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Consistent with its mission and guiding principles, Florida Gulf Coast University is committed to academic excellence and continuous quality improvement, as supported by a sound teaching-learning process. Within this process, students and instructors share responsibility for learning that is a movement from the simple to the complex, the concrete to the abstract, and the dependent to the independent. The Academic Learning Compact (ALC) initiative supports the teaching-learning process by clearly identifying expected core student learning outcomes in the areas of content/discipline knowledge and skills, communication skills, and critical thinking skills; aligning curricula with expectations; and using assessment to guide continuous improvement.

Graduates will be able to:

- Write correct mathematical proofs and coherent expository narratives.
- Solve mathematical problems in a variety of pure and applied contexts from coursework that extends beyond a single semester in one or more sub-disciplines.

Content/discipline knowledge and skills are assessed at the college and departmental levels.

- Exams, problem sets, and projects completed in one or more of the following courses will demonstrate outcomes 1 and 2: MAS 4301 Abstract Algebra I; MAS 4302 Abstract Algebra II; MAA 4226 Analysis I; and MAA 4227 Analysis II; MAP 3163 Operations Research I; MAP 4314 Dynamical Systems; MAS 4106 Matrix Analysis; MAT 4937 Senior Seminar; and STA 4234 Intro to Regression Analysis.

Graduates will be able to:

- Employ the conventions of standard written English in writing about mathematical topics.
- Organize and relate ideas and information with coherence, clarity and unity in an oral presentation.

Communication skills are assessed at the program level.

- Exams, problem sets, presentations, and projects completed in one or more of the following courses will demonstrate outcome 1 and 2: MAS 4301 Abstract Algebra I; MAS 4302 Abstract Algebra II; MAA 4226 Analysis I; and MAA 4227 Analysis II; MHF 4404 History of Math; and MAT 4937 Senior Seminar.

Graduates will be able to:

- Identify evidence that supports or contradicts a hypothesis; identify new information that is needed to draw conclusions; recognize how new information might change the solution to a problem.
- Use mathematical skills in the context of solving a larger real world problem.

Critical thinking skills are assessed at the program level.

- Exams, problem sets, presentations and projects in one or more of the following courses will demonstrate outcome 1: MAS 4301 Abstract Algebra I; MAS 4302 Abstract Algebra II; MAA 4226 Analysis 1; MAA 4227 Analysis II; MHF 4404 History of Math; and MAT 4937 Senior Seminar.
- Exams, problem sets, presentations and projects in one or more of the following courses will demonstrate outcome 2: MAP 3161 Math for Science and Engineering; MAP 3162 Probability and Statistics; MAP 3163 Operations Research I; and MAT 4937 Senior Seminar.