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 FITNS 441

The students who are still enrolled in the class are definiately exceeding the SLO expectations for this class.

However, half of the class dropped the day of or the day before the drop deadline because they were not meeting the expectations. This is not their fault. They should have been enrolled in FITNS 440 which is the class below this one but we have never offered it. This same thing has happened in the past. We need to offer FITNS 440 concurrently with FITNS 441 so that students who have a harder time learning to swim or being comfortable in the water have a chance to continue their quest of learning to swim. I could tell by the second week of the semester that all of the students who recently dropped needed to be in FITNS 440. Some semesters, the class will have no one enrolled in it but some semesters students will be enrolled in it. I feel really bad when the students have to drop the class at the end of the semester because we aren't offering the appropriate class for them.

Learning to swim or even being comfortable in the water is a very individual matter. Some students master these skills quickly while other struggle with it, especially if they have had a previous negative experience in the water. As stated above, we need to offer FITNS 440 with this class.

Put in our planning document to offer FITNS 440 concurrently with this class

11/28/2016 view
History HIST 307

I feel more confident with this course than HIST 301 in terms of acheiving the learning outcomes. Students are more serious and willing to do the work and therefore do a better job of understanding the course and achieving learning outcomes.

11/28/2016 view
History HIST 301

Although this is a difficult and thorough course, students who do the work--including reading, studying for tests, taking notes, etc., do very well.  


11/28/2016 view
Human/Career Development HCD 110

Students in this class learn a lot about the resources we have available on campus.  This way, when they need something during the semester, they know where to go.  We also have a number of speakers come from different areas on campus and this gives students a face.  If they have a connection with someone on campus, they will more likely succeed.

11/28/2016 view
Computer Info Science: Networking & Security CISS 320

Some of the SLOs should be presented in a different format that will increase student learning 

11/27/2016 view
Communication Studies COMM 480

Student Self Assessment Results are as follows:

Student Assessment Instructions:

Please rate the following assignments/interaction on a scale of 1-5 where

1= Not helpful

2= A little helpful

3= Moderately helpful

4= Very helpful

5= Exceptionally helpful

Express ideas clearly in well-organized written messages

1.         (29) The degree to which completing the annotated bibliography assignment helped me prepare to write my first research paper draft.

2.         (29) The degree to which completing the outline helped me prepare to write my first research paper draft.

3.         (29) The degree to which the feedback I received on my outline from my professor helped me to prepare to write my first research paper draft.

Utilize modes of critical thinking in a discipline of study as applied to significant issues and/or problems

4.         (22) The degree to which reading assigned theory chapters helped me select a theory to use for my own research.

5.         (27) The degree to which reading past honors student papers helped me understand the role of theory in academic research.

6.         (18) The degree to which watching and discussing the bell hooks video on critical theory helped me understand the role of theory in academic research.

Actively engage critical inquiry beyond that required in order to pass a course of study

7.         (33) The degree to which the “seminar style format” (students are expected to contribute content, participate in class discussions, share newsflash observations, and share personal insights, etc.) is helpful to my learning of content in this class.

8.         (27) The degree to which writing assignments in this class have supported my learning about academic research.

9.         (29) The degree to which reading assignments in this class have...

Our district library video collection related to cultural and critical theory is limited. A department and/or library purchase of a new cultural and/or critical theory video is needed.


11/26/2016 view
Kinesiology and Athletics ADAPT 300

I am pleased to learn that the students are meeting the expectations of the SLO's for this course.

I need to add these changes to our prof and add some SLO's to the curriculum. We would need to train on how to use them correctly in a group setting, implement the change and of course assess the results of the change.

11/23/2016 view
Kinesiology and Athletics ADAPT 336

I learned that overall, the students met the SLO expectations. I am pleased with these results of this assessment process.

commitment to the use of the equipment and technology, purchasing the necessary equipment and softward, training on how to implement it into class, implementation of it, and finally assessing how it worked.

11/22/2016 view
History HIST 373

Showing photographs of various places, people, customs, and practices, has helped the students relate the historical information with actual people and customs on the ground. Specifically, showing pictures of water cisterns on roof-tops, telephone and electrical poles wired haphazardly, and roads half-paved that are shared by mule-pulled carts, open up discussions that allows for the analysis of why such things exist in contemporary Mexico. Seeing the results of historical development/underdevelopment in photographic form, makes the history much more meaningful and relevant.


11/22/2016 view
History HIST 360

One of the most useful methods of having students master the historical material is by connecting the African experience to larger global historical developments. Specifically, the discussion of ancient civilizations of north/east Africa makes more sense when explained in connection with circum-Mediterranean civilizations. Students begin to see how African contributions to two of the monotheistic religions of the area - Islam and Christianity - played an important role in the development of both religions. Secondly, students see the cause/effect relationships of independence movements when looking at the contributions of Africans in diaspora during the Pan-African movement. One of the most important take-aways is that African history needs to be seen both as a contributor to world history and a continent that was, in many ways, shaped by events outside the continent.

None at this time.

11/22/2016 view
Human/Career Development HCD 1000

Students enroll, complete paperwork, log in and out for tutoring sessions, and participate in tutoring sessions, as per requirements of the course.

11/22/2016 view
Architecture ARCH 303

The class was developed to provide a basic base of understanding about green architecture and rating systems.  Students are meeting the learning outcomes and applying learned principles to other design classes.

There are no college-wide implications.

11/21/2016 view
Architecture ARCH 302

The class was developed to provide a basic base of understanding about green architecture and rating systems.  Students are meeting the learning outcomes and applying learned principles to other design classes.

There are no college-wide implications.

11/21/2016 view
Computer Info Science: Networking & Security CISS 360

Discussion Boards questions/topics can be can be affective tools for developing and assessing SLOs

11/21/2016 view
Health Care Information Technology HCIT 180

Students were able to demonstrate a good understanding of the key components of a commercial EHR system.  Students showed that they understood the key criteria for comparing multiple EHR systems and how each of those criteria would be applicable to specific commercial situations. Students provided evidence of their understanding on how they could analyze the functionalify of a given EHR system based on a set of user needs, evaluate the EHR, analyze the pros and cons and then provide a recommendation for the EHR system of choice.

11/17/2016 view
Photography PHOTO 370

Our students meet industry standards. We have guest speakers that look at student work and offer internships via their portfolio's. I have the students critique each others work and offer ideas for each others work. We build teams and work in groups just like in industry. Our exams is a practical exam that is industry driven. We photograph for the  exam and deadlines are a consideration as well as professional outcome. 

Job skills are taught in this class. This is the biggest segment in photography today. Photographing weddings in Sacramento is huge. Portraits in Sacramento is huge. Most of our students are employed right away in this industry. But we need to train more and attend events that speak to the changes in Wedding and Portrait photography. 

11/15/2016 view
Photography PHOTO 400

Most of my students function at a very high level of computer proficiency. They have been using computers since childhood and know operating systems. I give assignments that stimulate the creative side of using the computer. This is the challenge to them. They might know the operating system but lack the creative or critical thinking skills to produce a product. But by the end of the course they are right on task with college level work and exceed my expectations on most area's . 

We in the in the photography department need much more professional development training. We are just not keeping up with technology. It changes every 90 days and to keep up is a daunting task.We get invited to Adobe events but the cost or registration and attending is much more than professional development has. I have over the years supplemented the training with my own funds but I cannot keep up with the costs associated with a 90 training schedule.  Unfortunately our computer lab needs to be ungraded in 2 years to keep up with technology as well. Best to mention it now and plan now for the upgrades. 

11/15/2016 view
Diagnostic Medical Sonography SONOG 220

Students are meeting the GYN content of the class yet need more scanning practice with OB (pregnant) patients.

May need to develop a liability waiver specifically for non student particpants.

11/15/2016 view
Pharmacy Technology PHARM 400

Students are given assignments weekly to read and review the following topics in preparation for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE):

1. Pharmacy Calculations

2. Pharmacology for Technicians

3. Pharmacology for Technicians

4. Pharmacy Law adn Regulation

5. STerile and Non sterile Compounding

6. Medication Safety

7. Pharmacy Quality Assurance

8. Mediation Order and Entry Process

9. Pharmacy Inventroy Management

10 Pharmacy Billing and reimbursement

11. Pharmacy Information System Usage and Application

Students are required to take a self examination quiz as HW and take a weekly quiz in class to demonstrate their understanding of each topic assigned each week.  A Mock PTCE will be given at the end of semester to provide students the experience of taking this exam.

The structure of this course enables the students an organized method of review and study for all salient information emphasized in the PTCE.  We are experiencing 95%+ of passing rate in our classes.

11/14/2016 view
Computer Info Science: Core, Applications & Web CISW 400

Students are achieving the course learning objectives.

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Computer Info Science: Core, Applications & Web CISW 350

Students are achieving the learning objectives.

11/14/2016 view
Culinary Arts Management CAM 334

By understanding marketing, it helps students to understanding diversity, working in a global environment, working as a team, resource management, and all areas of this course. They clearly understand this basic marketing concept and that definitely helps them to achieve the goals of the course.

11/14/2016 view
Culinary Arts Management CAM 322

We changed the course a few years ago and it now has a lab component instead of participating in catering.  This has eliminated some of the hands-on experience for the students, which has not been as helpful.

11/14/2016 view
Culinary Arts Management CAM 320

Because this class integrates what is in all the other classes, it is important that students take this later in the cylcle because it puts everything together.  This works best because students can see the connections.

11/14/2016 view
Theatre Arts TAP 350

We offer the TAP technical courses as disperate 1 unit sections becuase we have to farm them out to our limited adjuncts in smaller chunks or our adjunct profs will exceed the maximum allowable FTE.  This is not best for the students or the program.  These courses are designed as variable unit (1-3), continuous enrollment courses.  Students should be able to at any time sign up for 1, 2 or 3 units and then complete the requisite lab hours for the course.  However, we have been offering two seperate 1 unit sections for each production.  Students are exceeding the 54 hours required for completion of 1 unit and submitting time sheets of 100 - 110 hours on a production. It is clear that need to combine the disperate sections and have 1 faculty teach the course. That siad, production work continues to be strong.  Students are working well as an ensemble.  Technical students are showing advanced ability to work as a theatre technician in educational theatre.  We do need to have a technical theatre specialist teaching this sections. Attendance is improving.  Having the instructional hours for course scheduled as TBD allows instructor flexibility in scheduling rehearsals and technical rehearsals around the student's academic schedule.   Class calendars are included with the syllabus clarifies when the student is responsible to attend lab sessions and the number of hours scheduled in total. Recent revision of course content is showing improved enrollment. 

11/14/2016 view