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
Theatre Arts TAP 340

Our Musical The Gingerbread Man was a success.  Students exceeded expectations in performing as an ensmeble and auditioning, rehearsing and performing in a theatre. The 162 hours required were exceeded by most students.  This is largely because of the extra rehearsals needed for learning music and choreography.  

11/14/2016 view
Theatre Arts TAP 370

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
Theatre Arts TAP 360

Production work continues to be strong.  Students are working well as an ensemble.  Show ability to audition, rehearse and perform a play.  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.

11/14/2016 view
Human/Career Development HCD 122

The majority of students in this course are really learning to be students for the first time.  Given the rapid pace of this six week course students need a great deal of repetition and reinforcement of course principles.  This requires continuous assessment of course method and delivery.

11/14/2016 view
Human Services HSER 364

The methods used in the course provide students with the skills needed for group facilitation by using practice groups and feedback from instructors.

11/14/2016 view
Human Services HSER 360

Students do high quality work, learn real life case management techniques, and are well prepared for the world of work in this field.

11/14/2016 view
Computer Info Science: Networking & Security CISS 330

Regarding SLO #7, the students were struggling to master the concept of proxy firewalls because of the limitations in technology in the BS-153 classroom. The existing proxy firewall software and firewall hardware in the BS-153 classroom only work with 32-bit operating systems. Currently the computers in the classroom have been upgraded to a 64-bit operating system (Windows 10).

Regarding SLO #11, students were unable to demonstrate  their knowledge of mesh or hub-and-spoke configurations because the computers in the BS-153 classroom are restricted from comunicating in this type of configuration. The classroom needs to be upgraded so that multiple firewalls are available for students to use.

11/11/2016 view
Computer Info Science: Networking & Security CISS 342

Because the classroom (BS-153) is not configured with wireless capability, I was limited in my ability to teach students how to configure wireless interfaces for SLO #8.

The purchase of appropriate wireless devices needs to be included in future budgets.

11/11/2016 view
Kinesiology and Athletics FITNS 352

Constant reinforcement of information and feedback through observation aids in their learning of correct mechanics and its effect of skills used.

11/09/2016 view
Computer Info Science: Core, Applications & Web CISW 355

Students achieved the learning objectives.  No problems to report.

11/08/2016 view
Computer Info Science: Core, Applications & Web CISW 326

Students achieved the course learning objectives without any noteable difficulty.

11/08/2016 view
Computer Info Science: Core, Applications & Web CISW 410

Students are demonstrating competency and understanding of the concepts and practices studied in this course.  Course learning objectives are being met.

11/07/2016 view
Computer Info Science: Core, Applications & Web CISC 306

Students appear to be achieving the learning outcomes.

11/07/2016 view
Human/Career Development HCD 89

Students continue to prefer individual assistance to workshop or short-lecure format.

Students' financial aid status and academic standing would be less under threat if assessment was done.

11/07/2016 view
Computer Info Science: Core, Applications & Web CISW 304

Students are clearly succeeding in achieving the course learning objectives.

11/07/2016 view
Kinesiology and Athletics DANCE 332

I learned the higher skilled dancers enjoy demonstrating and helping other dancers with less skills. When they work with each other, the less skilled dancers are more comfortable.

11/06/2016 view
Kinesiology and Athletics DANCE 330

I learned that a student should be able to, not only memorize dance terminology, but also learn how to demonstrate and describe key components of modern dance movement. I learned that introducing modern dance terminology within the first 2 weeks of the semester was effective. In addition, reinforcing dance terminology with warm up exercises and dance combinations makes it easier for the students to see the correlation in the dance choreography at the end of the semester.

11/06/2016 view
Kinesiology and Athletics DANCE 321

Dance 321 is offered to students who have some ballet background. My experience is, the Dance 321 students always lift up the Dance 320 (beginner) students to a higher level. The challenge as an instructor is the time mangement of introducing new concepts and movement to the Dance 320 students and challenging the Dance 321 students.

11/06/2016 view
Kinesiology and Athletics DANCE 320

What I observed is, students should be able to, not only memorize dance terminology, but also learn how to demonstrate and describe the key components of dance movement. Many students suffer from test anxiety, so I learned that introducing the dance terminology within the first two weeks of the semester using the class projector was effective. Additionally, reinforcing the terminology in every class demonstration, from warm up exercises to dance projects, was also productive.

11/06/2016 view
Computer Info Science: Core, Applications & Web CISA 318

This course meets the needs of the students. Many of them understand that they are learning useful skills and are correspondingly enthusiastic.

Check with CSUS at least annually about updates to MIS 2 with which this course is articulated.

11/04/2016 view
Computer Info Science: Networking & Security CISN 330

Since this subject is somewhat remote for most students, many of them have a hard time visualizing routing tables and their functionality.

If we end up using simulations associated with licensing costs, we need to ensure that we continue to maintain license agreements for such simulations.

11/04/2016 view
Business, Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing, Real Estate BUSTEC 304

Students who regularly attended class were able to improve both their keyboarding speed/accuracy and their critical thinking skills.

11/04/2016 view
Computer Info Science: Networking & Security CISS 310

Students meet all of the student learning outcomes for this course.  

11/04/2016 view
Computer Info Science: Networking & Security CISN 301

Most students are not familiar with installation methods other than (virtual) disk-based installs. We need to spend more time setting up and walking students through a network-based OS installation and/or a client imaging process.

11/04/2016 view
Computer Info Science: Networking & Security CISN 490

This course has been a two-unit course for a numbner of years.  It was recently moved to three units to allow more time for lecture and lab and improve some of the areas where students are not meeting learning outcome expectations.  

11/04/2016 view

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