Program Assessment

Outcomes assessment for the Aviation Management and Professional Flight programs is overseen by the Aviation Technology Accreditation Committee and conducted annually during the spring semester. Data are gathered from the Center for Career Opportunities (CCO), the Industrial Advisory Committee meeting, and Qualtrics surveys of seniors in the Aviation Management and Professional Flight programs, recent program graduates, employers and faculty. The faculty in the respective programs reviews these results during May and, where needed, proposes changes to the Aviation Technology Curriculum Committee and departmental administration. The Accreditation Committee is responsible for ensuring that accepted changes are implemented and for promoting the ongoing evaluation of program-change effectiveness.
Additional institutional data related to placement, graduate salaries, and student achievement may be found here: https://www.cco.purdue.edu/Faculty/PostGradData.shtml.


 

Actions Taken as a Result of the Assessment Process

The most recent (Spring 2013) assessment process for the Aviation Management Program has resulted in the following actions:

  • Standardization of the program educational goals for Aviation Management and Professional Flight Technology
  • Modification of and improvements to the Aviation Management program outcomes
  • A new procedure for mapping program outcomes to Aviation Management courses
  • Improvement of survey tools for collection and analysis of stakeholder data
  • Improvements to the Industry Advisory Committee with respect to procedures and broadness of composition
  • Delivery modifications including a three-year plan of study designed to improve affordability
  • Curricular modifications that include
    • Incorporation of additional requirements for data analysis and finance,
    • Reduction of required total program credit hours to 120, and
    • Compliance with new University and State Core Curricula to aid transferability

The most recent (Spring 2013) assessment process for the Professional Flight Technology Program has resulted in the following actions:

  • Standardization of the program educational goals for Aviation Management and Professional Flight Technology
  • Modification of and improvements to the Professional Flight Technology program outcomes
  • A new procedure for mapping program outcomes to Professional Flight Technology courses
  • Improvement of survey tools for collection and analysis of stakeholder data
  • Improvements to the Industry Advisory Committee with respect to procedures and broadness of composition
  • Delivery modifications including a three-year plan of study designed to improve affordability
  • Increased opportunities for internal employment of flight program graduates
  • Curricular modifications that include
    • Improved flow from the lower-division courses to the upper-division courses,
    • Reduction of required total program credit hours to 120, and
    • Compliance with new University and State Core Curricula to aid transferability