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
Kinesiology and Athletics TMACT 300

At the end of the semester the students had a good time doing the skills test that challenged them to execute the skills that were practiced throughout the semester.  The class did a nice job of picking up the basic skills and tactical understanding that was the basis of the class sessions.  The students were good together and helped each other out, especially when there was a student that was less experienced than another. 

05/26/2017 view
Kinesiology and Athletics SPORT 351

Overall, it was good to see that the student athletes were becoming more mindful of their own strenghts and weaknesses through the spring sememster.  They ended with a self evaluation to know what things they needed to work on as individuals over the summer.

 

As mentioned above I will continue to use the professional sports science staff of the republic as a resource to help improve the ideas used to train and manage work load for the student athletes involved in the class.

05/26/2017 view
Early Childhood Education/Family and Consumer Science ECE 420

Students met and in some cases exceeeded the student learning outcomes. 

05/25/2017 view
Early Childhood Education/Family and Consumer Science ECE 422

This course was not offered this semester. It is scheduled to be offered Spring 2018 in a new rotation schedule of classes developed by the ECE Department.

05/25/2017 view
Early Childhood Education/Family and Consumer Science ECE 402

Students are meeting Student Learning Outcomes. 

05/25/2017 view
Early Childhood Education/Family and Consumer Science ECE 356

Although students met the expectation for SLO#3: Characterize school-age children as active learners, it was concluded that more emphasis will be placed on this concept going further. Department will review current Student Learning Outcomes for any necessary changes or additions which may be needed to reflect course concepts. 

05/25/2017 view
Computer Info Science: Core, Applications & Web CISW 440

Students were able to convert tabular data into XML documents. This was assessed throughout the course via lab assignments and the final project. Although, new topics were added each week the students continued to create a basic XML document as a deliverable on the lab assignment. A few students struggle to display data into HTML format using XML stylesheet. This may be due to a lack of experience with HTML coding.

05/24/2017 view
Kinesiology and Athletics SPORT 352

I learned that the teachimng methods we currently use are meeting the objectives and our students are imporving their skill set and athleticism.

N/A

05/24/2017 view
Art/Art History ARTH 312

Overall, students understood the issues, analyzed the lifework of women artists and engaged in class discussions successfully; a bit unsettling in this particular session was the relatively high number of students, who sat in class throughout lectures reluctantly participating in discussions -only when asked by name to do so- and who did not write the paper nor appeared in the Final exam thus getting an F final grade.

none

05/23/2017 view
Mathematics and Statistics MATH 100

Skill levels greatly vary in Math 100.  There are students who have clearly seen the materials before and can perform well while other students struggle.  It would be a good idea to have extra materials on hand for the students who excel.

05/23/2017 view
Mathematics and Statistics MATH 370

- Students need more time with graphs.

- Vectors, sequences, and series are completely new concepts for most pre-calculus students.  Students need more time and instruction to digest the new material.

05/23/2017 view
Early Childhood Education/Family and Consumer Science ECE 330

Overall the student learning outcomes were met and in some cases exceeded what was designed for the course. 

05/21/2017 view
Human Services HSER 341

Students were well motivated to complete their weekly assignments and to complete their final project. The assessment showed that 11 out of 21 students were able to present the pharmocological and pharmicokinetics of a substance of abuse in terms that the class was able to evaluate and understand. 8 of the 21 students scored lower due to their inability to present the facts for students to clearly understand but well enough that they only missed a few points.

05/21/2017 view
Human Services HSER 340

18 out of 39 students were able to present all information required to meet the 12 key factors and present them to the intended audieance. 11 out of 39 were able to meet 10 of the 12 key factors and present them to the intended audience. 7 of the 39 studentds were able to meet  8 of the 12 key factors for the assessment and present them to the intended audiance. 5 of the 39 students were unable to present above 5 of the key factors and failed to present them in the manner to which the intended audieance would be able to understand them. Students exceeded the expectations!

 

05/21/2017 view
Mathematics and Statistics MATH 400

The students were strong in differential calculus but were weak in integral calculus, which is just started in Math 400 (to be continued in Math 401).  So this is not as  much of a concern to me.

However, their inability to solve real world applications is a concern but now a surprise.  This is a common weakness throughout the Mathematics curriculum.

05/19/2017 view
Mathematics and Statistics MATH 70

About half of the students who enrolled in Math 70 (Math Center Lab) did not fulfill the hours required for credit.  Among the six students who registered for more than 0.25 unit, only one fulfilled the required number of hours.  I recommend that students ONLY be allowed to register for 0.25 unit at a time.  Also, the students need to be more aware of the hourly commitment when registering for the course.  This could be done by the math instructor or the Math Center IAs.

05/19/2017 view
Humanities HUM 331

Students met the outcomes of this course. However because of the subject matter, many English language learners self select out of interest but do not have college level reading and writing skills. These students struggle to express their understanding of the course content in transfer-level Standard Written English.

Students in this course lack basic understanding of world geography and geographic features. This is relevant to the historical and cultural development of regions associated with Latin American Humanities. Previously BS 128 had a large movie screen size map on the wall. The map was damaged and removed from the classroom two semesters ago. Since that time students have been deprived of the learning opportunity provided by its presence. 

05/17/2017 view
Humanities HUM 320

Students met the outcomes of this course. However because of the subject matter, many English language learners self select out of interest but do not have college level reading and writing skills. These students struggle to express their understanding of the course content in transfer-level Standard Written English.

Students in this course lack basic understanding of world geography and geographic features. This is relevant to the historical and cultural development of regions associated with Asian Humanities. Previously BS 128 had a large movie screen size map on the wall. The map was damaged and removed from the classroom two semesters ago. Since that time students have been deprived of the learning opportunity provided by its presence. 

05/17/2017 view
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

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