ERIC Number: ED356006
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Student Academic Achievement: Report to the Provost.
Leas, David E.
In fall 1991, the faculty and staff of New Mexico State University-Alamogordo (NMSU-A) designed and implemented a strategic planning process which incorporates a comprehensive annual review of various aspects of student academic achievement (SAA). The faculty-based SAA assessment process includes activities focused on classroom instruction, student success by discipline, program-related successes, and the training and resources provided to support related research and improvement efforts. Many instructors have conducted classroom assessment activities, and some have worked together to study SAA in course or discipline groups. On an institutional level, efforts are underway to study entire groups of students, develop an SAA database, and study the possibility of an institution-wide standardized testing program. This report presents a brief review, by instructional division, of many of these study projects, including: (1) program-related studies in Developmental Mathematics, regular Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Electronics Technology, Medical Laboratory Technology, and Emergency Medical Technology; (2) assessment activities in seven art classes, four college-level English courses, and two reading classes; (3) employer and graduate satisfaction surveys and state board testing of nursing graduates, and SAA studies of early childhood education, secretarial administration, and photographic technology students; (4) a study of business and education students who transferred to the main campus and other classroom research projects conducted by social sciences instructors in the fields of economics and psychology; (5) institutional initiatives such as the cohort study; and (6) efforts related to in-service training, faculty evaluation, and the institutional planning process. (MAB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Classroom Research, College Outcomes Assessment, Community Colleges, Educational Assessment, Excellence in Education, Institutional Research, Instructional Effectiveness, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Self Evaluation (Groups), Student Development, Tables (Data), Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Mexico State Univ., Alamogordo.