Dissertation defense program SLO evaluation

The continuous assessment of program-level Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) is an important responsibility of graduate programs at the University of Nevada, Reno. Integrating these assessments with each student’s dissertation defense provides a time-efficient method for comprehensively meeting our program-level assessment goals. We greatly appreciate the participation of graduate committee chairs, graduate committees and graduate program directors in this new program.

At this time, we are only evaluating doctoral programs. We anticipate adding evaluations for master's programs in the Spring of 2022.

Graduate advisor expectations

It is the responsibility of each graduate student's advisor to complete the Program Evaluation form for each student's respective program upon completion of their defense, even if a student does not pass. Data will be aggregated annually and used for both accreditation and program evaluation purposes. Advisors also have the opportunity to provide feedback on the SLOs themselves in the form; this feedback will be aggregated (with advisor names removed) and delivered to graduate program directors annually to help them continue to improve their metrics for success.

Program evaluation forms

Program evaluation form for College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources

  • Animal & Rangeland Science, Ph.D.
  • Biochemistry, Ph.D.
  • Natural Resources & Environmental Science, Ph.D.

Program evaluation form for College of Business

  • Business Administration (Finance), Ph.D.
  • Business Administration (Management), Ph.D.
  • Economics, Ph.D.

Program evaluation form for College of Education & Human Development

  • Education: Counseling and Education Supervision, Ph.D.
  • Education: Curriculum and Instruction, Ph.D.
  • Education: Educational Leadership, Ed.D.
  • Education: Educational Leadership, Ph.D.
  • Education: Equity, Diversity and Language Education, Ph.D.
  • Education: Human Development and Family Science, Ph.D.
  • Education: Information Tech in Education, Ph.D.
  • Education: Literacy Studies, Ph.D.
  • Education: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), Ph.D.
  • Education: Special Education and Disability Studies, Ph.D.

Program evaluation form for College of Engineering

  • Biomedical Engineering, Ph.D.
  • Chemical Engineering, Ph.D.
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering (Earthquake and Structural Engineering Specialization), Ph.D.
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering (Environmental Engineering Specialization), Ph.D.
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering (Geotechnical Engineering Specialization), Ph.D.
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering (Pavement Engineering and Science Specialization), Ph.D.
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering (Transportation Engineering Specialization), Ph.D.
  • Computer Science & Engineering, Ph.D.
  • Electrical Engineering, Ph.D.
  • Engineering Education, Ph.D.
  • Material Science and Engineering, Ph.D.
  • Mechanical Engineering, Ph.D.

Program evaluation form for College of Liberal Arts

  • Anthropology, Ph.D.
  • Basque Studies, Ph.D.
  • English (Literature Emphasis), Ph.D.
  • English (Rhetoric and Writing Studies Emphasis), Ph.D.
  • History, Ph.D.
  • Judicial Studies, Ph.D. (online component)
  • Musical Arts, D.M.A.
  • Political Science, Ph.D.

Program evaluation form for College of Science

  • Chemical Physics, Ph.D.
  • Chemistry, Ph.D.
  • Geography, Ph.D.
  • Geology, Ph.D.
  • Geophysics, Ph.D.
  • Mathematics, Ph.D.
  • Mineral Resource Engineering, Ph.D.
  • Physics, Ph.D.
  • Psychology: Behavior Analysis, Ph.D.
  • Psychology: Clinical Psychology, Ph.D.
  • Psychology: Cognitive & Brain Science, Ph.D.
  • Statistics & Data Science, Ph.D.

Program evaluation form for Orvis School of Nursing

  • Nursing, D.N.P. from B.S.N. (online)
  • Nursing, D.N.P. from M.S.N. (online)

Program evaluation form for School of Public Health

  • Public Health, Ph.D.

Program evaluation form for School of Medicine

  • Medicine, M.D./Ph.D.
  • Speech Pathology, Ph.D.

Program evaluation form for The Graduate School's Interdisciplinary Programs

  • Atmospheric Science, Ph.D.
  • Cell & Molecular Biology, Ph.D.
  • Cellular & Molecular Pharmacology & Physiology, Ph.D.
  • Ecology, Evolution & Conservation Biology, Ph.D.
  • Environmental Sciences, Ph.D.
  • Hydrology, Ph.D.
  • Hydrogeology, Ph.D.
  • Integrative Neuroscience, Ph.D.
  • Social Psychology, Ph.D.