Assessment Questions

For each of the outcome components assess yourself on a five-point scale:

5-Always displays the outcome
4-Usually displays the outcome
3-Often displays the outcome
2-Seldom displays the outcome
1-Never displays the outcome

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Communication

Uses and understands professional and discipline-specific language.
5-Always 4-Usually 3-Often 2-Seldom 1-Never

Expresses ideas orally in an organized, clear, and concise manner.
5-Always 4-Usually 3-Often 2-Seldom 1-Never

Writes clearly and concisely using correct grammar, spelling, syntax, and sentence structure.
5-Always 4-Usually 3-Often 2-Seldom 1-Never

Creativity

Displays insight about the topic being investigated.
5-Always 4-Usually 3-Often 2-Seldom 1-Never

Shows ability to approach problems from different perspectives
5-Always 4-Usually 3-Often 2-Seldom 1-Never

Uses information in ways that demonstrate intellectual resourcefulness.
5-Always 4-Usually 3-Often 2-Seldom 1-Never

Effectively connects multiple ideas/approaches
5-Always 4-Usually 3-Often 2-Seldom 1-Never

Autonomy

Demonstrates an ability to work independently and identify when guidance is needed.
5-Always 4-Usually 3-Often 2-Seldom 1-Never

Accepts constructive criticism and uses feedback effectively.
5-Always 4-Usually 3-Often 2-Seldom 1-Never

Uses time well to ensure work gets accomplished.
5-Always 4-Usually 3-Often 2-Seldom 1-Never

Sets and meets project deadlines.
5-Always 4-Usually 3-Often 2-Seldom 1-Never

Ability to deal with obstacles

Is not discouraged by setbacks or unforeseen events and perseveres in when challenges are encountered.
5-Always 4-Usually 3-Often 2-Seldom 1-Never

Shows flexibility and a willingness to take risks and try again.
5-Always 4-Usually 3-Often 2-Seldom 1-Never

Trouble-shoots problems and searches for ways to do things more effectively.
5-Always 4-Usually 3-Often 2-Seldom 1-Never

Intellectual development

Recognizes that problems are often more complicated than they first appear.
5-Always 4-Usually 3-Often 2-Seldom 1-Never

Approaches problems with an understanding that there can be more than one right explanation or even none at all.
5-Always 4-Usually 3-Often 2-Seldom 1-Never

Displays accurate insight into the limits of his/her own knowledge and an appreciation for what isn't known.
5-Always 4-Usually 3-Often 2-Seldom 1-Never

Critical thinking and problem solving

Challenges established thinking when appropriate.
5-Always 4-Usually 3-Often 2-Seldom 1-Never

Looks for the root causes of problems and develops or recognizes the most appropriate corrective actions.
5-Always 4-Usually 3-Often 2-Seldom 1-Never

Recognizes flaws, assumptions and missing elements in arguments.
5-Always 4-Usually 3-Often 2-Seldom 1-Never

Practice and process of inquiry

Demonstrates ability to formulate questions and hypothesis within the discipline.
5-Always 4-Usually 3-Often 2-Seldom 1-Never

Demonstrates ability to properly identify and/or generate reliable data.
5-Always 4-Usually 3-Often 2-Seldom 1-Never

Shows understanding of how knowledge is generated, validated and communicated within the discipline.
5-Always 4-Usually 3-Often 2-Seldom 1-Never

Nature of disciplinary knowledge

Shows understanding of the way practitioners think within the discipline (e.g., as an earth scientist, sociologist, artist . . .) and view the world around them.
5-Always 4-Usually 3-Often 2-Seldom 1-Never

Shows understanding of the criteria for determining what is valued as a contribution in the discipline.
5-Always 4-Usually 3-Often 2-Seldom 1-Never

Shows awareness of important contributions in the discipline and who was responsible for those contributions.
5-Always 4-Usually 3-Often 2-Seldom 1-Never

Reads and applies information obtained from professional journals and other sources.
5-Always 4-Usually 3-Often 2-Seldom 1-Never

Is aware of professional societies in the discipline.
5-Always 4-Usually 3-Often 2-Seldom 1-Never

Content knowledge skills/methodology

Displays knowledge of key facts and concepts.
5-Always 4-Usually 3-Often 2-Seldom 1-Never

Displays a grasp of relevant research methods and is clear about how these methods apply to the research project being undertaken.
5-Always 4-Usually 3-Often 2-Seldom 1-Never

Demonstrates an appropriate mastery of skills needed to conduct the project.
5-Always 4-Usually 3-Often 2-Seldom 1-Never

Ethical conduct

Recognizes that creating, modifying, misrepresenting or misreporting data including omission or elimination of data/findings or authorship is unethical.
5-Always 4-Usually 3-Often 2-Seldom 1-Never

Behaves with a high level of collegiality and treats others with respect.
5-Always 4-Usually 3-Often 2-Seldom 1-Never

Career goals

Is clear about academic and/or professional/work plans.
5-Always 4-Usually 3-Often 2-Seldom 1-Never

Is aware of how research skills relate to academic and/or professional/work plans.
5-Always 4-Usually 3-Often 2-Seldom 1-Never

Optional Program-Wide Assessment Outcomes (determined by undergraduate research director/site administrator)

Outcome #1:
5-Always 4-Usually 3-Often 2-Seldom 1-Never

Outcome #2
5-Always 4-Usually 3-Often 2-Seldom 1-Never

Outcome #3:
5-Always 4-Usually 3-Often 2-Seldom 1-Never

Optional Project-Specific Assessment Outcomes (determined by student and mentor)

Outcome #1:
Optional Outcome 1
5-Always 4-Usually 3-Often 2-Seldom 1-Never

Outcome #2:
5-Always 4-Usually 3-Often 2-Seldom 1-Never

Outcome #3:
5-Always 4-Usually 3-Often 2-Seldom 1-Never

For Mid-Research and End-of-Research only:

Confidence

The Assessment Survey asks you to score yourself on a wide range of outcomes, and we realize that you may not be equally certain of your self-assessment for every outcome listed.

Overall, how confident would you say you are in your self-assessments?
5-Very confident 4-Fairly confident 3-Somewhat confident 2-Not terribly confident 1-Not confident at all

If you'd like to say more about your answers (for example, why you have lower levels of confidence in your self-assessments for some outcomes compared to others) let us know here: