Presented by Dr. Martin Camacho on behalf of Lela Morgan.
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Presented by Dr. Martin Camacho on behalf of Lela Morgan
The 2009-2012 Strategic Agenda for the college continues to provide the path for Academic Affairs. Recent achievements and actions include: In coordination with the APR Chair and committee, Academic Affairs recommended changes to the Academic Review Process (APR), and completed three Academic Program Reviews this year. The Learning Outcomes Assessment Committee reviewed six programs and formulated recommendations. Promoted on-line posting of program and course learning outcomes. Supported the creation of seven additional advisory boards. Surveyed all departments to create a baseline measure of CCRI’s progress in creating curriculum maps for all programs.
Integrated use of Institutional Research data to expand and support analysis of developmental courses and opening additional sections. Continue making progress in the master schedule efficiency – reason codes, consistent class times, waiting list, demographic analysis. Updated the Definition of an Educated Person and reinstated the General Education Committee. Created a Liberal Arts taskforce that has been looking at possible curricula revisions. Increased capacity of equipment and academic resources.
Initiated a discussion for revamping important processes at the college including add/drop, course repeat, retention of records, incomplete grades, independent studies, etc. Expanded the on-line course offerings. Participated in designing innovative pedagogical approaches for preparing students for college-level learning (TAACCCT grant). Created process for approach NEASC 2014 re-accreditation process.
Professional development has been provided by CITLA (Center for Innovative Teaching, Learning and Assessment): 15 programs offered in 2010-2011 248 faculty and staff participated in workshops, small groups, presentations, etc. ◦ Examples of topics presented include: How People Learn Improving Student Learning with Clickers Technology in the Classroom Threat Assessment Critical Thinking
Selection of strategic initiatives are driven by: CCRI’s mission Preparation for NEASC 2014 visit Strengthening institutional effectiveness: Increased emphasis on assessing students’ learning outcomes Research/participation in TAACCCT grant
APR process required by NEASC Add elements addressing: Program currency Knowledge/skills required for 21 st Century workforce Measuring student learning outcomes Using outcome measures as basis for making revisions to programs Present findings to Learning Outcomes Assessment Committee Increase and enhance effective participation of external expertise via improved advisory boards Support faculty with new APR orientation process
Promote the inclusion of common elements to be included in all course syllabi. Continue promoting consistency across multiple sections of the same course. Initiate steps of course learning outcome assessment in selected General Education courses and expand it to other disciplines. Complete curriculum maps for all programs. Emphasize utilization of CITLA to support faculty development.
Continue the discussion for revamping important processes at the college including add/drop, course repeat, retention of records, incomplete grades, independent studies, etc. Assist programs for completion and utilization of assessment information. Include more external, experiential learning within degree programs, explore cost of adding internships, field work. Continue coordination of skill development in general education with those responsible to prepare students before entering CCRI in the areas of: Math, English Language Arts: Reading/Writing and Science
Implement process created and approved in 2011 Co-chairs in place for all standards; populate committees by September 2011 By mid-October, complete DATA First Forms By early January, complete the following for each Standard: ◦ Description ◦ Appraisal ◦ Identify areas in need of improvement
President’s staff complete DATA First Forms for standards related to their area of responsibility DATA First Forms have been inserted into each standard’s on-line folders