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
Early Childhood Education/Family and Consumer Science ECE 424

Overall, I feel the students did very well. The text book is very clear and relevant to each of the SLO’s. Assignments were mixed between individual and group and all were carried out exceptionally well. Assignments included ongoing reflections for each chapter, an interview of a mentor on an advocacy issue they are passionate about with subsequent further research on that issue, and a culminating group presentation extending upon a particular topic presented within a chapter of their choice. I incorporated a great deal of weekly in-class activities and role-playing, which provided for some rich experiences for acting in the role of a mentor/mentee relationship. This is something I think I will build upon and incorporate assignments to. Making the shift from teacher to director/mentor is a challenge, so the more “hands-on” experience students have practicing the new role they are learning about, mentoring/leadership, the stronger and more confident they will feel in that role.

12/15/2016 view
Mathematics and Statistics MATH 400

SLO1: Three questions were examined.  The average score among these was 62%; however, two averaged significantly lower than the third (averages of 42%, 47%, and 98%).  The higher average problem was obviously too easy (simple ratio of polynomials), while the students likely needed more time to think on the other two (ratio of transcendentals with chain rule requiring l'Hospital's Rule, and a difference of a polynomial and radical requiring conjugates).

SLO3: Three questions were examined. The average score among these was 66.5%.  The question requiring logarithmic differentiation averaged 60%, the question requiring the Product and Quotient Rules on polynomials and transcendentals averaged 86%, and the question requiring the actual limit definition of the derivative (involving absolute values) averaged 55%.

SLO5: Six questions were examined. The average score among these was 67.8%.  The variation on averages among these was minor with the exception of the Riemann sum question, which averaged 84%.

12/15/2016 view
Early Childhood Education/Family and Consumer Science ECE 343

Students are exceeding expectations and at this time there is no need to make changes to the SLOs for this course

12/14/2016 view
Mathematics and Statistics MATH 335

I was surprised by the number of students who seemed underprepared at beginning of the class.  I was curious where and when some of them had taken their prerequisite classes and how some others were assessed into this class.  I was honestly worried at the beginning of the semester how I would be able to accomplish all the SLOs of this class when many of the students don't have or don't remember their prerequisites.   I encouraged the class to seek supplemental instructional help from the S.I.  leader I requested for this class, but hardly any student went.  Then I heard some instructors were able to get their students to go to S.I. sessions by offering extra credit, then I followed the examples to motivate students to go to S.I. sessions and get helped.  Gradually more and more students went to S.I. sessions and formed a bond with the S.I. leader or with themselves and the class then started to improve in terms of attitude, work ethics and Math skills.  Through weekly online homework, weekly paper assignments, quizzes, and 5 tests, the students reviewed and strengthened in their algebra skills, learned Trigonometric topics, and were assessed frequently.  Finally, the class meets all SLOs expectations and exceeds some SLOs expectations.  

12/14/2016 view
Engineering ENGR 412

The students were well-prepared on most of the topics in the class, with the exception of phase diagrams and dislocation theory. I also learned that they need more background in computer programming.  There is an over-reliance on Excel in the class, so this is part of what I will consider going forward.

12/14/2016 view
Engineering ENGR 400

I learned that the students were well-prepared for the course and that they did well in analysis on paper of different types of circuits. In addition to this, they were good in analysis on paper, but their lab skills can be improved.

12/14/2016 view
Mathematics and Statistics MATH 400

Most students in this class are prepared, positive and hard working.  Only one student clearly doesn't belong to this class due to lack of prerequisite knowledges and skills.

Most students completed their online homework before due date, and come prepared to take weekly quizzes and chapter tests.  As a result of this positive attitude and work ethics of most students in this class, I was able to teach some optional material such as Newton’s method, and all SLOs exceeded expectations.

This once again shows that SLOs can't be achieved with instructor’s effort alone.  

 

12/14/2016 view
Kinesiology and Athletics SPORT 314

Overall, I think the students did well because it's kind of a shock to them initially.  This is different than a high school P.E. class.  This is college-level and students really had to demand more of themselves and of their bodies.  Some of them felt that they couldn't do it, but they mostly did.  This is definitely a class that re-tools them for the upcoming season.  With a new coach, we had to take the time to learn each other--what we expected from each other--and this presents a learning curve. They had to switch gears, but they definitely did it.  

12/14/2016 view
Kinesiology and Athletics TMACT 300

This is a class that students enjoy.  Most take the class for enjoyment purposes and to improve their fitness.  There is also a social element to it, which meets our goals. The social aspect of it, regardless of the level, is what it offers to all students. Each student also has the opportunity to improve from their own level. Those who have had no exposure now have the information. Those who have had exposure learn to fine-tune their skills.  The more planning that goes into this class, the better it goes. At the beginning we do technical work, mostly in warm-ups and we have a tactical topic for each class meeting.

12/14/2016 view
Early Childhood Education/Family and Consumer Science ECE 331

Students performed well in coursework and on quizzes related to student learning outcomes. Students met or exceeded expectations for all student learning outcomes. 

12/14/2016 view
Kinesiology and Athletics FITNS 381

The course went well and students met or exceeded expectations on all course Student Learning Outcomes. The levels of skill and fitness were noticeable for incoming students and this needs to be addressed in future assessments.

12/14/2016 view
Kinesiology and Athletics FITNS 331

The assessments need to be adjusted based on the incoming levels of the students, as well as on gender, and then reapplied to create a level of fairness to accomplish or meet course objectives.

12/14/2016 view
Business, Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing, Real Estate ECON 100

The class went largely as expected.  Most of the students took it as a prepatory course for standard economics courses.  It appears that those who successfully completed the course were more confident and interested in taking additional economics courses.

 

 

 

12/14/2016 view
Mathematics and Statistics MATH 402

The students who attended classes regular, studied the textbook, and did their homework did great in this class.  A couple of students have had a habit of repeating classes.  At very beginning of this class, those students may have had the thought of ready to repeat this class, and they didn't seem serious this semester.  A few students lack prerequisite skills, one in particular definitely doesn't belong to Calculus III.

Students generally did better on the early material on the final exam.  Some students did pretty well on the last chapter test but didn't do so well on the corresponding part on the final exam.  I am not sure what that means.   Some students have done well enough before the final exam to pass the course with as low as 30% on the final exam.   A new grading scheme may be developed to encourage students do well on the final exam.

 

 

12/13/2016 view
Accounting ACCT 341

Changing this to a hybrid has had a positive influence in outcomes.

There is no change in college facility requirements but this change will require a slight increase in FTE and accounting degrees and certificates will need to be revised once thios approval is made district wide.

12/13/2016 view
Computer Info Science: Networking & Security CISS 341

Students were able to use the publisher's cloud environment to complete most of the lab activities for the class. The hardware in the classroom lacks the wireless hardware necessary for them to complete the lab activities.

12/12/2016 view
Health Care Information Technology HCIT 160

Student writing demonstrates a lack of basic writing skills (e.g., major sentence boudary issues), a lack of analytical skills, and a lack of being able to follow directions in basic writing prompts.

12/12/2016 view
Mathematics and Statistics MATH 420

The class seems to be working well in achieving SLOs.

12/12/2016 view
Mathematics and Statistics MATH 410

The class seems to be working well in achieving SLOs.

12/12/2016 view
Mathematics and Statistics MATH 402

The class seems to be working well in achieving SLOs.

12/12/2016 view
Architecture ARCH 327

Students overall grasped the concepts outlined but minor adjustment to the projects need to be implemented for a more solid understanding of the architectural concepts outlined.

12/12/2016 view
Business, Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing, Real Estate MGMT 372

The Mgmt. 372 course ran extremely smooth throughout the semester and the students' performance overall were engaging and outstanding with each other, their instructor, and the course material.

12/10/2016 view
Business, Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing, Real Estate MGMT 308

The Mgmt. 308 course ran extremely smooth throughout the semester and the students' performance overall were engaging and outstanding with each other, their instructor, and the course material.

12/10/2016 view
Health Information Technology HIT 120

Overall, students definitely met the expectations of the course. Students were able to successfuly demonstrate the application of basic coding concepts.

12/08/2016 view
Computer Info Science: Database & Programming CISP 352

Students demonstrated the ability to Design and implement SQL to include data definition language, data manipulation language, and data query language constructs. Students work showed that they understood how to design and implement queries for information extraction from databases, including sorting and grouping data, subqueries and views.  Student also were able to implement medium to complex difficulty queries in SQL using procedures, packages and triggers.  Student did however find it harder to grasp the concept of multi-table joins.  More practice problems and a dedicated lecture on this topic helped students do better in this area.  Moving forward, one additional focus topic on JOINS needs to be added to the course lecture sequence.

12/08/2016 view

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