2019-2020 Environmental Health Science (BS) Assessment Plan

Assessment Year: 2019-2020
School: Arts and Sciences
Department: Earth and Physical Sciences
Program: Environmental Health Science (BS)
Department Chair: tpaglione
Department Assessment Coordinator: jpopp
Program Coordinator: rdhar
Completed by: rdhar
Other Contributors:
Date Completed:2019/12/18 15:30:00 US/Eastern

Program Mission

The Environmental Health Science Program at York College is designed to prepare the students for careers in environmental health and environmental related industries, graduate work, and lifelong learning. The program provides students with: A broad background in environmental and occupational health and safety. The technical and administrative skills to function in industry, governmental agencies, consulting firms, and academia. Transformational laboratory and field research on major environmental health threats and opportunities of today and tomorrow.

Assessment Plan

Outcome 1

Program Goal

Prepare for recognizing the most critical, modern-day environmental/public health issues and to respond to the challenge and responsibility of the problems including chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear incidents; natural disasters; and extreme weather events.

Program Student Learning Outcome

2.2 Able to correctly comprehend and draw appropriate inferences from numeric data, statistical analysis, and predictive models.

Alignment with York’s Institutional Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

Self-Reflection and Accountability - Reflect on their learning, identify challenges, create a plan to meet the challenges, and improve decision-making.

Alignment with MSCHE Standard III Competencies

Critical Analysis and Reasoning

From which course(s), section(s) will you collect student artifacts?

EHS 429: Environmental Management

Sample Size

20

Measure

Review of Journal-articles, Research paper, midterm and final assessment, oral presentation/debate

Measure Type

Both

Target

75% of students achieve B and above.


Outcome 2

Program Goal

Identify, characterize, and monitor health outcomes and environmental exposures to guide actions that protect and promote environmental health.

Program Student Learning Outcome

3.1 Become familiar with a variety of laws and regulations that influence how natural resources are used and protected.

Alignment with York’s Institutional Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

Self-Reflection and Accountability - Reflect on their learning, identify challenges, create a plan to meet the challenges, and improve decision-making.

Alignment with MSCHE Standard III Competencies

Scientific and Quantitative Reasoning

From which course(s), section(s) will you collect student artifacts?

EHS 429: Environmental Management

Sample Size

20

Measure

Review of Journal-articles, Research paper, midterm and final assessment, oral presentation/debate

Measure Type

Both

Target

75% of students achieve B and above.


Rationale for the Plan

Environmental Management course (EHS 429) is one of the program’s capstone course that provides students with an understanding of environmental management incorporating laws and regulations that could directly or indirectly impact all business practices as well as daily activities. Students can plan environmental management programs and develop the administrative and managerial skills for sustainable development.

Data Collection and Evaluation

Feb-March 2020: Evaluation on Knowledge and skills on journal articles, Environmental Protection Agency incidents reports, Responsible Faculty Member collecting and analyzing the data : Lucy Zurek April 2020: Case studies with statistical analysis on various local and global environmental issues, draft development for the research paper, Responsible Faculty Member collecting and analyzing the data : Lucy Zurek May 2020: Debate and group discussion on environmental management as wells as laws- regulations, final research paper submission and presentation to class, class project presentation in the College Undergraduate Research Day Event.Responsible Faculty Member collecting and analyzing the data : Lucy Zurek and Ratan Dhar

Responsible Instructor Feb-March 2020: Evaluation on Knowledge and skills on journal articles..... Lucy Zurek April 2020: Case studies with statistical analysis... Lucy Zurek May 2020: Debate and group discussion on environmental...... Lucy Zurek and Ratan Dhar