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

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

**Area Effectiveness Plan Report - Four Column El Paso Community College Discipline - Engineering (SLO's) Discipline Mission Statement: The engineering department at El Paso Community College provides students the skills and knowledge necessary for 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. Student Learning Outcomes Means of Assessment & Standard - Criteria for Success / Strategie(s) Results/Analysis Use of Results for Improvement & Follow -Up Discipline - Engineering (SLO's) - Introduction to Engineering - Mesh-Current Analysis - The student will be able to calculate across a given a target element in a network. **

Usually, the current variables are chosen to flow clockwise around the periphery of each of the open areas of the circuit diagram.

Outcome Start Date: 01/14/2010 Outcome Status: Active Means of Assessment: Comprehensive exam prepared by the instructor. Assessment Tool: Exit/Final Exam Standard - Criteria for Success: Students should score 70 out of a 100 possible points. Assessment Date: 05/12/2010 12/06/2011 - The average score was an 85%. There were a total of 17 students who took this final this semester. There were 11 students who learned the material successfully for this Student Learning Outcome. Result Type: Standard Met Recommendation Status: 2 - Recommendation Documented Evaluation of the Assessment: The standard was met successfully.

08/21/2012 - The students will check the circuit using node voltage analysis to make sure that the problems are solved correctly. 12/05/2011 - The average score was a 96%. There were a total of 13 students who took this final this semester. There were 12 students who learned the material successfully for this Student Learning Outcome.

Result Type: Standard Met Recommendation Status: 2 - Recommendation Documented Evaluation of the Assessment: The standard was met successfully. 08/21/2012 - The students will check the circuit using node voltage analysis to make sure that the problems are solved correctly. 08/24/2010 - The class average score was 62%. Result Type: Standard Not Met Recommendation Status: 2 - Recommendation Documented Evaluation of the Assessment: The use of Microsoft Excel along with TracDat provides a good way for faculty to study, analyze, and document data pertaining to student learning outcomes. 07/21/2011 - Students will be taught how to input and check any system of linear equations into Microsoft Excel.

There are several methods that students can choose from to solve systems of linear equations. Methods include but are not limited to substitution, addition, determinants, and matrices. 08/28/2012 11:51 PM Generated by TracDat a product of Nuventive. Page 1 of 16

Student Learning Outcomes Means of Assessment & Standard - Criteria for Success / Strategie(s) Results/Analysis Use of Results for Improvement & Follow -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 - Centroids of Lines, Areas, and Volumes - I - The student will determine the centroid of the beam's cross-sectional area. Assuming that a body of density p has a small but constant thickness t, it can be modeled as a surface area A.

**The mass of an element becomes dm= pt dA. The coordinates of the center of mass of the body the coordinates of the centroid C.**

Outcome Start Date: 09/06/2010 Outcome Status: Active Means of Assessment: The student will demonstrate the ability to solve problems related to the topics and/or concepts discussed in class. Assessment Tool: Exit/Final Exam Standard - Criteria for Success: The class as a group should score 70% or better. Assessment Date: 12/15/2010 03/07/2011 - The average score was an 69%. Result Type: Standard Not Met Recommendation Status: 2 - Recommendation Documented Evaluation of the Assessment: The use of Microsoft Excel along with 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. 07/21/2011 - Beams of different cross sectional areas will be provided to the students during class. Using a Vernier Caliper, students will measure the required dimensions and work out problems that reinforce concepts related to this student learning outcome. Discipline - Engineering (SLO's) - Statics - Structures - I - The student will be able to determine the force in members of a truss structure if the members are in tension or compression.

Using the support of reactions equations and the method of sections will give the student sufficient elements to formulate an analysis and solve for the force acting on each of the members of the truss structure.

Outcome Start Date: 09/26/2010 Outcome Status: Active Means of Assessment: The student will demonstrate the ability to solve problems related to the topics and/or concepts discussed in class. Assessment Tool: Exit/Final Exam Standard - Criteria for Success: The class as a group should score 70% or better. Assessment Date: 12/15/2010 03/07/2011 - The average score was an 68%. Result Type: Standard Not Met Recommendation Status: 2 - Recommendation Documented Evaluation of the Assessment: The use of Microsoft Excel along with 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. 07/21/2011 - There are several free programs on the internet that students will download in order to design, build, and check all the values of forces in members. Students will be given a list of URL addresses so that they can practice with the one they feel most confortable with.

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**Student Learning Outcomes Means of Assessment & Standard - Criteria for Success / Strategie(s) Results/Analysis Use of Results for Improvement & Follow -Up Discipline - Engineering (SLO's) - Intro to thermal Fluids - The First Law of Thermodynamics: Control Volume - I - The student will determine the mass and volume flow rate through a nozzle and the average velocity of the air as it enters the balloon. The boundaries of a control volume are called a control surface, and they can be real or imaginary. **

In the case of a nozzle, the inner surface of the nozzle forms the real part of the boundary, and the entrance and exit areas form the imaginary part, 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. Outcome Start Date: 01/03/2011 Outcome Status: Active Means of Assessment: The student will demonstrate the ability to solve problems related to the topics and/or concepts discussed in class.

Assessment Tool: Exit/Final Exam Standard - Criteria for Success: The class as a group should score 70% or better. Assessment Date: 05/18/2011 12/31/2011 - The average score was a 75%. There were a total of 29 students who took this final this semester. There were 27 students who learned the material successfully for this Student Learning Outcome. Result Type: Standard Met Recommendation Status: 2 - Recommendation Documented Evaluation of the Assessment: The standard was met successfully. 08/28/2012 - The students will practice writing the values given on the right part of the diagram. If no diagram or sketch is given then the students will create one.

From the diagram with values, students will simply substitute the appropriate values into the formula or formulas. Then, the students will solve for the correct variable without forgetting that average velocity is expressed in units.

06/27/2011 - The average score was an 65%. Result Type: Standard Not Met Recommendation Status: 2 - Recommendation Documented Evaluation of the Assessment: The use of Microsoft Excel along with 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. 07/21/2011 - The professor will find an application that suits the requirements for this problem.

Students will be given a handout that will require the students to answer some key questions towards understanding these type of problems thoroughly. Discipline - Engineering (SLO's) - Intro to thermal Fluids - The entropy change of ideal gases - I - " The student will develop an effective strategy to solve problems involving the entropy change of ideal gases. The first step is to draw a schematic and T- Means of Assessment: The student will demonstrate the ability to solve problems related to the topics and/or concepts discussed in class.

Assessment Tool: 12/06/2011 - The average score was a 61%. There were a total of 29 students who took this final this semester. There were 16 students who learned the material successfully for this Student Learning Outcome. 08/28/2012 11:51 PM Generated by TracDat a product of Nuventive. Page 3 of 16

**Student Learning Outcomes Means of Assessment & Standard - Criteria for Success / Strategie(s) Results/Analysis Use of Results for Improvement & Follow -Up s diagram for the problem. The entropy of vaporization is the increase in entropy when vaporizing a substance. **

This is always positive since the degree of disorder increases in the transition from an organized crystalline solid or a slightly less organized liquid to the extremely disorganized structure of a gas. It is denoted as ÄSovap and normally expressed in J/mol·K. The enthalpy of vaporization, (symbol ÄHvap), also known as the heat of vaporization or heat of evaporation, is the energy required to transform a given quantity of a substance into a gas at a given pressure (often atmospheric pressure). It is often measured at the normal boiling point of a substance; although tabulated values are usually corrected to 298 K, the correction is often smaller than the uncertainty in the measured value.

The heat of vaporization is temperature-dependent, though a constant heat of vaporization can be assumed for small temperature ranges and below Tr

Student Learning Outcomes Means of Assessment & Standard - Criteria for Success / Strategie(s) Results/Analysis Use of Results for Improvement & Follow -Up determine the stress components acting on the inclined plane AB and solve the problem by resolving components. The x, y elements must be sectioned and labeled with appropriate values. The student then will first convert all the stress components to forces by multiplying the stresses by their associated areas. A free body diagram of the segment is constructed using the forces (not the stresses). Using the equations of force equilibrium, the student will the convert the forces to the required normal and shear stress components.

Outcome Start Date: 01/03/2011 Outcome Status: Active concepts discussed in class. Assessment Tool: Exit/Final Exam Standard - Criteria for Success: The class as a group should score 70% or better. Assessment Date: 05/19/2011 learned the material successfully for this Student Learning Outcome. Result Type: Standard Not Met Recommendation Status: 1 - Recommendation Pending Evaluation of the Assessment: Only twenty five percent of the students was able to solve this problem. 07/13/2011 - The average score was an 65%. Result Type: Standard Not Met Recommendation Status: 2 - Recommendation Documented Evaluation of the Assessment: The use of Microsoft Excel along with 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. 07/21/2011 - The students will calculate and draw the free-body diagram with the right stress components.

Discipline - Engineering (SLO's) - Intro to thermal Fluids - Energy Balance for Closed Systems - The Student will learn to calculate the heat transfer required for a given process. This process contains a mixture of liquid water and vapor at 100 degrees Celsius with a 12.3 percent quality. The mixture is then heated to 180 degrees Celsius. The student will learn that for any given process of this nature, the energy balance is expressed by equating Energy into the process and energy out of the process. The student will apply the first law of thermodynamics.

**Means of Assessment: The student will demonstrate the ability to solve problems related to the topics and/or concepts discussed in class. **

Assessment Tool: Exit/Final Exam Standard - Criteria for Success: The class as a group should score 70% or better. Assessment Date: 12/31/2011 12/06/2011 - The average score was a 96%. There were a total of 29 students who took this final this semester. There were 27 students who learned the material successfully for this Student Learning Outcome. Result Type: Standard Met Recommendation Status: 2 - Recommendation Documented Evaluation of the Assessment: The standard was met successfully. 08/21/2012 - This students will be exposed to actual devices that use this type of process.

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Student Learning Outcomes Means of Assessment & Standard - Criteria for Success / Strategie(s) Results/Analysis Use of Results for Improvement & Follow -Up Outcome Start Date: 08/21/2011 Outcome Status: Active Discipline - Engineering (SLO's) - Economy Engineers/Scientists - Present Value of an Ordinary Annuity - The student will learn to calculate the present value of a small payroll over the next three years. Providing that the value of all combined salaries is worth $250,000.00 this year.

The boss expects to give each employee a raise of 6% each year. The student will calculate the present worth of his employees' salaries at an interest rate of 10% per year.

Outcome Start Date: 08/21/2011 Outcome Status: Active Means of Assessment: The student will demonstrate the ability to solve problems related to the topics and/or concepts discussed in class. Assessment Tool: Exit/Final Exam Standard - Criteria for Success: The class as a group should score 70% or better. Assessment Date: 01/05/2012 12/06/2011 - The average score was a 74%. There were a total of 44 students who took this final this semester. There were 34 students who learned the material successfully for this Student Learning Outcome.

Result Type: Standard Met Recommendation Status: 2 - Recommendation Documented Evaluation of the Assessment: The standard was met successfully.

08/28/2012 - A handout with several problems will be distributed among the students. The series of problems will increase in difficulty level so that the students build up solving techniques as they calculate each variable in the problems. Discipline - Engineering (SLO's) - Economy Engineers/Scientists - Even Cash Flows - Present Value of cash flow stream - The student will learn to calculate the value of decreasing even cash flows that an oil company expects to get from a well over the next five years. Then the student will also learn to calculate the present value of the cash flow stream form years 1 to 5 if the interest rate is fixed at 12% per year.

**Outcome Start Date: 08/21/2011 Outcome Status: Active Means of Assessment: The student will demonstrate the ability to solve problems related to the topics and/or concepts discussed in class.**

Assessment Tool: Exit/Final Exam Standard - Criteria for Success: The class as a group should score 70% or better. 12/06/2011 - The average score was a 66%. There were a total of 44 students who took this final this semester. There were 27 students who learned the material successfully for this Student Learning Outcome. Result Type: Standard Not Met Recommendation Status: 2 - Recommendation Documented Evaluation of the Assessment: The problem was challenging but the students should have been able to score better on this one.

08/21/2012 - The students will calculate the value of the first three decreasing cash flows and total them.

Alternatively, the students will learn how to calculate the uniform annual worth for each period. The students will compare the two scenarios by graphing each alternative. Discipline - Engineering (SLO's) - Economy Engineers/Scientists - Rules of Doubling - The student will learn to use the rules of doubling the value to estimate the interest rate that would be required for $94,000 to Means of Assessment: The student will demonstrate the ability to solve problems related to the topics and/or concepts discussed in class.

Assessment Tool: 12/06/2011 - The average score was an 83%. There were a total of 44 students who took this final this semester. There were 35 students who learned the material successfully for this Student Learning Outcome. 08/28/2012 - The students will find I (interest rate) using the rule of 72 and using the formula for simple interest rate. These simple methods 08/28/2012 11:51 PM Generated by TracDat a product of Nuventive. Page 6 of 16

Student Learning Outcomes Means of Assessment & Standard - Criteria for Success / Strategie(s) Results/Analysis Use of Results for Improvement & Follow -Up double in 5 years if the interest rate is (a) simple and (b) compound.

To find the simple interest rate, the student will just use the formula to calculate simple interest rate. To find the compound interest rate, the student will learn and apply the rule of 72. Outcome Start Date: 08/21/2011 Outcome Status: Active Exit/Final Exam Standard - Criteria for Success: The class as a group should score 70% or better.

**Result Type: Standard Met Recommendation Status: 2 - Recommendation Documented Evaluation of the Assessment: The standard was met successfully. will be discussed in class to estimate a value for the student?s car, house, or any asset. Students will easily find out that they can compute the best alternative even mentally. Discipline - Engineering (SLO's) - Economy Engineers/Scientists - Uneven Cash Flows - The Student will learn to calculate the present value of uneven cash flows. The Student will discount the cash flows and then sum them to find the present value of the streams.**

Outcome Start Date: 08/21/2011 Outcome Status: Active Means of Assessment: The student will demonstrate the ability to solve problems related to the topics and/or concepts discussed in class.

Assessment Tool: Exit/Final Exam Standard - Criteria for Success: The class as a group should score 70% or better. 12/06/2011 - The average score was a 78%. There were a total of 44 students who took this final this semester. There were 39 students who learned the material successfully for this Student Learning Outcome. Result Type: Standard Met Recommendation Status: 2 - Recommendation Documented Evaluation of the Assessment: The standard was met successfully. 08/28/2012 - These types of problems require the students to do repetitive calculations using two different formulas varying the year and the interest rate.

Most scientific calculators are programmable. The students will create and save these two functions into their calculators so that they can simply punch in the parameters for each of the functions 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 Engineers/Scientists - Present value - Specific Periods - The Student will learn to calculate the present value of an ordinary annuity. The Student will discount the cash flows for the years required and then sum them to find the present value of the streams. Outcome Start Date: 08/21/2011 Outcome Status: Means of Assessment: The student will demonstrate the ability to solve problems related to the topics and/or concepts discussed in class. Assessment Tool: Exit/Final Exam Standard - Criteria for Success: The class as a group should score 70% or better.

12/06/2011 - The average score was a 74%. There were a total of 44 students who took this final this semester. There were 35 students who learned the material successfully for this Student Learning Outcome. Result Type: Standard Met Recommendation Status: 2 - Recommendation Documented Evaluation of the Assessment: 08/21/2012 - The students will be asked to work out the problem using the formula varying the exponent which is equal to the period number. Then, the students will use the calculator or EXCEL to check their answers.

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**Student Learning Outcomes Means of Assessment & Standard - Criteria for Success / Strategie(s) Results/Analysis Use of Results for Improvement & Follow -Up Active The standard was met successfully. Discipline - Engineering (SLO's) - Economy Engineers/Scientists - Future Value - The Student will learn to calculate the future value of ordinary annuity. Outcome Start Date: 08/21/2011 Outcome Status: Active Means of Assessment: The student will demonstrate the ability to solve problems related to the topics and/or concepts discussed in class.**

Assessment Tool: Exit/Final Exam Standard - Criteria for Success: The class as a group should score 70% or better.

12/06/2011 - The average score was an 83%. There were a total of 44 students who took this final this semester. There were 35 students who learned the material successfully for this Student Learning Outcome. Result Type: Standard Met Recommendation Status: 2 - Recommendation Documented Evaluation of the Assessment: The standard was met successfully. 08/28/2012 - A problem of this nature is useful in everyday situations of individuals. As students grow up and starting making investments, they will require applying the mechanics of this problem to make exact calculations of every alternative.

As students begin to have the need to purchase assets on credit for their families, they will find these concepts useful. Discipline - Engineering (SLO's) - Economy Engineers/Scientists - Present value - Alternatives - The Student will learn to calculate the best alternative of two investments considering the initial cost, the annual maintenance cost, the salvage value, and the life in years. Outcome Start Date: 08/21/2011 Outcome Status: Active Means of Assessment: The student will demonstrate the ability to solve problems related to the topics and/or concepts discussed in class.

Assessment Tool: Exit/Final Exam Standard - Criteria for Success: The class as a group should score 70% or better. 12/06/2011 - The average score was an 87%. There were a total of 44 students who took this final this semester. There were 39 students who learned the material successfully for this Student Learning Outcome. Result Type: Standard Met Recommendation Status: 2 - Recommendation Documented Evaluation of the Assessment: The standard was met successfully. 08/21/2012 - The students will analyze and work out each of the two alternatives selecting the one that is more profitable. Discipline - Engineering (SLO's) - Economy Engineers/Scientists - Future Value Analysis - Purchase or Lease - The Student will learn to analyze whether to purchase or lease a new clamshell.

If purchased, the shell will cost $150,000 and is expected to have a $65,000 salvage value in 6 years. Alternatively, the company can lease a clamshell for $30,000 per year, but the Means of Assessment: The student will demonstrate the ability to solve problems related to the topics and/or concepts discussed in class.

Assessment Tool: Exit/Final Exam Standard - Criteria for Success: The class as a group should score 70% or better. 12/06/2011 - The average score was a 63%. There were a total of 44 students who took this final this semester. There were 24 students who learned the material successfully for this Student Learning Outcome. Result Type: Standard Not Met Recommendation Status: 08/21/2012 - The students will work more problems using different amounts. A better understanding is expected by gradually increasing or decreasing the values in key variables of each problem. 08/28/2012 11:51 PM Generated by TracDat a product of Nuventive.

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Student Learning Outcomes Means of Assessment & Standard - Criteria for Success / Strategie(s) Results/Analysis Use of Results for Improvement & Follow -Up lease payments will have to be made at the beginning of each year. If the company's minimum attractive rate of return is 15 % per year, should the clamshell be purchase 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 2 - Recommendation Documented Evaluation of the Assessment: Only 24 students were able to understand how to solve this problem.

Discipline - Engineering (SLO's) - Economy Engineers/Scientists - Payback Period - The Student will learn to analyze the payback period for an asset using two different interest rates. Payback period in capital budgeting refers to the period of time required for the return on an investment to "repay" the sum of the original investment. For example, a $1000 investment which returned $500 per year would have a two year payback period. The time value of 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 Means of Assessment: The student will demonstrate the ability to solve problems related to the topics and/or concepts discussed in class.**

Assessment Tool: Exit/Final Exam Standard - Criteria for Success: The class as a group should score 70% or better. 12/06/2011 - The average score was a 72%. There were a total of 44 students who took this final this semester. There were 25 students who learned the material successfully for this Student Learning Outcome. Result Type: Standard Met Recommendation Status: 2 - Recommendation Documented Evaluation of the Assessment: The standard was met successfully. 08/28/2012 - These problems allow students to practice with the concepts of present value and future value. The present and future value of an amount can be calculated using a formula, a calculator, or a computer running EXCEL.

Students will try each of these methods to select the best one that works for them.

Discipline - Engineering (SLO's) - Economy Engineers/Scientists - Perpetuity - A perpetuity is an annuity that has no end, or a stream of cash payments that continues forever. The student will determine its perpetual equivalent annual worth (in years 1 through infinity) considering that the cash flow now is $100,000.00 and $50,000.00 Means of Assessment: The student will demonstrate the ability to solve problems related to the topics and/or concepts discussed in class. Assessment Tool: Exit/Final Exam Standard - Criteria for Success: The class as a group should score 70% or 12/06/2011 - The average score was a 67%.

There were a total of 44 students who took this final this semester. There were 31 students who learned the material successfully for this Student Learning Outcome.

Result Type: Standard Not Met 08/28/2012 - The textbook come with a set of tables that provide the students with discrete cash flows, Compound, and Interest factors. The students will use this factor to speed up the calculation of the required problem. It is important that 08/28/2012 11:51 PM Generated by TracDat a product of Nuventive. Page 9 of 16

Student Learning Outcomes Means of Assessment & Standard - Criteria for Success / Strategie(s) Results/Analysis Use of Results for Improvement & Follow -Up every 5 years forever at an interest rate of 8% per year.

Outcome Start Date: 08/21/2011 Outcome Status: Active better. Recommendation Status: 2 - Recommendation Documented Evaluation of the Assessment: There were 31 students who passed this objective. Unfortunately, some students could only rescue 3 points or no points at all. the students compare the total value of cash flows considering inflation, and devaluation of currency. Discipline - Engineering (SLO's) - Economy Engineers/Scientists - Future Value - Uneven Cash Flows - The future value of uneven cash streams is done by compounding rather than discounting. The student will learn to calculate the future value of the of an amount of money from year 6 on given the interest rate and the initial amount.

**However, after year 5 cash flows will be computed as an amount equal to the interest that is generated on the investment.**

Outcome Start Date: 08/21/2011 Outcome Status: Active Means of Assessment: The student will demonstrate the ability to solve problems related to the topics and/or concepts discussed in class. Assessment Tool: Exit/Final Exam Standard - Criteria for Success: The class as a group should score 70% or better. 12/06/2011 - The average score was a 56%. There were a total of 44 students who took this final this semester. There were 24 students who learned the material successfully for this Student Learning Outcome. Result Type: Standard Not Met Recommendation Status: 2 - Recommendation Documented Evaluation of the Assessment: Most scores were low.

There were some zeros and too many threes. Eventhough 24 students passed, the students who could not rescued enough points brought down the average score.

08/22/2012 - The students will calculate the interest earned on an investment for each period keeping in mind that cash flows will be disbursed at the beginning of each period. Students will be encouraged to use EXCEL to improve their solving techniques. Discipline - Engineering (SLO's) - Economy Engineers/Scientists - Present Value - Bonds - Compounded semiannually - The Student will calculate the present value of a $10,000.00 bond that has a bond interest rate of 8% per year, payable semiannually with a maturity date of 20 years from now. Assume the market interest rate is 12% per year, compounded semiannually.

Assessment Tool: Exit/Final Exam Standard - Criteria for Success: The class as a group should score 70% or better. 12/06/2011 - The average score was a 73%. There were a total of 44 students who took this final this semester. There were 33 students who learned the material successfully for this Student Learning Outcome. Result Type: Standard Met Recommendation Status: 2 - Recommendation Documented Evaluation of the Assessment: The standard was met successfully. 08/22/2012 - Problems involving bonds can be designed with more real life data so that students can see an immediate application. The city of El Paso issues bonds on a regular basis to gather capital to complete a specific project.

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**Student Learning Outcomes Means of Assessment & Standard - Criteria for Success / Strategie(s) Results/Analysis Use of Results for Improvement & Follow -Up Discipline - Engineering (SLO's) - Economy Engineers/Scientists - Equipment Valuation - The student will learn to valuate assets such as machinery considering the following variables: Initial cost, annual operating cost, and a salvage value in years. Outcome Start Date: 08/21/2011 Outcome Status: Active Means of Assessment: The student will demonstrate the ability to solve problems related to the topics and/or concepts discussed in class.**

Assessment Tool: Exit/Final Exam Standard - Criteria for Success: The class as a group should score 70% or better.

12/06/2011 - The average score was an 82%. There were a total of 44 students who took this final this semester. There were 35 students who learned the material successfully for this Student Learning Outcome. Result Type: Standard Met Recommendation Status: 2 - Recommendation Documented Evaluation of the Assessment: The standard was met successfully. 08/22/2012 - The students are to look for the alternative that is less costly in an annual basis. Microsoft EXCEL is a powerful tool for to create a table for each alternative. Discipline - Engineering (SLO's) - Economy Engineers/Scientists - Asset Worth - The student will learn to calculate the asset worth given the following data: cost, annual operating cost, maintenance cost, useful life, and current interest rate.

Assessment Tool: Exit/Final Exam Standard - Criteria for Success: The class as a group should score 70% or better. 12/06/2011 - The average score was a 79%. There were a total of 44 students who took this final this semester. There were 39 students who learned the material successfully for this Student Learning Outcome. Result Type: Standard Met Recommendation Status: 2 - Recommendation Documented Evaluation of the Assessment: The standard was met successfully. 08/22/2012 - The annual worth evaluation method is the best method and it is the simplest to compute. Students will master the use of this method to identify the best alternative in problems like this one.

Discipline - Engineering (SLO's) - Intro to thermal Fluids - The Ideal-Gas Equation of State - The student will learn to calculate the temperature change of Helium (an ideal- gas) in a vessel which is essentially a closed system. As the vessel is heated, the temperature of the gas will change. The student will learn to determine the temperature change caused by the heat applied to the vessel. The ideal-gas equation of state is used in this type of problems. Means of Assessment: The student will demonstrate the ability to solve problems related to the topics and/or concepts discussed in class.

Assessment Tool: Exit/Final Exam Standard - Criteria for Success: The class as a group should score 70% or better.

**Assessment Date: 02/08/2012 02/08/2012 - The average score was a 95%. There were a total of 8 students who took this final this semester. There were 8 students who learned the material successfully for this Student Learning Outcome. Result Type: Standard Met Recommendation Status: 2 - Recommendation Documented Evaluation of the Assessment: The standard was met successfully. 08/22/2012 - There are gases like Helium, Nitrogen, Air, and Carbon Monoxide that can be treated as ideal gases. The students will solve different vessel problems with a variety of ideal gases. 08/28/2012 11:51 PM Generated by TracDat a product of Nuventive. **

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Student Learning Outcomes Means of Assessment & Standard - Criteria for Success / Strategie(s) Results/Analysis Use of Results for Improvement & Follow -Up Outcome Start Date: 05/30/2011 Outcome Status: Active Discipline - Engineering (SLO's) - Intro to thermal Fluids - Entropy Changes of Pure Substances - The student will become familiar with thermodynamic processes involving a compressor. Specifically, if water vapor enters a compressor at 50 kPa and 200 degrees Celsius, and leaves at 1.00 Mpa with the same specific entropy as at the inlet. The student will learn to calculate the temperature and the specific enthalpy of water at the compressor exit.

Finally, students will determine the work output per unit mass.

Outcome Start Date: 05/30/2011 Outcome Status: Active Means of Assessment: The student will demonstrate the ability to solve problems related to the topics and/or concepts discussed in class. Assessment Tool: Exit/Final Exam Standard - Criteria for Success: The class as a group should score 70% or better. 02/08/2012 - The average score was a 100%. There were a total of 8 students who took this final this semester. There were 8 students who learned the material successfully for this Student Learning Outcome. Result Type: Standard Met Recommendation Status: 2 - Recommendation Documented Evaluation of the Assessment: The standard was met successfully.

08/22/2012 - The students obtained a good understanding of this type of problems by working the assigned homework problems. In the future, different fluids are going to be added to this type of problems. Discipline - Engineering (SLO's) - Intro to thermal Fluids - Steady Flow Engineering Devices - Turbines and Compressors - The student will analyze and become familiar with systems in which steam flows steadily through an adiabatic turbine. The student will be provided with the inlet conditions of the steam and the mass flow rate of the steam. The student will learn to determine (a) the change in kinetic energy, (b) the power output, and (c) the turbine inlet area.

Outcome Start Date: 05/30/2011 Outcome Status: Active Means of Assessment: The student will demonstrate the ability to solve problems related to the topics and/or concepts discussed in class.

Assessment Tool: Exit/Final Exam Standard - Criteria for Success: The class as a group should score 70% or better. 02/08/2012 - The average score was a 91%. There were a total of 8 students who took this final this semester. There were 7 students who learned the material successfully for this Student Learning Outcome. Result Type: Standard Met Recommendation Status: 2 - Recommendation Documented Evaluation of the Assessment: The standard was met successfully. 08/22/2012 - The use of adiabatic devices in Introduction to Thermofluids is essential. It helps students understand the real devices such as turbines and compressors which none of them are adiabatic.

**Discipline - Engineering (SLO's) - Introduction to Engineering - Fundamental Dimensions and Units - The student will Means of Assessment: The student will demonstrate the ability to solve problems related to the topics and/or 12/05/2011 - The average score was an 89%. There were a total of 13 students who took this 08/28/2012 11:51 PM Generated by TracDat a product of Nuventive. Page 12 of 16**

Student Learning Outcomes Means of Assessment & Standard - Criteria for Success / Strategie(s) Results/Analysis Use of Results for Improvement & Follow -Up learn to convert a distance expressed in Km/h into feet/s.

Outcome Start Date: 05/30/2011 Outcome Status: Active concepts discussed in class. Assessment Tool: Exit/Final Exam Standard - Criteria for Success: The class as a group should score 70% or better. Assessment Date: 02/23/2012 final this semester. There were 10 students who learned the material successfully for this Student Learning Outcome.

Result Type: Standard Met Recommendation Status: 2 - Recommendation Documented Evaluation of the Assessment: The standard was met successfully. 08/22/2012 - Most students improve their cancellation of units technique in this class. By the end of the class this process should be second nature. Students also learn how to use their calculators to be able to solve problems faster. Discipline - Engineering (SLO's) - Introduction to Engineering - International System (SI) of Units - The student will learn to properly write the exponential form for the following SI Symbols.

Outcome Start Date: 05/30/2011 Outcome Status: Active Means of Assessment: The student will demonstrate the ability to solve problems related to the topics and/or concepts discussed in class.

Assessment Tool: Exit/Final Exam Standard - Criteria for Success: The class as a group should score 70% or better. Assessment Date: 02/23/2012 12/05/2011 - The average score was a 98%. There were a total of 13 students who took this final this semester. There were 13 students who learned the material successfully for this Student Learning Outcome.

Result Type: Standard Met Recommendation Status: 2 - Recommendation Documented Evaluation of the Assessment: The standard was met successfully. 08/22/2012 - The book and many other resources at the library present this information to students as a table. Memorizing and interpreting the data from the table is essential for any person who whishes to become an engineer. Discipline - Engineering (SLO's) - Introduction to Engineering - Components in two dimensions - Given the drawing of a flag pole and two vectors, the student will express the results as cartesian vectors for the following items: 1) The position of a selected vector 2) the force of a vector 3) the moment of a force vector about a point.

**Outcome Start Date: 05/30/2011 Outcome Status: Active Means of Assessment: The student will demonstrate the ability to solve problems related to the topics and/or concepts discussed in class.**

Assessment Tool: Exit/Final Exam Standard - Criteria for Success: The class as a group should score 70% or better. Assessment Date: 02/23/2012 12/05/2011 - The average score was a 97%. There were a total of 13 students who took this final this semester. There were 13 students who learned the material successfully for this Student Learning Outcome. Result Type: Standard Met Recommendation Status: 2 - Recommendation Documented Evaluation of the Assessment: The standard was met successfully. 08/22/2012 - Vector addition is one of the most applied mathematical concepts in engineering. The student will be exposed to a more challenging set of problems that will reinforce their knowledge on this subject.

Discipline - Engineering (SLO's) - Introduction to Engineering - Couples - The students will determine the magnitude of the Means of Assessment: The student will demonstrate the ability to solve problems related to the topics and/or 12/05/2011 - The average score was a 100%. There were a total of 13 students who took this final this semester. There were 13 students who 08/22/2012 - Couple moments is an essential part of statics. The student 08/28/2012 11:51 PM Generated by TracDat a product of Nuventive. Page 13 of 16

Student Learning Outcomes Means of Assessment & Standard - Criteria for Success / Strategie(s) Results/Analysis Use of Results for Improvement & Follow -Up couples forces F of two couples at the base of a fan given some constant variables.

Outcome Start Date: 05/30/2011 Outcome Status: Active concepts discussed in class. Assessment Tool: Exit/Final Exam Standard - Criteria for Success: The class as a group should score 70% or better. Assessment Date: 02/23/2012 learned the material successfully for this Student Learning Outcome.

Result Type: Standard Met Recommendation Status: 2 - Recommendation Documented Evaluation of the Assessment: The standard was met successfully. will be given problems that involve different applications such as steering wheels, ratchets, and tools that require minimization of applied force. Discipline - Engineering (SLO's) - Mechanics of Materials - Hooke's Law - The students will learn to use and interpret the stress-strain diagram to be able to decide which is the best material to manufacture a rod or any other part of a machine. The strength of a material depends on its ability to sustain a load without undue deformation or failure.

Usually, materials are tested by experiment. In the United States the American Society for Testing and Materials (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 Means of Assessment: Final comprehensive exam is administered during the week of finals.**

Assessment Tool: Exit/Final Exam Standard - Criteria for Success: The class as a group should score 70% or better. Assessment Date: 03/09/2012 12/06/2011 - The average score was a 75%. There were a total of 19 students who took this final this semester. There were 15 students who learned the material successfully for this Student Learning Outcome. Result Type: Standard Met Recommendation Status: 2 - Recommendation Documented Evaluation of the Assessment: The standard was met successfully. 08/22/2012 - Interpreting stress- strain diagram allows students to select the best material to use in the manufacture of a needed part of a given machine.

Engineers involved in machinery maintenance will be utilizing this concepts on a daily basis.

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Student Learning Outcomes Means of Assessment & Standard - Criteria for Success / Strategie(s) Results/Analysis Use of Results for Improvement & Follow -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) - Mechanics of Materials - Elastic Deformation of an Axially Loaded Member - Students have developed the concept of stress as a means of measuring the force distribution within a body and strain as a means of measuring a body's deformation.

We have also learned that the mathematical relationship between stress and strain depends on the type of material from which the body is made. In particular, if the stress 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 Means of Assessment: Final comprehensive exam is administered during the week of finals.

Assessment Tool: Exit/Final Exam Standard - Criteria for Success: The class as a group should score 70% or better. 12/06/2011 - The average score was an 83%. There were a total of 19 students who took this final this semester. There were 18 students who learned the material successfully for this Student Learning Outcome. Result Type: Standard Met Recommendation Status: 2 - Recommendation Documented Evaluation of the Assessment: The standard was met successfully. 08/22/2012 - During their future careers, students will encounter how to apply this concepts on a regular basis. From design a bridge to manufacturing a simple beam, deformation of material should be kept into consideration.

**The students are going to be assigned several homework problems of this nature.**

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Student Learning Outcomes Means of Assessment & Standard - Criteria for Success / Strategie(s) Results/Analysis Use of Results for Improvement & Follow -Up adding the displacements of each of its members. Outcome Start Date: 08/21/2011 Outcome Status: Active Discipline - Engineering (SLO's) - Mechanics of Materials - Stress Concentration - The Students will learn to apply the Torsion Formula to regions of a shaft having a circular cross section that is constant or tapers slightly.

There are three common discontinuities of the cross section that occur in practice. They are at couplings, which are used to connect two collinear shaft together. Keyways, used to connect gears or pulleys to a shaft. And 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 Means of Assessment: Final comprehensive exam is administered during the week of finals. Assessment Tool: Exit/Final Exam Standard - Criteria for Success: The class as a group should score 70% or better. 12/06/2011 - The average score was a 91%. There were a total of 19 students who took this final this semester. There were 15 students who learned the material successfully for this Student Learning Outcome. Result Type: Standard Met Recommendation Status: 2 - Recommendation Documented Evaluation of the Assessment: The standard was met successfully.

08/22/2012 - In the future, a few lectures will be used for hands on experience for students to construct shafts, gears, and pulleys. Using a Vernier Caliper, students apply theory concepts to actual objects with incredible precision. 08/28/2012 11:51 PM Generated by TracDat a product of Nuventive. Page 16 of 16