Instructional Program Assessments Summary

Program/Department PSLO/PSAO Course(s) assessed What did you learn from your outcomes assessment? Briefly describe the changes you will make based on your assessment. College-wide implications of your assessment project Assessment Reported
Construction Management Technology Construction Management Technology--Problem Solving CMT 112, CMT 120, CMT 134, CMT 300, CMT 310, CMT 313

We give our students lots of opportunities to work on problem-solving skills and techniques throughout most of our courses. We are continually seeking ways to expose them to more and more situations in which they will need to do this.

We need to find more ways to break tasks into workable pieces and to demonstrate to our students the skills necessary to view and solve the problems in these ways.

11/16/2016 view
Construction Management Technology Construction Management Technology--Communication CMT 120, CMT 136

Learning communication and soft skills is essential for our students and we can always develop better ways to do this so that they can be used in the business arena.  Managing people is so important in this field, so masteriing skills in this area is important.

 

We hope to engage with faculty in areas where students focus on soft skills so that our students can either take classes from them or we can find another way for them to share their expertise with our students.

11/16/2016 view
Construction Management Technology Construction Management Technology--Technical Skills CMT 120, CMT 134, CMT 300, CMT 310, CMT 313

We do a good job providing students with hands-on experiences, but we could always do better by providing them with more real-life opportunities and contextual learning experiences. 

We need to expand what we do by working with other departments and helping students to see the connections between the various construction areas.  It would also be helpful to provide students with more modeling opportunities, interactions with professionals in the field, and as many hands-on opportunities as possible.

11/16/2016 view
Diagnostic Medical Sonography Diagnostic Medical Sonography--ARDMS Certification SONOG 250

Based upon student feedback after completion of the ARDMS board exams indicated the current textbbok review materials were not as helpful as other rescources.

Changed the textbook to a more current author and version consistant with credentialing requirements.

11/15/2016 view
Diagnostic Medical Sonography Diagnostic Medical Sonography--Entry skills SONOG 215

Based upon faculty assessment, employer feedback and ARDMS credentialing board exams, graduates of the program are meeting or exceeding entry level Sonography skills.

Based upon instructor and student feedback, may consider a slight reduction in reducing the number of lab hours on campus compared to the clinical sites.

11/15/2016 view
Culinary Arts Management Culinary Arts Management--Resource Management CAM 301, CAM 310, CAM 312, CAM 316, CAM 320, CAM 326

Procurement of goods, cost control, labor costs, equipment costs, and profit are at the core of many of our courses. We work hard to be sure students have a good understanding of this area since it is a core issue in this industry. We spend a lot of time reviewing the integration of food, labor and equipment costs.

11/14/2016 view
Culinary Arts Management Culinary Arts Management--Ethics and leadership CAM 300, CAM 301, CAM 310, CAM 320, CAM 326, CAM 334

We do a good job presenting our students with opportunities to learn about ethics and leadership. Iin several of our courses, this is a major area of study and students are provided with many examples of situations and discussions related to ethics and leadership.

11/14/2016 view
Photography Photography--Printing photographs PHOTO 260, PHOTO 275, PHOTO 301, PHOTO 302, PHOTO 312, PHOTO 320, PHOTO 340, PHOTO 350, PHOTO 360, PHOTO 364, PHOTO 365, PHOTO 370, PHOTO 372, PHOTO 390, PHOTO 392, PHOTO 410

We do a good job with techniques and instruction for printing photographs. This is a field that is rapidly changing because of technology, as well as environmental concerns and changes in equipment. Our goal is to remain on top of this as much as we can.

We will continue to adapt to changes in technology.

11/14/2016 view
Theatre Arts Theatre Arts--Understanding and Practical Application of Skills TA 300, TA 306, TA 350, TA 420, TA 422, TA 424, TA 430, TAP 300, TAP 301, TAP 302, TAP 303, TAP 310, TAP 311, TAP 312, TAP 313, TAP 320, TAP 321, TAP 322, TAP 323, TAP 330, TAP 331, TAP 332, TAP 333, TAP 340, TAP 341, TAP 342, TAP 343, TAP 350, TAP 351, TAP 352, TAP 353, TAP 360, TAP 361, TAP 362, TAP 363, TAP 370, TAP 371, TAP 372, TAP 373

Our courses are doing an excellent job developing an understanding of the art and craft of theatre and providing multiple opportunities for practical application of skills as related to both areas of performance and entertainment technologies.

11/14/2016 view
Theatre Arts Theatre Arts--Apply Sills Needed to Work in Theatre or Transfer Study in Theatre TA 420, TA 422, TA 424, TA 430, TAP 300, TAP 301, TAP 302, TAP 303, TAP 310, TAP 311, TAP 312, TAP 313, TAP 320, TAP 321, TAP 322, TAP 323, TAP 330, TAP 331, TAP 332, TAP 333, TAP 340, TAP 341, TAP 342, TAP 343, TAP 350, TAP 351, TAP 352, TAP 353, TAP 360, TAP 361, TAP 362, TAP 363, TAP 370, TAP 371, TAP 372, TAP 373

All of our courses that center on production work are doing an outstanding job of providing opportunities to apply skills needed to work in Theatre Arts or Transfer Study in Theatre Arts. Many of our students, after 2 or 3 consecutive semesters in production work, are finding work or opportunities for further study (internshis, apprenticeships). 

11/14/2016 view
Theatre Arts Theatre Arts--Critical Analysis TA 300, TA 350

In all of our non practical, general education courses that are more theoretical we are requiring play critiques. These critiques are demonstrating excellent ability to analyze and critique production work.

11/14/2016 view
Theatre Arts Theatre Arts--Working as an Ensemble TAP 300, TAP 301, TAP 302, TAP 303, TAP 310, TAP 311, TAP 312, TAP 313, TAP 320, TAP 321, TAP 322, TAP 323, TAP 330, TAP 331, TAP 332, TAP 333, TAP 340, TAP 341, TAP 342, TAP 343, TAP 350, TAP 351, TAP 352, TAP 353, TAP 360, TAP 361, TAP 362, TAP 363, TAP 370, TAP 371, TAP 372, TAP 373

Students in production are meeting the outcome of working as an Ensemble. Students and technical faculty are exceeding the hours provided by the courses in order to accomplish the work required. 

Department chair will seek to organize the TAP technical offerings. Currently we schedule multiple one unit sections of the course.  The students are on average spending about 100 hours in LAB during production.  We might consider organizing the sections into one 2 or 3 unit sections to allow students more flexibility in achieving course outcomes. Additionally, organized LAB sessions where students will learn all of the technical crew positions and duties will require a change in the syllabus and course calendar schedules.

11/14/2016 view
Photography Photography--Business goals PHOTO 272, PHOTO 275, PHOTO 350, PHOTO 364

We feel it is important to focus on business goals and strategies in these courses so that students can understand this side of the photography business.

11/14/2016 view
Photography Photography--Describe client and subject relationships PHOTO 260, PHOTO 275, PHOTO 340, PHOTO 350, PHOTO 364, PHOTO 370, PHOTO 372, PHOTO 390, PHOTO 392

The relationship between client, subject, and photographer is essential to all aspects of professional photography. We emphasize this and stress the skills necessary for success.

11/14/2016 view
Photography Photography--Career options PHOTO 273, PHOTO 275, PHOTO 350, PHOTO 364

We do an excellent job introducing our students to career options in certain courses.

The primary way we need to make changes in this area is by keeping abreast of technological changes in the professional photo world.

11/14/2016 view
Photography Photography--Career options PHOTO 273, PHOTO 275, PHOTO 350, PHOTO 364

We do an excellent job introducing our students to career options in certain courses.

The primary way we need to make changes in this area is by keeping abreast of technological changes in the professional photo world.

11/14/2016 view
Photography Photography--Using various photographic tools PHOTO 260, PHOTO 271, PHOTO 272, PHOTO 273, PHOTO 275, PHOTO 277, PHOTO 301, PHOTO 302, PHOTO 310, PHOTO 312, PHOTO 320, PHOTO 350, PHOTO 360, PHOTO 364, PHOTO 365, PHOTO 370, PHOTO 372, PHOTO 390, PHOTO 392, PHOTO 400, PHOTO 410

We do a great job exposing our students to the methods required for using a variety of photographic tools. The challenge here is the fact that this is an ever-change field in terms of technological developments. Passing along these new methods and operations often requires new equipment and/or software, network interfaces, and professional development for faculty and staff. 

The field of photography is not static. It is only always going to change and it requires us to change with it, both in terms of what we teach and how we teach it, but what equipment and software we use, how this is utilized by the college in terms of Instructional Technology, and the ongoing Professional Development required of staff and faculty.

11/10/2016 view
Photography Photography--Lighting techniques PHOTO 260, PHOTO 271, PHOTO 272, PHOTO 273, PHOTO 275, PHOTO 277, PHOTO 301, PHOTO 302, PHOTO 310, PHOTO 312, PHOTO 320, PHOTO 340, PHOTO 350, PHOTO 360, PHOTO 364, PHOTO 365, PHOTO 370, PHOTO 372, PHOTO 390, PHOTO 392, PHOTO 400, PHOTO 410, PHOTO 420

Lighting is a core element of photography and photographic education.  Technology also presents benefits and challenges in terms of teaching photography and utilizing available equipment. We do our best to remain up to date in terms of technology, but we can always do more.

We will continue to work on remaining up to date in technology, equipment, and professional development.

11/10/2016 view
Photography Photography--Technical and aesthetic expertise PHOTO 260, PHOTO 271, PHOTO 272, PHOTO 273, PHOTO 275, PHOTO 277, PHOTO 301, PHOTO 302, PHOTO 310, PHOTO 312, PHOTO 320, PHOTO 340, PHOTO 350, PHOTO 360, PHOTO 364, PHOTO 365, PHOTO 370, PHOTO 372, PHOTO 390, PHOTO 392, PHOTO 400, PHOTO 410, PHOTO 420

It is vital for us to provide our students with opportunities to develop their technical and aesthetic expertise. We include this in all of our courses and use the focus of each course to expand each student's level of understanding and expertise.

11/10/2016 view
Human/Career Development Human Career Development--Work/Life Management Skills HCD 132, HCD 310

Work/Life Management Skills is an integral aspect of student success.  We present this to students in a variety of exercises to demonstrate the importance of skill development.

11/09/2016 view
Human/Career Development Human Career Development--Human Potential Development HCD 132, HCD 310

Human Potential Development is an important aspect of self awareness, educational and career development planning skills, and self-advocacy and efficacy skills.  We make sure to provide ample opportunities for students to develop these skills.

11/09/2016 view
Human/Career Development Human Career Development--Student Self-Reliance HCD 132, HCD 310

Student Self Reliance is a part of all the Human Career Development courses as we prepare students for real world experiences.

11/09/2016 view
Human/Career Development Human Career Development--Academic and Career Goal Setting/Planning HCD 132, HCD 310

Academic and Career Goal Setting and Planning are essential to Student Success, so it is a priority to those of us who teach these courses to emphasize these skills.

11/09/2016 view
Human/Career Development Human/Career Development--Personal and Time Management Skills HCD 310

We focus on Personal and Time Management Skills as a significant part of Student Success, although we always adapt our methods and materials, we do a good job of teaching these concepts.

11/09/2016 view
Computer Info Science: Networking & Security Computer Info Science: Networking & Security--Ethics and Citizenship CISN 300, CISN 302, CISN 490, CISS 300, CISS 310, CISS 320, CISS 350, CISS 360

Ethics is covered in almost every class we teach.  It is espeically important to these programs given the senstive nature of data.  We have discussed this topic with our industry partners and they feel an ethics course is not needed at this time.

11/07/2016 view

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