LANDSCAPE DESIGN AND MANAGEMENT (BS)
Methods of Assessment and Criteria for Success
Intended Program Outcomes
Direct Measures Indirect Measures
1. Demonstrate clear and effective oral and All landscape design studio courses require At least 50% of students will earn good or
written presentation of concepts and issues projects. The completed projects are excellent evaluations for oral presentations of
in landscape design and management to presented to a jury of faculty and students. projects in landscape design studio classes.
technical and non-technical audiences. Both the written and oral presentations
require a minimum of “C”.
2. Demonstrate the ability to use creative and All landscape design studio courses and a At least 75% of students will earn at least
critical thinking in developing and course on site improvement and drainage satisfactory levels of performance on the
evaluating alternative landscape designs introduce and expose students to the design solutions including plant selections on
to meet site requirements and the needs of collection, summary, analysis and their class projects based on analysis and
culturally diverse clients. interpretation of field data and information synthesis of site and research-based
for developing master plans and planting information.
designs. The completed class projects
require a minimum grade of “C”.
All students must take and pass, with at least At least 75% of students will earn at least
3. Demonstrate the proficient use of a “C”, three landscape graphics courses, satisfactory levels of performance on the
traditional graphic techniques, computer- four landscape design studio courses, and graphics presentation portions of the
aided design tools and best management four upper division courses dealing with landscape design studio projects
practices in the landscaping industry. landscape installation, maintenance, and
4. Demonstrate the understanding of the The four landscape design studio courses At least 80% of student landscape design studio
basic design principles, landscape plants students must take require design projects in projects will be judged to be of excellent or
characteristics and functions, and the residential, commercial, parks, and other good pass on a excellent/good/fair pass scale
application of the course contents in institutional settings. The completed class by a jury of faculty.
designing residential, commercial and projects require a minimum grade of “C”.
institutional landscapes following industry
All students in the major must complete a 75% of employers will evaluate students as
5. Demonstrate sound educational summer internship. Upon completion of comparable to, and 25% will evaluate students
preparation and competence, and ability internship, students must give presentation as higher or better than that of graduates of
to function on multidisciplinary teams. about their internship to faculty and similar programs at other institutions with
students. In addition, the internship respect to design solutions, quality of graphics,
supervisor must provide the student an and knowledge of plant selections.
evaluation. Both the internship evaluation Employers of student summer interns will
and oral presentations require a minimum of evaluate that the educational preparation of
“C”. graduates meet industry requirements and