ERIC Number: ED499918
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Assessing and Improving Student Outcomes: What We Are Learning at Miami Dade College. Report No. 2 in the Culture of Evidence Series
Bashford, Joanne; Slater, Doug
Community College Research Center, Columbia University
This report describes how Miami Dade College (MDC) has begun to develop a systematic and data-informed method for assessing and improving student outcomes across its large eight-campus college. Told from the point of view of MDC's Office of Institutional Effectiveness, the report recounts how the college has responded to the problem of poor student progression along the developmental/college-level mathematics pathway. While the endeavor continues to move forward, some specific strategies relevant to the college's developmental mathematics pathway that were launched a few years ago have begun to show promising results. What is more, the processes that took place in choosing, implementing, and assessing those strategies have to some meaningful extent been institutionalized through college-wide reform. Thus the methods of inquiry and action that have been applied to math are now being used in other disciplines and program areas. (Contains 4 tables and 1 figure.)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Community Colleges, Program Effectiveness, Research Reports, Program Descriptions, College Outcomes Assessment, Student Educational Objectives, Effective Schools Research, Educational Improvement, Improvement Programs, Formative Evaluation, Institutional Characteristics, Program Evaluation, Mathematics Achievement
Community College Research Center. Available from: CCRC Publications. Teachers College, Columbia University, 525 West 120th Street Box 174, New York, NY 10027. Tel: 212-678-3091; Fax: 212-678-3699; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.tc.columbia.edu/ccrc
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Sponsor: Lumina Foundation for Education, Indianapolis, IN.
Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Community Coll. Research Center.