ERIC Number: ED467619
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Institutional Effectiveness and Educational Assessment. Final Report.
Mount Hood Community Coll., Gresham, OR.
This report outlines the work and results of an Educational Assessment Task Force at Mount Hood Community College (Oregon) that was charged with improving institutional planning, strengthening programs and services, and meeting external accountability demands. The task force addressed both institutional effectiveness (the annual assessment of progress in achieving institutional goals using a series of key indicators) and educational assessment (a similar process but with a focus on instructional programs, disciplines and course offerings). To assess institutional effectiveness, the task force adopted Nichols' Five-Column Model, which addresses: (1) institutional goals; (2) intended educational outcomes; (3) means of program assessment and criteria for success; (4) summary of data collected; and (5) use of results. To implement the Educational Assessment Design, the task force utilized a peer-led model with faculty from well-assessed programs mentoring other faculty through a pilot process. The assessment timeline is presented along with a description of the roles and responsibilities of the assessment oversight team. Appended are: key assessment indicators for each institutional goal; data table examples; and "Mt. Hood Community College Educational Assessment Pilot Test Findings and Recommendations (prepared for Mt. Hood Community College's R. Dan Walleri by RMC Research Corporation's Gwen Hyatt, June 2001). (RC)
Descriptors: College Outcomes Assessment, Community Colleges, Educational Assessment, Evaluation Methods, Institutional Evaluation, Institutional Research, Two Year Colleges
For full text: http://www.mhcc.edu/campus/campus_info/allabout/research/assessment/main.htm.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mount Hood Community Coll., Gresham, OR.