Document Type

Other

Publication Date

8-2001

Abstract

This report presents results of a peer review of MQPs conducted within the Computer Science Department during the Summer of 2001 as part of a campus-wide MQP review. The goal of the report is to assess whether the department MQPs are accomplishing their educational goals. An additional goal of this year's report is to examine the MQP role in fulfilling department-defined student learning outcomes. The report identifies problems that need to be addressed and trends that need to be continued to make the MQPs a worthwhile learning experience. It reflects data and evaluations for 47 MQPs, involving 104 computer science students, that were completed between the Summer of 2000 and the Spring of 2001. The report also makes comparisons to similar reviews done in the past. Overall, the large majority of the projects are meeting the educational goals of the department. The reviews indicate that the overall quality of the projects is up a bit from the 1999 MQP Review with 92% of the projects rated as at least adequate with 19% judged to be excellent. The report draws a number of conclusions about the success of the projects based upon the data collected and evaluations done for this review. The report concludes with recommendations for future reviews as the department continues to use the MQP Review as part of a larger department assessment effort.

DOI

WPI-CS-TR-01-18

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