The data collection will take place in November and in April, after the second exam in lecture courses and after a suitable report assignment in lab courses. -Profs.Catherine Foster, Jong I. Lee, Emmauel Chang, Yolanda Small, and Daniele Musumeci will be involved in the overall assessment process, and three faculty members wil evaluate, analyze, and interpret the data for the current academic year, for each course being assessed this year. The assessment tool is as follows (rubric used last year)

[Calculation Problem Rubric] -Exemplary/Mastery (5-4.5): The procedure and work are shown clearly and correctly with the correct units and number of significant figures. -Acceptable/Developing (4.4-3.5): The analysis of the question is correct; the answer and the procedure are correct, however units and significant figures are incorrect. -Poor/Approaching (3.4-3): The analysis and approach is not effective regardless of the answer. The student recognizes the main formula or concept -Attempted/Emerging (2.9-0): Incomplete Answer

[Open-ended Problem Rubric] -Exemplary/Mastery (5-4.5): After careful analysis of the question, requested and relevant concepts are completely found and applied in an appropriate way with sound strategies. Necessary figures are utilized to support the answer. -Acceptable/Developing (4.4-3.5): The answer generally shows a good demonstration for the question, but with mistakes. -Poor/Approaching (3.4-3): A portion of the answer is relevant but is not specific enough to properly address the chemical aspect requested in the question. -Attempted/Emerging (2.9-0): Mostly an irrelevant answer

-This assessment will give the program an indication of whether the student is receiving the required education at the appropriate level; it will also provide data to assess whether the student is prepared for the next level of the sequential classes in the curriculum map. Then, the Chemistry Department will be able to develop those class curricula with a stronger conceptual linkage.