OU-SECS logoAssessment Form for External Evaluators


In order to facilitate the measurement of the student outcomes, the following form-generation utility was developed. Simply provide an assignment title (including the course name and number), select the outcomes to be measured and the scale desired. A customized, printable form is produced that can be copied and used by external evaluators to assess student work. Please provide an additional page to the evaluators that maps relevant portions of the assignment to the outcomes to be evaluated. Make sure that you collect copies of the student work for the evaluators to examine.

Assignment Title:
(include course name)

Student outcomes are skills that assure the achievement of the program educational objectives. Before graduating, SECS students must demonstrate their skills in all of the following key areas. Selecting specific outcomes will make them appear on the generated form.

Student Outcomes for all Engineering Programs

Select all outcomes that apply to the assignment to be assessed

(1) An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
(2) An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
(3) An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
(4) An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
(5) An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
(6) An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
(7) An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Additional Student Outcome for the Bioengineering Program

(8) An ability to apply knowledge of biology and physiology to solve problems at the interface of engineering and biology for both living and non-living systems.

Student Outcomes in Computer Science and Information Technology

Select all outcomes that apply to the assignment to be assessed

(1) Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
(2) Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program's discipline.
(3) Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
(4) Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
(5) Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program's discipline.

Additional Student Outcome for the Computer Science Program

(6) Apply computer science theory and software development fundamentals to produce computing-based solutions.

Additional Student Outcome for the Information Technology Program

(6) Identify and analyze user needs and to take them into account in the selection, creation, integration, evaluation, and administration of computing-based systems.

General Education Learning Outcomes

For those engineering undergraduate courses that satisfy OU General Education criteria in the Natural Science and Technology area:

The student will demonstrate knowledge of major concepts from natural science or technology, including developing and testing of hypotheses; drawing conclusions; and reporting of findings through some laboratory experience or an effective substitute (Laboratory experiences are met by either a limited number of interactive experiences, collecting and interpreting raw data, or other effective experiences such as a virtual laboratory)
The student will demonstrate how to evaluate sources of information in science or technology.