, numerical, or symbolic) and select the most appropriate methods and formats;
- model real world problems mathematically and interpret the results appropriately;
- use appropriate software and technological tools and judge when such use is helpful;
- communicate mathematical results and arguments clearly, both orally and in writing;
- appreciate the central role of mathematics in the sciences and the wider world.
We have further developed specific student learning outcomes and assessment plans for our undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Explore the menu to the left to learn about these plans and our assessment tools. The results of our assessment are given below by academic year.