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ERIC Number: ED346901
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jul-24
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Using an Automated Instructional Management System as a Foundation for Accountability at Red Rocks Community College.
Sundby, Oliver; Franklin, Joe
The current accountability process at Red Rocks Community College (RRCC) is based on a computer-managed instruction (CMI) system, containing student outcomes components, test items, student testing and evaluation information, student information, and reports for students, faculty, and administrators. The system was developed following extensive planning, with a grant allowing for the purchase of necessary software. The initial year's activities included the following: (1) identification of essential competencies and student outcomes for each program; (2) validation of the competencies in the work place and with four-year institutions; (3) a curriculum review for each degree and certificate program; (4) establishment of a computerized instruction management system to track student achievement by course and program; (5) development of evaluation criteria for student outcomes; and (6) administration of student and employer satisfaction surveys, resulting in program revision. Two curriculum development specialists, and advisory boards comprised of area employers, assisted the faculty with the development of competencies. Department chairs developed objective-based tests, and a qualified technical supervisor oversaw data collection and management. The system now uses reasonably priced scan forms, which help track over 300 courses and sections with 3,000 students for end-of-semester tracking. The CMI system also manages the creation and administration of objective-based tests created by the CMI office. The next major goal is to implement on-line testing. (JMC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A