Does IMPULSE Work?
Considerable assessment and evaluation
has already been done on the IMPULSE program but measurements are
being made on a continuing basis using a variety of measurement
devices. Our assessment results so far appear to be similar to those
found in other integrated programs that have involved more students
over several years. While our assessment data so far is very positive
about the performance improvement produced by the IMPULSE program,
it also indicates that opportunity exists for further improvement.
Experience at other
universities has indicated that our scores will likely improve as
our instructors become more adept with active learning methods.
Early antidotal information points to improved retention and overall
performance. With assessment providing insight into performance,
a process of continuous improvement is starting to develop in the
IMPULSE program that should move the program toward even better