Accreditation: Alignment and Assessment of Outcomes for a Learning College OPCOM PRESENTATION October 4 2010 ACCREDITATION ALIGNMENT ASSESSMENT
Learning outcomes of presentation: 1.Participate in accreditation next steps 2.Start your planning processes 3.Demonstrate understanding of alignment with Core Themes and Core Theme Objectives 4.Identify the Assessment process for your program 5.Begin identify program objectives/outcomes/ goals in context of learning objectives 6.Identify program person for Accreditation/Assessment Oversight Committee 7.Begin your TO DO list for accreditation
Updated Timeline Faculty & staff review of Standard #2 (Late!!!) Complete Standard #2 responses and data sets Begin draft report for Standard 3: Planning Work closely w/ OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE & CORE THEMES OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE Review and tighten Core Theme Objectives to Programs Implement Program Review processes throughout college
Alignment Assessment Learning Outcomes Data gathering around goals and outcomes = ASSESSMENT of Program effectiveness
Alignment All in the context of the CORE THEMES and CORE THEME Objectives
Board of Trustees Policy Governance Core Themes Strategic Plans BOT & President’s Goals Administrative Office Goals – VP Level Division/ Department Outcomes PROGRAM OUTCOMES
PROGRAM GOALS STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES COURSE OUTCOMES (MCOs ) STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES IN SYLLABI
Board of Trustees Policy GovernanceCore ThemesStrategic PlansAdministrative Offices/DepartmentsInstructional GoalsDivision GoalsProgram GoalsDegrees and CertificatesCourse Outcomes (MCO)Student Learning Outcomes in Syllabi ALIGNMENT FOR THE OFFICE OF INSTRUCTION
Board of Trustees Policy GovernanceCore ThemesStrategic PlansSTUDENT SERVICESSERVICE GoalsPROGRAM OUTCOMES: FINANCIAL AID(STUDENT) LEARNING OUTCOMES ALIGNMENT FOR STUDENT SERVICES PLANNING & ASSESSMENT DATA GATHERING & ANALYSIS PROGRAM IMPROVEMENT
Board of Trustees Policy GovernanceCore ThemesStrategic PlansADMINISTRATIVE SERVICESSERVICE GoalsPROGRAM OUTCOMES: BUDGET OFFICE(STUDENT) LEARNING OUTCOMES ALIGNMENT FOR ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES PLANNING & ASSESSMENT DATA GATHERING & ANALYSIS PROGRAM IMPROVEMENT
Timeline, continued Winter 2011 - Draft report and processes throughout college for Standard 4: Assessment (Program reviews) Spring 2011 – Program Assessments (Outcomes, Data Collection, Analysis, Planning, and Improvement) Summer 2011 - Finalize Year One Report Fall 2011 - Submit Year 1 Report to NWCCU Draft report for Standard 5; continue assessment process
ASSESSMENT Planning Outcomes Data gathering to measure success Feedback Analysis Improvement
What are departments, programs gathering data around? ASSESSMENT
How well they are meeting their goals and ‘smart’ objectives and Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) in the context of the CORE THEMES and Core Theme Objectives?
Goals are ‘Big Picture’ statements that are generally not measurable Objectives are SMART, and contain Benchmarks, Targets and (optionally) Indicators Indicators are driven by the Objectives and are measurable They are signposts toward the objective. Benchmarks are driven by the Objectives and are measurable A Benchmark defines your starting point. Targets are what you want the next benchmark to show and are measurable. It should mirror the Benchmark in format. Objective: By Sept 5 th 2010, be able to Walk from main entrance to Automotive center, taking no more than 15 minutes. This is SMART! Specific Measurable Achievable Relevant Time-bound SMART Objectives
DATA to measure your outcomes or objectives Systematic analysis of that data PLANNING for IMPROVEMENT: Changes made from that analysis ASSESSMENT
Example of assessment process Planning for orienting new students Identify learning outcomes for students Gather data about the orientation—no. of students, times held, features of orientation, etc. Get student/staff feedback Assess: analyze effectiveness of orientation Plan for improvement—make changes Implement
To do LIST Read and review Standard 2, especially the sections relating to your program—fix ‘em! Assign key personnel to Accreditation/Assessment Oversight Committee Start documenting your planning processes and identifying your (student) learning outcomes or goals Submit program (student) Learning Objectives to your VP by November 8 th.
Program Plan Identify your data needs, existing data, and how you will be assessing how you meet your outcomes and goals Draft all goals and outcomes in the context of the Core Themes and Core Theme objectives. Timeline all assessments to be systematic in your plan Submit all draft plans and data and assessment results to the Oversight Committee.
ACCREDITATION ALIGNMENT WITH CORE THEMES PLANNING PROCESSES PROGRAM OUTCOMES Assessment cycle