Resources for IFT Undergraduate Program Approval and Re-Approval and Assessment

The primary goal of the Institute of Food Technologist’s (IFT) Education Standards is to enhance excellence in food science education. Outcome-based measures of student learning are used heavily in this process.

In order to assist programs with the assessment of their programs, the Higher Education Review Board has gathered rubrics and samples for use by IFT approved undergraduate programs.

The deadline for submitting your program for approval or for annual assessment is August 31 annually. All forms are available below and should be submitted electronically to Anna Ylijoki at aylijoki@ift.org by the deadline.  Additionally six copies of your application and assessment should be sent to: Anna Ylijoki, c/o IFT, 525 W Van Buren St Suite 1000, Chicago, IL 60607

Resource Guide for Approval and Re-Approval of
Undergraduate Food Science Programs (Download PDF)


 

IFT Documents (Word Doc)

Resource Guide for Approval and Re-Approval

Request for Initial Undergraduate Program Approval

Application for Initial Undergraduate Program Approval

Application for 5-Year Re-Approval

Template for Documenting IFT Core Competencies

Assessment Progress Report & Rubric Evaluation 


Sample applications from recently approved universities:

An Initial Application -- University College Cork, Ireland (pdf)

A 5-year Application -- University of Wisconsin, Madison (pdf)

An Annual Assessment Example -- University of Arkansas (pdf)

An Annual Assessment Example -- University of Illinois (pdf)

An Annual Assessment Example -- University of Wisconsin, Madison (pdf)

An Appendix E Example (pdf)


Rubric (PDFs):

Creative Thinking Value Rubric
Association of American Colleges and Universities

Critical Thinking Value Rubric
Association of American Colleges and Universities

Ethical Reasoning Value Rubric

Association of American Colleges and Universities

Information Literacy Value Rubric

Association of American Colleges and Universities

Livelong Learning VALUE Rubric

Association of American Colleges and Universities

Oral Communication VALUE Rubric
Association of American Colleges and Universities

Successfully Solve Complex Problems as a Team Rubric

Iowa State University Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition

Teamwork VALUE Rubric
 

Association of American Colleges and Universities

Written Communication Rubric 1
Iowa State University Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition

Written Communication Rubric 2

Iowa State University Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition

Written Communication VALUE Rubric

Association of American Colleges and Universities

Approved Undergraduate Programs
Program Contact:
Anna A. Ylijoki
Manager, Component Relations
aylijoki@ift.org

Links:

List of IFT Approved Undergraduate Programs

Standards for Approved Undergraduate Programs

Resources for Approval, Re-Approval and Assessment