Oral Thesis Defense – Ryan Weatherbee – April 8


MST Candidate

Ryan Weatherbee

Thesis Advisor: Dr. Sara Lindsay

An Abstract of the Thesis Presented
in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the
Degree of Master of Science in Teaching

May, 2013

Shedding light on marine science education:
A Cross-Sectional Assessment of Student Content Knowledge in an Undergraduate Marine Science Program

Program-level assessment within undergraduate education provides information on student learning that is not easily accessible from in-class metrics. For example, information about where in a program understanding is obtained and mastered and the degree to which knowledge is retained over time can be measured. This project encompasses the development of an assessment tool for measuring student content knowledge specific to the curriculum of the School of Marine Sciences’ (University of Maine) undergraduate program and evaluation of the assessment results from a full-scale pilot deployment.

Monday, April 8, 2013
9:00 am
Arthur St. John Auditorium
(165 Barrows Hall)