ERIC Number: ED320614
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Jul-6
Reference Count: 0
Germanna Community College Assessment Report.
Germanna Community Coll., Locust Grove, VA.
Focusing on the 1988-89 academic year, this report outlines the procedures, actions, and findings of Germanna Community College's (GCC's) Assessment Steering Committee. Separate reports explain the methods and outcomes of assessments of the developmental studies program, general education curriculum, nursing program, and associate of applied science degree program in business management technology/management. In addition, findings are presented from surveys of prior students, the local community, employers, and graduates. The next sections focus on the processes used to assess and award credit for prior learning experiences and to assess transfer student outcomes using data provided by senior institutions. Revisions to the institutional effectiveness assessment plan are presented next, followed by a report on faculty views of assessment. The final sections examine the first-year achievements of GCC's Critical Thinking project, and list the members and purpose of the college's Assessment Steering Committee. Highlighted findings include the following: (1) problems in advising, retention, placement testing, and courses were discovered within the developmental studies division; (2) faculty and staff felt that the most important general education competencies were reading, writing, speaking, independent learning, information-seeking skills, and citizenship; and (3) the assessment of the nursing program identified several problems, including an unacceptable faculty/student ratio. (JMC)
Descriptors: College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Continuing Education, Evaluation Methods, General Education, Outcomes of Education, Prior Learning, Program Evaluation, Remedial Instruction, School Business Relationship, School Community Relationship, School Effectiveness, School Surveys, Self Evaluation (Groups), Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Germanna Community Coll., Locust Grove, VA.
Note: The general education survey instrument and some related material will not reproduce clearly due to small, filled print.