ERIC Number: ED345767
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Report.
Clagett, Craig A.
Designed to meet the mandate of the 1988 Reorganization of Maryland Higher Education Act, this 1991 report summarizes data from a number of studies of student achievement at Prince George's Community College (PGCC). Because PGCC has routinely collected and analyzed data on many of the required indicators, longitudinal data are presented where available. Selected findings include the following: (1) in recent years, approximately 55% of the students enrolled in credit classes have stated their intention to earn an associate in arts degree; (2) 45% of the fall 1986 cohort have graduated, transferred, or are still enrolled; (3) the time to complete a "two-year" degree has increased from a mean of 3.7 years during the 1970's to a mean of 4.8 years during the 1980's; (4) each year, approximately 1,000 PGCC students have transferred to a senior institution in Maryland; (5) for 1980-86 fall cohorts, white students have had a transfer rate more than double that of black students; (6) four out of five respondents to graduate surveys who transferred rated their PGCC preparation as very good or good; (7) 72% of the 1990 graduates of career programs who responded to the annual follow-up survey were employed in jobs related to their PGCC program; (8) over three-fourths of employed graduates rated their PGCC preparation as very good or good; (9) three-fourths of the noncredit students surveyed in 1987 reported they had fully or mostly achieved their enrichment goals; (10) nearly two-thirds of the fall 1991 entrants who completed placement testing in reading, composition, and mathematics needed remediation in at least one area; and (11) in 1990-91, the mean response on a five-point student evaluation of teacher performance scale was 4.27. A selected bibliography of institutional research is included. (JMC)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Accountability, College Outcomes Assessment, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Employer Attitudes, Participant Satisfaction, Relevance (Education), School Effectiveness, State Standards, Student Attitudes, Student Educational Objectives, Trend Analysis, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Prince George's Community Coll., Largo, MD. Office of Institutional Research and Analysis.