Role in Curriculum

Required for the mathematics major.

Learning Goals and Assessment Plans

Learning GoalAssessment
The student will be able to apply standard
techniques for solving first-order ordinary
differential equations (ODEs).
When the class is being assessed, the final exams
will include embedded questions to assess student
performance on these topic-specific learning
goals. Instructors are resposible for tallying
their students scores.
The student will be able to apply ODEs to simple
examples in mechanics (e.g., a harmonic
oscillator) and biology (e.g., population
The student will be able to represent a
higher-order ODE as a system of lower-order ODEs

When assessment activities are done, the results will be summarized in memorandum form and filed with the department chairperson for record keeping

Information obtained from assessment will be used to assess and self-reflect on the success of the course and to make any necessary changes to
improve teaching and learning effectiveness.

Last updated Mon May 24 14:48:07 2010