ERIC Number: ED368436
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Documenting Student Academic Achievement: A Plan for Outcomes Assessment at Owens Community College.
Owens Community Coll., Toledo, OH.
Prepared by the Outcomes Assessment Task Force (OATF) at Owens Community College (OCC), in Ohio, this document describes the philosophy guiding assessment at OCC and provides a non-prescriptive guide for implementing an assessment plan. Part I provides an introduction to outcomes assessment at OCC, including OCC's assessment philosophy, a list of OATF members, and a calendar of assessment events through summer 1996. This section also outlines the following steps in a procedural design for implementing the OATF's proposed assessment plan: (1) examine college mission; (2) examine division mission statements; (3) examine department/program mission and outcomes; (4) develop departmental assessment plans; (5) implement and test assessment measures; (6) use assessments to make improvements; (7) evaluate the effectiveness of the assessment measures; (8) evaluate the assessment plan itself; and (9) communicate results to constituents. Part II describes the theoretical orientation of the Task Force and provides examples of the nine steps of the OATF plan. Part III describes assessment methodologies at OCC, indicating that assessment is divided into institutional, general education (GE), and department assessments, and provides tables of institutional assessment functions and activities. This section also provides the nine expectations and indicators of effectiveness of the Ohio Board of Regents, a table of GE competencies, and a workbook for program specific assessments providing information on the functions of community colleges, writing department mission statements, and measuring results. Finally, part IV presents a model of institutional effectiveness. Lists of general education competencies and desired competencies for students are appended. (KP)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Owens Community Coll., Toledo, OH.