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Curricula Assessment 2019-2020

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

Disciplinary KnowledgeBiotechnology Emphasis

  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 ObjectivesBioveterinary 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.

 

Past Assessments