SOA Graduate Embedded Assessment Results 2006-2012

The SOA embedded-assessment system links program-level goals to individual course objectives. Instructors design the learning activities that the course will use to support the program-level goal. In addition, the instructor designs assessment methods for measuring effectiveness and the criteria (rubrics) by which assessment will take place. To help faculty better standardize and document the process, the instructor completes the SOA Course-Embedded Assessment Learning Form for each learning goal assigned to the course. In some cases, individual instructors have modified the form to better reflect assessment methodology applicable to a particular course or learning goal. The following tables show the performance goal established by the instructor, and the percentage of students who satisfactorily met the learning goal.

Professional Knowledge

Knowledge 1. Each student will demonstrate mastery of professional knowledge in their understanding of the legal, ethical, and regulatory environment of business and the strategic role of accounting.
  Target % # of Students Enrolled # of Students Meeting Goal % Meeting
Target

Spring 2012

ACCT 6510 75% 18 14 78%

Fall 2011

       
PFP 6560 80% 7 7 100%
ACCT 6510 see pdf 10 n/a n/a

Fall 2010

       
ACCT 6510 100% 16 see pdf 87.50%

Spring 2009

       
ACCT 6510 100% 14 11 78.57%

Spring 2007

ACCT 6510 80% 18 16 88.89%

Fall 2006

ACCT 6510 80% 14 12

85.71% 

 

Knowledge 2: Each student will demonstrate mastery of professional knowledge in their understanding of the setup and regulatory compliance for small businesses, including startup companies.
  Target % # of Students Enrolled # of Students Meeting Goal % Meeting
Target

Fall 2011

PFP 6560 80% 7 6 86%

Summer 2011

       
ACCT 6460 70% 12 see pdf 92.70%
       

Professional Skills

Skills 1: Each student will demonstrate mastery in professional skills that include the ability to research complex accounting-related issues and apply their findings in various decision settings.
  Target % # of Students Enrolled # of Students Meeting Goal % Meeting
Target

Spring 2012

ACCT 6410 80% 15 see pdf

n/a

Fall 2011

ACCT 6620 80% 18 see pdf

n/a

Fall 2010

       
ACCT 6620 see pdf
27 n/a n/a

Fall 2006

       
ACCT 6410 80% 21 16 77.78%

Summer 2006

ACCT 6410 80% 20 16 81.67%

 

Skills 2: Each student will demonstrate mastery in professional skills that include the ability to develop, measure, analyze, synthesize, validate, communicate, and make professional judgments relative to financial and other types of information in problem solving and decision making.
  Target % # of Students Enrolled # of Students Meeting Goal % Meeting
Target

Fall 2011

       
ACCT 6200(1)
ACCT 6200(2)
ACCT 6200(3)
75%
75%
75%
13
13
13
see pdf
"
"
91.10%
82.80%
87.60%
ACCT 6620 80% 18 see pdf
n/a

Fall 2010

       
ACCT 6200 75% 14 12 85.71%
ACCT 6620 see pdf
27 n/a n/a

Spring 2009

       
ACCT 6510 100% 12 12 100%
ACCT 6610 90% 14 13 92.85%

Spring 2007

ACCT 6510 80% 18 18 98.15%
ACCT 6610 90% 18 18 98.15%

Fall 2006

ACCT 6510 80% 13 12 89.74%
ACCT 6540 80% 40 31 77.50%

 

Skills 3: Each student will demonstrate mastery in professional skills that include the ability to use oral and written communication in the context of accounting-related matters.
  Target % # of Students Enrolled # of Students Meeting Goal % Meeting
Target

Spring 12

ACCT 6410 85% 15 see pdf n/a

Fall 2011

       
ACCT 6510(1)
ACCT 6510(2)
100%
70%
10
10
n/a
n/a
100.00%
80.00%

Spring 2011

       
ACCT 6310 see pdf
16 n/a n/a

Fall 2010

       
ACCT 6510 100% 16 15 93.75%

Spring 2007

       
ACCT 6800 100% 13 13 100.00%

Fall 2006

ACCT 6410 70% 21 17 79.37%

Summer 2006

ACCT 6410 70% 20 14 71.67%

 

Skills 4: Each student will demonstrate mastery in professional skills that include the ability to effectively utilize information technology to support professional decision making.
  Target % # of Students Enrolled # of Students Meeting Goal % Meeting
Target

Fall 2011

       
ACCT 6610(1)
ACCT 6610(2)
ACCT 6610(3)
85%
100%
90%
16
16
16
see pdf
16
16
91.00%
100.00%
100.00

Fall 2010

       
ACCT 6410 90% 15 15 100%
ACCT 6610 83% 9 9 100%

Professional Values

Values 1: Students will demonstrate mastery of professional values and attitudes including the ability to make value-based judgments under conditions of uncertainty.
  Target % # of Students Enrolled # of Students Meeting Goal % Meeting
Target

Summer 2011

       
ACCT 6460 70% 12 11 92.70%

Spring 2009

       
ACCT 6510 100% 3 3 100%

Spring 2007

ACCT 6510 75% 18 18 100%

Fall 2006

ACCT 6510 80% 14 14 100%

 

Values 2: Students will demonstrate mastery of professional values and attitudes including a commitment to continuous improvement and life-long learning to maintain professional knowledge and skills.
  Target % # of Students Enrolled # of Students Meeting Goal % Meeting
Target

Spring 2012

ACCT 6250 see pdf 15 n/a n/a

Spring 2011

       
ACCT 6250 85% 19 17 84%
ACCT 6310 see pdf
16 n/a n/a

Fall 2006

       
ACCT 6410 70% 21 18 83.33%

Summer 2006

ACCT 6410 70% 19.5 17 84.62%
 
Values 3: Students will demonstrate mastery of professional values and attitudes and appreciation for global perspectives.
  Target % # of Students Enrolled # of Students Meeting Goal % Meeting
Target

Spring 2012

ACCT 6250 see pdf 15 n/a n/a

Spring 2011

       
ACCT 6250 93% 19

19

 

100%