THE BIOLOGY DEPARTMENT GOALS
Goal # 2: Regular curriculum development, review and restructuring.
Goal # 3 : Promote extra-curricula activities for community service and leadership skills among our students.
Goal # 4: Initiate science based programs for non-traditional students at the Urban Center in Philadelphia.
Goal # 5: Review and implement effective tools for assessing students' competence in course materials.
Goal # 6: Improve capability for effective faculty development.
Goal # 7: Update program in Computer Science.
Goal # 8: Improve recruitment programs offered at high schools in our traditional recruitment areas as well as in the communities around Lincoln University.
Goal # 9: Increase the number, retention and graduation rate of students in the sciences.
Goal # 10: Improve classroom and laboratory facilities.
Goal # 11: Determine departmental capabilities and needs.
Goal # 12: Modernize infrastructure and facilities for viable graduate and research activities in selected areas.
Goal # 13: Prepare students adequately for graduate and professional schools.
2. To provide a curriculum that cultivates the students' knowledge base of the foundational areas of biology at the molecular, cellular, organismal and ecosystem levels of organization
3. To prepare and graduate students who enter graduate school or professional school or who obtain employment in biology-related fields
III. Program Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:
1. Apply the scientific method and complete an independent research project.
2. Communicate effectively biological concepts through written, spoken and visual means.
3. Explain the processes that lead to evolutionary change and recognize biological structures and functions as products of evolutionary change.
4. Relate energy flow to nutrient cycling at multiple levels of biological organization.
5. Correlate structure and function at multiple levels of biological organization.
6. Describe how genetic information is stored, expressed and transmitted from one generation to the next.
1. Maintain ACS accreditation.
2. The Department of Chemistry seeks to:
b. increase the number of students and the retention rate of the chemistry majors.
4. Monitor the progress of the chemistry alumni after graduation.
Program Goals for the Chemistry major
Upon successful completion of the Chemistry degree, the chemistry major will have the following skills and practices:
1. The student will be proficient in the five areas of chemistry (analytical, biochemistry, inorganic, organic, physical).
3. The student will be proficient in reading and interpreting scientific literature.
4. The student will be proficient in scientific writings based on the accepted ACS guidelines.
5. The student will be proficient in giving scientific presentations.
6. The student will have knowledge of common laboratory techniques and safety practices in the laboratory.
To produce graduates who can apply a combination of creativity and logic in problem-solving, complemented with outstanding computer technology skills.
To ensure that Lincoln University Computer Science students are academically well-prepared for successful matriculation in graduate programs of study in Computer Science or a related field such as Information Systems.
To ensure that Lincoln University Computer Science students are academically well-prepared for gaining employment as Computer Programmers, Software Engineers, and System/ Data Analysts.
II. Program Student Learning Outcomes
After fulfilling the requirements for the B.S. degree in Computer Science curriculum, the students will gain skills in the following categories:
Demonstrate mastery of a minimum of three programming languages such as Visual C++, Java, and Visual BASIC in terms of both grammar and the set of commands. The student's learning will include procedural, object-oriented, event-driven, and GUI/ component-based programming as well as general understanding of formal languages and compilers
Solve problems and analyze algorithms and be able to apply and implement the theories of computation in computers. The students must become skillful in solving mathematics, science, and business problems, and be able to analyze and apply algorithms in solving problems in these and other disciplines.
Read, analyze, organize, and use data. The students must become competent in managing data. This includes, database design and modeling, and using the proper data structures to organize and store data, so that it can be used as information.
Demonstrate mastery of the fundamental concepts of computer organization and fundamentals of computer architecture, mostly from a software developer's point of view. This includes understanding the logical gates, how CPU executes machine instructions, how the operating systems handles multitasking jobs, etc.
Read and write technically and communicate ideas in the discipline.
a) Demonstrate skills in advanced features of commercial computer application software in the areas such as spreadsheets, database, web programming, and computer animation and demonstrate skills in applied computer science.
b) Demonstrate strong mathematical skills and be able to apply it to computer Science.
For General Mathematics and Applied Mathematics Majors, it is expected that each major will be able to:
In additon to above, for emphasis areas listed below, the major will:
In addition to the goals and objectives outlined for each major/emphasis area, the department also has overall short and long term goals, which are:
1 Produce graduates who have acquired solid foundation knowledge in primary fields of Physics.
2 Produce graduates who have acquired necessary mathematical and problem solving skills.
3 Produce graduates with exceptional computer skills necessary for the 21st century.
4 Produce graduates with excellent laboratory skills
5 Produce qualified graduates who can successfully acquire gainful employment in industry, education, and various other fields.
6 Produce graduates who can qualify for admissions to professional and graduate schools.
2. To graduate students who (a) have a solid grounding in environmental science and biology with significant exposure to chemistry, physics, mathematics and statistics, and (b) and can make the connections with the social sciences that are critical in understanding and resolving environmental issues.
3. To prepare and graduate students who enter graduate school or who obtain employment in the environmental field.
III. Program Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
1. Students are able to apply the scientific method and complete an independent research project.
2. Students are able to effectively communicate scientific concepts through written, spoken and visual means.
3. Students are able to synthesize information and apply their knowledge to develop solutions for environmental problems.
4. Students are able to make connections between organism needs and environmental resources.
5. Students are able to explain global physical processes and how these processes lead to changes that cause evolutionary adaptation in populations.
6. Students are able to connect nutrient cycling and energy flow from the individual organism level to the ecosystem level.
7. Students are able to describe ecosystem structure and correlate structure with function for all levels of the ecosystem.