Center for Teaching Excellence

Ph.D. Programs

Goals and Objectives

Learning GoalDescription of GoalSource of Data
Quantitative Methods

Upon graduation, students are proficient in quantitative methods.

Three quantitative components of the first year Ph.D. exam

Knowledge within the Discipline

Upon graduation, students have both breadth and depth of field-specific knowledge.

2nd year candidacy exam

Proficiency in Research

Upon graduation, students have the ability to design and implement a sound research project.

Proposal Defense and the Final Defense of the Dissertation

Proficiency in Teaching

Upon graduation, students will be effective teachers.

Course evaluations and the Observations of classroom performance