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ERIC Number: ED307914
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Pages: 39
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Increasing Institutional Effectiveness through Outcomes Assessment.
Wilkinson, Donna; Green, Peggy
In 1987, under pressure from its accreditation agency and the state, Broward Community College (BCC) initiated the Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment Project to improve the college through outcomes assessment. The project had four interrelated components: (1) a revision of BCC's mission statement to incorporate a new section on institutional values; (2) the Course Outline Review Project, which examined the purpose and expected educational results of individual courses; (3) the creation of 20 task forces to define expected outcomes for departmental units, such as the bookstore and library, and for associate degree and certificate programs; and (4) the formation of the Educational Planning Committee to recommend a college planning process and format for the resulting plan. After its second year of operation, the project had developed a revised institutional mission statement; had updated the content of 250 courses and revised course outlines to present objectives in the form of expected outcomes; had initiated a program of annual surveys of students, faculty, and administrators to assess their perceptions of campus services; and was on its way to presenting the college president with a model and timetable for the development of an educational plan. Appendixes provide a copy of the revised BCC Mission Statement, forms used in the revision of course outlines, a list of task forces, recommendations of the associate in arts degree/honors task force, survey instruments, the timeline of the Educational Planning Committee, a report on a study of the effects of remedial reading instruction on subsequent college-level course work, and a sample project newsletter. (JMC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A