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 B.S. Information Technology Management students at APUS.
- PO#1- Interpret fundamental computer science concepts.
- PO#2- Use computer applications to enhance productivity.
- PO#3- Integrate the theory and practice of information technology with the fundamental principles of business enterprise management, finance, operations, strategic planning, and marketing.
- PO#4- Examine the influences of technology on the conduct of business operations, the rise of e-commerce, the globalization of business, and the increase in telecommuting.
- PO#5- Apply the principles of Information Technology Management in a modern organization.
- PO#6- Identify the prevailing cyber and legal principles and issues associated with information technology the workplace and in society at large.
- PO#7- Appraise the principles and practices of database systems, networks, information systems, information security, and information technology project planning.
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 B.S. Information Technology Management students in the School of Science, Technology, Engineering & Math.
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 B.S. Information Technology Management Program.