ERIC Number: EJ790773
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
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Community College Strategies: Linking Course, Program, and Institutional Learning Outcomes--An Embedded Assessment Model
Popovich, Paulette M.; Vierheller, Tim R.
Assessment Update, v17 n3 p9-11 May-Jun 2005
Faculty at The University of Akron Wayne College, the two-year regional branch campus of the University of Akron, developed and implemented a plan to assess student learning in 1997. The plan was based on an embedded outcomes model, linking course-level student learning outcomes to program outcomes for each of six technical associate degree programs or to the learning goals of the university's baccalaureate general education program. These program learning outcomes were then linked to college-level (institutional) learning outcomes, which represent the broadest knowledge and skills students should be able to demonstrate as a result of their educational experiences at Wayne College. This article outlines the plan's implementation, some obstacles encountered and successes experienced, assessment and documentation methods developed, and questions that will guide future work.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Student Evaluation, Outcomes of Education, Associate Degrees, Program Effectiveness, Educational Experience, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education, Knowledge Level, Skill Development, Futures (of Society)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Ohio