# Assessment of Graduate Programs

## Math Department Mission Statement

The mission of the Mathematics Department at San Jose State University is to offer undergraduate degrees and graduate degrees in Mathematics that prepare students to pursue continuing graduate study, to work in industry, and to teach in secondary schools or community colleges. We strive to teach our students to communicate mathematical ideas effectively and to use basic computational skills, mathematical models and technology to solve practical problems. The Mathematics Department offers a variety of courses that serve students in other departments, notably engineering, science, and business, to help them use mathematics and quantitative analysis effectively in their chosen field. The Mathematics Department strives to teach well, maintain high standards for student performance, and keep its curriculum up to date. The Department also takes pride in a faculty that is active in scholarship and research, which includes the encouragement and supervision of student research in Center for Applied Mathematics, Computation and Statistics (CAMCOS) projects and graduate student theses.

## Program Learning Objectives

### MA/MS Math Program Learning Objectives

### MS Statistics Program Learning Objectives

The MS Statistics is a newly created program which was just started in Fall 2011. The Assessment Plan for this program is still under development.

Important skills that we want students to learn include:

Assessment for this program will start during our next round of program planning starting after 2013/2014.

## MAMS MathStat Assessment/Program Planning Schedule

### MA/MS MATH

Goal | Last Assessment | Next Assessment |
---|---|---|

Goal #1 | Thesis Defense, Spring 2011 | Thesis Defense, Fall 2014 |

Goal #2 | Specialist Qual, Spring 2011 | Specialist Qual, Fall 2015 |

Goal #3 | N/A | N/A |

Self-Review | Fall 2008 | Spring 2013 |

External Review | Spring 2009 | Fall 2013 |

### MS Statistics

Goal | Last Assessment | Next Assessment |
---|---|---|

Goal #1 | N/A | Thesis Defense, Fall 2014 |

Goal #2 | N/A | Math 267, Fall 2015 |

Goal #3 | N/A | Math 269, Fall 2016 |

Self-Review | Fall 2008 | Spring 2013 |

External Review | Spring 2009 | Fall 2013 |

### Assessment Links

- WASC Rubric for Assessment [pdf]
- Assessment of WASC Rubric for MAMS MathStat [pdf]
- WASC Roadmap for MAMS MathStat [pdf]
- Assessment Maps for MAMS MathStat [pdf]
- Math Dept Assessment Report 20092010 MAMS MathStat [pdf]
- Math Dept Assessment Report 20102011 MAMS MathStat [pdf]
- Math Dept Assessment Report 20112012 MAMS MathStat [pdf]