ERIC Number: ED393393
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Feb-22
Reference Count: N/A
Why Reinvent the Wheel? Let's Adapt Our Institutional Assessment Model.
Aguirre, Francisco; Hawkins, Linda
This paper reports on the implementation of an Integrated Assessment and Strategic Planning (IASP) process to comply with accountability requirements at the community college of New Mexico State University at Alamogordo. The IASP model adapted an existing compliance matrix and applied it to the business college program in 1995 to assess and improve program offerings and student learning. The model involves assessment of different program areas (clusters) on a rotating schedule over several years. The on-going business cluster assessment was originally expected to take 2.5 years to complete but initial success has allowed reduction of the timeline to 1.5 years. Assessment tools include surveys from the community, students, faculty, and employers; the new student data form; a survey of withdrawing students; and a high school survey. When all the data are collected, strengths and concerns will be evaluated. Extensive attachments include timelines, the matrix, and survey forms. (Author/NAV)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Integrated Assessment and Strategic Planning; New Mexico State University Alamogordo
Note: Paper presented at the New Mexico Higher Education Assessment Conference (Albuquerque, NM, February 22, 1996).