Carteret Community College Title III Grant

October 16, 2008

NCCCS Assessment Presentation (Oct 2008)

Filed under: T3 Presentations — Donald Staub @ 10:44 am
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Outcomes Assessment


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On October 14th I (Don) was fortunate to co-present with our President, Dr. Joseph Barwick, on the issues of SACS and outcomes-based assessment. Dr. Barwick’s presentation highlighted the evolution and recent history of SACS, as the focus has shifted from an outputs to outcomes based process. You can click on his powerpoint above to download his presentation.

Don Staub is the director of the Title III grant at Carteret Community College. The Title III grant has three primary goals for improving retention at the college: Advising, Distance Learning, and Outcomes Assessment. To read the grant asbstract, or to download a copy of our proposal, check out this posting.

The presentation that Don made at the NCCCS conference (immediately following Dr. Barwick’s presentation) provided an overview of the outcomes assessment process that the college has implemented since fall 2006. Don’s discussion laid out the process, particularly in terms of Outputs and Outcomes. The primary outputs of the process, in addition to the numerous professional development workshops held over the course of the last two years, have been the documents that we use for outcomes and the review processes (instructional program and administrative unit). As Don mentioned during the presentation, he was going to post copies of all relevant documents here in this blog…so here they are:

(Note that each of the following documents which are in pdf format are thus because we cannot upload excel documents to this blog…if you would like the original excel document (so that you do not have to reproduce it) feel free to contact me at staubd@carteret.edu.)

The Institutional Level Learning Outcomes (ILLO) Matrix
These are CCC’s General Education core competencies, which the collge has identified through a democratic process. If you click on the link below the image, you can download the 07-08 ILLO matrix, which highlights the outcomes, the assessment methods, the results of the assessments, and the use of results. We are in the process of collecting data from relevant fall 08 courses to determine the degree to which the “use of results” have yielded positive progress.

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Administrative/Service Unit Outcomes Assessment form
Each of the Administrative/Service Units on campus submit outcomes assessment plans. Here is the form that they fill out, identifying the outcome, the assessment method, the results, and the use of results.
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Program Level Learning Outcomes form
Each of the instructional programs from the college submit outcomes assessment plans for their programs. In general, each of the programs submit 3-5 outcomes. Completed assessment forms are due in May, at the end of the school year.
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The Administrative Unit Review Manual
This is the document that all administrative/service units on campus will use to guide their review process. The units are on a three-year review cycle (we call them phases). This year (08-09) is the first year that we are implementing this rigorous, comprehensive process. Previously, the Administrative Unit review process was outcomes oriented, but less detailed and less analytical. This year, our Administrative Unit and Corporate and Community Education divisions are implementing this review process.
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Relevant documents/forms for the Administrative Review Process include:
The Administrative Unit Outcomes Form
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The Staff Information Form
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The SWOT Planning Form
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The Instructional Program Review Manual
All instructional programs at the college implement a comprehensive, peer-review process. The 34 programs at the college are divided into 4 phases (i.e. a 4-year cycle). 2008-2009 is the second year of implementation of this process. To learn about (2007-2008) Phase I programs and to review their final review documents, click this link.

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Relevant documents for the program review process include the above mentioned PLLO form, Administrative outcomes form, SWOT form, the Faculty Information Formfaculty-information-form

…and the Program Outcomes Formprog-outcomes-form-7_08

If there are any other documents or information that may help you and your school move forward in Outcomes Assessment, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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