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ERIC Number: EJ858731
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-0164-7970
Frederick Community College
Haney, L. Richard; McClellan, Debralee
New Directions for Student Services, n127 p21-28 Fall 2009
Frederick Community College (FCC) is a comprehensive open-door community college that serves the citizens of Frederick County, Maryland, the state's largest county by size and seventh in population (230,000). It is located in central Maryland, equidistant from Baltimore and Washington, D.C. The college's character as a learning college is represented by its vision statement, "Student Learning First." In 2002, FCC carried out a campuswide visioning day that launched its transition to a "learning college" organizational model. The learning college concept places learning at the center of the institution and makes the college responsible for student learning. The college's reorganization as a learning college resulted in a nontraditional structure with three main organizational areas: Learning, Learning Support, and Administration, each led by a vice president. The Student Development Division was renamed Learning Support to emphasize its role in supporting student learning. The need for FCC's student affairs staff to be engaged in assessment of student learning was clear because research indicated that learning occurs outside the classroom as well as inside the classroom. This chapter provides a glimpse of student affairs assessment at Frederick Community College including a specific example of assessment, tips to implementing assessment at an institution, and barriers encountered when implementing the process at Frederick Community College. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Maryland