Please see attached for more information and feedback from attendees for Fall 2019. A new document has been uploaded with the results from the Spring 2020 virtual Now What? luncheon.
Student Academic Achievement Committee
In Spring 2018, administrators came back from HLC informing us that we needed to have learning outcomes written and assessed. We had a college wide push over the past year to get these written at the course, program, and co-curricular level. We are struggling with people understanding how everything should be aligned, so the assessment coordinators, champions, and committee members are working to help alleviate confusion.
Assessment Happens: January 11 in CTL. Over 73 faculty, administrators and support personnel attended. The SAAC Co-Chairs introduced the new format of other colleagues sharing “best practices”. Erin Bloomstand and Michelle Breaux presented “It’s Okay to Fail. 52 evaluations were filled out. Surveyed items: Workshop content matched description. 33 strongly agreed, 16 agreed, 3 somewhat agreed; The presenter(s) was effective. 38 strongly agreed, 8 agreed, 4 somewhat agreed; Content was relevant to my needs.
In Fall 2016 SAAC conducted its assessment in Communication, one of 7 general education abilities at EMCC. Data was collected from 57 sections with 1303 students in 2016, compared to 32 sections and 512 students in 2013. The areas assessed in Comm were Physical Delivery (Eye Contact, Facial Expressions, Gestures, Posture, Movement, Audio/Visuals and Preparation) and Vocal Delivery (Language, Pace, Pitch, Articulation, and Pronounciation). See attached Ppt. Results showed the strongest area to be Vocal Delivery, with an average score of 3.16 out of 4.
The spring 2017 Assessment Happens was held January 12 in the CTL. Over 45 faculty and administrators attended, and for the first time a variety of support personnel also attended putting total attendance at 56. 43 evaluations were filled out. On a 5 point scale, all aspects were in the 4 point range with CATS of the Month Share Out (4.69) and the CATS Differentiated Workshop (4.65) scoring highest (except for lunch!). For the first time, there was not a professional development component. This was due to prior suggestions to increase the time dedicated to the CATS differentiated workshop.
In Spring 2016 SAAC conducted its semester assessment in Writing/Composition, one of seven general education abilities at EMCC. Data was collected from 8 sections with 182 students in 2016, compared to 214 in 2013. 7 instructors implemented this assessment in 2016, as compared to 8 in 2013. The reduced number was attributed to the fact that two abilities were assessed in 2016, as opposed to one in 2013. The areas assessed in W/C were Content, Clarity, and Editing. See attached Ppt. Results showed the strongest area to be Content, with an average score of 2.48 out of 4.
In Spring 2016 SAAC conducted its semester assessment in Social, Civic, and Global Responsibility, one of seven general education abilities at EMCC. Data was collected from 11 sections with 182 students in 2016, compared to 254 in 2012. 7 instructors implemented this assessment in 2016, as compared to 11 in 2012. The reduced number was attributed to the fact that two abilities were assessed in 2016, as opposed to one in 2012.