ERIC Number: ED431488
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Virginia Community College System. Summary Assessment Reports, 1995.
Virginia State Dept. of Community Colleges, Richmond.
This report reviews the evaluation process of the 1995 community college assessment reports for the Virginia Community College System (VCCS). It provides evaluation results, which found that the 18 colleges, even within limited resources and major restructuring, were able to demonstrate satisfactory progress as shown by assessment results and the uses they had made of them. Results are related by assessment category, including general education, majors, off-campus, other than dual-credit, but including distance learning, and dual credit instruction. A brief summary is presented of the college results, the improvements that colleges have made, and identification of what appears to be trends in assessing each category. Also discussed is the link between restructuring and student outcomes assessment. A list of examples is provided, demonstrating how assessment results have been used by colleges to meet VCCS's restructuring goals: (1) to improve student transfer, (2) to improve skills and the performance of students, (3) to improve effectiveness and reduce the costs of developmental studies, (4) to examine the purpose and structure of the general studies associate degree, (5) to revise technology to meet workplace needs, (6) to assist faculty in incorporating instructional technology approaches, (7) increasing enrollments in dual-credit, and (8) to increase the number of students who complete the associate degree. Discusses planning, evaluation, resource allocation, and college assessment processes. (VWC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia State Dept. of Community Colleges, Richmond.