This award recognizes an academic degree program that is committed to best practices in assessment, improving student learning, and continuous program improvement.
The nomination period for the 2019-2020 Excellence in Student Learning Outcomes Award is open.
Click here for the nomination form. Please submit it by Friday, January 24, 2020.
The 2019 recipient of the Excellence in Student Learning Outcomes Award is the Master of Science for Teachers (MST) Visual Arts—All Grades program in the School of Art in the College of Art and Design.
Master of Science for Teachers (MST) Visual Arts—All Grades program
School of Art
College of Art and Design
Glen Hintz, Department Chair
Lauren Ramich, Program Director
Department faculty and staff:
Robert Antonucci Melanie Martinek
Fran Chinnock Janet Gibbons Morris, Ph.D.
Chris Jackson Lauren Purvis
The Excellence in Student Learning Outcomes Award recognizes an academic degree program that is committed to best practices in assessment, improving student learning and is dedicated to continuous program improvement. Our 2018 winner is the Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering program in the Kate Gleason College of Engineering. The Chemical Engineering program was selected based on their commitment to engage faculty, students, alumni and employers in the assessment process and demonstration of using assessment results to inform program improvement.
Kate Gleason College of Engineering
Bachelor’s Degree Chemical Engineering Program
Steve Weinstein, Chair
Department Faculty and Staff:
Paul Gregorius Poornima Padmanabhan
Anju Gupta Vicki Rocha
Stephanie Hart Reginald Rogers
Jen Kamish Kenneth Ruschak
Karuna Koppula Patricia Taboada-Serrano
Brian Landi Yasemin Dilsad Yilmazel
• Program established in 2008
• Department consists of eight full-time faculty, one part-time faculty, two adjunct
faculty, two administrative assistants, one advisor and one lab technician
• Five-year program includes 48 weeks of cooperative, experiential learning in
industry or research
• Program enrollment is approximately 280 students in all year levels
• Curriculum prepares students for careers applying disciplines of chemistry,
physics, biology and mathematics to transform chemicals into more useful
or valuable forms through processes involving chemical change. It also trains
students to implement and control chemistry in applications including alternative
energy, environmental remediation and novel materials.
• Student outcomes for the program include but are not limited to: design,
multidisciplinary teamwork, professional responsibility and problem solving
• Faculty expertise includes the use of chemical nanotechnology for energy storage
and transmission, adsorption and electrochemical/biochemical separations,
environmental remediation and liquid film coating. Faculty are adept at
mathematical modeling and simulation of complex chemical systems.
• Students may pursue a dual degree with an MS in science, technology and public
policy in conjunction with the College of Liberal Arts, or a dual degree with an MS
in materials science and engineering in conjunction with the College of Science
This award recognizes an academic degree program that is committed to best practices in assessment, improving student learning, and continuous program improvement. Nominees must involve stakeholders in assessment, establish active assessment planning and implementation processes, and demonstrate continuous improvement. In addition to recognition at the Celebration of Teaching and Scholarship awards ceremony, the department receives a cash award of $4,000 for professional development.
Department of Psychology, College of Liberal Arts Faculty and Staff
A. Eleanor Chand-Matzke
Andrew M. Herbert
Lindsay S. Schenkel
The Excellence in Student Learning Outcomes Award recognizes an academic degree program that is committed to best practices in assessment, improving student learning, and continuous program improvement. Nominees must involve stakeholders in assessment, establish effective assessment planning and implementation processes, and demonstrate continuous improvement. In addition to recognition at the Celebration of Teaching and Scholarship awards ceremony, the department receives a cash award of $4,000 for professional development. The winner for 2016 is the AAS Administrative Support Technology Program from the National Technical Institute for the Deaf.
AAS Administrative Support Technology, National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Mary Lou Basile; Department Chair, Business Studies Department
AST Program Faculty:
Mary Beth Parker
Eligibility Requirements and Nomination Process
Degree granting-programs are eligible (including all nine colleges, the Golisano Institute of Sustainability and the School of Individualized Study). The program shall not have been a recipient of this award in the preceding four years.
Annually, each college or degree-granting unit can select one program to be nominated for the award. The college or degree-granting unit completes the online nomination form. Each program will be reviewed by the award committee.
The program must meet or exceed the following:
Selection of Award Recipient
The review committee assesses nominations to determine if they meet eligibility requirements, then individually and collectively ranks the application package according to how strongly each candidate meets the stated criteria. After careful deliberation, one recipient is selected.
The award will be given at the Celebration of Teaching & Scholarship ceremony in the spring. The winning department will receive a one-time $4,000 award for professional development.
For Questions about the Award or Submission Process
Contact Laurie Clayton, Director of the Office of Educational Effectiveness Assessment, at firstname.lastname@example.org.