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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

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2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Columbus, Ohio

Publication Date

June 24, 2017

Start Date

June 24, 2017

End Date

June 28, 2017

Conference Session

Engineering Physics & Physics Division Technical Session 3

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Engineering Physics & Physics

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Raul Armendariz Queensborough Community College

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Assistant professor of physics at the Queensborough Community College

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Tak Cheung Queensborough Community College, CUNY

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

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Charles Neuman Queensborough Community College, CUNY

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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.

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