SEA Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)
Program educational objectives (PEOs) are broad statements that describe what graduates are expected to achieve in their professional and career practice three to five years after graduation. PEOs are based on the needs of the program’s constituencies.
The BS Engineering Programs of SLU-SEA shall produce graduates who are able to do the following PEOs three to five years after graduation:
Demonstrate technical competence in the analysis of problems and design of systems, keeping in mind the technical, professional, societal, environmental, economic and ethical dimensions of any solution
Apply their talents and full potentials in the practice of their profession guided by the Christian tenets of honesty, service, dedication and a deep sense of moral responsibility
Pursue advance education, research and development, and other creative efforts in science and technology
Participate actively to address social, technical and business challenges vital to national progress and development
Each PEO is aligned with one of SLU's four core values. PEO1 is aligned with Competence, PEO2 to Christian Spirit, PEO3 to Creativity, while PEO4 is aligned with Social Involvement.
Process Flow for the Review, Formulation and Approval Processs of the Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) and Program Outcomes (POs)
The Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) process for Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) adopts the Deming Wheel, also known as the Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) cycle. The flowchart in Figure 2 describes the entire revision process of the PEOs and POs.
Flowchart for the Review, Formulation, and Approval Process of PEOs and POs
After the assessment and evaluation phase (or CHECK Phase) of the CQI process, the program level formulation of remediation plans is conducted. The remediation plan, which is under the ACT phase of the Deming Wheel will serve as the basis of the review, formulation and approval process of the PEOs and POs carried out in the PLAN Phase of the succeeding CQI cycle.
At the start of the PLAN phase, the CQI Coordinator and the Department Heads convene to review the results of assessments and evaluation in the CHECK phase, and the action plans formulated at the program level during the ACT phase in all SEA programs. It is at this stage that all action plans from all SEA programs are thoroughly discussed and refined, and decisions are made as to the need for the reformulation of PEOs for SEA and POs per program. The resulting action plans at this stage will serve as basis for the next stage of the PLAN phase which is Program level review and approval of PEOs and POs.
At the Program Level Review and Approval of PEOs and POs stage of the PLAN phase, the Department Head convenes the entire program faculty and staff together with the program’s Industry Advisory Board (IAB) members and student representatives to discuss the action plans regarding PEOs and POs articulated at the School Level. A decision on the revision of PEOs and POs are finalized by the program constituencies to cater to the particular need of the program concerned. A document of the program level PEOs and POs are signed by the program constituencies and submitted to the SEA Dean for the next stage of the PLAN phase which is the School Dean’s review and approval of PEOs and POs.
The SEA Dean reviews the program level PEOs and POs, and if need be, consultative meetings with the CQI coordinator and the Department Heads are conducted to make the necessary modifications based on the recommendations from the program level. The SEA Dean approves the final revisions and submits it to the office of the University Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA).
The VPAA receives the PEOs and POs approved by the SEA Dean for another round of review and approval, and then decides if the PEOs and POs are fit for deployment at each of the program levels. If any major revision is deemed necessary, the PEOs and POs are returned to the Program Level for another cycle of review and reformulation.
Once the PEOs and POs are approved by the VPAA, the CQI coordinator and department heads develop the necessary assessment tools and strategies for the proper CQI assessment and evaluation of the latest PEOs and POs. This is the last stage of the PLAN phase.
In the DO phase, the approved PEOs and POs are deployed at the program level to serve as the backbone for OBE curriculum and syllabus development. The approved PEOs and POs are disseminated through the SLU-SEA website as well as through posters in the Dean’s office and the main lobby of Otto Hahn Building. PEOs and POs are also included in each course syllabus and are explained by the faculty at the start of a semester.
The CQI cycle continues to the CHECK and ACT phases for the PEOs and POs ensuring a continuous process of improvement.