When: 4/8/2013 from 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: Regency D, Gold Level, West Tower
|General Education||Data Collection/Data Management||Communication|
|During this session, participants will learn how one institution is analyzing student engagement data from the CCSSE to assess student learning in terms of general education learning outcomes, and how that institution is attempting to improve learning using action plans developed in response to this analysis of the survey results.|
|Chief Academic Officers, Faculty, IR Directors, Assessment Coordinators, and Student Services Directors|
|Dr. Jan Snyder, Vice President, Northwest Iowa Community College|
Dr. Elizabeth Frankenstein, Counseling/Special Needs Coordinator, Northwest Iowa Community College
Mrs. Susan Grapevine, Mathematics Instructor, Northwest Iowa Community College
Issues to be Addressed:
|The College’s work on aligning three years of CCSSE survey results with our campus-wide general education learning outcomes addresses two issues many college campuses face: |
1. How can general education outcomes be assessed?
2. How can CCSSE results be utilized on campuses to make a significant impact on a student’s college success?
The College’s General Education Statement is:
Northwest Iowa Community College is committed to providing students opportunities to acquire general knowledge and skills that will enable them to graduate, continue their education, pursue the careers of their choice, and be productive citizens. To meet this educational goal, all programs at Northwest Iowa Community College will encompass not only program-specific learning outcomes but also general education learning outcomes in the areas of Personal Development, Global Perspective, Critical Thinking, Written Communications, Oral Communications, and Mathematics. These learning outcomes are taught and assessed in classes, labs, field experiences, and other co-curricular activities.
These outcomes are considered campus-wide for all students to display as a result of their experience at Northwest Iowa Community College. An effort to make these not just course or program specific was expressed; however, assessing them outside the classroom would be a challenge. Based on conversations of the CCSSE Team, it was recognized that the CCSSE might provide some useful assessment data in terms of general education outcomes. The survey presents a vast amount of useful and thorough data; however, finding ways to make purposeful decisions and actions based on the results is a constant struggle for most campuses. The CCSSE Team at NCC has identified a creative use of some of this vast amount of data. The team is hopeful CCSSE data will prove to be a useful addition to its assessment regimen.
Expected Learning Outcomes:
|The presenters would like to achieve the following goals with their session by using a combination of lecture and active learning by the audience participation:|
* Make participants aware of what kind of data is available from the CCSSE – Community College Survey on Student Engagement and other similar surveys of student engagement.
* Explain how the questions from a student engagement survey like the CCSSE could provide evidence of learning (or lack of learning) in areas of general education including personal development, global awareness, critical thinking, communications, and mathematics.
* Describe an option for using the CCSSE as an assessment tool for assessing student learning in terms of general education learning outcomes.
* Provide participants with insight into potential challenges with this assessment process.
* Answer participants’ questions and address concerns raised by participants.
After attending this session, participants will be able to describe one approach for using student engagement survey data to assess and improve student learning in terms of general education learning outcomes.