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Ph.D. Goal 1


Ph.D. Goal 1 Ph.D. Goal 2 Ph.D. Goal 3 Ph.D. Goal 4 Ph.D. Goal 5

Degree Program:  Ph.D.

Goal 1:  Students will demonstrate a detailed knowledge of their areas of specialization



Did Not Meet Expectations
Limited Accomplishment


Met Expectations
Some Problems
Needs Improvement


Met Expectations
Considerable Expertise Shown
With Project


Direct or indirect measurements and/or measurement links.


Evaluation assigned to learning objective.







Complete a research paper as part of student’s coursework requirements

Paper did not contain required components and/or did not exhibit expected quality

Paper met requirements and exhibited adequate quality

Paper exceeded all requirements; makes a contribution to knowledge on topic




Complete questions on theoretical topics from comprehensive exam

Question was not fully addressed, weak knowledge of topic exhibited, or did not exhibit expected quality

Adequate knowledge of topic exhibited and demonstrated adequate quality

Thorough answer to question; Good knowledge of topic exhibited




Publish a manuscript in peer-reviewed journal

Manuscript started but not submitted

Manuscript accepted in a non-peer reviewed journal or “B” or “C” level journal

Manuscript revision invited or acceptance given for publication in an “A” level journal




Present a paper at academic conference

Manuscript started but not submitted

Manuscript accepted for presentation at a local, state, or regional academic conference

Manuscript accepted for presentation at a national or international academic conference



  Benchmark:  Recommendation for improvement will be made for each objective where assessment of learning does not include 70 percent or more of students assessed in the Exemplary category based on the learning outcome rubric scale.
Assessment - Fogelman College of Business and Economics - The University of Memphis