Asee peer logo

Assessment of Physics Course Outcomes, General Education Outcomes, and ABET Course Outcomes of Engineering Majors, Technology Majors, and Health Sciences Majors at a Community College

Download Paper |

Conference

2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Columbus, Ohio

Publication Date

June 24, 2017

Start Date

June 24, 2017

End Date

June 28, 2018

Conference Session

Engineering Physics & Physics Division Technical Session 3

Tagged Division

Engineering Physics & Physics

Page Count

14

Permanent URL

https://peer.asee.org/27637

Download Count

21

Request a correction

Paper Authors

biography

Raul Armendariz Queensborough Community College

visit author page

Assistant professor of physics at the Queensborough Community College

visit author page

biography

Tak Cheung Queensborough Community College, CUNY

visit author page

Tak Cheung, Ph.D., professor of physics, teaches in CUNY Queensborough Community College. He also conducts research and mentors student research projects.

visit author page

author page

Charles Neuman Queensborough Community College, CUNY

Download Paper |

Abstract

Expected learning outcomes were assessed in physics laboratory courses designed for engineering majors, technology majors, and health sciences majors at the Queensborough Community College. The physics department’s learning outcomes contribute to the college's general education outcomes and ABET course outcomes. Students were given two exams including a written test on basic math and a laboratory practical exam. The laboratory exam measured student ability to work with an air track and electric field equipment, both commonly used in undergraduate physics education. Results illustrate that there is a need to improve their basic math skills and ability to use laboratory equipment.

Armendariz, R., & Cheung, T., & Neuman, C. (2017, June), Assessment of Physics Course Outcomes, General Education Outcomes, and ABET Course Outcomes of Engineering Majors, Technology Majors, and Health Sciences Majors at a Community College Paper presented at 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, Ohio. https://peer.asee.org/27637

ASEE holds the copyright on this document. It may be read by the public free of charge. Authors may archive their work on personal websites or in institutional repositories with the following citation: © 2017 American Society for Engineering Education. Other scholars may excerpt or quote from these materials with the same citation. When excerpting or quoting from Conference Proceedings, authors should, in addition to noting the ASEE copyright, list all the original authors and their institutions and name the host city of the conference. - Last updated April 1, 2015