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Examples of Data Gathered and Used in Program Learning Outcomes Assessment
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Academic Program/Discipline Plan Summary  Data Sample
     
Accounting Technology The faculty members working within the Accounting Technology program area have developed a plan focused on students' evaluation of financial information using a budget assignment with an analytic rubric. Their next steps will be to revise the assessment and also begin using the "Monopoly Project" to evaluate their first learning outcome. One interesting finding from their work - the quantitative skills of students assessed are adequate, they would like to strengthen the students' qualitative skills - improving the way they write reports and memos based on their analyses. They would like their graduates to be able to serve as business advisors with strong communication skills. Please contact Cecil Battiste for more information (or to be directed to the most current group leader if there has been a change.) Accounting Data
Computer Engineering Technology (Networking), Cisco Routing and Switching Specialization The faculty members working within the Computer Engineering Technology (Networking), Cisco Routing and Switching Specialization program area have developed a plan focused on the student design of a Wide Area Network (WAN) evaluated by a rubric at the end of fall and spring. Faculty were able to identify areas that need strengthening (configuration) and will be adding instructional videos. Please contact Wael Yousif for more information (or to be directed to the most current group leader if there has been a change.) Cisco Data
Dance Performance (AA Pre-Major) The faculty members working within the Dance Performance (AA Pre-Major) program area have developed a plan focused on the evaluation of student performance in dance using a structured rubric and resulting in a video of the performance. As a result of this year's program assessment the learning outcomes were reduced from four to three - as the fourth (the fitness principle) was difficult to measure. An additional class is being added (Modern Dance III) to strengthen the support of student performance. Their assessment tool has been streamlined with feedback from each person using it. Please contact Suzanne Salapa for more information (or to be directed to the most current group leader if there has been a change.) Dance Data
Digital Media for Video and Motion Graphics The faculty members working within the Digital Media for Video and Motion Graphics program assess student video projects, in which students are asked to apply the skills taught throughout the program. Students were challenged in terms of their audio collection skills and their ability to tell stories. The Digital Story faculty will work more closely with the Sound Media instructor to better prepare the students. The instructors, as subject matter experts, are going to create the upcoming year's assessment. They are looking into adding courses in audio and lighting - while also adding motion graphics projects. Please contact Robert McCaffrey for more information (or to be directed to the most current group leader if there has been a change.)

Digital Media Results Summary

Digital Media Results

Education The faculty members working within the Education program area require that students complete 15 hours of observation alongside structured writing and reflection. These are compiled into a portfolio of related work, such as lesson plans. The student work was collected and analyzed from all campuses; next year they will look at results by campus (linked to different schools for the observations) and by school type to see if there are patterns. Lessons learned will be disseminated to the instructors to inform course content. Sample portfolios will be provided for the upcoming year, the common course outline is being revised and rubrics will provided to instructors. Please contact Rhonda Atkinson for more information (or to be directed to the most current group leader if there has been a change.) Education Results
Emergency Medical Services Technology The faculty members working within the Emergency Medical Services Technology program area have developed a plan focused on student communication skills - with patients, family members, physicians, and healthcare team members. Physicians participated in the evaluation of students, which was conducted according to a national standard of critical care intervention. The faculty plan to track student progress in the program by expanding the evaluation from one term to two terms. Please contact Andrea Brody for more information (or to be directed to the most current group leader if there has been a change.) EMS Results
English The faculty members working within the English program area have developed a plan which includes an assessment that asks students to integrate and document source materials. This work continues a prior focus on information literacy; as a result of the recent analysis of results there will be increased emphasis on these skills in the upcoming school year (68% of the faculty reported the student artifacts did not include properly integrated sources.) Please contact Christina Hardin for more information (or to be directed to the most current group leader if there has been a change.) English Results
Film Production Technology The faculty members working within the Film Production Technology program area have developed an assessment of students' performance as they work on a film crew applying the skills they have learned throughout the program. The student evaluation includes feedback from professionals they work alongside on the feature film. A stronger emphasis on student skills with equipment may be brought into the curriculum. The faculty use feedback from an Advisory board and industry professionals as they continue to develop the assessment. Please contact Ralph Clemente for more information (or to be directed to the most current group leader if there has been a change.) Film Results
Mathematics The faculty members working within the Math program area have developed a plan with an assessment focused on Algebra, with an objective question embedded in a test. A majority of students scored at the beginning level of the rubric that was used to evaluate the student work - the rubric language is going to be clarified for future use. Process improvements and instrument changes are also being made. Please contact Roberta Carew for more information (or to be directed to the most current group leader if there has been a change.)

Math Charts

Math Responses

Music Performance (AA Pre-Major) The faculty members working within the Music Performance (AA Pre-Major) program area have developed a plan using the evaluation of student performance (juries) and historical knowledge to document their competencies as they perform sophomore-level music literature from memory. Results showed improvement from fall to spring; faculty will be focused on improving communication with students and consistent application of the rubric. Please contact Troy Gifford for more information (or to be directed to the most current group leader if there has been a change.) Music Performance Statistics
Nursing, RN The faculty members working within the Nursing, RN program area have developed a plan using the results of a simulation administering an intervention for a designated group of patients. Faculty members plan to review the standardized achievement exam results and National Board reports in reinforce the skills associated with safe clinical decision-making. Please contact Anita Kovalsky for more information (or to be directed to the most current group leader if there has been a change.)  
Science The faculty members working within the Science program area have developed a plan which includes the documentation of student skills related to scientific reasoning measured through multiple choice questions. 80% of faculty's classes had students participate with 68% showing they had met the targeted outcome. As a result of the assessment the faculty are working to better integrate the assessment into their courses. Please contact Leesa Sward for more information (or to be directed to the most current group leader if there has been a change.) Science Data
Student Life Skills (SLS) The faculty members working within the Student Life Skills program area have developed a plan drawing on student artifacts (Learning Reflections) from the Study Skills section of the Course Portfolio. Students achieved approximately 40% of the learning objectives, and as part of the next steps they are pursuing faculty development geared at teaching strategies for the SLS 1122 Learning Portfolio and updated materials for new and returning faculty members. Please contact Chip Turner for more information (or to be directed to the most current group leader if there has been a change.) SLS Data

 

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