Disciplines

ProgramActivitiesDateDetails
Career Development Discipline
Kathleen Mitchell
  • Conducted Assessments
  • Analyzed Data
  • Planned Curricular Changes
  • Implemented Changes Based On Previous Assessments
Dec 10Students in Lern 60 were assessed for the skills they acquired/developed while preparing and presenting their semester long project. Students were administered a pre survey assessing skills and a post survey assessing skills at the completion of the semester project. The skills assessed are those needed in creating career options. Data gathered from the surveys will be used to strengthen the semester project.
Career Development Discipline & Continuing Student Counseling
Kathleen Mitchell
  • Conducted Assessments
  • Analyzed Data
  • Planned Curricular Changes
Oct 28On Wednesday, October 24, the Continuing Student Counseling Department, which includes the Career Development Discipline, conducted a focus group of students who utilize the counseling services within the department. Students were asked to comment on 3 questions: How have counseling services been of assistance to you and what improvements should CSCD make?; What are the best ways to inform students about counseling services?; Are there any missing components in our services that you think we should add?" Data were recorded by rubric; results used to align services to student needs.
Library Skills
Andrea Niosi
  • Conducted Assessments
  • Analyzed Data
Oct 12Librarian will review Reference page on the Industry Leader report for 2 sections of CAHS 100 (approx. 100 students). Students in section 1 are required to complete Workshop P "Citing Sources to Avoid Plagiarizing" shortly before the report is due and students in section 2 are not required to complete the workshop until the end of semester. A rubric was used to analyze the reference pages. In-text citations were given a rating excellent, developing or none. The criterion for success is 80% of the students who took workshop P receive proficiency level or higher on grading rubric. The 80% marker was met by the students who had completed the workshop. Recommendations to improve teaching and learning include: provide citation grading rubric in report instructions (can be expanded to all CAHS course reports); suggest one citation style be adopted by entire department; continue to require Workshop P during CAHS 100, the introductory course; provide hard copies of APA handouts to students and link to APA handouts from all course and Insight course portals.
Music
Rebeca Mauleon-Santana
  • Conducted Assessments
  • Analyzed Data
  • Planned Curricular Changes
Aug 27We addressed the following five (5) departmental PSLO's and mapped each course learning outcome(s) to the appropriate PSLO utilizing the Curriculum Maps template.

Majors

ProgramActivitiesDateDetails
CAHS
Aaron Ogden
  • Conducted Assessments
Oct 14Chefs Group looked at safety and sanitation and recommended standardized questions used on quizzes and tests for culinary students. We agreed that the issues of temperature are of a primary concern to the industry for safety and sanitation. We then established standard questions all culinary classes would encounter on quizzes and tests in relation to food handling and temperature zones. Example: What is the "Danger Zone"? Our Chef's group would then collect data on the criteria; analyze said data and plan changes to enforce the safety and sanitation criteria within our classes.
Computer and Information Science
Craig Persiko
  • Analyzed Data
  • Planned Curricular Changes
  • Implemented Changes Based On Previous Assessments
Sep 05We looked at the schools to which our students transfer most, to see what programs are similar to this CIS major. We found none. So we decided to delete our CIS Major.
Paralegal/Legal Studies
Dora Dye
  • Conducted Assessments
  • Analyzed Data
  • Planned Curricular Changes
  • Implemented Changes Based On Previous Assessments
Oct 06In February 2012, the then current students were surveyed to gather from them their contact information, prior college education, current employment, and preference for paralegal classes in fall semester 2012. Using the student preferences, our Program was able to determine what courses to offer in fall semester 2012. The results were shared with the faculty at our faculty meeting held on August 14, 2012 and will be shared with the Program Advisory Committee on November 7, 2012. In February and March 2012, students petitioning for graduation completed a Graduate Survey to gather from them their contact information, their current employment, and their feedback on our Program. The results were compiled and shared with the faculty on August 14, 2012 and will be shared with the Advisory Committee on November 7, 2012. In April 2012, Dora Dye, Program Coordinator, visited employers during work experience site visits. Only two employers agreed to complete a written Employer Survey. The other 8 employers answered Dora’s questions orally. The results were compiled and shared with the faculty on August 14, 2012 and will be shared with the Advisory Committee on November 7, 2012. In June 2012, Dora followed up on graduates of 6 months ago by mailing to each of them a written survey. The results were compiled and shared with the faculty on August 14, 2012 and will be shared with the Advisory Committee on November 7, 2012. Dora conducted a focus group on July 25, 2012. She prepared a list of questions from the employer survey and posed these questions to the employers present at the focus group. The results were compiled and shared with the faculty on August 14, 2012 and will be shared with the Advisory Committee on November 7, 2012. By September 21, 2012, the current students were surveyed to gather from them their contact information, prior college education, current employment, and preference for paralegal classes in spring semester 2013. Using the student preferences, our Program has determined what courses to offer in spring semester 2013. The results will be shared with the Program Advisory Committee on November 7, 2012 and with the faculty in January 2013 during Flex Day. By September 27, 2012, students petitioning for graduation completed a Graduate Survey to gather from them their contact information, their current employment, and their feedback on our Program. The results will be shared with the Program Advisory Committee on November 7, 2012 and with the faculty in January 2013 during Flex Day.

Credit Certificates

ProgramActivitiesDateDetails
Computer Programming: Java
Craig Persiko
  • Conducted Assessments
  • Analyzed Data
  • Planned Curricular Changes
Sep 12Students entering CS 211S were given a quiz which revealed weaknesses in understanding interfaces. This was communicated to faculty teaching CS 111B, so they could improve their student success rates.
Paralegal/Legal Studies
Dora Dye
  • Conducted Assessments
  • Analyzed Data
  • Planned Curricular Changes
  • Implemented Changes Based On Previous Assessments
Oct 06In February 2012, the then current students were surveyed to gather from them their contact information, prior college education, current employment, and preference for paralegal classes in fall semester 2012. Using the student preferences, our Program was able to determine what courses to offer in fall semester 2012. The results were shared with the faculty at our faculty meeting held on August 14, 2012 and will be shared with the Program Advisory Committee on November 7, 2012. In February and March 2012, students petitioning for graduation completed a Graduate Survey to gather from them their contact information, their current employment, and their feedback on our Program. The results were compiled and shared with the faculty on August 14, 2012 and will be shared with the Advisory Committee on November 7, 2012. In April 2012, Dora Dye, Program Coordinator, visited employers during work experience site visits. Only two employers agreed to complete a written Employer Survey. The other 8 employers answered Dora’s questions orally. The results were compiled and shared with the faculty on August 14, 2012 and will be shared with the Advisory Committee on November 7, 2012. In June 2012, Dora followed up on graduates of 6 months ago by mailing to each of them a written survey. The results were compiled and shared with the faculty on August 14, 2012 and will be shared with the Advisory Committee on November 7, 2012. Dora conducted a focus group on July 25, 2012. She prepared a list of questions from the employer survey and posed these questions to the employers present at the focus group. The results were compiled and shared with the faculty on August 14, 2012 and will be shared with the Advisory Committee on November 7, 2012. By September 21, 2012, the current students were surveyed to gather from them their contact information, prior college education, current employment, and preference for paralegal classes in spring semester 2013. Using the student preferences, our Program has determined what courses to offer in spring semester 2013. The results will be shared with the Program Advisory Committee on November 7, 2012 and with the faculty in January 2013 during Flex Day. By September 27, 2012, students petitioning for graduation completed a Graduate Survey to gather from them their contact information, their current employment, and their feedback on our Program. The results will be shared with the Program Advisory Committee on November 7, 2012 and with the faculty in January 2013 during Flex Day.
Unix/Linux Administration
Gregory Boyd
  • Analyzed Data
  • Planned Curricular Changes
  • Implemented Changes Based On Previous Assessments
Sep 05When considering SLO's for this certificate, we found that it was not so well-aligned to the Red Hat Linux certifications. So Greg took a sabbatical during which he took and passed the RHCSA exam. He then wrote a new course outline for CS 260P to give students more practice and preparation for the exam, and we decided to split our Unix/Linux Administration Certificate into two: Linux Administration I (which covers the material for RHCSA, and Linux Administration II, which covers more advanced material.

Noncredit Certificates

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