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
Photography PHOTO 350

The field of Photojournalism continues to change at a dizzying pace. Both students and Faculty need additional training to compete.

05/16/2017 view
Photography PHOTO 260

This course assessment was based on new requirements in the course which include a stronger history component and a written review. We identified a greater understanding of the history of photography in Yosemite and saw that understanding revealed in student's portfolios. We also observed students greater understandiing of using neutral density filtration and high dynamic range photography.

05/16/2017 view
Mathematics and Statistics MATH 125

I believe that I need to spend more time focusing on solving the equations and inequalities which come from applied problems.  The students are pretty good at coming up with the equations/inequalities, I just wish they had done a better job solving them.  I need to keep that in mind next time I teach MATH 125.  We always spent lots of time coming up with the equations and the best fitting line, but I see we need to spend more time and review on solving the equations.

05/16/2017 view
Photography PHOTO 392

Students meet or exceed my expectations in the course. Students study job trends and we visit commercial photographers studios. Internships are offered as studio assistants. We discuss job demand, self employment. marketing and pricing structure. Students are required to produce a marketing piece for the final portfolio. The field of photography is changing monthly. We discuss the current trends and work on strategies to cope with the changes that affect visual communication and photography. I train myself each year to keep up with current trends in the commercial photography field. 

I will of course work within the COB process on the campus to keep equipment up to date for current jobs skills.

I will implement curriculum changes in respect to the industry demand.

It is really hard to get professional development in. Most classes are taught out of Sacramento and are in San Francisco or in other states. For me webinars are not as effective as being there in person and working with the equipment. So I do as much PD as I possibly can but students and the program always come first so it is a difficult situation. I also train in the summer outside of PD.  

05/16/2017 view
Mathematics and Statistics MATH 350

Must assign more classwork/homework related to integrals to target and address weaknesses prior to the final exam

05/15/2017 view
Business, Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing, Real Estate RE 190

Students gained an understanding of the concepts of property management. Items covered successfully include the role of the property manager and his/her relationship between tenants and owners, application of economic principles to real property management, methods of marketing managed properties, essential elements of leases, lease negotiations, landlord-tenant laws, physical maintenance needs of a property, risks associated with real property, environmental issues, and life safety/security issues. The course covered both real property in general terms and in specific types of real estate (residential, office, retail, and industrial).

None.

05/15/2017 view
Art/Art History ART 323
  • Students were able to understand color theories, historical and cultural uses of color.
  • Students developed design consepts based on historical and current use.
  • Students gained in their painting mixing and color useage skills throughout the semester. 
  • Students developed the skills to see value ranges in color  and apply this to their own designs.
  • Students developed the ability to critique the work of others, as well as their own through verbal and wiriting assignmets.

N/A

05/15/2017 view
Kinesiology and Athletics SPORT 385

Student learning regarding technical knowledge of tennis (SLO #1) met expectation. Group settings are more conducive to strategic and broad-stroke tennis methodology, than individual work on the fundamentals of technique. It would be benificial to have film equipment and correlating tennis video programs (apps) to relate to individual technique. I also consider that managing the class for more one-on-one time with each student would have a positive impact on a comprehensively learning the technical knowledge of tennis. Regarding tactical strategies for singles and doubles (SLO #2), student learning exceeded expectations. Singles and doubles strategies including shot selection, court-positioning, communication and philosophical methodologies were effectively transmitted to the students. Student learning in this area was so proficient that it led to individuals taking control over learning and development of tactical methods. Outside study and film work were effective tools at expanding knowledge of tactics. Again, film tools and tennis software or applications would enhance the efficiency of student learning. Student learning exceeded expectations enhancing participation and contributions to the team experience (SLO #3). Through structured team activities (fundraising, team-building activities, competition and travel, etc.) students learned the benefits of positive communication, individual and team responsibility, and hard work. These qualities extended beyond the court, as students took an active role in each other's success in the classroom and in competition. Students also learned the value of sportsmanship and character development.

05/15/2017 view
Kinesiology and Athletics SPORT 380

Student learning regarding technical knowledge of tennis (SLO #1) met expectation.  Group settings are more conducive to strategic and broad-stroke tennis methodology, than individual work on the fundamentals of technique.  It would be benificial to have film equipment and correlating tennis video programs (apps) to relate to individual technique.  I also consider that managing the class for more one-on-one time with each student would have a positive impact on a comprehensively learning the technical knowledge of tennis.  Regarding tactical strategies for singles and doubles (SLO #2), student learning exceeded expectations.  Singles and doubles strategies including shot selection, court-positioning, communication and philosophical methodologies were effectively transmitted to the students.  Student learning in this area was so proficient that it led to individuals taking control over learning and development of tactical methods.  Outside study and film work were effective tools at expanding knowledge of tactics.  Again, film tools and tennis software or applications would enhance the efficiency of student learning.  Student learning exceeded expectations enhancing participation and contributions to the team experience (SLO #3).  Through structured team activities (fundraising, team-building activities, competition and travel, etc) students learned the benefits of positive communication, individual and team responsibility, and hard work.  These qualities extended beyond the court, as students took an active role in each other's success in the classroom and in competition.  Students also learned the value of sportsmanship and character development. 

05/15/2017 view
Theatre Arts TAP 320

This class is an effective workshop training experience for students acting in a classical theatre production. Intergration with English department, speakers and guest artists was appropriate. Performances were well attended and recieved and the students meet and at times exceeded the learning outcomes for the couse. Overall, it was an excellent class.

05/12/2017 view
Business, Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing, Real Estate MGMT 362

Students did well with the learning tools presented.  The curriculum, assignments, and e-learning tools required self-initiative.  Rigor is at an acheiveable, but challenging level.

05/12/2017 view
Business, Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing, Real Estate MKT 314

76% of students enrolled in the course successfully completed and met all student learning outcomes through completion of homework and exams with a score of 75% or higher in the course. Qualitative student feedback is also positive and support the assessment of the learning outcomes.  These results meet my expectations.

 

05/12/2017 view
Health Information Technology HIT 123

The course is meeting the objectives as stated in the syllabus.

I would recommend using the 2017 step by step course book that comes with interactive learning modules

05/11/2017 view
Kinesiology and Athletics FITNS 380

Circuit training is an excellent course to develop both cardio and strength

05/11/2017 view
Mathematics and Statistics MATH 401

More time should be spent on polar coordinates and, perhaps, some type of review handout and video should be created.

05/10/2017 view
Mathematics and Statistics MATH 400

The students need to spend a bit more time on applications of differentiation.  This group was unexpectedly proficient with transcendental functions.

05/10/2017 view
Art/Art History ART 370

Overall students meet the course SLOs.  Students who spent additional time were able to exceed the SLO expectations.

05/10/2017 view
Art/Art History ART 372

Overall students meet the SLOs for this course.  They seem to be spending more time on assignments which is reflected in the quality of thier work, and thier ability to exceed SLO expectations.

05/10/2017 view
Art/Art History ART 402

In general, students met the SLOs for this course.  However, the risk of equipment failure may impact the ability of future students to successfully meet the SLOs.  Due to equipment failure this semester, student work was lost.

Equipment failure could impact student safety and  the ability to offer this course.

05/10/2017 view
Art/Art History ART 394

Overall students meet the SLOs for this course.  Students who do not meet the SLOs struggle with time management and are overwhelmed by the workload.

05/10/2017 view
English - Basic Skills [LEGACY] ENGWR 55

Essentially, students are able to identify, define, and label the conventions of language and sentence patterns; however, they are a work in progress at demonstrating their skills. When they demonstrate sentence patterns, they must use the writing process to be successful and use campus resources, such as the Reading and Writing Center (RWC), peer review and collaboration, as well as one on one counseling in office hours.

05/10/2017 view
Kinesiology and Athletics SPORT 300

Through assessment students thoroughly comprehended the necessities to transfer to the four-year level as a student-athlete. Students displayed the knowledge pertaining to baseball fundamentals, as well as sportsmanship that translates to intercollegiate athletics at four year institutions. Using critical thinking skills developed through practice situations provided the confidence and successful outcomes in actual game settings. Student-athletes showed their ability to execute game plans, and strategies that are pertinent to successful outcomes in game settings. Their willingness and ability to compete at their highest capability was developed through practice settings, and was displayed through in game situations as athletes showed their ability to adapt to a variety of in game situations. Each student athlete showed the ability, maturity, and willingness to be a productive member of society and representative of the institution.  

No college wide implications.

05/10/2017 view
Kinesiology and Athletics SPORT 303

Overall, the team did a good job getting in shape.  They were enthusiastic to prepare for the season.

No implications.

05/10/2017 view
Business, Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing, Real Estate MKT 330

Through multiple avenues of instruction, students were able to understand the complicated strategies of Internet marketing, and how to analyze results of marketing efforts. By using written assignments, weekly quizzes, a project that involves peer review, discussion boards, and a final exam, as well as optional online resources and recent events news postings, students were provided a variety of learning formats through which to discover which path worked best for them. In particular, it was encouraging to see students using new vocabularly learned in the glossary term assignments to concisely express their ideas on essays and the project, and many students report that they knew of the concept but did not until now know the proper term to use. The high quality of the work and the high rate of students doing well through the end of the semester for an online course are very encouraging.

05/09/2017 view
Theatre Arts TAP 330

Students effectively learned how to take part in an ensemble in the theatre and gained skills that will be helpful in a professional theatre setting.

This would require purchasing of new equipment and scheduling of more student work hours, as well as addition of FTE.

05/09/2017 view

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