Members: Back Row Standing: Casey Debus, Rick Darnell, John Cline, Lynn Wamboldt, Dee Ludwig, Front Row Sitting: Kimberly Russell, John Hansen, Kate Steinbock – Chair, Pam Capron, and Rex Cogdill
The Outcomes Assessment Committee is a subcommittee of the Curriculum & Learning Council and monitors the implementation and progress of assessment for the institution. This activity includes reviewing assessment reports; reviewing and updating the assessment plan on an annual basis; and based on assessment results, making recommendations to the Curriculum & Learning Council changes in programs and in courses of instruction.
Plan of Assessment
Program Assessment Components
Goals & Achievements
Goals for 2013-2014
- Increase completion of Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs) by 10% for adjuncts and 90-95% for full-time faculty by encouraging all instructors to complete CATs; and, continuing to provide information and CATs training to distance educators, adjuncts, and new faculty.
- Continue finding ways to complete the assessment loop and communicating outcomes to constituents.
- Request transfer data from other receiving institutions.
- Continue to work on improvement in all CAAP areas and maintain levels above the national average.
- Develop an assessment tutorial video that can be placed on LancerNet.
- Work closely with faculty and the Curriculum & Learning Council in reviewing and analyzing general education recommendations for change.
Achievement of goals for 2012-2013
- The Outcomes Assessment Committee Chair offered several opportunities for faculty to attend workshops and one-on-one assessment trainings to complete CATs, Course Assessments and Program Assessments throughout the year.
- The Outcomes Assessment Chair continues to work with transferring institutions to maintain articulation agreements which directly impact assessment at EWC.
- The committee researched and administered the SENSE assessment for the first time at EWC.
- Continued to find ways to close the assessment loop with communication to constituents. Faculty reported that student awareness of assessment is increasing.
- Linkage reports were received and evaluated and continue to be a valuable tool to compare the learning growth for entering students.
- LancerNet is continuing to be a useful tool for compiling and analyzing assessment information.
- Training was provided to concurrent and adjunct instructors on CAT completion and submission.
Outcomes Assessment Reports
2012-2013 Outcomes Assessment Report Final
2011- 2012 Outcomes Assessment Report Final
2010-2011 Outcomes Assessment Report Final
2009-2010 Outcomes Assessment Report Final
About the Committee
The outcomes assessment committee was formed in 1992. Personnel on the committee include the Outcomes Assessment Coordinator and the Committee Members.
The Outcomes Assessment Coordinator is chosen and directly reports to the Vice President for Learning. The coordinator is released from three credit hours of instruction or the equivalent each semester and serves for a minimum of two years. The coordinator’s charge includes:
- Chair the Assessment Advisory Committee.
- Work with instructors and staff to clarify the purposes of outcomes assessment – and thus to deepen the understanding of and commitment to long-term assessment and to help ensure college-wide participation.
- Explain to students why assessment is necessary and what forms it will take.
- Explain to those who are responsible for assessment data collecting and how and when data are to be collected.
- Ensure the timely submission of written assessment reports.
- Review and distribute assessment reports for analysis and use.
- Work closely with the Vice President for Learning to provide faculty and staff with assessment results.
- Participate as a member of the Curriculum & Learning Council.
- Assist in the allocation of assessment funds.
- Retain all departmental/divisional assessment plans on file.
- Work with division chairs and individual faculty to develop assessment plans.
The Advisory committee is comprised of faculty, professional staff, and administrators. The committee has the same permanent members including the Vice President for Learning, the Vice President for Student Services, the Director of Institutional Research, the Co-Director of Library & Media Services and the Assessment Coordinator. Each division has one faculty representative and each year, one division will have two representatives on a rotating basis. The charge given to members of the committee includes:
- Be a standing committee
- Meet at least once each semester, with the coordinator calling additional meetings as they are needed.
- Monitor the implementation and progress of assessment.
- Review assessment reports.
- On the basis of reported assessment data, recommend to the Curriculum & Learning Council changes in programs and in courses of instruction.
- Review the assessment plan annually and amend it as necessary. The assessment plan is a formative and descriptive document and will be modified as needed in light of what assessment results suggest.