Rehabilitation Science Ph.D.

Student Learning Outcome Stated in Measurable Terms Assessment Method and Procedures
Results
(Data Summary and Interpretation)
Demonstrate Competency in Models and Theory of Rehabilitation Science How measured:

  • Testing and Paper in Rehabilitation Science Theory Course
  • Performance on Rehabilitation Science Question on Qualifying Exam
  • Understanding will be reflected in dissertation proposal and in final dissertation defense

Level of achievement:

  • 100% of students will achieve a grade of A in Rehabilitation Science Theory course
  • 100% of Students will pass this question on Qualifying Exam

Who will measure:

  • Faculty teaching Rehabilitation Science Theory Course
  • Major Professor
Develop competencies for conducting rehabilitation research How measured:

  • Testing in statistics, research methods, and scientific writing courses
  • Performance on Rehabilitation Science Methods Question on Qualifying Exam
  • Understanding will be reflected in dissertation proposal and in final dissertation defense

Level of achievement:

  • 100% of students receive a B or better in statistics, research methods, and scientific writing courses
  • 100% of students pass Rehabilitation Science Methods Question on Qualifying Exam
  • 100% of students reflect understanding in dissertation proposal and in final dissertation defense

Who will measure:

  • Faculty teaching statistics, research methods, and scientific writing courses
  • Major Professor
  • Student’s dissertation committee members
Develop competency for teaching at the undergraduate level, and in entry level professional graduate programs. How measured:

  • Grades in teaching course
  • Performance in supervised teaching experience

Level of achievement:

  • 100% of students receive a B or better in teaching course
  • 100% of students are evaluated favorable by students and faculty supervisor for mentored teaching experience

Who will measure:

  • Faculty for teaching course
  • Faculty mentors for supervised teaching
Demonstrate competency in a focused area of rehabilitation science that can be applied in a research study. How measured:

  • Testing in courses related to student’s research area
  • Performance on research concentration area question on Qualifying Exam

Level of achievement:

  • 100% of students receive grades of B or better in all concentration area courses
  • 100% of students pass their Qualifying Exam question related to their research focus

Who will measure:

  • Faculty in research area courses
  • Major Professor
  • Students’ Dissertation Committee members
Demonstrate ethical research conduct. How measured:

  • Testing in research ethics course.
  • Testing in IRB and HIPAA training
  • Observation of performance in research activities

Level of achievement:

  • 100% passing in the research course
  • 100% completion and passing on the IRB and HIPAA training
  • 0 incidents of IRB or HIPAA violations

Who will measure:

  • Faculty
  • Online course evaluation for IRB and HIPAA training
  • Major professor and other faculty observing research activities
Demonstrate understanding of role of academic researcher How measured:

  • Testing in research ethics course.
  • Testing in IRB and HIPAA training
  • Observation of performance in research activities

Level of achievement:

  • All students receive research positions (post doctoral fellowships, junior faculty, rehabilitation research center investigator) following completion of the Ph.D. program

Who will measure:

  • Faculty, committee members, and major professor
  • Those hiring our graduates