ERIC Number: ED352078
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
GateWay Community College Assessment Plan for the Documentation of Student Academic Achievement, Fall 1992.
GateWay Community Coll., Phoenix, AZ.
As part of a plan to assess institutional effectiveness in terms of academic achievement, faculty in the instructional subunits at Gateway Community College in Phoenix, Arizona, have developed and/or revised mission and purpose statements for their respective areas, have specified outcomes related to both student academic achievement and other components of institutional effectiveness, and have identified current and future measurement sources. Outcomes developed by faculty are grouped into five broad categories including knowledge and skills for employability and credentialing, for continuation to the next educational level, for cooperative and collaborative communication, and for upgrading, retraining, or reentry; access and availability for diverse populations of differing abilities at different locations; continuous improvement of delivery, content and scheduling of courses and programs; professional growth of faculty and staff; and community services by students and faculty. The 13 measures of institutional effectiveness incorporated into the plan to assess outcomes are: (1) accredited/certified/sponsored partnerships programs; (2) external examinations for registry, licensure, and certification; (3) transfer student follow-up; (4) integrated general studies (for the Associate in Arts degree) and honors courses; (5) community-based activities; (6) attrition/retention; (7) student evaluations; (8) program/discipline review; (9) student tracking; (10) miscellaneous sources (e.g., volunteer activities); (11) assessment and placement tests; (12) job placement rate; and (13) employer evaluations. A timeline for implementing the plan covering academic years 1992-93 through 1995-96, and plan flow charts and tables, are included. (PAA)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Outcomes Assessment, College Planning, Community Colleges, Documentation, Educational Planning, Institutional Mission, Instructional Effectiveness, Mission Statements, Models, Organizational Effectiveness, Outcomes of Education, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: GateWay Community Coll., Phoenix, AZ.