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Washington State University Graduate School

Architecture, M.Arch.

Student Learning Outcomes

 

All graduates will be able to:

  1. To produce graduates who have the skills and theoretical foundations to prepare them for leadership and other productive positions in the profession of architecture. The following educational experiences within the curriculum seek to achieve this goal.
    1. To provide direct experiences to interact with professionals as a required component in educational experience.
    2. To provide students with a diversity of experiences in cultural and social conditions that informs the built environment.
    3. To engage students in critical discourses in divergent professions and disciplines that have direct influences on the built environment.
    4. To provide students with direct educational experiences that help to develop leadership skills.
    5. To encourage students to become engaged in national discourses through presentation of work in national scholarship venues.
    6. To instill in students the responsibility for teaching and instilling in others the value of architecture on the lives of people.
    7. To ensure that the quality of student work achieves standards established by faculty.Students will be prepared to challenge conventions through innovative thinking and technology based upon a curriculum requiring specific milestones.
  2. Administer a rigorous graduate admissions process that admits only that admits only those students likely to succeed academically and make other positive contributions to the program.
    1.  Administer a rigorous graduate admissions process that admits only that admits only those students likely to succeed academically and make other positive contributions to the program.
    2. Administer a selective series of benchmarks that students must meet to graduate from the program.
    3. Require students to develop materials that illustrate the fundamentals of publication requirements.
    4. Establish a system by which students must demonstrate a clear and definitive methodology for presenting their research findings and proposals.
  3. Continued enhancement of the western regional reputation of the program as a leader in architectural education through outreach and assessment from the profession.
    1. Develop communication forums with practicing architects that facilitate feedback regarding capabilities of graduates.
    2. Develop comprehensive exit interview process for graduate students.
    3. Maintain communication with other programs regarding policies and issues effecting architectural education.
    4. Develop a forum where professional and educators can discuss issues of shared concern.

 

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