Educational objectives broadly
state how the program will meet the needs of its constituents, while at the
same time being specific enough to differentiate the program from other programs.
Chemical engineering at WMU has defined its constituents to be the program's
students, faculty, alumni, and employers of the program's graduates. The
program also recognizes that it has a larger, less focused constituency, that
includes the families of its students and faculty, the University as a whole,
and society at large.
Our graduates are expected, within a few years of graduation, to attain the following in the areas of career growth, professional development, innovation, and service:
- Career Growth: as measured by metrics such as achieving proficiency in current position, increasing responsibility, diversity of job functions, recognition, progression and/or job advancement.
- Professional Development: as measured by metrics such as pursuing additional educational activities, professional certifications, leadership. effectiveness, staying current with evolving technologies or demonstrating initiative.
- Innovation and entrepreneurship: as measured by metrics such as the development of new processes, devices, methods, patents, and or founding a business.
- Service: as measured by metrics such as involvement in their communities, professional societies, industry or humanitarian endeavors.