Target Population: Doctoral Students
PhD Core Content Knowledge*
(1=unacceptable; 2=needs improvement, 3=satisfactory, 4=good, 5=excellent)
content understanding understanding of concepts and theories
Core class a
Core class b
Core class c
* the program is in the process of reviewing and revising the core courses, and determining whether to change the core areas that are focused on.
Average score for content understanding ____
Average score for understanding of concepts and theories ____
Any key content or conceptual areas on which students appear to be deficient:
Any plans for changing the courses or the curriculum:
- PhD Core Knowledge: Each year the faculty will meet to discuss the results of a random sample of 15% of the written comprehensive exams done that year, focusing on students’ performance on the commons questions regarding the core classes. Utilizing a rubric that addresses key content and conceptual understandings in each of the core classes, faculty members will rate the performance of students who took the exams on a five point Likert scale, and discuss the extent to which doctoral students are developing and demonstrating key conceptual and content understandings being taught in the core courses. A summary of the tallies for each of the outcomes, as well as any plans for changing the curriculum as a result of the discussion will be provided on a summary sheet.