June 26, 2011
June 26, 2011
June 29, 2011
22.1000.1 - 22.1000.12
Learning Assessment in a Design-Throughout-the-Curriculum ProgramAt our institution, in the Biomedical Engineering Department, our curriculum implements designthroughout the curriculum (6 sequential client-driven design courses). This affords us uniqueopportunities and challenges for assessment of student achievement of our educational outcomes.We have devised a novel assessment strategy that quantifies sophomore-, junior- and senior-levelstudent achievement of 9 educational outcomes, which are well aligned with ABET criteria. Wenow have 5 years of experience with this assessment strategy and 5 years-worth of data onstudent learning in our curriculum. In this paper, we will present our strategy and a summary ofour data to date. We will also describe the process by which we make improvements to ourcurriculum through the assessment process. Finally, we will suggest aspects of our approach thatmay be useful in more traditional BME curricula.
Chesler, N. C., & Brace, C. L., & Tompkins, W. J. (2011, June), Learning Assessment in a Design-Throughout-the-Curriculum Program Paper presented at 2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, BC. https://peer.asee.org/18254
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