Student Success Plan

The University of Dayton follows an extensive assessment process that involves all units across campus, both inside and outside of the classroom. Programs at UD support the attainment of university-level learning outcomes, as well as outcomes specific to their individual programs.

Evidence of student success is abundant. Listed below are links to reports containing student success measures.  These measures are divided according to the university's overarching learning outcomes.

If you are looking for information not found on this website, please contact Elise Bernal, institutional researcher for academics (ebernal1 [at] udayton.edu).

Scholarship

Oral communication skills

Oral communication module:  2002  2003  2004  2006

Biology department:  2011

Chemistry department:  2012

Communication department:  2002  2004  2005  2006  2007

Mathematics department:  2002  2003  2004  2005  2011

Philosophy department:  2004  2005  2006  2007  2011

Physics department:  2002  2005  2006  2007  2011

Sociology department:  2011

School of Business Administration - 
undergraduate students:  2008  2009
graduate students:  2008

School of Engineering -
Civil engineering:  2006
Electrical and computer engineering:  2006

Reading, writing, critical analysis skills

English department first year writing program:  2005(summary)    2005(full report)    2007

Biology department:  2011

Communication department:  2002  2004  2005  2006  2007

English department:  2003  2004  2005  2006  2007  2011  2012

History department:  2007

Mathematics department:  2002  2003  2004  2005  2011

Philosophy department:  2002  2003  2004  2005  2006  2007

Physics department:  2011  2012

Religious Studies department, undergraduate:  2003  2004  2005  2007  2012

Sociology department:  2003  2004  2005  2006  2007

Arts & Human Experience cluster:  2004
Chaminade Scholar cluster:  2004
Perspectives in Global Environmental Issues cluster:  2004
Women & Culture cluster:  2004

School of Business Administration -
undergraduate students:  2008  2009
graduate students:  2008

Information literacy skills   

(ability to locate, analyze, and use appropriate sources of information and information technologies)

Roesch Library:  2004  2005  2006  2008  2010  2011

English department:  2004  2005  2006  2007

History department:  2007

Philosophy department:  2002  2003  2004  2005  2006  2007

Religious studies department, graduate:  2003  2004  2005  2006  2007  2012

Sociology department:  2011

School of Business Administration - 
undergraduate students:  2008  2009
graduate students:  2008

Original research conducted/professional presentation/publication of work

Chemistry department:  2012

Communication department undergraduate students:  2002  2004  2005  2006  2007  2011

English department graduate students:  2004  2005  2006  2007

Mathematics department graduate students:  2002  2003  2004  2005

Physics department:  2011  2012

Political science department:  2012

Psychology department:  2011

Sociology department:  2003  2004  2005  2006  2007  2011

Visual arts department:  2011  2012

General skills sought by employers

Career Services on-campus recruiter evaluations of students:  2005  2010  2011

Teamwork

School of Business Administration - 
undergraduate students:  2008  2009
graduate students:  2008

School of Engineering -
Civil engineering:  2006
Electrical and computer engineering:  2006

Specific skills sought by employers

Cooperative education supervisor evaluation of students:  2005

Co-ops/internships -
Computer science department:  2007

School psychology program:  2005

Attainment of skills needed in career

Computer science department:  2012

Languages department:  2012

Physics department:  2011  2012

School of Business Administration - 

Undergraduate reports:  2002  2003  2004  2006  2008  2009

Graduate reports:  2002  2003  2004  2005  2007  2008

Undergraduate outcomes measured:
- Mastery of the fundamental concepts of business in a global marketplace
- Mastery of specialized knowledge in one or more areas of study
- Ability to identify and capitalize on business opportunities
- Ability to effectively participate and/or provide leadership in solving complex business problems involving challenges such as cross-functional issues, highly integrated systems, diverse work teams, and the broader issues of society
- Commitment to life-long learning to maintain professional competence
- Broadly educated with an integrated understanding of science, social science, and the humanities
- Personal qualities which embody integrity, the principle of servant leadership, ethical decision-making, desire to grow spiritually, and the ability to balance one's work, family, and societal responsibility

Graduate outcomes measured prior to 2004:
- In-depth understanding of the functional areas and their interrelationships in the business enterprise
- Ability to effectively participate and provide leadership in solving complex problems involving cross-functional issues, highly integrated systems, diverse work teams, and/or the broader issues of society
- Ability to generate, analyze, evaluate, and realize business opportunities in a global marketplace
- Commitment to continuous personal and professional learning and development and an understanding of the issues of career management, while balancing these principles with family and societal commitments
- Personal qualities which embody personal integrity, the principles of servant leadership, moral discernment, and ethical decision-making


Graduate outcomes measured after 2004:
- In-depth understanding of the functional areas of business
- An understanding of functional integration in the business enterprise
- Ability to visualize and conceptualize business opportunities and provide effective leadership in pursuit of those opportunities
- An understanding of the relations between the firm and its stakeholders and practice balancing their needs
- An understanding of and a commitment to ethical decision-making

School of Education and Health Sciences

Ability to teach English/language arts - English department:  2003  2004  2005  2006  2007

Knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in profession - alumni feedback:  2005

School of Engineering

Civil engineering:  2006
Electrical and computer engineering:  2006
Outcomes measured:
Ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
Ability to design and conduct experiments & analyze and interpret data
Ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs 
Ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
Ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
Understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
Ability to communicate effectively
Understanding the impact of engineering solutions in a global & societal context 
Recognition of need for, and ability to engage in life-long learning 
Knowledge of contemporary issues 

Ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practices 

Preparation for Additional Studies After Graduation - Entrance Exams

Graduate Record Examination (GRE) - Biology section: 2003  2006

Law School Admission Test (LSAT): 2005 to 2011

Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) -
University totals:  2004 to 2011
Biology section:  2003  2006  2011
Premedical programs:  2010  2011  2012

Professional Credentials - Professional Exam Passage

Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam:  2010
Education Praxis II exam:  2007 to 2011
Engineering Fundamentals exam:  2005 to 2011
Law Ohio Bar exam:  2006 to 2013

Placement in Job or Graduate School

Career Services placement success surveys -
Summary reports:  class of 2010  class of 2011
Full reports with average salaries:  class of 2010  class of 2011
All undergraduate majors:  2010
Arts & Sciences undergraduate majors:  2010
Business undergraduate majors:  2010
Education undergraduate majors:  2010
Engineering undergraduate majors:  2010 
All graduate majors:  2010

Computer science department:  2012

Mathematics department:  2011 

Physics department:  2011  2012

Psychology department:  2011

Faith Traditions

Communication department:  2011


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Diversity

Communication department:  2011

English department:  2011  2012

Philosophy department:  2012

Psychology department:  2011

Sociology department:  2011

 

Community

Service to community:

Biology department:  2003  2006

Communication department:  2002  2004  2005  2006  2007  2011

Criminal justice studies program:  2002  2004  2005  2007

Physics department:  2011  2012

Premedical program:  2010  2011  2012

Sociology/anthropology/social work department:  2003  2004  2005  2006  2007 

National Survey of Student Engagement:  2004 to 2010

Practical Wisdom

Communication department:  2011

Critical Evaluation of Our Times

Communication department:  2011

Physics department:  2011  2012

Political science department:  2011

Women's & gender studies program:  2004  2006  2007

Vocation

Communication department:  2011

Physics department:  2011  2012


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Accreditations

Assessments of discipline-specific programs are conducted by outside accrediting bodies comprised of experts in the field. These experts outside of UD visit campus; interview faculty, students, staff, and administrators; study UD's background statistics about the programs; and provide feedback based on their observations. A program receiving accreditation is an indication of students succeeding in that program.
 

University of Dayton -  
All accredited programs
Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (HLC)
Ohio Board of Regents (OBR)

College of Arts and Sciences -
Department of Psychology - Masters in Psychology Accreditation Council (MPAC)
Department of Visual Arts - National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)
Department of Music - National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)
Department of Political Science - National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA)

School of Business Administration -
Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)

School of Education and Health Sciences - 
Department of Teacher Education - National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
Department of Counselor Education - Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
Dietetics Program - Accreditation Council for Education, Nutrition & Dietetics (ACEND)
Physical Therapy Doctoral Program - Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
Physician Assistant Program - Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA)
Department of Counselor Education - Counselor, Social Worker & Marriage and Family Therapist Board (CSWMFT)

School of Engineering - 
Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)

School of Law - 
American Bar Association (ABA)
Association of American Law Schools (AALS)

Get in Touch

Contact Us

Elise Bernal

ebernal1 [at] udayton.edu