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Occupational Safety & Health Management, BS

Student Outcomes

Assessment of Student Outcomes

Outcome A Ability to Apply Knowledge

Graduates will have the ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and occupational safety and health.
Objective 1 Graduates can anticipate, recognize, and evaluate workplace hazards and develop control strategies for improvement of workplace safety and health.

Measure 2

2018 Status
Achieved
Student's perception of their ability to recognize hazards from this course remains high.

2017 Status
Achieved
Students continue to perceive the course provides them with the ability to apply course material to critically think and solve problems.

2016 Status
Achieved
N/A First Reporting

Measure 3

2018 Status
Not Yet Achieved
Students' ability to apply knowledge need to be improved because the goal is not achieved.

2017 Status
Not Yet Achieved
Students' ability to apply knowledge needs to be improved because the goal was not achieved yet.

2016 Status
Not Yet Achieved
N/A First Reporting

Measure 4

2019 Status
Not Yet Achieved
Survey results reviewed with OSH faculty on 11/20/19 to determine if course related changes are necessary.

2018 Status
Achieved
Target score was achieved.

2017 Status
Not Yet Achieved
Progress on the internship supervisors improved but is still slightly short of the goal.

2016 Status
Not Yet Achieved
N/A First Reporting

Measure 5

2019 Status
Achieved
Portfolio target was met for summer 2019 Interns.

2017 Status
Not Yet Achieved
N/A First Reporting

Measure 6

2018 Status
Achieved
The change in the project as well as the addition of the assessment rubric allows for a better evaluation of the student outcome.

2017 Status
Achieved
N/A First Reporting

Objective 2 Graduates can apply the principles of safety and health in a professional or workplace setting.

Measure 1

2018 Status
Achieved
Significant progress has been improved since fall of 2017 regarding students' Ability to Apply Knowledge. That means, the course of action implemented in the fall of 2018 was effective.

2017 Status
Not Yet Achieved
Students' ability to apply knowledge needs to be improved because the goal was not achieved yet.

2016 Status
Not Yet Achieved
N/A First Reporting

Measure 2

2018 Status
Achieved
Current instructional methods are adequate for maintaining a high student perception of being able to develop the competencies needed as an OSH professional.

2017 Status
Achieved
Current instructional methods are adequate for maintaining a high student perception of being able to develop the competencies needed as an OSH professional.

2016 Status
Achieved
N/A First Reporting

Measure 3

2018 Status
Not Yet Achieved
The action was taken but the objective was still not achieved; however, significant improvement has been made.

2017 Status
Not Yet Achieved
Students' ability to apply knowledge needs to be improved because the goal was not achieved yet.

2016 Status
Not Yet Achieved
N/A First Reporting

Measure 4

2019 Status
Achieved
Survey score was above target.

2018 Status
Achieved
Survey scores were above target.

2017 Status
Achieved
Goal achieved with current instructional methods and course content.

2016 Status
Achieved
N/A First Reporting

Measure 5

2019 Status
Achieved
Portfolio target was met for summer 2019 Interns.

2017 Status
Not Yet Achieved
N/A First Reporting

Measure 6

2017 Status
Achieved
N/A First Reporting

Outcome B Design and Conduct Experiments, Analyze and Interpret Data

Graduates will have the ability to design and conduct experiments/ investigations, as well as to analyze and interpret data in the field of occupational safety and health.
Objective 3 Graduates will have the ability to design and conduct accident investigations.

Measure 1

2019 Status
Achieved
Student perception of their competencies met the established goal this year.

2018 Status
Achieved
Student perception of their competencies met the established goal this year.

2017 Status
Achieved
Student perception of their professional competencies has increased from the previous year and has met the established goal.

2016 Status
Not Yet Achieved
N/A First Reporting

Measure 2

2018 Status
Not Yet Achieved
Survey scores were just below target. A couple of surveys marked low instead of "unobserved." The survey will be updated for 2019 to help alleviate this concern.

2017 Status
Not Yet Achieved
Current instructional methods and course content have achieved this goal.

2016 Status
Not Yet Achieved
N/A First Reporting

Measure 3

2017 Status
Achieved
N/A First Reporting

Measure 4

2017 Status
Achieved
N/A First Reporting

Objective 4 Graduates will have the ability to demonstrate the fundamental aspects of Industrial Hygiene to anticipate, recognize, evaluate, and control workplace environmental exposures.

Measure 1

2018 Status
Achieved
Current instructional methods are adequate for maintaining a high student perception of being able to master the fundamental aspects of industrial hygiene.

2017 Status
Achieved
Current instructional methods and course materials have achieved this goal.

2016 Status
Achieved
N/A First Reporting

Measure 2

2018 Status
Achieved
Target score was met.

2017 Status
Not Yet Achieved
The composite score on the internship supervisor survey Q9 was 3.35. This was above the threshold but below the goal

2016 Status
Archived
N/A First Reporting

Measure 3

2017 Status
Achieved
N/A First Reporting

Measure 4

2017 Status
Achieved
N/A First Reporting

Outcome C Formulate or Design

Graduates will have the ability to design a system, process, or program to meet occupational safety and health needs.
Objective 5 Graduates can design and evaluate safety, health, and/or environmental programs.

Measure 1

2019 Status
Achieved
Survey target was met.

2018 Status
Achieved
Continue to monitor results for course improvement opportunities.

2017 Status
Not Yet Achieved
Students' ability to design and evaluate safety, health, and/or environmental programs needs to be improved because the goal was not achieved yet.

2016 Status
Not Yet Achieved
N/A First Reporting

Measure 2

2019 Status
Achieved
Student perception of being able to critically evaluate ideas and points of view remains high and Target was exceeded.

2018 Status
Achieved
For Winter 2018: The composite score on IDEA survey Q11 was 4.6

2017 Status
Achieved
Current instructional methods have maintained the student perceptions of being able to analyze and critically evaluate ideas, arguments and differing points of view in the OSH profession.

2016 Status
Achieved
N/A First Reporting

Measure 3

2017 Status
Achieved
The goal of graduates being able to design an OSH program was achieved.

2016 Status
Not Yet Achieved
N/A First Reporting

Measure 4

2017 Status
Achieved
N/A First Reporting

Objective 6 Graduates can apply adult learning theory to safety training methodology.

Measure 1

2019 Status
Achieved
The survey score was above target.

2018 Status
Achieved
Continue to monitor results for course improvement opportunities.

2017 Status
Not Yet Achieved
Students' ability to apply adult learning theory to safety training methodology needs to be improved because the goal was not achieved yet.

2016 Status
Not Yet Achieved
N/A First Reporting

Measure 2

2018 Status
Achieved
Target score was achieved.

2017 Status
Achieved
The composite score on the internship supervisor survey Q10 was 3.89 approaching the goal of 4.

2016 Status
Not Yet Achieved
For W16: IDEA Q1, the composite score was 3.6

Measure 3

2017 Status
Achieved
N/A First Reporting

Outcome D Multidisciplinary Teams (Collaboration)

Graduates will have the ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
Objective 7 The graduates will have independent critical thinking ability that can be applied to support interdisciplinary teams.

Measure 1

2019 Status
Achieved
Student perception of being ale to effectively analyze ideas and points of view remains high and target is exceeded.

2018 Status
Achieved
Student perceptions of being able to analyze and critically evaluate ideas, arguments and differing points of view in the OSH profession remain high.

2017 Status
Achieved
Current instructional methods have achieved the student perception goal of being able to think critically and analyze ideas, arguments and differing points of view in the OSH profession

2016 Status
Achieved
N/A First Reporting

Measure 2

2019 Status
Not Yet Achieved
The Survey score was .15 off of goal. Improvement options to be discussed at 11/20/2019 department meeting.

2018 Status
Achieved
Survey score was above target.

2017 Status
Archived
The composite score on the internship supervisor survey Q10 was 3.9, the goal of this assessment.

2016 Status
Not Yet Achieved
N/A First Reporting

Measure 3

2016 Status
Achieved
N/A First Reporting

Objective 8 Graduates have the communication and interpersonal skills to assume responsibility within a diverse and multidisciplinary workplace.

Measure 1

2018 Status
Achieved
Target score was achieved.

2017 Status
Achieved
For Winter 2017: The composite score on IDEA survey Q5 was 4.5

2016 Status
Achieved
N/A First Reporting

Measure 2

2019 Status
Achieved
Survey score was above target.

2018 Status
Achieved
Survey score was above target.

2017 Status
Achieved
Current instructional methods and course content have assited in a positive student perception of their skills.

2016 Status
Achieved
N/A First Reporting

Measure 3

2019 Status
Achieved
Participation surveys to be distributed to all group project work in 2020.

2017 Status
Achieved
N/A First Reporting

Outcome E Identify and Solve (Critical Thinking)

Graduates will have the ability to identify and solve occupational safety and health problems.
Objective 10 Graduates will have the ability to anticipate, recognize, evaluate, and develop control strategies for hazardous conditions and work practices.

Measure 1

2018 Status
Achieved
Target score was achieved.

2017 Status
Achieved
This goal has been exceeded and student perception of their ability to identify and solve OSH issues in the workplace remains high.

2016 Status
Achieved
N/A First Reporting

Measure 2

2019 Status
Achieved
Student perception of their competencies met the established goal this year.

2018 Status
Achieved
Student perception of their competencies has increased from previous year and has met the established goal.

2017 Status
Not Yet Achieved
Students' ability to identify and solve OSH problems needs to be improved because the goal was not achieved yet.

2016 Status
Not Yet Achieved
N/A First Reporting

Measure 3

2018 Status
Achieved
Target score was achieved.

2017 Status
Not Yet Achieved
Student perception of their ability to identify and solve OSH issues in the workplace remains above the threshold but less than the target goal for this assessment

2016 Status
Achieved
N/A First Reporting

Measure 4

2017 Status
Achieved
N/A First Reporting

Objective 9 Graduates will demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental aspects of safety, industrial hygiene, environmental science, fire science, hazardous materials, emergency management, ergonomics and/or human factors.

Measure 1

2018 Status
Achieved
The action that was taken worked well to achieve the objective.

2017 Status
Not Yet Achieved
Students' ability to identify and solve applied science problems needs to be improved because the goal was not achieved yet and is slightly lower than the goal for this assessment.

2016 Status
Achieved
N/A First Reporting

Measure 2

2018 Status
Achieved
Students perception of learning factual knowledge and well as fundamental principles and theories continue to remain high and have met department goals.

2017 Status
Archived
Students perception of learning factual knowledge and well as fundamental principles and theories continue to remain high and have met department goals.

2016 Status
Achieved
N/A First Reporting

Measure 3

2018 Status
Not Yet Achieved
Survey has been updated to better understand necessary areas of focus for curriculum.

2017 Status
Not Yet Achieved
The score on this assessment continues the be above the threshold but below target. Student's fundamental ability to master OSH professional aspects needs to be reviewed by all faculty and has been discussed at OSH department meetings.

2016 Status
Not Yet Achieved
N/A First Reporting

Measure 4

2016 Status
Achieved
N/A First Reporting

Measure 5

2016 Status
Not Yet Achieved
N/A First Reporting

Outcome F Professional and Ethical Responsibility (Ethical Reasoning)

Graduates will have the ability to understand professional and ethical responsibility in occupational safety and health.
Objective 11 Graduates will have the ability to formulate a professional and ethical underlying guiding safety philosophy.

Measure 1

2019 Status
Achieved
Student perception of being ale to critically analyze and evaluate ideas and points of view remains high ant target was exceeded.

2018 Status
Achieved
Student perceptions of being able to analyze and critically evaluate ideas, arguments and differing points of view in the OSH profession remain high.

2017 Status
Achieved
The goal of 4.0 score on student perception of the ability to analyze and critically evaluate ideas, arguments, and points of view continues to be met.

2016 Status
Achieved
N/A First Reporting

Measure 2

2019 Status
Achieved
Student perceptions of being able to develop a clearer understanding or, and commitment to, personal values remain high and target was exceeded.

2018 Status
Achieved
Student perceptions of being able to develop a clearer understanding or, and commitment to, personal values remain high.

2017 Status
Achieved
The goal of a 4.0 of 5.0 on a student's perception of the ability to develop a clearer understanding of, and commitment to, personal values was met.

2016 Status
Achieved
N/A First Reporting

Measure 3

2019 Status
Achieved
Survey score was above target.

2018 Status
Achieved
Target score was achieved.

2017 Status
Achieved
This assessment goal has been achieved and current instruction in ethics has satisfied internship supervisors needs.

2016 Status
Achieved
N/A First Reporting

Measure 4

2019 Status
Achieved
Progress was made in making better ethical decisions based on the measurement. However, it is believed more time needs to be devoted to this subject throughout OSH courses.

2017 Status
Achieved
N/A First Reporting

Objective 12 Graduates will have the ability to apply principles of safety and health in a non-academic setting through an internship, cooperative or supervised experience.

Measure 1

2019 Status
Achieved
Survey score was above target.

2018 Status
Achieved
Target score was achieved.

2017 Status
Achieved
N/A First Reporting

Measure 2

2019 Status
Achieved
Survey score was above target.

2018 Status
Achieved
Target score was achieved.

2017 Status
Achieved
Current professional ethical instruction and discussion in classes have equipped students to be viewed internship supervisors as ethical professionals.

2016 Status
Not Yet Achieved
N/A First Reporting

Measure 3

2019 Status
Achieved
Survey score was above target.

2018 Status
Achieved
Target score was achieved.

2017 Status
Achieved
Course objectives met.

2016 Status
Achieved
N/A First Reporting

Measure 4

2019 Status
Achieved
Portfolio target was met for summer 2019 Interns

2017 Status
Achieved
N/A First Reporting

Outcome G Effective Communication (Oral Communication Written Communication)

Graduates will have the ability to communicate effectively in a professional environment.
Objective 13 Graduates will have the ability to develop and deliver safety training.

Measure 1

2019 Status
Achieved
Survey score was above target.

2018 Status
Achieved
Continue to monitor results for course improvement opportunities.

2017 Status
Not Yet Achieved
Students' ability to ability to develop and deliver safety training needs to be improved because the goal was not achieved yet. Further improvements in the class will be looked at.

2016 Status
Not Yet Achieved
N/A First Reporting

Measure 2

2019 Status
Achieved
Survey score was above target.

2018 Status
Achieved
Target score was achieved.

2017 Status
Achieved
Internship supervisor perception of the student's ability to deliver safety and health training increased to target since the addition of the oral presentation rubric in classes.

2016 Status
Achieved
N/A First Reporting

Measure 3

2017 Status
Achieved
N/A First Reporting

Measure 4

2019 Status
Achieved
Survey score was above target.

2017 Status
Achieved
N/A First Reporting

Objective 14 Graduates will have the ability to apply the principles of safety and health in the design and evaluation of programs.

Measure 1

2019 Status
Achieved
Student perceptions of being able to analyze and critically evaluate ideas, arguments and differing points of view in the OSH profession and to express themselves orally and in writing remains high. The target goal for this measure has been exceeded for the past two years.

2018 Status
Achieved
Student perceptions of being able to analyze and critically evaluate ideas, arguments and differing points of view in the OSH profession and to express themselves orally and in writing remains high.

2017 Status
Achieved
The goals of high student perception in the student's ability to analyze and critically evaluate ideas, arguments, and points of view and their ability to develop skill in expressing themselves in writing were met.

2016 Status
Achieved
N/A First Reporting

Measure 2

2019 Status
Achieved
Survey score was above target.

2018 Status
Achieved
Target score was achieved.

2017 Status
Not Yet Achieved
Current instruction and class activities as well as the development of an oral presentation rubric have increased the assessment score.

2016 Status
Not Yet Achieved
N/A First Reporting

Measure 3

2019 Status
Achieved
The addition of Power of Habits were well received and students were able to see how this issue within the human psyche related to individual and corporate issues related to safety and health. The students benefited from the additional assignments that stressed writing in the profession.

2017 Status
Achieved
N/A First Reporting

Outcome H Global and Societal Context

Graduates will have the broad education necessary to understand the impact of occupational safety and health solutions in a global and societal context.
Objective 15 Graduates will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental aspects of safety, industrial hygiene, environmental science, fire science, hazardous materials, emergency management, ergonomics and/or human factors.

Measure 1

2018 Status
Achieved
The goal of high student perception of gaining factual knowledge and learning fundamental principles or theories of the OSH profession was met.

2017 Status
Achieved
The goal of high student perception of gaining factual knowledge and learning fundamental principles or theories of the OSH profession was met.

2016 Status
Achieved
N/A First Reporting

Measure 2

2017 Status
Not Yet Achieved
Students' understanding of the fundamental aspects of ergonomics needs to be improved because the goal was not achieved yet.

2016 Status
Not Yet Achieved
N/A First Reporting

Measure 3

2019 Status
Achieved
The goal was met and students demonstrate the understanding of fire safety.

2018 Status
Achieved
Student perception of their competencies has increased from previous year and has met the established goal.

2017 Status
Achieved
The objective was met.

2016 Status
Achieved
N/A First Reporting

Measure 4

2018 Status
Achieved
Target score was achieved.

2017 Status
Achieved
Internship supervisors perception of the student's grasp of fundamental OSH aspects remains high.

2016 Status
Not Yet Achieved
N/A First Reporting

Measure 5

2017 Status
Achieved
N/A First Reporting

Measure 6

2016 Status
Achieved
N/A First Reporting

Measure 7

2018 Status
Achieved
The median score on the final project (a case study based on self-learning) of OSH 424 was 8.6.

2016 Status
Achieved
N/A First Reporting

Objective 16 Graduates will be able to properly understand the program impact on the organizational culture, various management levels and employees when designing safety, health, and/or environmental programs.

Measure 1

2019 Status
Achieved
Survey score was above target.

2018 Status
Achieved
Continue to monitor results for course improvement opportunities.

2017 Status
Not Yet Achieved
The goal was not met. Student ability to apply the principles of safety and health in the design and evaluation of programs need to be improved.

2016 Status
Not Yet Achieved
N/A First Reporting

Measure 2

2019 Status
Achieved
Student perceptions of being able to apply course materials remains high and target was exceeded.

2018 Status
Achieved
Student perceptions of being able to apply course materials remains high.

2016 Status
Achieved
N/A First Reporting

Measure 3

2018 Status
Achieved
Target score was achieved.

2017 Status
Achieved
Course objectives have been met.

2016 Status
Not Yet Achieved
N/A First Reporting

Measure 4

2017 Status
Achieved
N/A First Reporting

Measure 5

2017 Status
Achieved
N/A First Reporting

Outcome I Lifelong Learning

Graduates will have a recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in professional development in the pursuit of life-long learning.
Objective 17 Graduates will have life-long learning skills that will allow successful adaptation to the rapidly changing field of occupational safety and health.

Measure 1

2019 Status
Achieved
Student perceptions of being able to find and use resources for answering questions or solving problems remain high and target was exceeded.

2018 Status
Achieved
Student perceptions of being able to find and use resources for answering questions or solving problems remain high.

2017 Status
Achieved
The goal of a high student perception in the ability to find and use resources for answering questions or solving problems was met.

2016 Status
Achieved
N/A First Reporting

Measure 2

2018 Status
Achieved
The goal of a high student perception in the ability to find and use resources for answering questions or solving problems was met.

2017 Status
Achieved
The goal of a high student perception in the ability to find and use resources for answering questions or solving problems was met.

2016 Status
Achieved
N/A First Reporting

Measure 3

2019 Status
Achieved
Survey score was above target.

2018 Status
Achieved
Target was achieved.

2017 Status
Achieved
Internship Supervisor's perception of a student's ability to adapt to changes in OSH has improved and the target was met.

2016 Status
Not Yet Achieved
N/A First Reporting

Measure 4

2019 Status
Achieved
The addition of Power of Habits were well received and students were able to see how this issue within the human psyche related to individual and corporate issues related to safety and health. The students benefited from the additional assignments that stressed writing in the profession.

2017 Status
Achieved
N/A First Reporting

Objective 18 Graduates will be able to continue life-long learning by acquiring new knowledge and skills and establish proper points of view on occupational safety and health for the application of best practices.

Measure 1

2018 Status
Achieved
The proposed action was taken and was successful.

2017 Status
Not Yet Achieved
The goal was not met. student ability to achieve competencies and point of view needed in occupational safety and health needs to be improved

2016 Status
Not Yet Achieved
N/A First Reported

Measure 2

2018 Status
Achieved
The goal of high student perception of the ability to develop specific skills, competencies, and points of view needed by OSH professionals was met.

2017 Status
Achieved
The goal of high student perception of the ability to develop specific skills, competencies, and points of view needed by OSH professionals was met.

2016 Status
Achieved
N/A First Reporting

Measure 3

2019 Status
Not Yet Achieved
Survey score was above target.

2018 Status
Achieved
Target was achieved.

2017 Status
Not Yet Achieved
Goal was not achieved. OSH faculty working to develop course improvements to address this area.

2016 Status
Not Yet Achieved
N/A First Reporting

Measure 4

2019 Status
Achieved
The addition of Power of Habits were well received and students were able to see how this issue within the human psyche related to individual and corporate issues related to safety and health. The students benefited from the additional assignments that stressed writing in the profession.

2017 Status
Achieved
N/A First Reporting

Outcome J Contemporary Issues

Graduates will demonstrate knowledge of the contemporary issues surrounding occupational safety and health.
Objective 19 Graduates will demonstrate the application of business and risk management concepts in the application of occupational safety and health programs.

Measure 1

2018 Status
Not Yet Achieved
The action was taken but the objective was still not achieved; However, significant improvement has been made.

2017 Status
Not Yet Achieved
The goal was not met. Student ability to demonstrate the application of business and risk management concepts needs to be improved

2016 Status
Not Yet Achieved
N/A First Reporting

Measure 2

2018 Status
Achieved
Target was achieved.

2017 Status
Achieved
For 2017 the composite score on the internship supervisor survey Q3 was 4.05 For 2017 the composite score on the internship supervisor survey Q9 was 4.0

2016 Status
Achieved
N/A First Reporting

Measure 3

2016 Status
Achieved
N/A First Reporting

Objective 20 Graduates will have the ability to identify and apply applicable standards, regulations, and codes.

Measure 1

2019 Status
Achieved
Survey score was above target.

2018 Status
Achieved
Continue to monitor results for course improvement opportunities.

2017 Status
Achieved
Goal has been achieved.

2016 Status
Achieved
N/A First Reporting

Measure 2

2018 Status
Achieved
Target score was achieved.

2017 Status
Not Yet Achieved
Internship supervisor's perception of students ability to identify and apply OSH standards remains high and has achieved the target.

2016 Status
Achieved
N/A First Reporting

Measure 3

2018 Status
Achieved
Continue to monitor project results for course improvements.

2016 Status
Achieved
N/A First Reporting

Measure 4

2017 Status
Achieved
N/A First Reporting

Outcome K Professional Practice

Graduates will have the ability to use techniques, skills, and modern scientific and technical tools necessary for professional practice of occupational safety and health.
Objective 21 Graduates will identify and apply applicable standards, regulations, and codes.

Measure 1

2019 Status
Achieved
Survey score was above target.

2018 Status
Achieved
Survey scores were above the target.

2017 Status
Achieved
Course objectives and content are effective in meeting the target.

2016 Status
Achieved
N/A First Reporting

Measure 2

2018 Status
Achieved
Target score was achieved.

2017 Status
Achieved
Internship supervisor's perception of student's ability to identify and apply OSH standards remains high and the target was met.

2016 Status
Not Yet Achieved
N/A First Reporting

Measure 3

2018 Status
Achieved
Project Scores were above the target.

2016 Status
Achieved
N/A First Reporting

Objective 22 Graduates will have the ability to conduct accident investigations and analyses.

Measure 1

2019 Status
Achieved
Student perception of their competencies met the established goal this year.

2018 Status
Achieved
For Winter 2018: The composite score on IDEA survey Q3 was 4.0 For Winter 2018: The composite score on IDEA survey Q4 was 4.1

2017 Status
Achieved
The goal was met, and students had the ability to apply the course material they had learned and the development of the skills and competencies needed by professionals.

2016 Status
Not Yet Achieved
N/A First Reporting

Measure 2

2018 Status
Achieved
Target score was achieved.

2017 Status
Not Yet Achieved
Progress has been made on this goal. Continue case studies have improved the student's ability to conduct accident investigations. Additional case studies will be added to generate more improvement to meet the target.

2016 Status
Not Yet Achieved
N/A First Reporting

Measure 3

2017 Status
Achieved
N/A First Reporting