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  1. 1. Awards for Excellence Outcomes Program equals cfae and Outcome Id equals Student learning: Was student learning achieved with regards to increased knowledge of concepts and skills? 10/22/2007 Page 1 of 175 Project Title Outcome Rank Outcome Id Outcome Comments RCTC International Business Reusable Learning Object Repository below Student learning: Was student learning achieved The anticipated outcomes of the project are as with regards to increased knowledge of concepts follows: and skills? • The student will have a greater understanding of the global economy and its impact on their personal and work-life. • The student will have a greater understanding of different cultures and values, how they impact perspectives. • The students will feel more involved within the campus community as they participated and collaborated with instructors in development of the project. • Greater collaboration between business and economic faculty. The evaluation plan was comprised of a feedback mechanism that measured the student's understanding of the global economic and business environment of development, and the students use of the RLO depository. A five question essay examination (10 points total) was administered to sections of Introduction to Economics, Microeconomics, and Macroeconomics. A voluntary bonus assignment a total of 67 students participated. Each class was randomly assigned into two groups. The first group(Study Group) was provided access to the D2L space and asked to evaluate three specific sections of content (20 minutes total) and then take the online quiz. The second group(Control Group) was NOT provided access to the D2L space and were assigned to view an online video (18 minutes total) on airline transportation issues and then take the online quiz.
  2. 2. Awards for Excellence Outcomes Program equals cfae and Outcome Id equals Student learning: Was student learning achieved with regards to increased knowledge of concepts and skills? 10/22/2007 Page 2 of 175 Project Title Outcome Rank Outcome Id Outcome Comments The quiz results were graded blind, without group designation. The statistical results showed that those students with access to the D2L International Business Reusable Learning Object Repository scored statistically higher than those students that did not have access. While statistically significant the difference was less than expected and the RLO access was not a robust predictor of performance on quiz PASS - Preparing Strategies for Success below Student learning: Was student learning achieved Outcomes with regards to increased knowledge of concepts and skills? • Enroll a minimum of 10 and maximum of 30 students into the workshop: 12 students registered for the seminar Only 4 students attended half or more of the scheduled sessions. • 85% of the participating students- those attending 6 or more sessions - will achieve a GPA of 2.0 or better for Fall semester: 3 of the 4 regular attendees (75%) achieved a Fall semester GPA or 2.0 or better. Adding a service learning component to Phil 1101 below Student learning: Was student learning achieved OBJECTIVES 1. Learn Plato's critique of with regards to increased knowledge of concepts democracy and formulate objections to it; 2. and skills? formulate a reasoned and clear personal view about the moral status of democracy as a form of government; 3. learn the essential philosophical skills of listening to countervailing views of others and interpreting them charitably so as to form a synthesis at least to some degree with one's own view; 4. learn how to construct an objection to an argument and then a reply to an objection; 5. learn to see questions about the form of government as moral
  3. 3. Awards for Excellence Outcomes Program equals cfae and Outcome Id equals Student learning: Was student learning achieved with regards to increased knowledge of concepts and skills? 10/22/2007 Page 3 of 175 Project Title Outcome Rank Outcome Id Outcome Comments questions; 6. acquire a subtle understanding of different sorts of human and special rights, democratic freedoms, and abuses of democracy; 7. to help students be better able to distinguish political freedom from economic freedom. HOW GOALS WERE ACHIEVED The service opportunities were with the Jane Addams School for Democracy and WATCH (family court monitors). Both service opportunities provided the opportunity to help immigrants and the underpriviledged make democratic institutions work for them, and to thereby observe various forms of misfunctioning of democractic institutions. Both service opportunities provided the chance for service students to discuss the issues they were engaged in working on from a moral perspective, and thereby also helped them to see themselves as stakeholders in the success of government. In the case of the Jane Addams opportunity, students also had the opportunity to engage in such discussions with other college students from different schools. Service students working with Jane Addams participated in discussion circles in which a moderator brings equity to the discussion, and in the case of WATCH, students would be witness to court proceedings constituted by a careful and fair sorting out of competing views. In writing their service reflection journal, service students were required to compare conflicting notions about of freedom, inequality, civil and other rights, democratic ideals, and individual participation in democratic institutions, conflicting conceptions garnered from their service experience, which would serve as an object lesson in comparing the relative merits of opposing views using the argument-objection-reply structure. Also, learning first-hand about the human effects of policy and institutional
  4. 4. Awards for Excellence Outcomes Program equals cfae and Outcome Id equals Student learning: Was student learning achieved with regards to increased knowledge of concepts and skills? 10/22/2007 Page 4 of 175 Project Title Outcome Rank Outcome Id Outcome Comments behavior made it easier to see policy questions as moral questions (as opposed to mere statistical or factual questions). Finally, students would have seen the plasticity of governmental institutions, shaped by the will of the enfranchised. HOW GOALS WERE ACHIEVED Since no student completed the service requirement, dropping out before the required number of hours was met, it is impossible to evaluate the result for student learning of the service learning component. I had planned on using the service reflection journals, comparisson of service with nonservice students on examination questions geared to Plato's critique of democracy and replies to Plato's position, measuring the degree to which superficial and idealized notions of democracy (or its problems) were still found in the term papers of service students, and keeping track of the qualitative differences between service students and nonservice students in terms of their respective contributions to class discussions. Again, since no student completed the service requirement, the results are inconclusvie. Adding a service learning component to Phil 1160 below Student learning: Was student learning achieved OBJECTIVES: with regards to increased knowledge of concepts 1. Learn the different versions of the elemental and skills? concepts discussed in class (representation, place in art history, expression of emotion, artist intention, aesthetic properties, form, cultural background, political significance) and see distinctions amongst them 2. Apply the definitions as definitive of art and identify counterexamples 3. Evaluate the definitions as stating an ideal for art 4. See how the definitions help form a vocabulary for art criticism
  5. 5. Awards for Excellence Outcomes Program equals cfae and Outcome Id equals Student learning: Was student learning achieved with regards to increased knowledge of concepts and skills? 10/22/2007 Page 5 of 175 Project Title Outcome Rank Outcome Id Outcome Comments 5. Construct an evaluation scheme for art informed by the definitions and examples from class 6. Understand, construct, object to, and defend arguments for these concerning the nature of art, the significance of art and artistic practice, the significance of the elemental concepts for interpreting and appreciating art works, the questions of whether readymades (or Pop Art, or Dada, or conceptual works) are works of art at all, and similarities and differences amongst the artistic disciplines 7. Have an appreciation of how the historical, cultural, institutional, and critical contexts of a work help to determine its artistic merit. HOW GOALS WERE ACHIEVED Each service opportunity made students privy to discussions amongst artists, juries, patrons, and critics about the nature and merit of works of art. Each service opportunity exposed students to works representing both traditional and nontraditional artistic values. Each service opportunity provided students with conceptual distinctions drawn as part of critical commentary about arworks they were exposed to during their service. And each service opportunity was offered by a large-scale arts organization, so students had the opportunity to learn about the institutional values and prejudices that help form the expectations of the contemporary art world. Though all of these means were available to students who participated in service, there was no difference, at least by my measures (described below), between service students and non-service students in terms of achieving the learning goals mentioned above. However, the service learning student sample was too small to be representative, so the results of evaluation must be regarded as inconclusive.
  6. 6. Awards for Excellence Outcomes Program equals cfae and Outcome Id equals Student learning: Was student learning achieved with regards to increased knowledge of concepts and skills? 10/22/2007 Page 6 of 175 Project Title Outcome Rank Outcome Id Outcome Comments EVALUATION TECHNIQUES I compared notes from class discussion, distinguishing between service and nonservice students, to see whether service students made new, unexpected, more incisive, or more subtle contributions. I found that they did not. I compared the term papers of service and nonservice students, looking for a difference in terms of depth of analysis and livliness of examples; again I found no clear advantage to service. I also compared answers to essay examination questions, looking for greater achievement of the goals listed above as represented in essay answers to detailed questions concerning the eight elemental concepts, and again found no advantage to service. Again, however, no firm conclusions can be drawn given the sample size. Podcasting for Math 1100, College Algebra and Probability – Capture and Br below Student learning: Was student learning achieved good with regards to increased knowledge of concepts and skills? International Higher Education Connection exc Student learning: Was student learning achieved The main outcome, which is in line with the with regards to increased knowledge of concepts strategic planning goals of our institution, is to and skills? enhance and maintain diversity within our College Community. This outcome was measured by the number of institutions that I visited during this project (10). Independent Research Summer Program exc Student learning: Was student learning achieved 1. To search, read and synthesize the most with regards to increased knowledge of concepts relevant research data from scientific journal and skills? articles that pertain to their own laboratory research and selected laboratory research project. <br><br> This objective was achieved by providing research literature training for the initial week of the program, at ARCC, by biology faculty, utilizing granted access to the U of M
  7. 7. Awards for Excellence Outcomes Program equals cfae and Outcome Id equals Student learning: Was student learning achieved with regards to increased knowledge of concepts and skills? 10/22/2007 Page 7 of 175 Project Title Outcome Rank Outcome Id Outcome Comments virtual libraries to obtain recent scientific publications. IRSP students were required to develop and present a small seminar presentation on own lab research literature at the completion of the training. This objective assessment was accomplished by evaluating students on how familiar they have become with their future lab research, utilizing a developed rubric.<br><br> 2. To prepare and successfully engage in a competitive interview process with several principal investigators to be admitted into a research laboratory that matches their research interests. <br><br>This objective was not pursued per recommendation of the CBS Dean, Dr. Wright, from the U of M. Instead, students were matched to their respective labs by ARCC faculty based on their research interests. <br><br> 3. To develop a research project hypothesis, in collaboration with their research mentor, after appropriate relevant scientific literature background analysis and review. <br><br>This outcome was achieved by Student/Research mentor and student/ARCC faculty discussions during the first two weeks and two biweekly peer review meetings respectively. The scope and validity of the research hypothesis was evaluated by peers and ARCC faculty during the first two meetings under appropriate developed rubric. Students were able to reformulate a specific hypothesis and question after these discussions and peer review.<br><br> 4. To develop essential and cutting-edge laboratory research skills that allow investigation and production of scientific data designed to address the proposed hypothesis. <br><br> 5. To successfully apply the scientific method in the context of the gathered research data to
  8. 8. Awards for Excellence Outcomes Program equals cfae and Outcome Id equals Student learning: Was student learning achieved with regards to increased knowledge of concepts and skills? 10/22/2007 Page 8 of 175 Project Title Outcome Rank Outcome Id Outcome Comments accept or reject the research project hypothesis.<br><br> 6. To engage in meaningful peer review discussions designed to foment and promote student learning through exchange of ideas and presentation of partial data, aiming to address potential setbacks and experimental design difficulties. <br><br> 7. To successfully and periodically present their own partial research data, and/or research articles pertinent to research projects, and/or significant research discoveries to peers and ARCC faculty. <br><br>These objectives (4-7) were achieved by conducting the ten-week laboratory research project. Research skills, production and interpretation of data were assessed periodically by peers and faculty during peer review meetings (second through fourth meetings) utilizing peer and faculty evaluations. Students were required to share their data and findings with the group and obtain feedback and questions from their peers and faculty EVERY MEETING. The first two peer review meetings were devoted to informal data sharing and review while the last three meetings were dedicated to formal PowerPoint presentation of research project data (including background and conclusions information). Student assessment through communication between ARCC faculty and U of M research mentors was also conducted through informal communication electronically. <br><br> 8. To develop scientific writing skills and scientific peer-review publications preferred style and format.<br><br> This outcome was achieved by the completion of a research thesis paper at the end of the experience. ARCC and Research mentor assessed the quality of the work with same develop rubrics for a pass or fail.
  9. 9. Awards for Excellence Outcomes Program equals cfae and Outcome Id equals Student learning: Was student learning achieved with regards to increased knowledge of concepts and skills? 10/22/2007 Page 9 of 175 Project Title Outcome Rank Outcome Id Outcome Comments Investigative Classroom Experiences in Psychophysiology exc Student learning: Was student learning achieved • Specific skills and knowledge necessary to with regards to increased knowledge of concepts successfully operate a BIOPAC MP40 were and skills? developed by the instructor and students. They include the ability to record and interpret (a) electrocardiograms for heart activity, (b) electroencephalograms for brain activity, (c) electromyograms for muscle activity, and (d) electro-oculograms for eye movement and eye blinking during cognitive and motor activities. Methods for teaching these skills to students were developed and implemented. Students have successfully applied these skills in investigative psychophysiology sessions in the classroom. CAT exc Student learning: Was student learning achieved 1 with regards to increased knowledge of concepts . To assess value ofwriting peer groups and skills? Learning Community: EXSC 1500 Hiking and Snowshoeing and HLTH 1104 Contemporary Health exc Student learning: Was student learning achieved 1. Goal/Objective: To integrate critical thinking and with regards to increased knowledge of concepts experiential education into the classroom. 2. To and skills? accomplish this goal I piloted the classroom activities in a course which is currently being offered. Students were given a packet of questions which identified specific chapters covered in the textbook. They were instructed to not work ahead and answer the questions. Upon arrival to class students were asked to briefly answer questions that correlated with the chapter being discussed in class for that day. I then lead students in an activity which was selected to align itself with the topic of discussion for the day. The activity emphasized the concepts of the questions just answered. Once the activity was completed a time of reflection was facilitated which focused on the connections between questions and activity.
  10. 10. Awards for Excellence Outcomes Program equals cfae and Outcome Id equals Student learning: Was student learning achieved with regards to increased knowledge of concepts and skills? 10/22/2007 Page 10 of 175 Project Title Outcome Rank Outcome Id Outcome Comments Utilizing this strategy prior to lectures allowed students to become interested in the concepts prior to classroom lecture time. This also gave students the opportunity to discover the connections of material to real-life and global issues. Students were much more engaged when I conducted these activities prior to the lecture. Once the lecture portion was completed the instructor asked students to go back to the questions and complete their answers utilizing the knowledge and skills they have obtained from the classroom activities and lecture. 3. The evaluation technique used to determine success, was that students were much more engaged in lecture discussion than previous classes. Students having time to think about the topic prior to the lecture and then allowing them time to process at the end showed the connections students made between knowledge, behavior change, and life skills. These connections were not seen in previous courses in which the same questions were used, but activities and process was different. Another evaluation tool used was to ask students to answer 18 questions for the course, out of 36 students who participated in class, 24 of them answered the questions following the Critical Thinking Model, 12 did not. The results have shown me students are learning to develop an opinion, apply information, and then process what they have learned to their lives and previous information. Understanding the World's Theatre Traditions exc Student learning: Was student learning achieved Students were able to participate in the creative with regards to increased knowledge of concepts process by creating a play in the workshop. They and skills? were then able to participate in the production by performing the play they had created for the public during the evening performance.
  11. 11. Awards for Excellence Outcomes Program equals cfae and Outcome Id equals Student learning: Was student learning achieved with regards to increased knowledge of concepts and skills? 10/22/2007 Page 11 of 175 Project Title Outcome Rank Outcome Id Outcome Comments Pilot Project - Philosophy Club exc Student learning: Was student learning achieved 1)Students will read the material provided and with regards to increased knowledge of concepts engage in discussions. and skills? 2) Ron and I provided the relevant philosophical doctrines that were appropriate to the topic that the students selected. 3) It was evident from the discussions that the students had read the material and were engaged in the dialog. Contemporary Health Issues/ Aging Population Service Learning Project exc Student learning: Was student learning achieved The majority of students found that this service with regards to increased knowledge of concepts learning provided them a different perspective to and skills? their understanding of members of the aging population. Several students were initially tentative in their approach to interact with the elders, but quickly found the experience to be rewarding more for themselves in ways that they had not anticipated. Curriculum Redesign: Performance - Based Eduction/Cutting edge for Nursing Education exc Student learning: Was student learning achieved With the implimentation of a quot;Service Learningquot; with regards to increased knowledge of concepts Module, this semester we were able to see and skills? leadership and role development. Self motivated learning students really excelled with the abilities, and expectations of the course. quot;Use and Utilization of eFolio Minnesotaquot; exc Student learning: Was student learning achieved GOALS and OBJECTIVES. After completion of with regards to increased knowledge of concepts the Award for Excellence proposal quot;Use and and skills? Utilization of eFolio Minnesotaquot;, I: 1) Developed expertise in the use of quot;eFolio Minnesotaquot;, 2) Compiled and organized an ePortfolio resource library, 3) Created an quot;eFolio Minnesotaquot; site, 4) Prepared quot;eFolio Minnesotaquot; training packets, 5) Serve as the Ridgewater College quot;eFolio Minnesotaquot; resource facilitator, 6) Teach and offer 1-on-1 instruction in ePortfolio development, use and utilization (see scheduled instruction), 7) Facilitate quot;eFolio Minnesotaquot; quot;open labsquot; (see scheduled labs),
  12. 12. Awards for Excellence Outcomes Program equals cfae and Outcome Id equals Student learning: Was student learning achieved with regards to increased knowledge of concepts and skills? 10/22/2007 Page 12 of 175 Project Title Outcome Rank Outcome Id Outcome Comments 8) Make rubric(s) available to serve as a guide to assess and critique ePortfolios. ACHIEVEMENT OF GOALS and OBJECTIVES. Students: 1) acquired knowledge about ePortfolios, 2) comprehended and translated general information about the purpose of electronic portfolios to the utilization of quot;eFolio Minnesotaquot;, 3) applied through selection, transfer and use the information and principles learned to design an quot;eFolio Minnesotaquot; site, 4) analyzed the site design, consulted with peers and myself, and made corrections and additions, 5) synthesized the results, and 6) evalated through assessment and critique the success of their quot;eFolio Minnesotaquot; site. EVALUATION TECHNIQUES TO DETERMINE OUTCOMES. Students, by utilizing knowledge acquired and rubric(s) provided can: 1) Judge their eFolio based on suggested evaluation criterion for ePortfolios, 2) Critique their own work and others based on acquired knowledge and skills, 3) Recommend to peers suggested improvements or changes, and 4) Justify design, content, use and utilization of an electronic portfolio based on specific standards and criteria. Using a Common Book to Promote a More Integrated Curriculum exc Student learning: Was student learning achieved 1) The goals/objectives related to student learning with regards to increased knowledge of concepts include: and skills? •increase cultural competence of students •increase exposure to worldviews and student experiences. •promote sharing of ideas across campus. •develop methods for using the book in the classroom 2) These goals have been met by an array of activities, including: classroom assignments encouraging research and critical thinking
  13. 13. Awards for Excellence Outcomes Program equals cfae and Outcome Id equals Student learning: Was student learning achieved with regards to increased knowledge of concepts and skills? 10/22/2007 Page 13 of 175 Project Title Outcome Rank Outcome Id Outcome Comments related to topic, interactive projects (such as writing the quot;I am Fromquot; poems). Meetings, website, outreach (Summer Kick Off Days, Opening Workshop, Diversity Day, and the Student Involvement Fair) have cross-pollinated ideas. The website (as a Clearing House), the Student Works' Bulletin Board, and email communications have fostered a variety of methods for using the book in the classroom. 3) In addition to the anecdotal information collected by professors, classroom assessment data collected by English faculty member Linda Tetzlaff, found that more than half of her Freshman Composition classes responded that they'd learned about other cultures and/or challenged their own belief system about others because of reading this book. Approximately 20 class sections of a variety of classes required, requested, or suggested reading the Common Book Program this semester. Meetings and presentations about the common book program have been attended by staff, faculty, students, and administrators from a variety of disciplines and departments. At all presentations, we've collected feedback from participants. Interestingly enough, the voices of immigrants/refugees were heard at non-common book events this semester during Diversity Day, the Global Poetry Recital, and the Vietnamese-American performance artist Kao Phi. Finally, the website has disseminated information and ideas about the Common Book Program. At this writing, the site had more than 330 visitors. Global Soul of Poetry exc Student learning: Was student learning achieved My objective was to provide an avenue by which with regards to increased knowledge of concepts students who attended the event, and those who and skills? participated alongside their professors, gained
  14. 14. Awards for Excellence Outcomes Program equals cfae and Outcome Id equals Student learning: Was student learning achieved with regards to increased knowledge of concepts and skills? 10/22/2007 Page 14 of 175 Project Title Outcome Rank Outcome Id Outcome Comments an appreciation for the true scope of diversity at NCC and the literary heritage behind each culture. The successful achievement of this objective was evident in the attendance of more than thirty students at both the fall and spring recitals. Assist with and promoting FYI, learning communites, and paired courses exc Student learning: Was student learning achieved The goals of increased participation in FYE with regards to increased knowledge of concepts courses and increased completion rates for these and skills? courses were both met. The enrollment in the combined FYE courses increased from 26 to 134 students when compared to the previous semester. Data shows that students who participate in the paired courses and learning communities show increased academic success. Teaching Circle: Active Learning exc Student learning: Was student learning achieved Some teaching circle participants indicated in their with regards to increased knowledge of concepts assessment of the active learning activities that and skills? students had specific increases in quiz scores when compared to student quizzes from prior semesters. Other faculty reported student discussion and processing of material was more in-depth and involved more critical thinking than when they previously taught the same material. Using a Common Book to Promote a More Integrated Curriculum exc Student learning: Was student learning achieved 1) The goals/objectives related to student learning with regards to increased knowledge of concepts include: and skills? •increase cultural competence of students •increase exposure to worldviews and student experiences. •promote sharing of ideas across campus. •develop methods for using the book in the classroom 2) These goals have been met by an array of activities, including: classroom assignments encouraging research and critical thinking related to topic, interactive projects (such as
  15. 15. Awards for Excellence Outcomes Program equals cfae and Outcome Id equals Student learning: Was student learning achieved with regards to increased knowledge of concepts and skills? 10/22/2007 Page 15 of 175 Project Title Outcome Rank Outcome Id Outcome Comments writing the quot;I am Fromquot; poems). Meetings, website, outreach (Summer Kick Off Days, Opening Workshop, Diversity Day, and the Student Involvement Fair) have cross-pollinated ideas. The website (as a Clearing House), the Student Works' Bulletin Board, and email communications have fostered a variety of methods for using the book in the classroom. 3) In addition to the anecdotal information collected by professors, classroom assessment data collected by English faculty member Linda Tetzlaff, found that more than half of her Freshman Composition classes responded that they'd learned about other cultures and/or challenged their own belief system about others because of reading this book. Approximately 20 class sections of a variety of classes required, requested, or suggested reading the Common Book Program this semester. Meetings and presentations about the common book program have been attended by staff, faculty, students, and administrators from a variety of disciplines and departments. At all presentations, we've collected feedback from participants. Interestingly enough, the voices of immigrants/refugees were heard at non-common book events this semester during Diversity Day, the Global Poetry Recital, and the Vietnamese-American performance artist Kao Phi. Finally, the website has disseminated information and ideas about the Common Book Program. At this writing, the site had more than 330 visitors. German Student Exchange Program exc Student learning: Was student learning achieved Several of the German students attended Dr. with regards to increased knowledge of concepts Kirsten Cron-Mills class which was studying the and skills? Holocaust.
  16. 16. Awards for Excellence Outcomes Program equals cfae and Outcome Id equals Student learning: Was student learning achieved with regards to increased knowledge of concepts and skills? 10/22/2007 Page 16 of 175 Project Title Outcome Rank Outcome Id Outcome Comments The German students attended Martha Lindberg's Music & Culture and Amy Magnus's Issues of Global Peace and World Responsibility. The visiting instructor, Wolfgang Bornemann taught several classes, talking about the cultural differences and similarities between our two countries. Several of the German students, who had a strong background in computer technology acted as teaching assistants in my Web Programming and Java class. Teaching Circles-Assistant Project Manager exc Student learning: Was student learning achieved Students were not aware of the e-folio opportunity with regards to increased knowledge of concepts that was available to them. We discussed all the and skills? pros and cons of using this as a quot;marketing toolquot; for themselves. After the discusss each student created their own e-folio. The biggest benefit for the student is that they can update it as needed and have a place that they can quot;show their work.quot; They also thought it was great that once they graduated from the college they could still keep the e-folio active and make changes as needed. Teaching Circles--Participant exc Student learning: Was student learning achieved 1) employ a case study in the classroom/get with regards to increased knowledge of concepts student feedback. 2)A case study involving milk and skills? production fluctuations was given to the students; 3)faculty in the Teaching Circle looked over and gave suggestions before the case study was used in the classroom and students completed a survey Teaching Circles---Participant exc Student learning: Was student learning achieved I created a Captivate movie for a lesson in a with regards to increased knowledge of concepts course I teach called quot;Computer Applications for and skills? Veterinary Technicians.quot; The students overwhelmingly agreed that this method of instruction could add to their self sufficiency in
  17. 17. Awards for Excellence Outcomes Program equals cfae and Outcome Id equals Student learning: Was student learning achieved with regards to increased knowledge of concepts and skills? 10/22/2007 Page 17 of 175 Project Title Outcome Rank Outcome Id Outcome Comments the course. I tried a discussion group assignment. My students enjoyed the experience. I was very pleased with the quality of the content of the writing the students contributed. Magnetic Instructional Tools for the Classroom exc Student learning: Was student learning achieved Student learning was exceeded with regard to with regards to increased knowledge of concepts increased knowledge of concepts and skills; and skills? engagement and collaborative interaction also succeeded beyond expectations in most activities. In addition, students reported that activities were enjoyable and engaging. In an ESOL class, Daryl Beres' goal was for students to master 50 affixes to increase their vocabulary. In weekly review practice, fifty magnetized affixes were used with overhead transparencies of charts or sentences projected onto a magnetic- receptive whiteboard. Students used magnets to complete the activities. Active Learning Advocate Michele Neaton observed the class and noted that quick and easy-to-use materials kept students focused on the material. She observed that the magnets seemed to help students focus on the quot;samenessquot; of affixes—how the morpheme can be used to form many different words. In a Developmental English 80 class, Patricia Pyle's goal was student mastery of the concept of person as related to the correct choice of pronouns and the correct form of verbs. In a pre-activity, most students could not complete a simple diagram based on person and number. Magnetic strips indicating person and number were used in lecture and in five sequenced board activities done in teams. In a post-activity, all students who participated in the activities scored at or near 100%. All who missed the five sequenced board activities scored zero. In another Developmental English 80 class,
  18. 18. Awards for Excellence Outcomes Program equals cfae and Outcome Id equals Student learning: Was student learning achieved with regards to increased knowledge of concepts and skills? 10/22/2007 Page 18 of 175 Project Title Outcome Rank Outcome Id Outcome Comments Dianne Del Giorno's goal was to increase student confidence and skill in the use of a variety of syntactic structures in revising papers written throughout the semester. When asked to score the usefulness of 10 different learning activities on a scale of 5 (highest) to 1 in achieving this goal, students over two semesters rated the use of magnetized words, phrases, and clauses at 4.72 and 4.79, a score higher than that of any other activity. (Several students added comments to the survey praising the instruction with magnets. One student readjusted the scale to give quot;lessons with magnetsquot; a quot;10.quot;) In comparing student performance on the exit test and exit paragraph completed each semester, the instructor noted an increase in writing skills, both in avoiding common errors and in using a wide variety of syntactic structures, demonstrated by students who were present when magnetic materials were used in instruction. Automated External Defibrillator Program exc Student learning: Was student learning achieved We have had a large turnout of student with regards to increased knowledge of concepts participation on each campus and their and skills? involvement of being on the emergency response teams on campus. This participation increases the likelihood of having trained people nearby in the event of a cardiac emergency. We continue to maintain the voluntary list of these students and their completed certifications in AED/CPR and First Aid at a Health Care Provider level. Project Training for Technology Demands exc Student learning: Was student learning achieved Students were able to accomplish tasks using the with regards to increased knowledge of work order forms. The forms did not have
  19. 19. Awards for Excellence Outcomes Program equals cfae and Outcome Id equals Student learning: Was student learning achieved with regards to increased knowledge of concepts and skills? 10/22/2007 Page 19 of 175 Project Title Outcome Rank Outcome Id Outcome Comments concepts and skills? detailed information required to accomplish the tasks but students were expected to figure that out. On average they accomplished the tasks with less instruction and in the time expected with minimal assistance. The evaluation was based on completion of the task in a reasonable amount of time with minimal assistance. Project Lead the Way Implementations exc Student learning: Was student learning achieved 1) Goal was to increase engineering awareness for with regards to increased knowledge of concepts Nashwauk-Keewatin high school students. and skills? 2) Through 9 sessions in their classroom and one organized event on our campus, I exposed the students to the wide options available in the career and to the excitement of the profession. 3) Students journaled their questions and responses to my presentations. Nursing Simulation Scenarios Level II and Clinical Lab Day exc Student learning: Was student learning achieved Goal: To better prepare students to return to with regards to increased knowledge of concepts clinical via simulation scenario and clinical lab day. and skills? A survey of the students validated that they were better prepared when resuming clinical. Fused Glass and PMC exc Student learning: Was student learning achieved 1. The goal was to learn and teach Fused and with regards to increased knowledge of concepts PMC glass techniques. and skills? 2. I acheived the goals by attending workshops, learning from glass artist friends, reading and creating, and firing glass fused. I have been teaching these techniques to students this semester. I had the students write their personal responses to learning the techniques. Expanding Innovation and Improving Accessibility of the Sales, Marketing and Management Curriculum exc Student learning: Was student learning achieved One of the goals of this project was to quot;Expand the with regards to increased knowledge of concepts Innovation in Course Deliveryquot;. Through the work and skills? on this grant I have been able to develop all of my courses into a blended format using D2L. In all of my classes, students now have access to course materials on each chapter in
  20. 20. Awards for Excellence Outcomes Program equals cfae and Outcome Id equals Student learning: Was student learning achieved with regards to increased knowledge of concepts and skills? 10/22/2007 Page 20 of 175 Project Title Outcome Rank Outcome Id Outcome Comments a variety of formats including chapter study guides, PPT's, and practice tests. In addition, students have access to resources that have been beneficial to students completing research projects and course assignments. I have received numerous positive comments from students in regards to the development of these resources being available online. Academic Writing and Electronic Communication exc Student learning: Was student learning achieved Goal 1: Help prepare students to be successful in with regards to increased knowledge of concepts other courses and skills? This was assessed by individual conferences with students and instructor reflection at the end of the semester. We surveyed the students in order to make changes for future semesters. Polled students as to what courses they are taking in Spring 2007. 1. Student is planning on taking Math 0901 and ESOL 1280 2. Student is planning on taking MATH 1260 and English Writing 3. Student is planning on taking ESOL 1260, English 1111, and Biology 4. Student is planning on taking Calculus, Physics, and Chemistry. Advised student to speak with Advisor. 5. Student is planning on taking CIS1101, Geography, and English 1111 6. Student may take one more ESOL course and will be working with Advisor as student plans to transfer fall 2007 to a college in Ohio. Both instructors held individual conferences with students to discuss progress. Surveys are available upon request. • Students will practice keying their assignments and self editing their work. Students in the CIS 1000 course key their assignments from the very beginning of the
  21. 21. Awards for Excellence Outcomes Program equals cfae and Outcome Id equals Student learning: Was student learning achieved with regards to increased knowledge of concepts and skills? 10/22/2007 Page 21 of 175 Project Title Outcome Rank Outcome Id Outcome Comments semester and need to be able to self edit their work. Assignments are expected to be formatted correctly and proofread. Any errors found are to be corrected. Method of assessment of learning was a pretest and posttest to measure the learning that occurred in the CIS1000 course during the semester. Testing instruments were a simple report, business letter, and memorandum with a table. Students met the learning objectives of the course as of December 1, 2006. Goal 2) Prepare students for future online courses. Our emphasis for preparing students for future online courses was to use Desire2Learn and e-mail. Both instructors have Course Homepages in Desire2Learn for each individual course. Students have had experience sending e-mail to faculty and receiving e-mail from faculty. Each student has an e-mail account and checks it regularly. Students are able to check the syllabus for each course in the Learning Community from their Desire2Learn student Homepage. These paired courses are listed under Learning Community in each faculty member's Desire2Learn Course Homepage. In Desire2Learn, faculty and students used the Content area, Dropbox, etc. Students have had considerable experience during the semester accessing Desire2Learn to check grades, review study materials, check assignment due dates, etc. Knowing how to use these features as well as being able to login to Desire2Learn and know how to use the tools in Desire2Learn will be helpful for the students when taking future courses that use Desire2Learn. Anthropology Through The Arts exc Student learning: Was student learning achieved The goals for this project were to provide an with regards to increased knowledge of alternative, sensory learing experience for the
  22. 22. Awards for Excellence Outcomes Program equals cfae and Outcome Id equals Student learning: Was student learning achieved with regards to increased knowledge of concepts and skills? 10/22/2007 Page 22 of 175 Project Title Outcome Rank Outcome Id Outcome Comments concepts and skills? entire Normandale Community and to illuminate examples of rich ethnographic expressions to Normandale students, staff, faculty, and others in the community. In addition, this project was designed to align with the mission of Normandale Community College and the Department of Anthropology by presenting insightful programs that would illustrate and promote appreciation for diversity in people. A fourth goal was to conduct a pilot study that would measure the feasibility and acceptance of future planned film/arts festivals at Normandale. I would have to say that all four goals were very successful in having been achieved, and there really was not one of these areas that failed to accomplish its goals. In the area of community participation, this was the only area that for future planning, more announcements regarding the festival should definitely go out into the community since most of the attendees who were not students, staff, or faculty, were friends and relatives of the above groups. This pilot project far exceeded expectations in that our primary assessment tool for measuring student learning and appreciation for this festival was an evaluation form, and all of the comments received on 116 summary evaluations point to effectiveness and positive reactions to this festival. The evaluation form itself was a one page evaluation sheet that was comprised of four ranking questions and six yes/no questions with space provided for comments. Attendees were asked to fill out a form for each film that was viewed by them, or they were given the option of completing one evaluation for each of the three segments that the festival was divided into (Friday evening, Saturday morning, and Saturday afternoon). A copy of the evaluation form is attached as well as a summary of the
  23. 23. Awards for Excellence Outcomes Program equals cfae and Outcome Id equals Student learning: Was student learning achieved with regards to increased knowledge of concepts and skills? 10/22/2007 Page 23 of 175 Project Title Outcome Rank Outcome Id Outcome Comments quantitative and qualitative responses. Service Learning in Medical Anthropology exc Student learning: Was student learning achieved There were three primary goals for this service with regards to increased knowledge of concepts learning component to this course in Medical and skills? Anthropology taught in Spring, 2007. The first goal involved both student and instructor learning. There was also a goal for the instructor to provide (with the assistance of the Planned Parenthood Staff) to teach ethnographic work through participant-observation in a community setting. The second goal of this project involved community engagement, and this project clearly involved very specific health and emotional situations as they related to the termination of pregnancies. Course was to develop a program for students whereby they could utilize participant-observational skills and subsequent analysis of ethnographic data in health care situations. The three goals were achieved by offering this component to students, having it develop into a part of this course (that will be offered in future courses in Medical Anthropology also) and documenting the success and reflective results from the students who participated. From the questionnaire that was developed and from the reflections of the students, outcomes were assessed and will continue to be assessed. Learning outcomes were assessed by the instructor in meeting with the students who participated in this project. This was a verbal interaction, and I feel that measurement was adequate for stating that students' outcomes were especially good in this interview process and data analysis. The second goal of this project was that of community engagement. This goal was well met in that the students were actively involved with women and sometimes men in their pursuit of
  24. 24. Awards for Excellence Outcomes Program equals cfae and Outcome Id equals Student learning: Was student learning achieved with regards to increased knowledge of concepts and skills? 10/22/2007 Page 24 of 175 Project Title Outcome Rank Outcome Id Outcome Comments information from Planned Parenthood. The interaction was well-received by the people involved, and clearly the students were able to come away with a much better, if not different, assessment of what occurs at Planned Parenthood facilities. The third goal was that of cultural competence. This goal is addressed often in various venues today, but clearly for this project, there was a lot to be gained on the part of the students in going from what they all initially held in cultural sensitivity to what can actually be measured as cultural competence. Upon taking the cultural competence self-test, all students in the class are now viewing their own competence levels and seeing changes in the ways that they interact with those who are considered quot;differentquot; in various ways. The ultimate goal to be reached is cultural proficiency, and many of the participating students felt that they knew how to work towards that achievement. Oral Histories Project in Cultural Anthropology exc Student learning: Was student learning achieved 1. The goals of this project were to: a. conduct with regards to increased knowledge of concepts original interviews and follow through with research and skills? on the oral histories of elderly residents in Bloomington, Minnesota, b. to place students into the community as a teaching method and tool for learning, all as a part of participant-observation in anthropology - this being the primary tool used by anthropologists in ethnology, c. to reach a better understanding of some of the issues of the elderly and specifically aging processes and health issues concerning this population. 2. All three goals were met and exceeded early expectations in several ways. Goals were reached by first outlining with the students what the goals of this project were to be and then bydesigning an instrument for interviewing individuals within the community.
  25. 25. Awards for Excellence Outcomes Program equals cfae and Outcome Id equals Student learning: Was student learning achieved with regards to increased knowledge of concepts and skills? 10/22/2007 Page 25 of 175 Project Title Outcome Rank Outcome Id Outcome Comments We wanted to ask specific demographic questions and we also wanted to hear about quot;what the people wanted to sayquot;. We asked them what they remember most fondly about the past years and we asked about their vision of the future, for instance. The students were especially pleased with working in the community during this project's span. They worked around their own time availability and they actually ended up finding their own subjects for the study since the Bloomington Historical Society experienced some staffing and management problems and could not participate in the project. This was an especially good lesson in perseverence and adapting to different situations. It all worked out well. A total of nine students participated in the project. They devoted at least 20 hours each to the interviewing and data analysis for the project. The third goal was met by evaluating the data compiled. I assisted in compilation and the group met to go over the data. The students were surprised to find that in this population of elderly residents in Bloomingto, there is little discrimination described, few feelings of isolation (with strong family ties and contacts, senior facilities, etc.), and a positive attitude prevailed regarding past and future reflections. Other than some unexpected health issues, residents rely upon Government health care and supplemental insurance and thus do not find themselves without access to health care. Generally, they are very attentive to preventive health care and screening for ruling out diseases. All of this data was very valuable as was the students' recognition that this type of interviewing was well-received and also very valuable as a learning tool.

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