CPD150 Critical Inquiry in Career Development

Submitted by Jason Martinez on

The Counseling Division wanted to determine the effectiveness of the CPD150 Career Unit which includes a Career Interest Assessment, Career Research, and Career Planning. In effort to measure the Career Units effectiveness on student learning we created a 5 item Pre/Post Assessment that is modeled after the Critical Inquiry Rubric. The Pre Assessment was administered in the beginning of the Fall 2017 semester with 741 responses and the Post Assessment was administered in November of 2017. After the data was cleaned up to capture all students that completed both the Pre and Post Assessment our sample size is 455 students. Results showed that the Career Unit is effective in getting students to actively and critically research and investigate Career Pathways. Students who fell into the Undecided category on the Pre assessment decreased by 16% on the Post assessment. Students' knowledge of College Career resources and their utilization of College Planning resources increased significantly. See attached documentation including Pre/Post Assessment, Critical Inquiry Rubric, and the CPD Critical Inquiry Report.

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Catherine Cochran Wed, 02/14/2018 - 3:42pm


Excellent data!  Great way to measure CPD 150's impact and effectiveness on career development!


Olga Tsoudis Sat, 02/17/2018 - 6:42pm


This is an excellent example on the importance of using the pre and post assessments to see

the actual impact we have in our courses. 

Thank you for sharing.


Amy Hill Tue, 02/20/2018 - 2:16pm

great information that impacts a large amount of students!