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 Information Technology HIT 172

our students show high level of professionalism, knowledge, and adaptability to new learning environments.

12/02/2016 view
Health Information Technology HIT 170

Very encouraged by the comments and evaluation provided by our practicum site supervisors. Very proud of our students' professionalism, knowledge, and ability to adapt to new learning environments.

12/02/2016 view
Health Information Technology HIT 150

review and analysis of course assignments such as discussion postings, weekly quizzes, course assignments, and exams (midterm & final) shows that majority of students (85%) met requirements with grade of B or better.

12/02/2016 view
Business, Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing, Real Estate BUS 105

The class went very well.  The students exceeded my expectations in most of the categories I measure.  I attribute the class exceeding my expectations to the implementation of LearnSmart from McGraw-Hill (the textbook publisher I use).  The tool tests students' comprehension of the course content in each of the textbook chapters.  The tool uses adaptive software and focuses the content on topics where students most struggle based on how they answer the questions that are presented. 

12/02/2016 view
History HIST 365

This is the first time I am teaching this class, so it isn't idea yet. The historical causation is the number one focus for me.  My goal is for students to be able to see this and I present a variety of materials and modes so that they can do this successfully.  Overall, the students are grasping the material and succeeding in the class.

12/02/2016 view
History HIST 314

I did a bit of experimenting this semester. I used some video clips of documentaries and students did more analytical work than they'd done previously. Overall, I think students achieved success.  For me what it is important is historical causation and most of the students understood this concept.  Most students have grasped the connection between events and the variety of areas involved--geography, politics,etc.  We have focused on the "why" as much as anything else and students have grasped this. Doing this experimenting did limit the lecture time, so I will now readjust.

12/02/2016 view
Photography PHOTO 420

Overall we need to explore more ways to get student engagement in the material. They are definitely gleaning the information, but they are not thinking about it deeply. This is a team-taught course and our lectures tend to be re-hashes of what they have read in the textbook.  This is one of the only ways to get them to consider the material in order to think critically about the material we cover. Quizzes at the beginning of class have now been moved to the end of class, but by then the information is more synthesized. We get a wide variety of students so making sure that the majority of them get the major concepts is continuing challenge.

12/01/2016 view
Photography PHOTO 410

In this class, the technology changes so rapidly that I've had to change a lot of assignments to meet industry changes and changes in software. Even then, I don't feel I've covered all I need to. I want to re-evaluate the topics, the individual skills that I'm teaching, and the order or presentation of topics. I spend a lot of time thinking about what is currently important to cover in the course and whether each element is integral to the assignments and the course. It's a moving target and never quite feel I've succeeded with.

12/01/2016 view
Photography PHOTO 390

This is the first time I've taught this course so I've learned a lot about translating the topic to students. What makes sense to me doesn't necessarily make sense to the students. We use groups in this class, and I need to do more research into group formation and group maintenance. They are doing creative work and problem-solving with the tools and techniques they've learned this semester, which is encouraging. The way the class has been set up, there has been a great deal of collaboration, which is good. They are also very enthusiastic about the subject matter.

12/01/2016 view
Photography PHOTO 365

I have taught this course for six years and this is the first time that all of the pieces have come together. For example, I made the pin hole assignment a lab assignment instead of a portfolio assignment, which meant that I was able to see it earlier in the semester and this gave them more help and provided me with a better sense of where they were in the class.  I have also rearranged my assignments to create a better flow in the course and that allows me to scaffold things better. I have also broken down the research components in the course so that they are not all due at the same time. Overall students are progressing well, grasping the concepts, having success and definitely experiencing productive failure. They have enough to get going, but they learn as they progress.

12/01/2016 view
Kinesiology and Athletics DANCE 410

Students are engaging actively in this class, grasping the skills and movements required in Dance Composition and Production. They are working together cooperatively and they are developing an understanding and appreciation of dance composition.

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Theatre Arts TA 420

Overall the class gives a broad perspective and introduction into theater as it pertains to stagecraft, props, scenic painting, set construction, etc. By the end of this class, students have a basic understanding of these elements and are able to move forward to the next phase of courses and/or jobs. This is essentially an introduction to these elements, so mastery is limited in that way, but they can continue to more complex courses.

12/01/2016 view
Theatre Arts TA 424

Overall the class gives a broad perspective and introduction into theater as it pertains to stagecraft, props, scenic painting, set construction, etc. By the end of this class, students have a basic understanding of these elements and are able to move forward to the next phase of courses and/or jobs. This is essentially an introduction to these elements, so mastery is limited in that way, but they can continue to more complex courses.

12/01/2016 view
Photography PHOTO 312

We have seen a decline in enrollment in this course, because the state is no longer allowing financial aid for a course that is not part of the major. This is mostly a class of majors and that is good and bad. When our students have sruggles, we start to see it in this class.  Students are defnitely meeting or exceeding SLOs. The new studio has definitely helped us and our students.  

12/01/2016 view
Photography PHOTO 301

This course is more popular than ever before. The pendulum has swung back to darkroom photography again. Most four-year programs require a black and white portfolio, so these skills is essential. We feel our students get a strong photographic education in this course. 

12/01/2016 view
Business, Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing, Real Estate BUS 340

In this course, I utilize hypothetical examples and this definitely helps the students to understand the material of the course.  This also gives them the opportunity to apply academic principles to real situations.  Students like this and it makes it easier for them to grasp the basic course materials.  They respond to these orally and in papers. We even do larger ones, including whole class projects, which also helps.

12/01/2016 view
Business, Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing, Real Estate BUS 320

Overall, I'm happy with the ways the students understand the core concepts of Personal Finance. This can be a difficult course and I'm pleasantly surprised with the students' level of perception and learning.  Their homework and assignments demonstrate that they have a clear understanding of the concepts.

12/01/2016 view
Building Inspection Technology BIT 104

The Student Learning Objectives were accomplished through cooperative groups and individual problem-solving analysis and feedback. Group activities were also incorporated by inspecting the fire and life safety components of the Winn Center and providing feedback. Project drawings were reviewed in groups for fire and life safety issues and feedback provided. Individual student success was verified through feedback, successful completion of assigned homework, frequent quizzes, and midterm exam.

12/01/2016 view
Philosophy PHIL 320

Although this is a somewhat complex course for entry-level students, overall we do a good job creating an environment for them to understand basic philosophical concepts. We also provide them with many opportunities to use a variety of sources as they engage in the course information and to develop and use ethical reasoning skills.

12/01/2016 view
Photography PHOTO 277

There is so much that can be covered in a course like this that we are continually working on different ways to focus and streamline material. Otherwise, students leave the class with a good grasp of website building. They also leave the course with a start to a website, which makes them employable.

 

11/30/2016 view
English as a Second Language ESLR 20

Given the diverse student population in this course, some students struggle with the overall concept, while others master the outcomes easily.  With the emphasis on reading in this course, most students leave the class with competencies that will help them succeed at the next level.

11/30/2016 view
Foreign Languages SPAN 411

A lot of the students make mistakes in their verb conjugations and need review of this. A few have trouble with sentence structure. Overall, they are writing to prompts. They get the basic concepts of the course, but need more review of basics.

11/30/2016 view
Foreign Languages SPAN 415

Students need to learn more to Spanish audio, with whatever grammatical structure we are using. Although they meet the expectations of the course, they need more experience listening to Spanish, including an emphasis on various tenses. 

11/30/2016 view
History HIST 312

Students seem to demonstrate the strongest understanding during our small group discussions as opposed to in-class essays, where they struggled the most to convey their grasp of the material. The straight lecture style is fading from the current educational system as a way of connecting with students. I try to do more small group discussions and guided discussions. I'm trying to do more frequent, smaller-stakes assessments than just midterms and finals. This makes it less daunting for students who get overwhelmed by the larger concepts.

11/30/2016 view
English as a Second Language ESLL 20

Currently students are meeting most course expectations, but class experience shows they need more experience working outside their first language and culture.

11/30/2016 view

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