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Special Education Masters Program

Data-Based Decisions

  1. Admission.  The faculty admissions committee review student data in relation to admissions criteria. On the basis of student admission data, decisions made by faculty may include (a) adjusting expectations of student applications and credentials admitted to the masters program, (b) recruiting new students through presentations or exhibits at conferences or at district meetings, (c) promoting program offerings on websites, or (d) disseminating print materials describing program offerings.
  2. Course and fieldwork. The masters faculty meet regularly to review student Programs of Study and GPA for courses and field work. On the basis of student data, decisions made by faculty may include (a) adjusting student assignments within courses, and/or (b) adjusting field requirements.
  3. Thesis or Creative Project. The masters faculty meet regularly to review student thesis and project products. On the basis of student data, decisions made by faculty may include (a) identifying exemplary theses/projects for posting on the masters program website (b) recommending new areas of research, (c) identifying supports needed to adjust the quality of products, and/or (d) gathering additional data for analysis.
  4. Student Evaluation of Masters Program at Graduation. The masters faculty meet regularly to review student evaluation data. On the basis of student data, decisions made by faculty may include (a) adjusting program requirements, (b) adding/subtracting courses or course requirements, (c) adjusting student representation to masters program committees, and/or gathering additional data for analysis.