# El Paso Community College Discipline - Engineering (SLO's)

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Area Effectiveness Plan Report - Four Column El Paso Community College Discipline - Engineering (SLO's) Discipline Mission The engineering department at El Paso Community College provides students the skills and knowledge necessary for Statement: employment at entry-level positions in Engineering or related fields. The curriculum offers students courses that are transferable to a four-year college or university. Means of Assessment & Standard - Use of Results for Improvement & Follow Student Learning Outcomes Results/Analysis Criteria for Success / Strategie(s) -Up Discipline - Engineering (SLO's) - Means of Assessment: 12/06/2011 - The average score was an 85%. 08/21/2012 - The students will Introduction to Engineering - Mesh-Current Comprehensive exam prepared by the There were a total of 17 students who took this check the circuit using node voltage Analysis - The student will be able to instructor. final this semester. There were 11 students who analysis to make sure that the calculate across a given a target element in Assessment Tool: learned the material successfully for this Student problems are solved correctly. a network. Usually, the current variables are Exit/Final Exam Learning Outcome. chosen to flow clockwise around the Standard - Criteria for Success: Result Type: periphery of each of the open areas of the Students should score 70 out of a 100 Standard Met circuit diagram. possible points. Recommendation Status: Assessment Date: 2 - Recommendation Documented Outcome Start Date: 05/12/2010 Evaluation of the Assessment: 01/14/2010 The standard was met successfully. Outcome Status: 12/05/2011 - The average score was a 96%. 08/21/2012 - The students will Active There were a total of 13 students who took this check the circuit using node voltage final this semester. There were 12 students who analysis to make sure that the learned the material successfully for this Student problems are solved correctly. Learning Outcome. Result Type: Standard Met Recommendation Status: 2 - Recommendation Documented Evaluation of the Assessment: The standard was met successfully. 08/24/2010 - The class average score was 62%. 07/21/2011 - Students will be taught Result Type: how to input and check any system Standard Not Met of linear equations into Microsoft Recommendation Status: Excel. There are several methods 2 - Recommendation Documented that students can choose from to Evaluation of the Assessment: solve systems of linear equations. The use of Microsoft Excel along with Methods include but are not limited TracDat provides a good way for faculty to to substitution, addition, study, analyze, and document data determinants, and matrices. pertaining to student learning outcomes. 08/28/2012 11:51 PM Generated by TracDat a product of Nuventive. Page 1 of 16

Means of Assessment & Standard - Use of Results for Improvement & Follow Student Learning Outcomes Results/Analysis Criteria for Success / Strategie(s) -Up Monitoring of grades, achieving academic standards, and making recommendations for the future are aspects that give the professor an extra tool to make sure that objectives are successfully achieved. Discipline - Engineering (SLO's) - Statics - Means of Assessment: 03/07/2011 - The average score was an 69%. 07/21/2011 - Beams of different Centroids of Lines, Areas, and Volumes - I - The student will demonstrate the ability to Result Type: cross sectional areas will be The student will determine the centroid of solve problems related to the topics and/or Standard Not Met provided to the students during the beam's cross-sectional area. Assuming concepts discussed in class. Recommendation Status: class. Using a Vernier Caliper, that a body of density p has a small but Assessment Tool: 2 - Recommendation Documented students will measure the required constant thickness t, it can be modeled as a Exit/Final Exam Evaluation of the Assessment: dimensions and work out problems surface area A. The mass of an element Standard - Criteria for Success: The use of Microsoft Excel along with that reinforce concepts related to becomes dm= pt dA. The coordinates of the The class as a group should score 70% or TracDat provides a good way for faculty to this student learning outcome. center of mass of the body the coordinates better. study, analyze, and document data of the centroid C. Assessment Date: pertaining to student learning outcomes. Outcome Start Date: 12/15/2010 Monitoring of grades, achieving academic 09/06/2010 standards, and making recommendations Outcome Status: for the future are aspects that give the Active professor an extra tool to make sure that objectives are successfully achieved. Discipline - Engineering (SLO's) - Statics - Means of Assessment: 03/07/2011 - The average score was an 68%. 07/21/2011 - There are several free Structures - I - The student will be able to The student will demonstrate the ability to Result Type: programs on the internet that determine the force in members of a truss solve problems related to the topics and/or Standard Not Met students will download in order to structure if the members are in tension or concepts discussed in class. Recommendation Status: design, build, and check all the compression. Using the support of Assessment Tool: 2 - Recommendation Documented values of forces in members. reactions equations and the method of Exit/Final Exam Evaluation of the Assessment: Students will be given a list of URL sections will give the student sufficient Standard - Criteria for Success: The use of Microsoft Excel along with addresses so that they can practice elements to formulate an analysis and solve The class as a group should score 70% or TracDat provides a good way for faculty to with the one they feel most for the force acting on each of the members better. study, analyze, and document data confortable with. of the truss structure. Assessment Date: pertaining to student learning outcomes. Outcome Start Date: 12/15/2010 Monitoring of grades, achieving academic 09/26/2010 standards, and making recommendations Outcome Status: for the future are aspects that give the Active professor an extra tool to make sure that objectives are successfully achieved. 08/28/2012 11:51 PM Generated by TracDat a product of Nuventive. Page 2 of 16

Means of Assessment & Standard - Use of Results for Improvement & Follow Student Learning Outcomes Results/Analysis Criteria for Success / Strategie(s) -Up Discipline - Engineering (SLO's) - Intro to Means of Assessment: 12/31/2011 - The average score was a 75%. 08/28/2012 - The students will thermal Fluids - The First Law of The student will demonstrate the ability to There were a total of 29 students who took this practice writing the values given on Thermodynamics: Control Volume - I - The solve problems related to the topics and/or final this semester. There were 27 students who the right part of the diagram. If no student will determine the mass and volume concepts discussed in class. learned the material successfully for this Student diagram or sketch is given then the flow rate through a nozzle and the average Assessment Tool: Learning Outcome. students will create one. From the velocity of the air as it enters the balloon. Exit/Final Exam Result Type: diagram with values, students will The boundaries of a control volume are Standard - Criteria for Success: Standard Met simply substitute the appropriate called a control surface, and they can be The class as a group should score 70% or Recommendation Status: values into the formula or formulas. real or imaginary. In the case of a nozzle, better. 2 - Recommendation Documented Then, the students will solve for the the inner surface of the nozzle forms the Assessment Date: Evaluation of the Assessment: correct variable without forgetting real part of the boundary, and the entrance 05/18/2011 The standard was met successfully. that average velocity is expressed in and exit areas form the imaginary part, units. since there are no physical surfaces there. Equations derived from this system allow students to determine the value all of variables related to this problem. 06/27/2011 - The average score was an 65%. 07/21/2011 - The professor will find Result Type: an application that suits the Outcome Start Date: Standard Not Met requirements for this problem. 01/03/2011 Recommendation Status: Students will be given a handout Outcome Status: 2 - Recommendation Documented that will require the students to Active Evaluation of the Assessment: answer some key questions towards The use of Microsoft Excel along with understanding these type of TracDat provides a good way for faculty to problems thoroughly. study, analyze, and document data pertaining to student learning outcomes. Monitoring of grades, achieving academic standards, and making recommendations for the future are aspects that give the professor an extra tool to make sure that objectives are successfully achieved. Discipline - Engineering (SLO's) - Intro to Means of Assessment: 12/06/2011 - The average score was a 61%. thermal Fluids - The entropy change of ideal The student will demonstrate the ability to There were a total of 29 students who took this gases - I - " The student will develop an solve problems related to the topics and/or final this semester. There were 16 students who effective strategy to solve problems concepts discussed in class. learned the material successfully for this Student involving the entropy change of ideal gases. Assessment Tool: Learning Outcome. The first step is to draw a schematic and T- 08/28/2012 11:51 PM Generated by TracDat a product of Nuventive. Page 3 of 16

Means of Assessment & Standard - Use of Results for Improvement & Follow Student Learning Outcomes Results/Analysis Criteria for Success / Strategie(s) -Up s diagram for the problem. The entropy of Result Type: vaporization is the increase in entropy when Exit/Final Exam Standard Not Met vaporizing a substance. This is always Standard - Criteria for Success: Recommendation Status: positive since the degree of disorder The class as a group should score 70% or 1 - Recommendation Pending increases in the transition from an better. Evaluation of the Assessment: organized crystalline solid or a slightly less Assessment Date: There were 8 studens who could only organized liquid to the extremely 05/18/2011 rescue 5 points out 25 possible points. That disorganized structure of a gas. It is was about 28 percent of the class. denoted as ÄSovap and normally expressed in J/mol·K. The enthalpy of 06/27/2011 - The average score was an 62%. 07/21/2011 - There is an article Result Type: closely related to this problems. The vaporization, (symbol ÄHvap), also known as the heat of vaporization or heat of Standard Not Met professor will make copies and will Recommendation Status: distribute it during class. Students evaporation, is the energy required to transform a given quantity of a substance 2 - Recommendation Documented will be asked to read it and discuss into a gas at a given pressure (often Evaluation of the Assessment: in class how the four points below atmospheric pressure). It is often measured The use of Microsoft Excel along with relate to the article. at the normal boiling point of a substance; TracDat provides a good way for faculty to 1) Pressure as it enters and exits although tabulated values are usually study, analyze, and document data the control volume. corrected to 298 K, the correction is often pertaining to student learning outcomes. 2) Enthalphy as it enters and exits smaller than the uncertainty in the Monitoring of grades, achieving academic the control volume. measured value. The heat of vaporization is standards, and making recommendations 3) Temperature as it enters and temperature-dependent, though a constant for the future are aspects that give the exits the control volume. heat of vaporization can be assumed for professor an extra tool to make sure that 4) Entropy as it enters and exits the small temperature ranges and below objectives are successfully achieved. control volume. Tr

Means of Assessment & Standard - Use of Results for Improvement & Follow Student Learning Outcomes Results/Analysis Criteria for Success / Strategie(s) -Up determine the stress components acting on learned the material successfully for this Student concepts discussed in class. the inclined plane AB and solve the problem Learning Outcome. Assessment Tool: by resolving components. The x, y elements Result Type: Exit/Final Exam must be sectioned and labeled with Standard Not Met Standard - Criteria for Success: appropriate values. The student then will Recommendation Status: The class as a group should score 70% or first convert all the stress components to 1 - Recommendation Pending better. forces by multiplying the stresses by their Evaluation of the Assessment: Assessment Date: associated areas. A free body diagram of Only twenty five percent of the students was 05/19/2011 the segment is constructed using the forces able to solve this problem. (not the stresses). Using the equations of force equilibrium, the student will the 07/13/2011 - The average score was an 65%. 07/21/2011 - The students will Result Type: calculate and draw the free-body convert the forces to the required normal and shear stress components. Standard Not Met diagram with the right stress Recommendation Status: components. Outcome Start Date: 2 - Recommendation Documented 01/03/2011 Evaluation of the Assessment: Outcome Status: The use of Microsoft Excel along with Active TracDat provides a good way for faculty to study, analyze, and document data pertaining to student learning outcomes. Monitoring of grades, achieving academic standards, and making recommendations for the future are aspects that give the professor an extra tool to make sure that objectives are successfully achieved. Discipline - Engineering (SLO's) - Intro to Means of Assessment: 12/06/2011 - The average score was a 96%. 08/21/2012 - This students will be thermal Fluids - Energy Balance for Closed The student will demonstrate the ability to There were a total of 29 students who took this exposed to actual devices that use Systems - The Student will learn to solve problems related to the topics and/or final this semester. There were 27 students who this type of process. calculate the heat transfer required for a concepts discussed in class. learned the material successfully for this Student given process. This process contains a Assessment Tool: Learning Outcome. mixture of liquid water and vapor at 100 Exit/Final Exam Result Type: degrees Celsius with a 12.3 percent quality. Standard - Criteria for Success: Standard Met The mixture is then heated to 180 degrees The class as a group should score 70% or Recommendation Status: Celsius. The student will learn that for any better. 2 - Recommendation Documented given process of this nature, the energy Assessment Date: Evaluation of the Assessment: balance is expressed by equating Energy 12/31/2011 The standard was met successfully. into the process and energy out of the process. The student will apply the first law of thermodynamics. 08/28/2012 11:51 PM Generated by TracDat a product of Nuventive. Page 5 of 16

Means of Assessment & Standard - Use of Results for Improvement & Follow Student Learning Outcomes Results/Analysis Criteria for Success / Strategie(s) -Up Outcome Start Date: 08/21/2011 Outcome Status: Active Discipline - Engineering (SLO's) - Economy Means of Assessment: 12/06/2011 - The average score was a 74%. 08/28/2012 - A handout with several Engineers/Scientists - Present Value of an The student will demonstrate the ability to There were a total of 44 students who took this problems will be distributed among Ordinary Annuity - The student will learn to solve problems related to the topics and/or final this semester. There were 34 students who the students. The series of problems calculate the present value of a small concepts discussed in class. learned the material successfully for this Student will increase in difficulty level so that payroll over the next three years. Providing Assessment Tool: Learning Outcome. the students build up solving that the value of all combined salaries is Exit/Final Exam Result Type: techniques as they calculate each worth $250,000.00 this year. The boss Standard - Criteria for Success: Standard Met variable in the problems. expects to give each employee a raise of The class as a group should score 70% or Recommendation Status: 6% each year. The student will calculate the better. 2 - Recommendation Documented present worth of his employees' salaries at Assessment Date: Evaluation of the Assessment: an interest rate of 10% per year. 01/05/2012 The standard was met successfully. Outcome Start Date: 08/21/2011 Outcome Status: Active Discipline - Engineering (SLO's) - Economy Means of Assessment: 12/06/2011 - The average score was a 66%. 08/21/2012 - The students will Engineers/Scientists - Even Cash Flows - The student will demonstrate the ability to There were a total of 44 students who took this calculate the value of the first three Present Value of cash flow stream - The solve problems related to the topics and/or final this semester. There were 27 students who decreasing cash flows and total student will learn to calculate the value of concepts discussed in class. learned the material successfully for this Student them. decreasing even cash flows that an oil Assessment Tool: Learning Outcome. Alternatively, the students will learn company expects to get from a well over the Exit/Final Exam Result Type: how to calculate the uniform annual next five years. Then the student will also Standard - Criteria for Success: Standard Not Met worth for each period. learn to calculate the present value of the The class as a group should score 70% or Recommendation Status: The students will compare the two cash flow stream form years 1 to 5 if the better. 2 - Recommendation Documented scenarios by graphing each interest rate is fixed at 12% per year. Evaluation of the Assessment: alternative. Outcome Start Date: The problem was challenging but the 08/21/2011 students should have been able to score Outcome Status: better on this one. Active Discipline - Engineering (SLO's) - Economy Means of Assessment: 12/06/2011 - The average score was an 83%. 08/28/2012 - The students will find I Engineers/Scientists - Rules of Doubling - The student will demonstrate the ability to There were a total of 44 students who took this (interest rate) using the rule of 72 The student will learn to use the rules of solve problems related to the topics and/or final this semester. There were 35 students who and using the formula for simple doubling the value to estimate the interest concepts discussed in class. learned the material successfully for this Student interest rate. These simple methods rate that would be required for $94,000 to Assessment Tool: Learning Outcome. 08/28/2012 11:51 PM Generated by TracDat a product of Nuventive. Page 6 of 16

Means of Assessment & Standard - Use of Results for Improvement & Follow Student Learning Outcomes Results/Analysis Criteria for Success / Strategie(s) -Up double in 5 years if the interest rate is (a) will be discussed in class to simple and (b) compound. To find the Exit/Final Exam Result Type: estimate a value for the student?s simple interest rate, the student will just use Standard - Criteria for Success: Standard Met car, house, or any asset. Students the formula to calculate simple interest rate. The class as a group should score 70% or Recommendation Status: will easily find out that they can To find the compound interest rate, the better. 2 - Recommendation Documented compute the best alternative even student will learn and apply the rule of 72. Evaluation of the Assessment: mentally. The standard was met successfully. Outcome Start Date: 08/21/2011 Outcome Status: Active Discipline - Engineering (SLO's) - Economy Means of Assessment: 12/06/2011 - The average score was a 78%. 08/28/2012 - These types of Engineers/Scientists - Uneven Cash Flows - The student will demonstrate the ability to There were a total of 44 students who took this problems require the students to do The Student will learn to calculate the solve problems related to the topics and/or final this semester. There were 39 students who repetitive calculations using two present value of uneven cash flows. The concepts discussed in class. learned the material successfully for this Student different formulas varying the year Student will discount the cash flows and Assessment Tool: Learning Outcome. and the interest rate. Most scientific then sum them to find the present value of Exit/Final Exam Result Type: calculators are programmable. The the streams. Standard - Criteria for Success: Standard Met students will create and save these Outcome Start Date: The class as a group should score 70% or Recommendation Status: two functions into their calculators 08/21/2011 better. 2 - Recommendation Documented so that they can simply punch in the Outcome Status: Evaluation of the Assessment: parameters for each of the functions Active The standard was met successfully. created. Finally, students will store the value obtained from each function into an array which will be totaled and this total represents the sum of all cash flows. Discipline - Engineering (SLO's) - Economy Means of Assessment: 12/06/2011 - The average score was a 74%. 08/21/2012 - The students will be Engineers/Scientists - Present value - The student will demonstrate the ability to There were a total of 44 students who took this asked to work out the problem Specific Periods - The Student will learn to solve problems related to the topics and/or final this semester. There were 35 students who using the formula varying the calculate the present value of an ordinary concepts discussed in class. learned the material successfully for this Student exponent which is equal to the annuity. The Student will discount the cash Assessment Tool: Learning Outcome. period number. Then, the students flows for the years required and then sum Exit/Final Exam Result Type: will use the calculator or EXCEL to them to find the present value of the Standard - Criteria for Success: Standard Met check their answers. streams. The class as a group should score 70% or Recommendation Status: Outcome Start Date: better. 2 - Recommendation Documented 08/21/2011 Evaluation of the Assessment: Outcome Status: 08/28/2012 11:51 PM Generated by TracDat a product of Nuventive. Page 7 of 16

Means of Assessment & Standard - Use of Results for Improvement & Follow Student Learning Outcomes Results/Analysis Criteria for Success / Strategie(s) -Up The standard was met successfully. Active Discipline - Engineering (SLO's) - Economy Means of Assessment: 12/06/2011 - The average score was an 83%. 08/28/2012 - A problem of this Engineers/Scientists - Future Value - The The student will demonstrate the ability to There were a total of 44 students who took this nature is useful in everyday Student will learn to calculate the future solve problems related to the topics and/or final this semester. There were 35 students who situations of individuals. As students value of ordinary annuity. concepts discussed in class. learned the material successfully for this Student grow up and starting making Outcome Start Date: Assessment Tool: Learning Outcome. investments, they will require 08/21/2011 Exit/Final Exam Result Type: applying the mechanics of this Outcome Status: Standard - Criteria for Success: Standard Met problem to make exact calculations Active The class as a group should score 70% or Recommendation Status: of every alternative. As students better. 2 - Recommendation Documented begin to have the need to purchase Evaluation of the Assessment: assets on credit for their families, The standard was met successfully. they will find these concepts useful. Discipline - Engineering (SLO's) - Economy Means of Assessment: 12/06/2011 - The average score was an 87%. 08/21/2012 - The students will Engineers/Scientists - Present value - The student will demonstrate the ability to There were a total of 44 students who took this analyze and work out each of the Alternatives - The Student will learn to solve problems related to the topics and/or final this semester. There were 39 students who two alternatives selecting the one calculate the best alternative of two concepts discussed in class. learned the material successfully for this Student that is more profitable. investments considering the initial cost, the Assessment Tool: Learning Outcome. annual maintenance cost, the salvage Exit/Final Exam Result Type: value, and the life in years. Standard - Criteria for Success: Standard Met Outcome Start Date: The class as a group should score 70% or Recommendation Status: 08/21/2011 better. 2 - Recommendation Documented Outcome Status: Evaluation of the Assessment: Active The standard was met successfully. Discipline - Engineering (SLO's) - Economy Means of Assessment: 12/06/2011 - The average score was a 63%. 08/21/2012 - The students will work Engineers/Scientists - Future Value The student will demonstrate the ability to There were a total of 44 students who took this more problems using different Analysis - Purchase or Lease - The Student solve problems related to the topics and/or final this semester. There were 24 students who amounts. A better understanding is will learn to analyze whether to purchase or concepts discussed in class. learned the material successfully for this Student expected by gradually increasing or lease a new clamshell. If purchased, the Assessment Tool: Learning Outcome. decreasing the values in key shell will cost $150,000 and is expected to Exit/Final Exam Result Type: variables of each problem. have a $65,000 salvage value in 6 years. Standard - Criteria for Success: Standard Not Met Alternatively, the company can lease a The class as a group should score 70% or Recommendation Status: clamshell for $30,000 per year, but the better. 08/28/2012 11:51 PM Generated by TracDat a product of Nuventive. Page 8 of 16

Means of Assessment & Standard - Use of Results for Improvement & Follow Student Learning Outcomes Results/Analysis Criteria for Success / Strategie(s) -Up lease payments will have to be made at the 2 - Recommendation Documented beginning of each year. If the company's Evaluation of the Assessment: minimum attractive rate of return is 15 % Only 24 students were able to understand per year, should the clamshell be purchase how to solve this problem. or lease? For both alternatives the student will compute the interest rate of return and discard the one with anything less than 15 % rate of return. Outcome Start Date: 08/21/2011 Outcome Status: Active Discipline - Engineering (SLO's) - Economy Means of Assessment: 12/06/2011 - The average score was a 72%. 08/28/2012 - These problems allow Engineers/Scientists - Payback Period - The The student will demonstrate the ability to There were a total of 44 students who took this students to practice with the Student will learn to analyze the payback solve problems related to the topics and/or final this semester. There were 25 students who concepts of present value and future period for an asset using two different concepts discussed in class. learned the material successfully for this Student value. The present and future value interest rates. Payback period in capital Assessment Tool: Learning Outcome. of an amount can be calculated budgeting refers to the period of time Exit/Final Exam Result Type: using a formula, a calculator, or a required for the return on an investment to Standard - Criteria for Success: Standard Met computer running EXCEL. Students "repay" the sum of the original investment. The class as a group should score 70% or Recommendation Status: will try each of these methods to For example, a $1000 investment which better. 2 - Recommendation Documented select the best one that works for returned $500 per year would have a two Evaluation of the Assessment: them. year payback period. The time value of The standard was met successfully. money is not taken into account. Payback period intuitively measures how long something takes to "pay for itself." All else being equal, shorter payback periods are preferable to longer payback periods. Outcome Start Date: 08/21/2011 Outcome Status: Active Discipline - Engineering (SLO's) - Economy Means of Assessment: 12/06/2011 - The average score was a 67%. 08/28/2012 - The textbook come Engineers/Scientists - Perpetuity - A The student will demonstrate the ability to There were a total of 44 students who took this with a set of tables that provide the perpetuity is an annuity that has no end, or solve problems related to the topics and/or final this semester. There were 31 students who students with discrete cash flows, a stream of cash payments that continues concepts discussed in class. learned the material successfully for this Student Compound, and Interest factors. forever. The student will determine its Assessment Tool: Learning Outcome. The students will use this factor to perpetual equivalent annual worth (in years Exit/Final Exam Result Type: speed up the calculation of the 1 through infinity) considering that the cash Standard - Criteria for Success: Standard Not Met required problem. It is important that flow now is $100,000.00 and $50,000.00 The class as a group should score 70% or 08/28/2012 11:51 PM Generated by TracDat a product of Nuventive. Page 9 of 16

Means of Assessment & Standard - Use of Results for Improvement & Follow Student Learning Outcomes Results/Analysis Criteria for Success / Strategie(s) -Up every 5 years forever at an interest rate of the students compare the total value 8% per year. Recommendation Status: of cash flows considering inflation, better. Outcome Start Date: 2 - Recommendation Documented and devaluation of currency. 08/21/2011 Evaluation of the Assessment: Outcome Status: There were 31 students who passed this Active objective. Unfortunately, some students could only rescue 3 points or no points at all. Discipline - Engineering (SLO's) - Economy Means of Assessment: 12/06/2011 - The average score was a 56%. 08/22/2012 - The students will Engineers/Scientists - Future Value - The student will demonstrate the ability to There were a total of 44 students who took this calculate the interest earned on an Uneven Cash Flows - The future value of solve problems related to the topics and/or final this semester. There were 24 students who investment for each period keeping uneven cash streams is done by concepts discussed in class. learned the material successfully for this Student in mind that cash flows will be compounding rather than discounting. The Assessment Tool: Learning Outcome. disbursed at the beginning of each student will learn to calculate the future Exit/Final Exam Result Type: period. Students will be encouraged value of the of an amount of money from Standard - Criteria for Success: Standard Not Met to use EXCEL to improve their year 6 on given the interest rate and the The class as a group should score 70% or Recommendation Status: solving techniques. initial amount. However, after year 5 cash better. 2 - Recommendation Documented flows will be computed as an amount equal Evaluation of the Assessment: to the interest that is generated on the Most scores were low. There were some investment. zeros and too many threes. Eventhough 24 Outcome Start Date: students passed, the students who could 08/21/2011 not rescued enough points brought down Outcome Status: the average score. Active Discipline - Engineering (SLO's) - Economy Means of Assessment: 12/06/2011 - The average score was a 73%. 08/22/2012 - Problems involving Engineers/Scientists - Present Value - The student will demonstrate the ability to There were a total of 44 students who took this bonds can be designed with more Bonds - Compounded semiannually - The solve problems related to the topics and/or final this semester. There were 33 students who real life data so that students can Student will calculate the present value of a concepts discussed in class. learned the material successfully for this Student see an immediate application. The $10,000.00 bond that has a bond interest Assessment Tool: Learning Outcome. city of El Paso issues bonds on a rate of 8% per year, payable semiannually Exit/Final Exam Result Type: regular basis to gather capital to with a maturity date of 20 years from now. Standard - Criteria for Success: Standard Met complete a specific project. Assume the market interest rate is 12% per The class as a group should score 70% or Recommendation Status: year, compounded semiannually. better. 2 - Recommendation Documented Outcome Start Date: Evaluation of the Assessment: 08/21/2011 The standard was met successfully. Outcome Status: Active 08/28/2012 11:51 PM Generated by TracDat a product of Nuventive. Page 10 of 16

Means of Assessment & Standard - Use of Results for Improvement & Follow Student Learning Outcomes Results/Analysis Criteria for Success / Strategie(s) -Up Discipline - Engineering (SLO's) - Economy Means of Assessment: 12/06/2011 - The average score was an 82%. 08/22/2012 - The students are to Engineers/Scientists - Equipment Valuation The student will demonstrate the ability to There were a total of 44 students who took this look for the alternative that is less - The student will learn to valuate assets solve problems related to the topics and/or final this semester. There were 35 students who costly in an annual basis. Microsoft such as machinery considering the following concepts discussed in class. learned the material successfully for this Student EXCEL is a powerful tool for to variables: Initial cost, annual operating cost, Assessment Tool: Learning Outcome. create a table for each alternative. and a salvage value in years. Exit/Final Exam Result Type: Outcome Start Date: Standard - Criteria for Success: Standard Met 08/21/2011 The class as a group should score 70% or Recommendation Status: Outcome Status: better. 2 - Recommendation Documented Active Evaluation of the Assessment: The standard was met successfully. Discipline - Engineering (SLO's) - Economy Means of Assessment: 12/06/2011 - The average score was a 79%. 08/22/2012 - The annual worth Engineers/Scientists - Asset Worth - The The student will demonstrate the ability to There were a total of 44 students who took this evaluation method is the best student will learn to calculate the asset solve problems related to the topics and/or final this semester. There were 39 students who method and it is the simplest to worth given the following data: cost, annual concepts discussed in class. learned the material successfully for this Student compute. Students will master the operating cost, maintenance cost, useful Assessment Tool: Learning Outcome. use of this method to identify the life, and current interest rate. Exit/Final Exam Result Type: best alternative in problems like this Outcome Start Date: Standard - Criteria for Success: Standard Met one. 08/21/2011 The class as a group should score 70% or Recommendation Status: Outcome Status: better. 2 - Recommendation Documented Active Evaluation of the Assessment: The standard was met successfully. Discipline - Engineering (SLO's) - Intro to Means of Assessment: 02/08/2012 - The average score was a 95%. 08/22/2012 - There are gases like thermal Fluids - The Ideal-Gas Equation of The student will demonstrate the ability to There were a total of 8 students who took this final Helium, Nitrogen, Air, and Carbon State - The student will learn to calculate solve problems related to the topics and/or this semester. There were 8 students who learned Monoxide that can be treated as the temperature change of Helium (an ideal- concepts discussed in class. the material successfully for this Student Learning ideal gases. The students will solve gas) in a vessel which is essentially a Assessment Tool: Outcome. different vessel problems with a closed system. As the vessel is heated, the Exit/Final Exam Result Type: variety of ideal gases. temperature of the gas will change. The Standard - Criteria for Success: Standard Met student will learn to determine the The class as a group should score 70% or Recommendation Status: temperature change caused by the heat better. 2 - Recommendation Documented applied to the vessel. The ideal-gas Assessment Date: Evaluation of the Assessment: equation of state is used in this type of 02/08/2012 The standard was met successfully. problems. 08/28/2012 11:51 PM Generated by TracDat a product of Nuventive. Page 11 of 16

Means of Assessment & Standard - Use of Results for Improvement & Follow Student Learning Outcomes Results/Analysis Criteria for Success / Strategie(s) -Up Outcome Start Date: 05/30/2011 Outcome Status: Active Discipline - Engineering (SLO's) - Intro to Means of Assessment: 02/08/2012 - The average score was a 100%. 08/22/2012 - The students obtained thermal Fluids - Entropy Changes of Pure The student will demonstrate the ability to There were a total of 8 students who took this final a good understanding of this type of Substances - The student will become solve problems related to the topics and/or this semester. There were 8 students who learned problems by working the assigned familiar with thermodynamic processes concepts discussed in class. the material successfully for this Student Learning homework problems. In the future, involving a compressor. Specifically, if water Assessment Tool: Outcome. different fluids are going to be vapor enters a compressor at 50 kPa and Exit/Final Exam Result Type: added to this type of problems. 200 degrees Celsius, and leaves at 1.00 Standard - Criteria for Success: Standard Met Mpa with the same specific entropy as at The class as a group should score 70% or Recommendation Status: the inlet. The student will learn to calculate better. 2 - Recommendation Documented the temperature and the specific enthalpy of Evaluation of the Assessment: water at the compressor exit. Finally, The standard was met successfully. students will determine the work output per unit mass. Outcome Start Date: 05/30/2011 Outcome Status: Active Discipline - Engineering (SLO's) - Intro to Means of Assessment: 02/08/2012 - The average score was a 91%. 08/22/2012 - The use of adiabatic thermal Fluids - Steady Flow Engineering The student will demonstrate the ability to There were a total of 8 students who took this final devices in Introduction to Devices - Turbines and Compressors - The solve problems related to the topics and/or this semester. There were 7 students who learned Thermofluids is essential. It helps student will analyze and become familiar concepts discussed in class. the material successfully for this Student Learning students understand the real with systems in which steam flows steadily Assessment Tool: Outcome. devices such as turbines and through an adiabatic turbine. The student Exit/Final Exam Result Type: compressors which none of them will be provided with the inlet conditions of Standard - Criteria for Success: Standard Met are adiabatic. the steam and the mass flow rate of the The class as a group should score 70% or Recommendation Status: steam. The student will learn to determine better. 2 - Recommendation Documented (a) the change in kinetic energy, (b) the Evaluation of the Assessment: power output, and (c) the turbine inlet area. The standard was met successfully. Outcome Start Date: 05/30/2011 Outcome Status: Active Discipline - Engineering (SLO's) - Means of Assessment: 12/05/2011 - The average score was an 89%. Introduction to Engineering - Fundamental The student will demonstrate the ability to There were a total of 13 students who took this Dimensions and Units - The student will solve problems related to the topics and/or 08/28/2012 11:51 PM Generated by TracDat a product of Nuventive. Page 12 of 16

Means of Assessment & Standard - Use of Results for Improvement & Follow Student Learning Outcomes Results/Analysis Criteria for Success / Strategie(s) -Up learn to convert a distance expressed in final this semester. There were 10 students who 08/22/2012 - Most students improve concepts discussed in class. Km/h into feet/s. learned the material successfully for this Student their cancellation of units technique Assessment Tool: Outcome Start Date: Exit/Final Exam Learning Outcome. in this class. By the end of the class 05/30/2011 Standard - Criteria for Success: Result Type: this process should be second Outcome Status: The class as a group should score 70% or Standard Met nature. Students also learn how to Active better. Recommendation Status: use their calculators to be able to Assessment Date: 2 - Recommendation Documented solve problems faster. 02/23/2012 Evaluation of the Assessment: The standard was met successfully. Discipline - Engineering (SLO's) - Means of Assessment: 12/05/2011 - The average score was a 98%. 08/22/2012 - The book and many Introduction to Engineering - International The student will demonstrate the ability to There were a total of 13 students who took this other resources at the library System (SI) of Units - The student will learn solve problems related to the topics and/or final this semester. There were 13 students who present this information to students to properly write the exponential form for the concepts discussed in class. learned the material successfully for this Student as a table. Memorizing and following SI Symbols. Assessment Tool: Learning Outcome. interpreting the data from the table Outcome Start Date: Exit/Final Exam Result Type: is essential for any person who 05/30/2011 Standard - Criteria for Success: Standard Met whishes to become an engineer. Outcome Status: The class as a group should score 70% or Recommendation Status: Active better. 2 - Recommendation Documented Assessment Date: Evaluation of the Assessment: 02/23/2012 The standard was met successfully. Discipline - Engineering (SLO's) - Means of Assessment: 12/05/2011 - The average score was a 97%. 08/22/2012 - Vector addition is one Introduction to Engineering - Components in The student will demonstrate the ability to There were a total of 13 students who took this of the most applied mathematical two dimensions - Given the drawing of a solve problems related to the topics and/or final this semester. There were 13 students who concepts in engineering. The flag pole and two vectors, the student will concepts discussed in class. learned the material successfully for this Student student will be exposed to a more express the results as cartesian vectors for Assessment Tool: Learning Outcome. challenging set of problems that will the following items: 1) The position of a Exit/Final Exam Result Type: reinforce their knowledge on this selected vector 2) the force of a vector 3) Standard - Criteria for Success: Standard Met subject. the moment of a force vector about a point. The class as a group should score 70% or Recommendation Status: Outcome Start Date: better. 2 - Recommendation Documented 05/30/2011 Assessment Date: Evaluation of the Assessment: Outcome Status: 02/23/2012 The standard was met successfully. Active Discipline - Engineering (SLO's) - Means of Assessment: 12/05/2011 - The average score was a 100%. 08/22/2012 - Couple moments is an Introduction to Engineering - Couples - The The student will demonstrate the ability to There were a total of 13 students who took this essential part of statics. The student students will determine the magnitude of the solve problems related to the topics and/or final this semester. There were 13 students who 08/28/2012 11:51 PM Generated by TracDat a product of Nuventive. Page 13 of 16

Means of Assessment & Standard - Use of Results for Improvement & Follow Student Learning Outcomes Results/Analysis Criteria for Success / Strategie(s) -Up couples forces F of two couples at the base learned the material successfully for this Student will be given problems that involve concepts discussed in class. of a fan given some constant variables. Learning Outcome. different applications such as Assessment Tool: Outcome Start Date: Exit/Final Exam Result Type: steering wheels, ratchets, and tools 05/30/2011 Standard - Criteria for Success: Standard Met that require minimization of applied Outcome Status: The class as a group should score 70% or Recommendation Status: force. Active better. 2 - Recommendation Documented Assessment Date: Evaluation of the Assessment: 02/23/2012 The standard was met successfully. Discipline - Engineering (SLO's) - Means of Assessment: 12/06/2011 - The average score was a 75%. 08/22/2012 - Interpreting stress- Mechanics of Materials - Hooke's Law - The Final comprehensive exam is administered There were a total of 19 students who took this strain diagram allows students to students will learn to use and interpret the during the week of finals. final this semester. There were 15 students who select the best material to use in the stress-strain diagram to be able to decide Assessment Tool: learned the material successfully for this Student manufacture of a needed part of a which is the best material to manufacture a Exit/Final Exam Learning Outcome. given machine. Engineers involved rod or any other part of a machine. The Standard - Criteria for Success: Result Type: in machinery maintenance will be strength of a material depends on its ability The class as a group should score 70% or Standard Met utilizing this concepts on a daily to sustain a load without undue deformation better. Recommendation Status: basis. or failure. Usually, materials are tested by Assessment Date: 2 - Recommendation Documented experiment. In the United States the 03/09/2012 Evaluation of the Assessment: American Society for Testing and Materials The standard was met successfully. (ASTM) has published guidelines for performing such tests and provides limits for which the use of a particular material is considered acceptable. From the data of a tension or compression test, it is possible to compute various values of the stress and corresponding strain in the specimen and then plot the results. The resulting curve is called the stress-strain diagram, and there are two ways in which it is normally described. 1) Conventional Stress and Strain Diagram 2) Nominal or engineering strain. The material (Polyvinyl Chloride) can take three different states when subject to stress and strain: a) Unplasticized b) Copolymer c) Flexible (plasticized). The stress-strain diagrams for most engineering materials exhibit a linear relationship between stress and strain within the elastic region. Consequently, an increase in stress 08/28/2012 11:51 PM Generated by TracDat a product of Nuventive. Page 14 of 16

Means of Assessment & Standard - Use of Results for Improvement & Follow Student Learning Outcomes Results/Analysis Criteria for Success / Strategie(s) -Up causes a proportionate increase in strain. This fact was discovered by Robert Hooke in 1676 using springs and is known as Hooke's law. Since it may be expressed in a mathematical formula, students will be able to apply the formula to all states of the material and therefore, determine which material to use. Outcome Start Date: 08/21/2011 Outcome Status: Active Discipline - Engineering (SLO's) - Means of Assessment: 12/06/2011 - The average score was an 83%. 08/22/2012 - During their future Mechanics of Materials - Elastic Final comprehensive exam is administered There were a total of 19 students who took this careers, students will encounter how Deformation of an Axially Loaded Member - during the week of finals. final this semester. There were 18 students who to apply this concepts on a regular Students have developed the concept of Assessment Tool: learned the material successfully for this Student basis. From design a bridge to stress as a means of measuring the force Exit/Final Exam Learning Outcome. manufacturing a simple beam, distribution within a body and strain as a Standard - Criteria for Success: Result Type: deformation of material should be means of measuring a body's deformation. The class as a group should score 70% or Standard Met kept into consideration. The We have also learned that the mathematical better. Recommendation Status: students are going to be assigned relationship between stress and strain 2 - Recommendation Documented several homework problems of this depends on the type of material from which Evaluation of the Assessment: nature. the body is made. In particular, if the stress The standard was met successfully. creates a linear elastic response from the material, then Hooke's law applies and there is a proportional relationship between stress and strain. Furthermore, in Axial Load problems, since stress can be related to the load and strain can be related to displacement, there must also be a proportional relationship between the applied load and the displacement of points in the body. Displacement is computed using a formula derived from the above concepts. For any segment, if the computed results is a positive numerical quantity, it indicates elongation; if it is negative, it indicates a contraction. If the body is made with more than one member, then the combined displacement is computed by 08/28/2012 11:51 PM Generated by TracDat a product of Nuventive. Page 15 of 16

Means of Assessment & Standard - Use of Results for Improvement & Follow Student Learning Outcomes Results/Analysis Criteria for Success / Strategie(s) -Up adding the displacements of each of its members. Outcome Start Date: 08/21/2011 Outcome Status: Active Discipline - Engineering (SLO's) - Means of Assessment: 12/06/2011 - The average score was a 91%. 08/22/2012 - In the future, a few Mechanics of Materials - Stress Final comprehensive exam is administered There were a total of 19 students who took this lectures will be used for hands on Concentration - The Students will learn to during the week of finals. final this semester. There were 15 students who experience for students to construct apply the Torsion Formula to regions of a Assessment Tool: learned the material successfully for this Student shafts, gears, and pulleys. Using a shaft having a circular cross section that is Exit/Final Exam Learning Outcome. Vernier Caliper, students apply constant or tapers slightly. There are three Standard - Criteria for Success: Result Type: theory concepts to actual objects common discontinuities of the cross section The class as a group should score 70% or Standard Met with incredible precision. that occur in practice. They are at better. Recommendation Status: couplings, which are used to connect two 2 - Recommendation Documented collinear shaft together. Keyways, used to Evaluation of the Assessment: connect gears or pulleys to a shaft. And The standard was met successfully. shoulder fillets, used to fabricate a single collinear shaft from two shafts having different diameters. Students analyzed a problem that required to determine the maximum shear stress developed in a segment of a A-36 steel shaft with a diameter of 40 mm that is supported on smooth bearings that allow it to rotate freely. The shaft has two gears in this segment that are subjected to different torques. The strategy is straight forward. 1) Draw a free-body diagram. 2) Select the gear with the highest torque (Forces acting perpendicular to the shaft). 3) Then, finally apply and solve the maximum shear stress formula by carefully selecting the values for each variable. Outcome Start Date: 08/21/2011 Outcome Status: Active 08/28/2012 11:51 PM Generated by TracDat a product of Nuventive. Page 16 of 16

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