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This page reports information required by the Planning Accreditation Board (PAB)
 to be made publicly accessible. 

 

Cost for Full-time Students for One Academic Year

Annual (2013-2014) Cost of Tuition and Fees, ECU:

          In-state: $6,143, including $3,959 tuition and $2,184 fees.

          Out-of-state: $20,256, including $18,072 tuition and $2,184 fees.

Student Achievement as Defined by the Program

Student achievement means that students will:

  • Succeed in life, civically, professionally, and personally.
  • Have the knowledge and the skills needed to prepare plans, conduct independent research, manage planning issues and problems, and make significant decisions.
  • Develop sufficient depth in functional and substantive areas of planning to attain expertise in a specialized planning area such as community development, coastal planning, environmental planning or urban design.
  • Understand the development and impact of human settlements as it relates to planning; understand the historical and contemporary planning practice, policy and process; and have full knowledge of the planning process and how it operates in a diverse environment.
  • Collaborate effectively in diverse groups to promote successful outcomes.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of ethical principles and their application in leadership.
  • Understand the variety of disciplinary perspectives that form the core base of knowledge.
  • Make decisions informed by the core base of knowledge.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in information technology appropriate to the discipline of planning.
  • Understand diverse cultures in a broad context of global awareness.
  • Develop leadership traits and serve their communities as leaders.

Summary of Outcomes Measured

This section summarizes the outcomes measured.


Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes
(2013-2014 Year)

1.  Knowledge of Planning: Students will demonstrate the ability to identify and manage planning issues and problems by an exit exam and individual presentations. 

Means
 of Assessment


Criteria for Success

Results/
Criteria Met?

Annual Presentation
PLAN 4096

80% or more of students score a B- or higher (on a scale of A being best and F constituting failure) with regard to demonstrating ability to identify and manage planning issues and problems

Results not yet available (new)

Annual Presentation
PLAN 4099

80% or more of students score a B- or higher (on a scale of A being best and F constituting failure) with regard to demonstrating ability to identify and manage planning issues and problems

80%/ Yes

Exit exam
PLAN 4099

80% or more of students taking the exit exam will answer 75% or more of the non-specialized core curriculum questions correctly

46%/ No

 
2.  Skills of Planning: Students will demonstrate the ability to prepare plans by individual presentations.

Means
of Assessment

Criteria for Success

Results/
Criteria Met?

Annual Presentation
PLAN 4096

80% or more of students score a B- or higher (on a scale of A being best and F constituting failure) with regard to demonstrating skills of plan-making

Results not yet available (new)

Annual Presentation
PLAN 4099

80% or more of students score a B- or higher (on a scale of A being best and F constituting failure) with regard to demonstrating skills of plan-making

75%/ No


3.  Expertise in Specialized Planning: Students will demonstrate knowledge of at least one specialized area of planning such as community development, coastal development, environmental planning or urban design as measured by a specialized exit exam and individual presentation.

Means
of Assessment

Criteria for Success

Results/
Criteria Met?

Annual Presentation
PLAN 4096

80% or more of students score a B- or higher (on a scale of A being best and F constituting failure) with regard to demonstrating ability to identify and manage planning issues and problems

Results not yet available (new)

Annual Presentation
PLAN 4099

80% or more of students score a B- or higher (on a scale of A being best and F constituting failure) with regard to demonstrating ability to identify and manage planning issues and problems

80%/ Yes

Exit exam PLAN 4099
(urban design)

80% or more of students taking the exit exam will receive passing scores of 75 percent or better, for exam questions about urban form and design.

64%/ No

Exit exam PLAN 4099
(environmental planning)

80% or more of students taking the exit exam will receive passing scores of 75 percent or better, for exam questions about environmental planning.

81%/ Yes


4.  Development and Impact of Human Settlements: Students will demonstrate their knowledge of the development and impact of human settlements as it relates to planning as measured by embedded questions in an exit exam.

Means
of Assessment

Criteria for Success

Results/
Criteria Met?

Exit exam
PLAN 4099

80% or more of the students will answer correctly 75% or more of the questions regarding development and impact of human settlements

91%/ Yes


5.  Global Interdependence: Recognizes the global interdependence of societies, economies, and environmental systems and the implications of his or her actions on the wider global environment, including the natural earth environment.

Means
of Assessment

Criteria for Success

Results/
Criteria Met?

Exit exam
PLAN 4099

80% or more of the students will answer correctly 75% or more of the questions about interrelationships and interdependence

81%/ Yes


6.  Successful Collaboration: Collaborates effectively in diverse groups to promote successful outcomes.

Means
of Assessment

Criteria for Success

Results/
Criteria Met?

Annual Presentation
PLAN 4096

Students are rated as "adequate" or better with regard to exhibiting evidence of coordination and collaboration among all group members in the project by 80% or more of the total evaluations. "Adequate" is defined as meeting the same minimum expectations the jurors would apply to an entry-level professional planner in his or her organization.

95%/ Yes


7.  Ethical Principles: Demonstrates knowledge of ethical principles and their application in leadership.

Means
of Assessment

Criteria for Success

Results/
Criteria Met?

Exit Exam
PLAN 4099

80% or more of students will answer at least 66% of embedded ethics questions correctly

36%/ No






Graduation and Retention Rates 

Graduation and Retention Rates, Students of the Urban and Regional Planning Program
By Academic Year, 2002-03 to 2013-2014

 

Graduation and Retention Rates

 

 02- 03

 03- 04

 04- 05

 05- 06

 06- 07

 07- 08

 08- 09

 09- 10

 10- 11

 11- 12

 12- 13

 13- 14

Graduates
(degrees produced)

17

19

14

16

22

15

15

17

15

12

11

13

Graduation Rate
% graduating
within 6 years

100%

94.7%

100%

93.7%

95.5%

100%

93.3%

94.1%

100%

91.7%

100%

100%

Retention rate

---

---

---

---

73.7%

77.1%

86.1%

90.6%

81.5%

80.8%

87.5%

---


Passage Rates for the Exam of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP)



Year


Took Exam

Passed the AICP Exam within 5 Years of Graduating

% of Taking Exam and  Passing within 5 Years of  Graduating

2002-03

2

1

50%

2003-04

4

2

50%

2004-05

5

5

100%

2005-06

2

1

50%

2006-07

2

2

100%

2007-08

2

1

50%


Total shown


17


12


70.5%



Employment Rates

Graduation Years Ending

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

Total Graduating Students

17

19

14

16

22

15

15

17

15

12

11

# Graduates Responding

9

4

4

12

6

5

9

5

9

9

8

Graduates Not Responding

8

15

10

4

16

10

6

12

6

3

3

Employed in a planning or planning-related job within 1 year of graduation

5

1

4

8

5

4

1

2

3

1

4

% of Respondents finding employment in a planning or planning-related job within 1 year of graduation

62%

25%

100%

67%

83%

80%

11%

40%

33%

11%

50%

% of Graduates (including non-respondents) finding employment in a planning or planning-related job within 1 year of graduation

29%

5%

29%

50%

23%

27%

7%

12%

20%

8%

36%

Graduates pursuing further education within 1 year of graduation

1

3

0

4

1

1

3

3

3

7

4

% of Respondents pursuing further education within 1 year of graduation

12%

75%

0%

33%

17%

20%

33%

60%

33%

78%

50%

% of Graduates (including non-respondents) pursuing further education within 1 year of graduation

6%

16%

0%

25%

4%

7%

20%

18%

20%

58%

36%


Satisfaction Levels with Program By Graduating Year

Graduating Year

Total Responses

Highly Dissatisfied

Dissatisfied

Neutral/ No Opinion

Satisfied

Highly Satisfied

2003

9

0

1

3

4

1

2004

4

0

0

2

1

1

2005

4

0

0

0

3

1

2006

12

0

0

5

5

2

2007

6

0

0

2

3

1

2008

5

0

1

2

2

0

2009

9

0

0

1

5

3

2010

5

0

1

0

0

4

2011

9

0

0

2

3

4

2012

10

0

0

2

4

4

2013

8

0

0

1

3

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2003-2013

81

0

3

20

33

25

2003-2013

100%

--

4%

25%

41%

30%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2007-2013

52

0

2

10

20

20

2007-2013

100%

--

4%

19%

39%

38%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2010-2013

32

0

1

5

10

16

2010-2013

100%

--

3%

16%

31%

50%


Note: Responses to the question: "Within two to five years after graduation from ECU, how satisfied were you in terms of how the urban and regional planning program at ECU prepared you for your current employment?"

Source: Compiled by the urban and regional program via 2012 survey with resurvey of non-respondents in 2014.


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