Activity Assessment Summary

Program/Department Activity Name What did you learn from your outcomes assessment? Briefly describe the changes you will make based on your assessment. College-wide implications of your assessment project Assessment Reported
Office of Instruction Coordinate the effective and efficient use of rooms for instruction (S,T)

We are accomplishing this activity in an efficient and timely manner.

10/25/2016 view
Office of Instruction Coordinate the College’s involvement in the District Program Placement Council (A,C,O)

We are accomplishing this activity in an efficient and timely manner.

10/25/2016 view
Office of Instruction Coordinate the college accreditation process through VPI’s service as the ALO (S,T,A,C,O)

We are accomplishing this activity in an efficient and timely manner.

10/25/2016 view
Office of Instruction Coordinate the bi-annual production of an accurate Class Schedule for Summer/Fall and Spring (S,T,A,O)

We are accomplishing this activity in an efficient and timely manner.

10/25/2016 view
Office of Instruction Coordinate the annual publication of an accurate College Catalog and its Addendum (S,T,A,O)

We are accomplishing this activity in an efficient and timely manner.

10/25/2016 view
Office of Instruction Coordinate the adjunct and overload contracting TCS processes in support of instruction (A,O)

We are accomplishing this activity in an efficient and timely manner.

10/25/2016 view
Office of Instruction Coordinate the adjunct and overload contracting payroll processes in support of instruction (A,O)

We are accomplishing this activity in an efficient and timely manner.

10/25/2016 view
DSPS Coordinate with Outside Agencies

Needed to improve relationships with the Dept. of Rehabilitation and Los Rios Workability III (WAIII) for purposes of supporting students with completion of cert/degree. Examples include workshops and direct contact with WA III Los Rios employee; also house the DOR counselor at  CRC campus.

Need increased communication with H.S. transition counselors to enhance the intake experience for H.S. Seniors, provide matriculation information and other counselor resources.

 

 

 

In 2016, Los Rios started a new contract (MOU) with D.O.R/WA III to include staff at CRC to provide disability counseling, DOR orientation and internship information. We will pilot a WAIII counselor and a DOR counselor at CRC DSPS to increase services to students. We will want to evaluate program and services provided to our students.

 

For H.S. counselors, we plan to get input on the new high school student transition process implmented in March of each year.

 

 

College needs to provide space and support to have agency on campus. College may need to do research to evaluate impact to students.

10/20/2016 view
DSPS New student intake

The in-take process was overwhelming for new high school students.  Pressure for students to complete the in-take along with the steps to succes to meet SSSP requirements and receive priorty 0 regisstration.

In Spring 2016: Provide a brief group orientation by high school including the transition from high school to college including the differences in regulations and accomodations.  Postponed discussions of guidelines to include an abbrivated ISEP to meet steps-to-success. Collect interest survey of students to generate information on possible workshops or resources for new students.

Identified need to provide some orientation to parents of H.S. students, separate from the student intake.

 

Need more counselors to meet peak demands and staffing to enhance the new student experience in year 1.  Explore first year experience or cohort experience for DSPS such as a course they take together in first two semester.

10/20/2016 view
Library Services and Instruction Campus Collaboration and Institutional Role

In fall 2016, librarians surveyed discipline faculty on their use of the library and their satisfaction with library services and collections. The library received 37 survey response from faculty representing a variety of disciplines. The majority of faculty reported high levels of satisfaction with library services with 86% of respondents either Satisfied or Very Satisfied with the CRC Library. The survey responses indicated that over 60% of respondents checked out materials from the library, over 65% used a database or Onesearch for research and over 68% used a library handout or online research guide. Course Reserves are highly used service with over 84% of respondents reporting use of this service. 

We learned a number of things from the survey. First, we need to improve the survey tool and surveying techniques in order to gather feedback from a larger percentage of CRC faculty. Librarians intend to modify and survey again in the next 2-3 years. Second we learned that among respondents, information competency skills such as selecting well-refined research topics, evaluating information sources critically and citing sources appropriately are all important skills for their students. We learned that overall our library collection (print, electronic and media resources) is rated as "good' or "excellent", but there are areas where there are room for improvement. For example, it was noted that our collection regarding Latino/a/x studies is lacking and in Biology the need for alternative access to journal articles (ex. PDF or print) is needed. We also learned the preferred methods for faculty to be consulted regarding library collection and services (primarily via email, one-on-one appointment or department/division meeting visit). 

The librarians are implementing several changes as a result of the assessment. As mentioned above we will periodically repeat this survey (modified to encourage increased faculty response) so that we have regular data to inform library services improvements. Since information competency skills were rated as important for our students, we will work to market, align and implement information competency offerings available from the CRC library. We are working to address identified collection weaknesses such as the journals available to Biology and the strength, breadth and currency of our resources covering Latino/a/x studies. We are also updating our collection development policy to make clear how we solicit faculty input in the collection (purchasing and weeding). We will be working to further improve our liaison outreach to discipline faculty to highlight resources and solicit input. 

Additionally we noted in the assessment process that the Activity (Campus Collaboration and Institutional Role) is somewhat redundant to the individual SAO's (5 & 6). In our program review we will review and decide whether to modify or eliminate the activity assessment. 

None at this time

10/19/2016 view
Bookstore Textbook sales/rentals

We provide all required course materials and rentals for the students.

10/17/2016 view
Bookstore Retail sales-clothing, food, misc

We are providing an excellent product mix to meet the needs of the students and community.

10/17/2016 view
Bookstore Marketing/communication

We are doing an excellent job with providing marketing/communication students. We continually evaluate what works and what doesn't work and act accordingly.

10/17/2016 view
Bookstore Inventory management/control

We are doing an excellent job of inventory management/control.

10/17/2016 view
Bookstore Educational supplies sales

We feel we are doing an excellent job on educational supply sales.

10/17/2016 view
Transfer Services Appointments

By meeting with a counselor and/or university rep, students have gain necessary tools to successful transfer.

10/12/2016 view
Transfer Services "Spring Sting" - Sponsored by CSUS

This program is beneficial to students in gaining greater insight in the transfer process to CSU Sacramento.

10/12/2016 view
Transfer Services "Discover UC Davis" - Sponsored by UC Davis

This program is beneficial to students in gaining greater insight in the transfer process to UC Davis.

10/12/2016 view
Transfer Services "Where Do I Go From Here?" - Choosing Where to Transfer

We have not yet implemented this activity.

10/12/2016 view
Transfer Services Workshop: Transfer - Making It Happen: "Moving Through"

We have not yet implemented this activity.

10/12/2016 view
Transfer Services Workshop: Transfer - Making It Happen: "Moving On"

We have not yet implemented this activity.

10/12/2016 view
Transfer Services Workshop: Transfer - Making It Happen: "Moving In"

We have not yet implemented this activity.

10/12/2016 view
Counseling Personal Counseling

We do an adequate job of personal counseling, but could definitely increase our efforts and our efficacy.

We would need more staffing and training to better provide much-needed personal counseling.

10/12/2016 view
Counseling Multicultural Counseling

We have the staffing and the resources, but we need to insitiutionalize this by providing formal training, community linkage, and even an advisory committee for continual improvement.

This is an effort we need to focus on to better meet the needs of the community of students. 

10/12/2016 view
Counseling Crisis Counseling

If an episode requiring crisis counseling occurs, we are prepared because we have a crisis counselor assigned each day.  However, we could expand our services, our training, and our best practices for improving services in this area.

This is an area that requires continual preparation and focus and anything we can do to further meet student needs will help. Our department should definitely be proactive in this area, but our efforts at this point are under-utilized.

10/12/2016 view

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