ERIC Number: ED376872
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Aug-23
Reference Count: N/A
Assessing Student Outcomes, Mohave Community College.
Mohave Community Coll., Kingman, AZ.
Mohave Community College in Arizona has made a commitment to assessing student outcomes for the purposes of measuring institutional effectiveness and providing data for institutional improvement. The institution must comply with an accreditation mandate to submit an assessment plan and begin implementation by June 1994. Under a plan developed by a task group of faculty and staff, student achievement, goal completion, and student satisfaction would be assessed. Data on student achievement would be collected by assessing the competencies of students at the completion of benchmark courses and of a degree or certificate program. Faculty would be responsible for selecting appropriate instruments and administering them. In addition, student achievement would be assessed by graduate performance on licensure exams and employer satisfaction surveys. Student satisfaction would be measured by surveys of current and former students. Student services would be responsible for designing and administering surveys and collecting data on student goals and completion of goals. Standards have been proposed for basic skills; degree seekers; general education; occupational continuing education; occupational entry/re-entry; personal interest students; and student development. The final step of assessment would be to compare the outcomes with standards. (The report includes the North Central Association position on assessing student achievement, method and process statements, and the assessment review process.) (KP)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mohave Community Coll., Kingman, AZ.