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Department of Entomology

Department of Entomology
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1603 Old Claflin Place
Kansas State University
Manhattan KS 66506-4004

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entomology@ksu.edu

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Graduate Student Learning Assessment Information and Forms

M.S. Program

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Present scientific information and research ideas in oral and written formats.
2. Contribute to research proposals and conduct research under faculty supervision.
3. Develop a general knowledge of entomology and a substantive knowledge in an area of specialization.

Assessment Method(s) (Assessors in parentheses)

1. Present scientific information and research ideas in oral and written formats is assessed by the written research proposal (advisory committee), the research proposal seminar (department graduate faculty), the thesis presentation (department graduate faculty) and the thesis (advisory committee).
2. Contribute to research proposals and conduct research under faculty supervision is assessed by the written research proposal (advisory committee), the thesis (advisory committee), and publications (major advisor).
3. Develop a general knowledge of entomology and a substantive knowledge in an area of   specialization is assessed by the thesis defense (advisory committee) and the written thesis (advisory committee).

Note – A rubric is included in our supplemental documents that is used to assess oral presentations (Student Seminar Evaluation Form - see below).  Scientifically sound writing is assessed by the student’s advisory committee using criteria appropriate for peer-reviewed research. In addition, each student will participate in an exit interview with the department head prior to departure to evaluate the program from the student's perspective (see Exit Interview Form below).


Ph.D. Program

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Ability to design and execute scientifically sound research
2. Ability to orally present scientific information and research ideas
3. Ability to write scientifically sound proposal and scientific publications
4. Develop a general knowledge of entomology and an in-depth knowledge in an area of specialization


Assessment Method(s) (Assessors in parentheses)

1. Ability to design and execute scientifically sound research is assessed by the written research proposal (advisory committee), the research proposal seminar (department graduate faculty), and the dissertation (advisory committee)
2. Ability to orally present scientific information and research ideas is assessed by the research presentation seminar (department graduate faculty) and the dissertation presentation (department graduate faculty).
3. Ability to write scientifically sound proposal and scientific publications is assessed by the written research proposal (advisory committee), the dissertation (advisory committee) and publications (major advisor)
4. Develop a general knowledge of entomology and an in-depth knowledge in an area of specialization is assessed by the preliminary exam (advisory committee) and the dissertation (advisory committee)

Note – Scientifically sound oral presentation is assessed using a rubric which is included in our supplemental documents (Student Seminar Evaluation Form – see below). Scientifically sound writing is assessed using criteria appropriate for peer-reviewed documents, and scientific quality of manuscripts is evaluated by acceptance of submitted manuscripts.   In addition, each student will participate in an exit interview with the department head prior to departure to evaluate the program from the student's perspective (see Exit Interview Form below).

Relevant Forms and Information

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Filename

Graduate Student Learning Outcomes: Report - 2017 
Student Seminar Evaluation Form 
Graduate Student Exit Interview form