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Curricula Assessment 2020-2021

The Department of Animal, Dairy, and Veterinary Sciences (ADVS) considers, evaluates and promotes teaching as a critical mission for the Department. The Department Head supervises and directs all assessment activities and educational programs within the Department. He delegates undergraduate assessment responsibilities to the Curriculum Committee. The Curriculum Committee comprises 7 faculty members with significant teaching assignments and the ADVS student adviser. Graduate assessment is delegated to the Graduate Programs Committee (GPC). This Committee consists of 5 ADVS faculty members with significant research appointments. In addition, the Department Head on occasion may appoint internal and external ad hoc committees to advise on curriculum relevance and program direction.

Undergraduate Programs


Animal, Dairy & Veterinary Sciences - BS

Animal & Dairy Science Emphasis

Learning Objectives
Animal & Dairy Science Emphasis

Disciplinary Knowledge

  1. Demonstrate knowledge in applied mathematics and basic sciences required for disciplinary competency.
  2. Summarize the nature, intent and scope of animal/dairy science.
  3. Demonstrate depth in one subfield of animal/dairy science.
  4. Demonstrate understanding in the discipline of animal genetics, health, nutrition, and reproduction.
  5. Integrate knowledge from the various disciplines to effectively conduct livestock operations.
  6. Integrate knowledge from basic sciences to applications in the animal/dairy sciences.

Skills and Career Competencies

  1. Explain reading materials appropriate to course levels.
  2. Communicate effectively in oral and written form.
  3. Conduct scientific literature searches using modern methods.
  4. Use a computer for written work, presentations, and research.
  5. Demonstrate proficiency in basic techniques of animal management.

 

Biotechnology Emphasis

Learning Objectives
Biotechnology Emphasis

Disciplinary Knowledge

  1. Demonstrate a working knowledge of biological mechanisms including Genetics, Reproduction and Microbiology.
  2. Demonstrate a working knowledge of mathematics including Calculus and Statistics.
  3. Demonstrate a working knowledge of chemistry, including Inorganic, Organic and Biochemistry.
  4. Demonstrate a basic knowledge of animal biotechnology and ethics.

Skills and Career Competencies

  1. Understand and perform molecular cloning.
  2. Understand and perform cell culture procedures.
  3. Understand and perform protein purifications
  4. Communicate effectively in oral and written form.
  5. Demonstrate Quantitative competency.
  6. Conduct scientific-literature searches using modern methods.

 

Bioveterinary Science Emphasis

Learning Objectives
Bioveterinary Science Technology Emphasis

Disciplinary Knowledge

  1. Demonstrate a working knowledge of biological mechanisms including molecular genetics.
  2. Demonstrate a working knowledge of mathematics, including Calculus and Statistics.
  3. Demonstrate a working knowledge of chemistry, including Inorganic, Organic, and Biochemistry.
  4. Demonstrate a basic knowledge of animal productions, including breeding, nutrition and reproduction.
  5. Demonstrate a basic knowledge of health and disease mechanisms.

Skills and Career Competencies

  1. Communicate effectively in oral and written form.
  2. Demonstrate quantitative competency.
  3. Conducts scientific literature searches using modern methods.

 

Equine Science & Management Emphasis

Learning Objectives
Equine Science and Management Emphasis graphic

Disciplinary Knowledge

  1. Demonstrate Knowledge in applied mathematics and basic sciences required for disciplinary competency.
  2. Summaries the nature, intent and scope of Equine Sciences.
  3. Demonstrate depth in Equine Science.
  4. Demonstrate understanding in the discipline of animal genetics, health, nutrition, and reproduction
  5. Integrate knowledge form the various disciplines to effectively conduct equine operations.
  6. Integrate knowledge from basic sciences to applications in the animal sciences.

Skills and Career Competencies

  1. Explain reading materials appropriate to course levels.
  2. Communicate effectively in oral and written forms.
  3. Conduct scientific literature searches using modern methods.
  4. Use a computer for written work, presentations, and research.
  5. Demonstrate proficiency in basic techniques of equine management.

Graduate Programs


Animal, Dairy & Veterinary Sciences - MS or PhD

Animal Health & Disease Specialization

Learning Objectives
Animal Health & Disease Specialization

1. Master competency in Animal Health & Disease specialization.
2. Demonstrate knowledge in statistical research competencies.
3. Communicate effectively in oral and written form.
4. Produce, present and defend their thesis or dissertation.

Outcomes Data
Animal Health & Disease Specialization

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1. Master competency in Animal Health & Disease specialization.
2. Demonstrate knowledge in statistical research competencies.
3. Communicate effectively in oral and written form.
4. Produce, present and defend their thesis or dissertation.

Data-Based Decisions
Animal Health & Disease Specialization

assessment process is undergoing review

Learning Objectives
Animal Health & Disease Specialization

1. Master competency in Animal Health & Disease specialization.
2. Demonstrate knowledge in statistical research competencies.
3. Communicate effectively in oral and written form.
4. Produce, present and defend their thesis or dissertation.

Outcomes Data
Animal Health & Disease Specialization

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1. Master competency in Animal Health & Disease specialization.
2. Demonstrate knowledge in statistical research competencies.
3. Communicate effectively in oral and written form.
4. Produce, present and defend their thesis or dissertation.

Data-Based Decisions
Animal Health & Disease Specialization

assessment process is undergoing review

Animal Molecular Genetics Specialization

Learning Objectives
Animal Molecular Genetics Specialization

1. Master competency in Animal Health & Disease specialization.
2. Demonstrate knowledge in statistical research competencies.
3. Communicate effectively in oral and written form.
4. Produce, present and defend their thesis or dissertation.

Outcomes Data
Animal Molecular Genetics Specialization

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1. Master competency in Animal Health & Disease specialization.
2. Demonstrate knowledge in statistical research competencies.
3. Communicate effectively in oral and written form.
4. Produce, present and defend their thesis or dissertation.

Data-Based Decisions
Animal Molecular Genetics Specialization

assessment process is undergoing review

Learning Objectives
Animal Molecular Genetics Specialization

1. Master competency in Animal Health & Disease specialization.
2. Demonstrate knowledge in statistical research competencies.
3. Communicate effectively in oral and written form.
4. Produce, present and defend their thesis or dissertation.

Assessment Plans
Animal Molecular Genetics Specialization

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1. Master competency in Animal Health & Disease specialization.
2. Demonstrate knowledge in statistical research competencies.
3. Communicate effectively in oral and written form.
4. Produce, present and defend their thesis or dissertation.

Outcomes Data
Animal Molecular Genetics Specialization

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1. Master competency in Animal Health & Disease specialization.
2. Demonstrate knowledge in statistical research competencies.
3. Communicate effectively in oral and written form.
4. Produce, present and defend their thesis or dissertation.

Data-Based Decisions
Animal Molecular Genetics Specialization

assessment process is undergoing review

Animal Nutrition Specialization

Learning Objectives
Animal Nutrition Specialization

1. Master competency in Animal Nutrition specialization.
2. Demonstrate knowledge in statistical research competencies.
3. Communicate effectively in oral and written form.
4. Produce, present and defend their thesis or dissertation.

Outcomes Data
Animal Nutrition Specialization

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1. Master competency in Animal Nutrition specialization.
2. Demonstrate knowledge in statistical research competencies.
3. Communicate effectively in oral and written form.
4. Produce, present and defend their thesis or dissertation.

Data-Based Decisions
Animal Nutrition Specialization

1. Master competency in Animal Nutrition specialization.
2. Demonstrate knowledge in statistical research competencies.
3. Communicate effectively in oral and written form.
4. Produce, present and defend their thesis or dissertation.

Learning Objectives
Animal Nutrition Specialization

1. Master competency in Animal Nutrition specialization.
2. Demonstrate knowledge in statistical research competencies.
3. Communicate effectively in oral and written form.
4. Produce, present and defend their thesis or dissertation.

Outcomes Data
Animal Nutrition Specialization

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1. Master competency in Animal Nutrition specialization.
2. Demonstrate knowledge in statistical research competencies.
3. Communicate effectively in oral and written form.
4. Produce, present and defend their thesis or dissertation.

Data-Based Decisions
Animal Nutrition Specialization

assessment process is undergoing review

Animal or Dairy Management Specialization

Learning Objectives
Animal or Dairy Management Specialization

1. Master competency in Animal or Dairy Management specialization.
2. Demonstrate knowledge in statistical research competencies.
3. Communicate effectively in oral and written form.
4. Produce, present and defend their thesis or dissertation.

Outcomes Data
Animal or Dairy Management Specialization

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1. Master competency in Animal or Dairy Management specialization.
2. Demonstrate knowledge in statistical research competencies.
3. Communicate effectively in oral and written form.
4. Produce, present and defend their thesis or dissertation.

Data-Based Decisions
Animal or Dairy Management Specialization

assessment process is undergoing review

Learning Objectives
Animal or Dairy Management Specialization

1. Master competency in Animal or Dairy Management specialization.
2. Demonstrate knowledge in statistical research competencies.
3. Communicate effectively in oral and written form.
4. Produce, present and defend their thesis or dissertation.

Outcomes Data
Animal or Dairy Management Specialization

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1. Master competency in Animal or Dairy Management specialization.
2. Demonstrate knowledge in statistical research competencies.
3. Communicate effectively in oral and written form.
4. Produce, present and defend their thesis or dissertation.

Data-Based Decisions
Animal or Dairy Management Specialization

assessment process is undergoing review

Reproduction & Development Specialization

Learning Objectives
Reproduction and Development Specialization

1. Master competency in Reproduction & Development specialization.
2. Demonstrate knowledge in statistical research competencies.
3. Communicate effectively in oral and written form.
4. Produce, present and defend their thesis or dissertation.

Outcomes Data
Reproduction and Development Specialization

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1. Master competency in Reproduction & Development specialization.
2. Demonstrate knowledge in statistical research competencies.
3. Communicate effectively in oral and written form.
4. Produce, present and defend their thesis or dissertation.

Data-Based Decisions
Reproduction and Development Specialization

assessment process is undergoing review

Learning Objectives
Reproduction and Development Specialization

1. Master competency in Reproduction & Development specialization.
2. Demonstrate knowledge in statistical research competencies.
3. Communicate effectively in oral and written form.
4. Produce, present and defend their thesis or dissertation.

Outcomes Data
Reproduction and Development Specialization

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1. Master competency in Reproduction & Development specialization.
2. Demonstrate knowledge in statistical research competencies.
3. Communicate effectively in oral and written form.
4. Produce, present and defend their thesis or dissertation.

Data-Based Decisions
Reproduction and Development Specialization

assessment process is undergoing review

Toxicology - MS or PhD

 

 

Toxicology

Learning Objectives
Toxicology

1. Master competency in Toxicology specialization.
2. Demonstrate knowledge in statistical research competencies.
3. Communicate effectively in oral and written form.
4. Produce, present and defend their thesis or dissertation.

Outcomes Data
Toxicology

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1. Master competency in Toxicology specialization.
2. Demonstrate knowledge in statistical research competencies.
3. Communicate effectively in oral and written form.
4. Produce, present and defend their thesis or dissertation.

Data-Based Decisions
Toxicology

assessment process is undergoing review

Learning Objectives
Toxicology

1. Master competency in Toxicology specialization.
2. Demonstrate knowledge in statistical research competencies.
3. Communicate effectively in oral and written form.
4. Produce, present and defend their thesis or dissertation.

Outcomes Data
Toxicology

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1. Master competency in Toxicology specialization.
2. Demonstrate knowledge in statistical research competencies.
3. Communicate effectively in oral and written form.
4. Produce, present and defend their thesis or dissertation.

Data-Based Decisions
Toxicology

assessment process is undergoing review

Veterinary Public Health - MPH

 

 

Veterinary Public Health

Learning Objectives
Veterinary Public Health

 

Assessment Plans
Veterinary Public Health

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Outcomes Data
Veterinary Public Health

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Data-Based Decisions
Veterinary Public Health

assessment process is undergoing review

Past Assessments
2015
2019-2020