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Student academic year: a: Freshman; b. Sophomore; c: Junior; d: Senior;

    Item Text                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Not       SCORE
                                                                                                                                   SCORING CRITERIA                                                                                                           Applicable
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1   Do you feel capable of critically evaluating arguments and       Often lack the ability to     can recognize logic of          follow logic of argument and          recognize flaws or strengths in       have successfully applied results of
    assumptions and interpreting published data relating to your     follow arguments or can       argument and underlying         underlying assumptions; capable       argument or underlying                reanalysis of published data to evaluate
    field of science?                                                not identify underlying       assumptions but have            of interpreting data                  assumptions; often can suggest        (or challenge) existing paradigms
                                                                     assumptions and,              difficulty in interpreting data                                       alternative interpretations to data
                                                                     consequently, cannot
                                                                     properly interpret data

2   Do you have the necessary training to allow you to apply     often lack basic                  have the basic knowledge posses college-level knowledge               possess college-level knowledge knowledge and ability to integrate from
    basic knowledge from the core scientific disciplines (i.e.,  knowledge                         but find it difficult to apply it and, with supervision, capable of   and ability to apply standard tools various disciplines; have applied tools
    biology, geology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics) in an                                   to real world situation           applying it to resolve problems     to resolve problems                 from one field to another in an innovative
    interdisciplinary fashion for the resolution of a real-world                                                                                                                                             way without direction.

3   Do you feel confident in your ability to utilize the scientific lack ability to frame          can form questions that are can frame question as a testable          capable of framing questions to       capable of framing questions to test
    process to form hypotheses and design studies for gathering questions using the                testable but always vague hypothesis, but require some                test relationships (including         relationship (including framing it as a null
    and analyzing data from which to draw scientifically valid      scientific method                                          guidance in developing study              framing it as a null hypothesis);     hypothesis), specifying exactly what
    conclusions?                                                                                                               design                                    specifying exactly what variables     variables needed to be measured and
                                                                                                                                                                         needed to be measured and             analyzed. Can recognize implications
                                                                                                                                                                         analyzed.                             and remaining uncertainties and suggest
                                                                                                                                                                                                               future studies.

4   Do you feel confident in you ability to communicate effectively, I have poor                   Language demonstrates           Language demonstrates basic           Language demonstrates basic           I feel that because of my training, I have
    using the language and concepts of your field of science, and communication skills,            basic knowledge from the        knowledge from the core scientific    knowledge from the core scientific    an exceptional capability to
    also capable of employing appropriate presentation               either verbal or oral.        core scientific disciplines;    disciplines; however, I sometimes     disciplines; appropriate use of       communicate scientific concepts for
    technologies?                                                    Often lack basic scientific   however, I sometime use         hear complaints that I use            jargon.                               different audiences
                                                                     terminology to succinctly     incorrect scientific terms or   excessive jargon, which I have
                                                                     express myself                jargon                          difficulty translating into terms
                                                                                                                                   understandable by untrained
                                                                                                                                   individuals, or am uncertain of
                                                                                                                                   definitions of certain acronyms