ASSESSMENT @ COLORADO MOUNTAIN COLLEGE Faculty In-service October 23, 2009 Kathy Kiser-Miller  Professor of Humanities and...
<ul><li>1. Define Assessment. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Identify Purposes. </li></ul><ul><li>3. Share Perceptions, Experiences,...
College Goals (College Community identifies) General Education Outcomes   (State Requirements) Course Outcomes (Faculty id...
Higher Learning Commission Criteria for Accreditation <ul><li>Criterion One:  Mission and   Integrity. </li></ul><ul><li>C...
AQIP  Academic Quality Improvement Program  <ul><li>Understanding </li></ul><ul><li>Students’ and </li></ul><ul><li>Other ...
Stakeholders
Assessment Process
Fundamental Questions for Conversations on Student Learning <ul><li>1. How are your stated student learning outcomes appro...
<ul><li>Assessment Processes </li></ul><ul><li>The Communications Faculty </li></ul><ul><li>Discipline Coordinators </li><...
Creating a Common Language Created by CMC English and Speech Faculty 2005  <ul><li>Learning Outcomes – essential knowledge...
Assessment-Course Level <ul><li>Tal Hardman, Susan Herman, David Chimovitz, Gary Ketzenbarger, Michelle Lefebvre. </li></ul>
The Communications Faculty <ul><li>Team Members </li></ul><ul><li>Bruce Beckum, David Chimovitz, Tal Hardman, Susan Herman...
COM 115-Public Speaking <ul><li>Learning outcomes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1. Students will clearly compose and appropriatel...
COM 115- Competencies <ul><li>1A. Prepare and deliver a speech that includes knowledge of these communication concepts: to...
Discipline Coordinators <ul><li>Allied Health  Mike Trujillo-Vail/Eagle </li></ul><ul><li>Arts  Cynthia Zyzda-Alpine </li>...
Discipline Coordinators <ul><li>Humanities  Tom Buesch-Aspen </li></ul><ul><li>Mathematics  Jason Vargas-Spring Valley </l...
AA Business Matrix SLOs / Required Courses in the Major ACC121 Principles of Accounting I ACC122 Principles of Accounting ...
The Assessment Committee <ul><li>Chair:  Sunny Schmitt </li></ul><ul><li>Brad Bankhead, Alice Bedard-Voorhees Steve DeLong...
<ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>CMC students will be able to incorporate in their lives by the time they graduate the followin...
CMC Signature Outcomes <ul><li>INTELLECTUAL AND PRACTICAL SKILLS, INCLUDING </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Inquiry and analysis </l...
CMC Signature Outcomes <ul><li>PERSONAL AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY, INCLUDING </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Civic knowledge and eng...
CMC Signature Outcomes <ul><li>INTEGRATIVE AND APPLIED LEARNING, INCLUDING </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Synthesis and advanced ac...
<ul><li>http://www.taskstream.com/Main/homeCIP/default.asp   </li></ul>Envisioning The Future
<ul><li>University Planning & Analysis   Internet Resources for Higher Education Outcomes Assessment  </li></ul><ul><li>ht...
<ul><li>Academic Quality Improvement Program,  http://www.aqip.org/   </li></ul><ul><li>An Assessment Framework for the Co...
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Assessment Presentation for Faculty Panel at CMC

  1. 1. ASSESSMENT @ COLORADO MOUNTAIN COLLEGE Faculty In-service October 23, 2009 Kathy Kiser-Miller Professor of Humanities and Speech Communication
  2. 2. <ul><li>1. Define Assessment. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Identify Purposes. </li></ul><ul><li>3. Share Perceptions, Experiences, Strategies. </li></ul><ul><li>4. Planning for Assessment. </li></ul>What Assessment Means to Us
  3. 3. College Goals (College Community identifies) General Education Outcomes (State Requirements) Course Outcomes (Faculty identifies) Course Objectives (Faculty identifies) Program Outcomes (Faculty identifies) Course Assessment (Faculty identifies) Implementation of Methods to Improve Learning Outcomes Program Discipline Assessment of Outcomes Implementation of Methods to Improve Outcomes General Education Conceptual Framework
  4. 4. Higher Learning Commission Criteria for Accreditation <ul><li>Criterion One: Mission and Integrity. </li></ul><ul><li>Criterion Two: Preparing for the Future. </li></ul><ul><li>Criterion Three: Student Learning and Effective Teaching. </li></ul><ul><li>Criterion Four: Acquisition, Discovery, and Application of Knowledge. </li></ul><ul><li>Criterion Five: Engagement and Service. </li></ul>
  5. 5. AQIP Academic Quality Improvement Program <ul><li>Understanding </li></ul><ul><li>Students’ and </li></ul><ul><li>Other Stakeholders’ </li></ul><ul><li>Needs </li></ul>• Valuing People • Leading and Communicating • Supporting Institutional Operations • Planning Continuous Improvement • Building Collaborative Relationships • Helping Students Learn • Accomplishing Other Distinctive Objectives • Measuring Effectiveness
  6. 6. Stakeholders
  7. 7. Assessment Process
  8. 8. Fundamental Questions for Conversations on Student Learning <ul><li>1. How are your stated student learning outcomes appropriate to your mission, programs, and degrees? </li></ul><ul><li>2. What evidence do you have that students achieve your stated learning outcomes? </li></ul><ul><li>3. In what ways do you analyze and use evidence of student learning? </li></ul><ul><li>4. How do you ensure shared responsibility for assessment of student learning? </li></ul><ul><li>5. How do you evaluate and improve the effectiveness of your efforts to assess and improve student learning? </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Assessment Processes </li></ul><ul><li>The Communications Faculty </li></ul><ul><li>Discipline Coordinators </li></ul><ul><li>The Assessment Committee </li></ul>Panel Discussion
  10. 10. Creating a Common Language Created by CMC English and Speech Faculty 2005  <ul><li>Learning Outcomes – essential knowledge or behavior that a student must have at the conclusion of a course, usually demonstrated and evaluated at the conclusion of the course </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Competency – Specific ability or set of skills a student must have in order to meet criteria that lead to a demonstration of the student’s achievement of the learning outcome. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Skill – a tool or set of tools that a student must have to demonstrate the competency and that can be practiced or achieved in subunits of a course. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Objective – The goal the instructor has to help a student reach a learning outcome or its associative competencies and skills. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Assessment-Course Level <ul><li>Tal Hardman, Susan Herman, David Chimovitz, Gary Ketzenbarger, Michelle Lefebvre. </li></ul>
  12. 12. The Communications Faculty <ul><li>Team Members </li></ul><ul><li>Bruce Beckum, David Chimovitz, Tal Hardman, Susan Herman, Gary Ketzenbarger, Michelle Lefebvre. </li></ul><ul><li>Kathy Kiser-Miller, Discipline Coordinator Speech Communications </li></ul><ul><li>Identifying Outcomes, Competencies and Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Creating Rubrics </li></ul><ul><li>Creating Assessment Plans </li></ul><ul><ul><li>COM 115- Public Speaking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>COM 125- Interpersonal Communications </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. COM 115-Public Speaking <ul><li>Learning outcomes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1. Students will clearly compose and appropriately adapt speeches to specific audiences. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2. Students will clearly and appropriately deliver several types of speeches in front of an audience. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3. Students will critically evaluate and self-evaluate public speeches and messages. </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. COM 115- Competencies <ul><li>1A. Prepare and deliver a speech that includes knowledge of these communication concepts: topic selection, preparation, organization, support/research materials, and language. </li></ul><ul><li>1B. Students should be able to identify, analyze, and articulate their own values, experiences and perspectives as well as those of others and recognize how these affect opinions, decisions, and behaviors. </li></ul><ul><li>2A. Deliver a persuasive speech using effective organization and appropriate supporting materials. </li></ul><ul><li>2B. Demonstrate, through delivery and examination, understanding of these essential factors in Public Speaking: speaker, message, delivery, audience, occasion, and purpose, along with the critical thinking processes related to each. </li></ul><ul><li>3A. Evaluate selected speeches using the following skills: listening, reasoning, content analysis, and cogent speech criticism. </li></ul><ul><li>3B. Demonstrate knowledge of basic communication theory. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Discipline Coordinators <ul><li>Allied Health Mike Trujillo-Vail/Eagle </li></ul><ul><li>Arts Cynthia Zyzda-Alpine </li></ul><ul><li>Business Fred Hampel-Alpine </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Science Louis Beatty-Dillion </li></ul><ul><li>CTE-Career & Technical Michael Martin-Alpine </li></ul><ul><li>Dev English Mary Axelson-Spring Valley </li></ul><ul><li>Dev Math Roseanne Shepard-Spring Valley </li></ul><ul><li>English Rebecca Potter-Alpine </li></ul><ul><li>                   </li></ul><ul><li>                                                                    </li></ul><ul><li>              </li></ul>
  16. 16. Discipline Coordinators <ul><li>Humanities Tom Buesch-Aspen </li></ul><ul><li>Mathematics Jason Vargas-Spring Valley </li></ul><ul><li>Science Bill Painter-Dillion </li></ul><ul><li>Speech Communications Kathy Kiser-Miller-Alpine </li></ul><ul><li>Social Science Bob Gumbrecht-Alpine </li></ul><ul><li>Outdoor Studies John Saunders-Alpine </li></ul><ul><li>Statewide Faculty Curriculum Committee Steve DeLong-Alpine </li></ul><ul><li>CFI Representative Margaret Maxwell-Aspen </li></ul>
  17. 17. AA Business Matrix SLOs / Required Courses in the Major ACC121 Principles of Accounting I ACC122 Principles of Accounting II BUS115 Introduction to Business BUS216 Legal Environment of Business BUS217 Business Communication & Report Writing BUS226 Business Statistics ECO201 Principles of Macro- economics ECO202 Principles of Micro- economics AA-Business SLOs Knowledge of Business Concepts X X X X A Application of Business Concepts X X X X A Fact-Based Decision Making X X X A X X Written, Oral & Interpersonal Communication X X A X College SLOs Knowledge of Human Cultures and the Natural World X A X Intellectual & Practical Skills X X X X X A X X Personal & Social Responsibility X X X X X X X A Integrative & Applied Learning X X A X X Note: X = course includes aspects that directly relate to the SLO A = SLO assessed in this course
  18. 18. The Assessment Committee <ul><li>Chair: Sunny Schmitt </li></ul><ul><li>Brad Bankhead, Alice Bedard-Voorhees Steve DeLong. </li></ul><ul><li>Nicole Fazande, Fred Hampel, Tal Hardman. </li></ul><ul><li>Ann Harris, Barbara Johnson, Jonathan Prater. </li></ul><ul><li>Kevin Cooper, Carol Koch, Renee Kuharski. </li></ul><ul><li>Louis Beatty, Mark McCabe, Kathy Kiser-Miller. </li></ul><ul><li>Sara Smith, Susanna Spaulding, Terry Hunter. </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>CMC students will be able to incorporate in their lives by the time they graduate the following institutional learning outcomes: </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>KNOWLEDGE OF HUMAN CULTURES AND THE PHYSICAL AND NATURAL WORLD </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Through study in the sciences and mathematics, social sciences, humanities, histories, languages, and the arts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Respect for the interconnectedness of the human, physical, and natural worlds </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Focused by engagement with big questions, both contemporary and enduring </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>CMC Signature Outcomes
  20. 20. CMC Signature Outcomes <ul><li>INTELLECTUAL AND PRACTICAL SKILLS, INCLUDING </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Inquiry and analysis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Critical and creative thinking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Written and oral communication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quantitative literacy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Information literacy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Computer literacy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teamwork and problem solving </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Practiced extensively, across the curriculum, in the context of progressively more challenging problems, projects, and standards for performance </li></ul>
  21. 21. CMC Signature Outcomes <ul><li>PERSONAL AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY, INCLUDING </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Civic knowledge and engagement – local and global </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Intercultural knowledge and competence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ethical reasoning and action </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Foundations and skills for lifelong learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Incorporation of life practices leading to health and wellness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The ability to apply ethical and responsible behaviors towards our environment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Anchored through active involvement with diverse communities and real-world challenges </li></ul>
  22. 22. CMC Signature Outcomes <ul><li>INTEGRATIVE AND APPLIED LEARNING, INCLUDING </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Synthesis and advanced accomplishment across general and specialized studies </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrated through the application of knowledge, skills, and responsibilities to new settings and complex problems </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Organizational structure adapted from previous publications of the Association of American Colleges and Universities: Greater Expectations: A New Vision for Learning as a Nation Goes to College (2002), Taking Responsibility for Quality of the Baccalaureate Degree (2004), and Liberal Education Outcomes: A Preliminary Report on Achievement in College (2005) and published most recently in High –Impact Educational Practices: What They Are, Who Has Access to Them, and Why They Matter (2008 </li></ul>
  23. 23. <ul><li>http://www.taskstream.com/Main/homeCIP/default.asp </li></ul>Envisioning The Future
  24. 24. <ul><li>University Planning & Analysis Internet Resources for Higher Education Outcomes Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>http://www2.acs.ncsu.edu/UPA/assmt/resource.htm </li></ul>Networking & Planning
  25. 25. <ul><li>Academic Quality Improvement Program, http://www.aqip.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>An Assessment Framework for the Community College , Measuring Student Learning and Achievement as a Means of Demonstrating Institutional Effectiveness The League for Innovation in the Community College. (August 2004) http://www.league.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>Program and Student Outcomes, Hillsborough Community College, 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>The Higher Learning Commission , http://www.ncahlc.org/ </li></ul>References

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