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Core Assessment

Empirical and Quantitative Skills

EMPIRICAL AND QUANTITATIVE SKILLS: THE MANIPULATION AND ANALYSIS OF NUMERICAL DATA OR OBSERVABALE FACTS RESULTING IN INFORMED CONCLUSION.

Employers need employees who can make sense of data.  Whether of your professional field, you’ll need to be able understand data, see numbers, ask questions about data, and explain the importance of data. Students at UTA are given the opportunity to learn and demonstrate empirical and quantitative skills which often include (1) understanding mathematical forms; (2) using relevant information to make accurate mathematical representations; (3) successfully completing calculations in an organized manner, and (4) making judgments and drawing conclusion from the analysis. UTA embeds Signature Assignment classes approved for this Core Function in the core curriculum at the undergraduate level. These assignments are evaluated in a communal setting by UTA faculty members using the AAC&U rubric for Empirical and Quantitative Skills. The rubrics used by UTA to evaluate Empirical and Quantitative skills, appear below, along with results reports from Core Curriculum Objective assessment activities here at UTA.

Rubric

Results Reporting: Empirical and Quantitative Skills

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