College / School:
College of Sciences and Technology
Department:
Mathematics
Program / Major / Certificate:
Mathematics
Assessment Coordinator(s)
Samuel Dolo, Alfredo Villanueva
Has there been a change to the Assessment Coordinator(s) since the last
assessment plan?
No
Person(s) responsible for writing and/or submitting this report:
Dolo, Atena, Villanueva, Chowdhury
The
Mathematics Department at Savannah State University strongly commits itself to
the mission of excellence to prepare students for employment and for the
pursuit of advanced degrees in various mathrelated areas by educating them in
the fundamental concepts of:
1. Scientific methods and hypotheses testing (as a way of testing research
hypotheses).
2. Hands on experiences in the laboratory where theory and application merge.
3. Critical thinking methodologies.
4. Logic and proofs.
5. Undergraduate research.
6. Quantitative literacy – “competency in working with numerical data.”
Has this mission statement been revised since the last plan?
No
1. Upon completion of the program, the student will be able to outline the history of mathematics and solve math related application problems.
2. Upon completion of the program, the student will have the ability and critical thinking skills to prove basic mathematical theorems by using different modes and methodologies of reasoning.
3. Upon completion of the program, the student will have the ability to collect data, analyze data, conduct experiments, and interpret data for mathematical applications.
4. Upon completion of the program, the student will have the critical thinking skills to demonstrate traditional mathematical methods (in upper level courses) in solving problems.
5. Upon completion of the program, the student will be able to communicate mathematical research results in a wellorganized manner primarily in the written form (and orally as well).
6. Upon completion of the program, the student will have the ability to use technologies as effective tools in the application of mathematics in problem solving.
PSLO 
Semester 
Professor 
Courses 
Assessment Artifacts and Instruments 
Target Levels 
Results and Analysis of Results 
Actions in Response to Results 

Academic Engagement and Achievement 
1. Upon completion of the program, the student will be able to compute & evaluate differential and integral calculus problems as well as other math related application problems. 
Spring 2015 
D. Deloach 
MATH 2101 Calculus I 
Final Exam  Answer Key 
At least 60% of the students will score at least 60%. 
TARGET MET 73% 
OVERALL: TARGET MET 
Academic Engagement and Achievement 
2. Upon completion of the program, the student will have the ability and critical thinking skills to prove basic mathematical theorems by using different modes and methodologies of reasoning. 
Fall 2014 
H. Oh 
MATH 4201 Analysis I 
Final Exam  Answer Key 
At least 60% of the students will score at least 60%. 
TARGET 1 MET 68% 
OVERALL: TARGET MET 
Spring 2015 
A. Atena 
TARGET 2 MET 68% 

Academic Engagement and Achievement 
3. Upon completion of the program, the student will have the critical thinking skills to so the following: 1) compute probabilities; 2) collect data, analyze data, conduct experiments, and interpret data for mathematical applications. 
Fall 2014 
S. Kim 
MATH 3000 Introduction to Biostatistics 
Research Paper  Research Paper Rubric 
At least 60% of the students will score at least 70%. 
TARGET MET 100% 
OVERALL: TARGET MET 
Academic Engagement and Achievement 
4. Upon completion of the program, the student will have the critical thinking skills to demonstrate traditional mathematical methods in solving problems. 
Fall 2014 
S. Kim 
MATH 3101 Linear Algebra 
Final Exam  Answer Key 
At least 60% of the students will score at least 60%. 
TARGET MET 65% 
OVERALL: TARGET MET 
Academic Engagement and Achievement 
5. Upon completion of the program, the student will be able to communicate mathematical research results in a wellorganized manner primarily in the written for (and orally as well). 
Fall 2014 
M. Lemma / J. Lambright 
MATH 4902 Mathematical Research 
Research paper  Research Paper Rubric 
At least 60% of the students will score at least 70%. 
TARGET 1 MET 100% 
OVERALL: TARGET MET 
Academic Engagement and Achievement 
6. Upon completion of the program, the student will have the ability to use technologies as effective tools in the application of mathematics in problem solving. 
Spring 2015 
H. Oh 
MATH 3501 Numerical Analysis 
Research Project/paper  Research Paper Rubric 
At least 60% of the students will score at least 70%. 
TARGET MET 100% 
OVERALL:
TARGET MET 
SSU Strategic Plan Goal 
PO Goal 
Enabling Strategies 
Measures 
Targets 
Results and Analysis of Results 
Actions in Response to Results 
Academic Engagement and Achievement 
Increase enrollment 
Annual outreach and academic initiatives: math awareness week program, the undergraduate research day program, the pi day celebration program 
Banner data 
70 students 
TARGET MET AY14 = 72 students
Target exceeded by 2 majors 
OVERALL: TARGET MET Description of the expected use of results that will be addressed in the 20152016 academic year: The program will continue enabling strategies and increase target next year. 
Academic Engagement and Achievement 
Increase faculty development 
SSU President Faculty MiniGrant Program 
Number of faculty receiving grants; total grant amount 
4 faculty grants will receive grants, totaling at least $4000 
TARGET MET 5 faculty received $9090 total 
OVERALL: TARGET MET Description of the expected use of results that will be addressed in the 20152016 academic year: The program will continue enabling strategies and increase target next year. 
Academic Engagement and Achievement 
Increase student retention through engagement 
OffCampus REU Internship; regional/national conference presentations; other activities 
Numbers of participating students; number of activities in 2014 
20 Students; 20 projects 
TARGET MET 38 students 21 projects 
OVERALL: TARGET MET Description of the expected use of results that will be addressed in the 20152016 academic year: The program will continue enabling strategies. Target met. 