Program AssessmentMission Statement The Department of Animal and Food Science is committed to provide education, service and leadership for regional, national and international stakeholders through development, integration and dissemination of knowledge of animals used for food, fiber, companion, and recreational purposes; and for safe, responsible, ecologically sustainable, and competitive food production. Assessment Plan The assessment plan of the Animal and Food Science learning goals includes direct measures of student learning, indirect measures of student learning and the evaluation of learning processes that promote student learning. Sources of data are varied and in addition to graduation/ retention rates and feedback on student evaluations, we are using curriculum mapping, a senior exit survey, an alumni survey, and capstone experiences. We have developed common written and oral communication rubrics and will institute a common writing prompt for reflective essays in a required freshman and senior capstone course.
Learning Goals for the ANFS Curriculum
- Think critically; use quantitative reasoning, skeptical inquiry and the scientific approach to solve problems in animal and food sciences.
- Effectively communicate scientific ideas orally and through writing
- Demonstrate knowledge of major scientific concepts, social, economic and ethical implications in the animal and food sciences
- Work collaboratively and independently, learning from diverse perspectives to assimilate knowledge and synthesize new solutions and ways of thinking.
|ANFS 637||Avian Immunology|
|ANFS 671||Paradigms in Cell Signaling|
|ANFS 869||Master’s Thesis|
|ANFS 964||Pre-Candidacy Study|
|ANFS 969||Doctoral Dissertation|