Course Assessment Summary

Program/Department Course What did you learn from your outcomes assessment? Curricular/programmatic changes College-wide implications of your assessment project. Assessment reported
Health Care Information Technology HCIT 140

The students understand the purposes of an HIS, health information systems, and the challenges involved in managing one. On a related note, the writing ability of the students are varied. Some students are able to research the topic and write a good paper. A few students either didn't spend the time to research and prepare so their paper was not as good. One or two students may need to take an English writing course.

05/19/2018 view
Computer Info Science: Core, Applications & Web CISW 440

The solutions video I created for the course helped the students learned the materials. Each lab is dependent on the successful completion of the previous lab. The student may fall behind if he/she doesn't keep up with the assignments. Viewing the solutions video and following it help the student learn the topics. The class this semester had a basic understanding of HTML and this made it easier for them to complete the assignments and final project.

05/19/2018 view
English as a Second Language ESLW 30

The W30 students were successful learners

05/16/2018 view
English as a Second Language ESLW 20

Students in this section of ESL w20 exceeded expectations in their ability to write questions and statements overall, However, the results of this outcome were skewed by assignments having very specific and focused parameters. These skills did not take sufficient root for about 1/2 the class, however. Many were unable to demonstrate integrated application of skills in the final writing assessment.

The ESL 20 level attracts students with abilities that range between pre-literacy and long experience with "acquired English." Where students at one extreme don't know anything, those at the other end of the range must un-learn misconceptions about English, and teach themselves to perceive the language environment in a way that is contrary to everything they believe to be true about how English works. Designing a course to accommodate such diverse students in an equitable way is vertually impossible. For this reason, and in the light of AB 1705, it is reasonable that the college continue to support the growth and development of a more robust adult education structure in partnership with K-12 districts. More specifically, our community desperately needs adult education programs designed to bring students to the point where they can successfully complete an academic placement process.

05/16/2018 view
English as a Second Language ESLR 40

This group of R40 students was less successful understanding the assigned novel.  In contrast, this group was far above expectations in ability to use context and grammar knowledge to analyze sentences and recognize their meanings.


05/16/2018 view
Early Childhood Education/Family and Consumer Science ECE 326

To strenghten this course, we started implementing the use of learning stories and narratives to collect observations that meaningful and supportive of development. A Learning Stories cohort was created to further infuse the concepts into other courses and the child development center. This practices will offer continuity, and further support to student's understanding and applying the concpets of observation and interpretaiton. 

02/24/2018 view
Early Childhood Education/Family and Consumer Science ECE 424

Students who are at the end of the course work, and enroll in ECE 424 perform at a higher level. Critical thinking was refelcted in the responses to discussion questions and assignments. 

02/02/2018 view
Early Childhood Education/Family and Consumer Science ECE 322

Offer more strategies on positive child guidance.

Address possible reasons for children having challenging behaviors. 

We currenlty do not have much information to identify college-wide implications. 

01/25/2018 view
Early Childhood Education/Family and Consumer Science FCS 324

Students met or exceeding student learning expectations in this course. Through student self-assessments, students reported addressing the student learning outcomes in detail. One area in which students requested more content on relates to SLO#5: Define death and life/death issues. This content occurs at the end of the semester and more integration of this concepts and depth was requested by a few students. 

01/21/2018 view
Early Childhood Education/Family and Consumer Science ECE 321

Students met or exceeded student learning outcomes for this course.

01/21/2018 view
Early Childhood Education/Family and Consumer Science ECE 320

Students met or exceeded student learning outcome expectations. 

01/21/2018 view
Early Childhood Education/Family and Consumer Science ECE 420

Through evaluation of the student learning outcomes and overall course review, it was determined that this course would work well in an online format which accomodates the needs of the workforce for flexibility of administrating early childhood programs. Additionally, the new schedule of Fall ECE 420 with Spring ECE 422 allowed for students to continue with coursework and continuity of concepts. 

01/21/2018 view
Health Information Technology HIT 130

Approximately 95% of students have a firm grasp of the concepts and its applications, however, there were a small percentage of students that struggled with the course due to their inability to grasp simple mathematical concepts as its applied to HIT settings.

01/19/2018 view
Health Information Technology HIT 140

Students have a firm understanding of the Electronic Health Record environment and its associated regulations and ethical concerns.

01/19/2018 view
Health Information Technology HIT 172

Students have a strong foundation of coding knowledge and its applications.

01/19/2018 view
Health Information Technology HIT 160

Students have a firm understanding of duties required by the supervisory role. (ethical/regulatory/professional standards)

01/19/2018 view
Health Information Technology HIT 170

Students are applying and adapting classroom learning into the work/practicum experience.

01/18/2018 view
Health Information Technology HIT 150

Students have a firm grasp of the importance of this topic (continuous improvement) as it relates to the field of HIT.

01/18/2018 view
Health Information Technology HIT 110

Students are well equipped to apply legal and ethical concepts in HIT to real world scenarios.

01/18/2018 view
Health Information Technology HIT 102

Students are learning and thriving in their understanding of alternative care settings where HIT principles and concepts are implemented.

01/18/2018 view
Health Information Technology HIT 100

Realization that a new course needs to be developed and implemented by Fall 2018. Program graduates taking the RHIT exam scored on average or below national scores. 

01/18/2018 view
Anthropology ANTH 300

According to research in education, novice students need help with figuring out what information is pertinent to the course and what is minor in order to improve learning (Angelo 1993; Svinicki & McKeachie 2014). They also need help understanding how their previous knowledge articulates with what they will be learning in the course (Angelo 1993; Svinicki & McKeachie 2014). To achieve these two goals, I created a new assignment for fall 2017 entitled “Before & After Reflections”- one due at the midterm, the other due at the final exam.  On a handout I provided on the first day and on the first day after the midterm exam, students wrote their preconceived notions and ideas about certain chosen key topics/concepts. After we covered the topics/concepts in class, students were supposed to write what they learned. Then they were supposed to compare their before and after information. Efficacy was measured by comparing exam scores and retention and success rates from the previous semester (spring 2017-control group) for the same class on the same day and same time. Although the outcomes did not result in higher averages for exams, it did result in significantly lower standard deviations, and thus less failing scores. This suggests that novice students may have been helped by the assignment. In addition, final course grades improved remarkedly for the target group (fall 2017). Moreover, student retention was higher for the target group. However, more research is needed to confirm these conclusions, since there were so many uncontrolled variables. Student perceptions about the new assignment were mixed but most preferred this assignment over a term paper. Another benefit of the assignment included highlighting for me what topics/concepts needed more elaboration in class in order to better improve student comprehension. It was clear that novice students needed more course coverage on the topics associated with the evidence that suggests humans are not...

No college-wide implications.

01/09/2018 view
Anthropology ANTH 301

The first section of the course has a number of very well designed laboratories that help students articulate general principles of biology and science; an decrease in the detail of the blood lab this semester improved the timing of the labs and resulted in student learning exceeding expectations. Students struggle with primate taxonomy and hominin fossils, likely because of intensive memorization and new vocabulary required by these sections. 

12/27/2017 view
Allied Health/Medical Assisting MEDA 110

Students continue to struggle with accurate completion of claim forms. However, this is partially due to the ever-changing field of health insurance. More practice with specific insurance requirements may be necessary, as well as the inclusion of guest speakers who are currently working in the billing field.


12/21/2017 view
Allied Health/Medical Assisting AH 108

All outcomes were sufficiently met, however, in preparation for Dual Enrollment alignment within the district and local high schools, the section on History of Medicine will likely be removed. Greater emphasis will then be given to the Careers and Legal sections. The course unit may also be increased after consultation with district colleagues. 


12/21/2017 view