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Behavioral Neuroscience, BA/BS

Student Outcomes

Assessment of Student Outcomes

Outcome BNS A Outcomes and theories in behavioral neuroscience

Findings and theories in behavioral neuroscience: Students will be able to identify and apply the major empirical findings and theories of behavioral neuroscience.
Objective 22 Students will demonstrate knowledge and application of theories and findings in behavioral neuroscience courses.

Measure 1

2019 Status
Achieved
89% of students achieved satisfactory performance on the measure.

2018 Status
Achieved
Students exceeded the target for the measure

Measure 2

2019 Status
Achieved
85% of students achieved satisfactory performance on the measure.

2018 Status
Achieved
Students exceeded the target for the measure

Measure 3

2019 Status
Achieved
85% of students demonstrated satisfactory performance on the measure.

2018 Status
Achieved
Students exceeded the threshold for the measure.

Outcome PSYBNS B Quantitative reasoning

Students will be able to use quantitative reasoning as a basis for research.
Objective 4 Students will demonstrate the use of preliminary statistical reasoning in a research methods course.

Measure 1

2019 Status
Achieved
83% of students achieved satisfactory performance on the measure.

2018 Status
Achieved
Students exceeded the threshold value for the measure

Objective 5 Students will complete a research project in an advanced research methods course that demonstrates the use of statistical reasoning.

Measure 1

2019 Status
Not Yet Achieved
61% of students achieved satisfactory performance on the measure.

2018 Status
Achieved
Students exceeded the threshold for the measure.

Outcome PSYBNS C Oral presentation

Students will demonstrate the ability to present research findings in an oral presentation.
Objective 21 Students will orally present neuroscience research in an advanced behavioral neuroscience course.

Measure 1

2019 Status
Achieved
98% of students achieved satisfactory performance on the measure.

2018 Status
Achieved
Students exceeded the target for the measure.

Objective 6 Students will orally present the results of a research project in an advanced research methods course

Measure 1

2018 Status
Achieved
All students achieved the measure.

2018 Status
Achieved
93% of students demonstrated satisfactory performance on the measure.

Objective 8 Students will orally present research in professional settings.

Outcome PSYBNS D Formal writing

Students will be able to utilize formal writing to present and interpret research findings, including APA style.
Objective 10 Students will write a beginning research paper in a beginning research methods course

Measure 1

2019 Status
Achieved
80% of students successfully achieved the measure.

2018 Status
Achieved
Students exceeded the threshold value for the measure.

Objective 11 Students will complete a research project in an advanced research methods course that demonstrates formal writing ability.

Measure 1

2019 Status
Achieved
77% of students achieved satisfactory performance on the measure

2018 Status
Achieved
Students exceeded the target for the measure.

Objective 9 Students will demonstrate the ability to integrate information from multiple sources.

Measure 1

2019 Status
Achieved
87% of students satisfactorily achieved the measure.

2018 Status
Achieved
Students exceeded the target value for the measure.

Outcome PSYBNS E Scientific research

Students will be actively engaged in scientific inquiry.
Objective 13 Students will complete two or more high quality research projects in courses.

Measure 1

2019 Status
Achieved
88% of students achieved the measure

2018 Status
Achieved
Students exceeded the target on this measure

Measure 2

2019 Status
Achieved
80% of students satisfactorily completed the measure

2018 Status
Achieved
Students exceeded the target for the measure

Objective 14 Students will identify potential biases and sources of confounds in research.

Measure 1

2019 Status
Achieved
95% of students achieved satisfactory performance on the measure.

2018 Status
Achieved
Students exceeded the target value for the measure.

Measure 2

2019 Status
Achieved
73% of students achieved satisfactory performance on the measure.

2018 Status
Achieved
Students exceeded the target for the measure

Measure 3

2019 Status
Achieved
87% of students achieved satisfactory performance on the measure.

2018 Status
Achieved
Students exceeded the target for the measure.

Objective 15 Students will work with faculty members on collaborative research.
Objective 16 Students who wish to pursue graduate education will obtain the necessary experience to be admitted to graduate programs.
Objective 17 Students will participate in local, regional, and national conferences.

Outcome PSYBNS F Ethical standards

Students will apply sound ethical standards when conducting and interpreting scientific research.
Objective 18 Students will demonstrate understanding of ethical standards in scientific writing in research methods.

Measure 1

2019 Status
Achieved
95% of students achieved satisfactory performance on understanding ethical standards in research.

2018 Status
Achieved
Students exceeded the target value for the measure.

2018 Status
Achieved
Students exceeded the target for the measure.

Measure 2

2019 Status
Achieved
100% of students satisfactorily demonstrated understanding of ethical standards.

Outcome PSYBNS G Information Literacy (undergraduate)

Students will be able to identify, access, evaluate, and synthesize multiple forms of information.
Objective 20 Students will demonstrate information literacy skills in a beginning research methods course.