Student Learning Outcomes
The NREM undergraduate program has five overall student learning outcomes (SLOs) as goals for our students. They are:
- Students value science and scientific evidence in NREM.
- Students demonstrate what is expected of an entry-level professional working in the field of natural resources and environmental management.
- Students describe and interpret the theory and application of the linkages among the environment, economics, and society.
- Students demonstrate the relevance of biological, physical, and social science using analytical and quantitative skills in the context of NREM.
- Students communicate proficiently in writing and orally to both technical and general audiences in natural and social sciences.
Levels of Mastery
NREM uses a standard learning hierarchy to assess levels of mastery for the SLOs. The general categories and levels of mastery used are:
1 = Remember and understand
2 = Apply to NREM issues
3 = Analyze and evaluate
Instructors of NREM core and other required courses use a variety of assessment tools to evaluate student mastery of SLOs. These fall into various categories, including:
A. Individual Assignments
B. Group Assignments
C. Quizzes & Exams
E. Attendance & Class Participation
F. Service Learning or Internship Experience
G. Final individual project or paper
H. Final group project or paper
I. Final grade