Program:  Forest Operations


Academic Year: 2009-2010    Completed by: Kurt B. Havird             Date:  8/26/09










Intended Outcomes

(Program Outcomes/Goals)

Student Learning Outcomes

(Core Skills and Objectives)


Assessment Measures


Performance Criteria/Expected Results

Evaluation & Planned Actions

Use of Results

(Close the Loop)


Prepare a timbered stand for harvest by marking harvest boundaries and harvest trees


Be able to correctly locate and mark boundaries for timber removals and correctly identify and mark trees to be removed for timber sales


Ground inspection




Student will correctly determine and mark trees to be removed for a timber sale and mark the associated timber sale boundary within +/- 10% of accuracy




Determine and correctly enter GPS data for acreage determination


Be able to properly collect and input field data into a GPS unit for acreage determination


Electronic acreage determination


Student will correctly navigate, and input GPS data into a collection device for a timbered stand to determine acreage estimation and be within +/- 5% of the actual acreage





Correctly determine and enter data for forest inventory volume and value determination


Be able to correctly determine in the field information to be entered into a hand-held data recorder to be used for volume and value determination


Electronic volume and value determination



Student will correctly enter field measurements into a hand-held data recorder to be used for volume and value determination and be within +/- 5% of the actual volume and value








Other Terms for Same Concept


The systematic collection , review and analysis of data to be used to evaluate achievement

Analysis, Evaluation, Measurement

Mission Statement

Statements that define the primary function of the program, why you do it and who you do it for.

*Major Concept

Purpose, Goal, Objective

*Intended Outcomes

Broad statements that describe the career and professional accomplishments that the program is preparing graduates to achieve.

Goals, Objectives,

 Program Outcomes,

Educational Objectives

Student Learning Outcomes

Statements that describe the knowledge, skills and abilities students are expected to know and be able to demonstrate by graduation.

*Core Skills and Objectives, Performance Standards, Objectives, Competencies

Assessment Measures

Specific, measurable, statements identifying the ongoing activities that will produce the data or documentation to be evaluated

Assessment Methods,

Performance Standards,


Performance Criteria

Statements that describe the level of achievement that indicates mastery of the student learning outcomes.

Standards, Benchmarks, Success  Expected Results, measures


The end result of the data or documentation collected from the assessment measures.

Evaluations, Outcomes, Findings


Process of reviewing the results of data collection and analysis and determining the actions to be taken

Analysis, Assessment

Use of Results

The process of implementing planned actions from evaluation of assessment data to make improvements

Closing the Loop


*Terms for same concepts on Frameworks