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Mathematics/Statistics

Learning Objectives.

Mathematics/Statistics Track

  1. Acquire core knowledge of mathematics required to provide background in an advanced topic in probability and/or statistics
  2. Demonstrate the ability to place probabilistic or statistical results in the appropriate historical context
  3. Demonstrate the ability to apply probabilistic or statistical knowledge to situations outside of courses
  4. Demonstrate the ability to understand and to create probabilistic or statistical arguments
  5. Demonstrate the ability to independently investigate a probabilistic or statistical topic
  6. Demonstrate the ability to communicate probabilistic or statistical results in written form
  7. Demonstrate the ability to communicate probabilistic or statistical results in oral form

Measures

The following measures were used to collect data:

  • EVALUATION OF SENIOR CAPSTONE PRESENTATIONS
    This measure is used to measure objectives one through five and seven. The presentations are the concluding work required in the senior exposition course, Mathematics 493. A panel consisting of three faculty members evaluates the presentations: the capstone advisor, the chair and a faculty member selected by the capstone advisor.
  • EVALUATION OF SENIOR CAPSTONE PAPERS
    This measure is used to measure objectives one through six. The papers are collected as part of the course requirements for the senior exposition course, Mathematics 493. A panel consisting of three faculty members evaluates the papers: the capstone advisor, the chair and a faculty member selected by the capstone advisor.
  • EXTERNAL EXAMINATIONS
    Math/stat majors are not required to take external examinations. Exams that might be taken include the Advanced Mathematics GRE and one or more of the actuarial exams. Such exams would provide a measure for objective one.
  • SENIOR EXIT INTERVIEW
    This measure is used to measure objectives one through seven. At the end of their last year at ONU, graduating seniors are interviewed by a team consisting of their advisor and the chair. After the interview, conclusions are drawn about the relevant learning objectives.
  • PORTFOLIO REVIEW
    This measure is used to measure objectives one through five. At the end of each quarter faculty members complete evaluation forms on majors that were enrolled in their course that quarter. The evaluation forms are compiled into a notebook indexed by course and are reviewed annually by the department's curriculum committee to draw conclusions about the relevant learning objectives.
  • SOPHOMORE REVIEW
    This measure is used to measure objectives one through five. At the end of a major's sophomore year, the major's advisor reviews the major's progress and writes the student an evaluative letter.
  • REVIEW OF PERFORMANCE IN JUNIOR SEMINAR
    This measure is used to measure objectives three, five, and six. Each major writes a mathematical autobiography as part of the coursework in Mathematics 370, the junior seminar. The chair reads the papers and makes observations about the relevant learning objectives.

Annual Reports on the Assessment of Student Learning

Follow the links below to view the full text of the reports for each academic year.

2006-07
2005-06

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