Assessment

Geography, Urban, Environment & Sustainability Studies


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Assessment

UMD’s GIS Program Assessment is centered on the following learning outcomes:

  1. Graduates will demonstrate the theoretical knowledge expected from an early-career GISP (mapped to campus SLO 1)
  2. Graduates will acquire, edit, query, analyze and visualize spatial data in the context of larger projects, at the level of an early-career GISP (mapped to campus SLO 2)
  3. Graduates will be able to analyze a spatial question or problem, formalize hypotheses or solutions, then design and implement a workflow, at the level of an early-career GISP (mapped to campus SLO 3)
  4. Graduates will communicate their work effectively, through writing, speaking and producing effective visual representations of geographical information and analysis results (mapped to campus SLO 6)
  5. Graduates will articulate their personal strengths and skills as early-career GISPs as well as areas they wish grow in, and identify resources available to them for self-development (mapped to campus SLO 5)
  6. Graduates will demonstrate behavioral dispositions expected from GIS professionals (mapped to campus SLO 9)
  7. When confronted with professional situations, graduates will make decisions that conform to the GISP code of ethics (mapped to campus SLO 4)