ERIC Number: ED317245
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jan
Student Outcomes Pilot Project: How To Do It Manual.
Alexander, Bob; And Others
Designed to facilitate implementation of outcomes assessments at other colleges, this manual describes the activities and techniques developed by North Hennepin Community College in its Student Outcomes Pilot Project (SOPP) of 1988-89. Following introductory material, the manual describes the college's Research and Planning Office, and its survey procedures, basic office procedures, personnel, equipment, supplies. In addition, examples of forms and materials needed to implement a Student Outcomes Assessment are provided, including a master calendar, a fall 1989 job list, a telephone survey guide sheet, a salary conversion guide, a data entry guide sheet, and job descriptions. Subsequent sections offer detailed guidance in five areas: (1) assessment testing, course placement, and determination of college-readiness; (2) determination of student intent; (3) student learning outcomes, as measured by capstone courses, an academic profile test, graduate surveys, and grade distributions; (4) student follow-up, conducted through placement, extended placement, and former student surveys; and (5) ethnographic study. For each of these areas, the manual discusses program aims, planned and implemented procedures, and reporting and usage. A final section discusses the role of the Review and Applications Committee, which was formed to oversee the individual projects, examine and evaluate the information, identify areas of educational concern, and propose changes. Figures within specific sections include Math and English Assessment Test Expectancy Tables, survey questionnaires, academic profile reports, and grade point average graphs and tables. (WJT)
Descriptors: College Planning, Community Colleges, Educational Assessment, Educational Needs, Followup Studies, Outcomes of Education, Program Descriptions, School Effectiveness, School Surveys, Self Evaluation (Groups), Student Characteristics, Student Educational Objectives, Student Evaluation, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Hennepin Community Coll., Minneapolis, Minn.