Program Learning Outcomes
By using various assessment tools and/or rubrics within the classroom, American Public University System (APUS) is able to capture a snapshot of students’ success in fulfilling their program outcomes. Signature assignments, generally in the final course of a program, are used to assess students’ proficiency in meeting each program outcome (PO). In order to show proficiency in an area, a student must achieve a score of 85% or greater. American Public University System strives to have 70% or more (university benchmark) of our students reaching the 85% proficiency standard. When this benchmark isn't met, action is taken to improve curriculum and instruction to better serve our students. The below chart shows combined results of A.S. Explosive Ordnance Disposal students at APUS.
- PO#1- Describe specific dates in relation to discovery, invention, and use of various explosives.
- PO#2- Discuss the history and background of electricity and electronics as typically found in hazardous devices.
- PO#3- List important scientists and inventors who played essential roles in explosives development.
- PO#4- Explain the safety precautions to observe when conducting operations which involve hazardous devices that incorporate energy bombs and electromagnetic pulse devices.
- PO#5- Restate the principles and theories of fundamental concepts of electricity, physics, and chemistry as they apply to explosive devices.
- PO#6- Interpret circuit components most commonly used in hazardous devices.
- PO#7- Recognize hazardous device electronic diagrams.
- PO#8- Summarize the operations and methods used during ordnance and emergency responses.
- PO#9- Describe the safety precautions used when handling explosives.
Learning Outcomes Assessment: ETS Proficiency Profile
Undergraduate students at American Public University System (both AMU and APU) are required to participate in our national testing initiative as they near degree completion. This involves completion of the ETS Proficiency Profile, a general education assessment. This initiative enables us to evaluate and inform teaching and learning, as well as benchmark our programs. Below are combined results from the ETS Proficiency Profile for A.S. Explosive Ordnance Disposal students in the School of Security and Global Studies.
End of Program Survey
Student satisfaction is extremely important at American Public University System. Students are asked to complete a survey at the conclusion of their program to give insight on their experience. Below are anonymous, self-reported results, from the End of Program survey, for students in the A.S. Explosive Ordnance Disposal Program.