2011-2012

Aviation Flight, Closing the Loop

As of January 8, 2014:

Outcome 1:  Evaluate weather conditions for safe flight.

A new outcome was assessed during the 2012-2013 academic year; however, good overall understanding of Air Traffic Control has improved the Flight Program’s ability to Communicate with Air Traffic Control in Class D Airports.

Outcome 2:  Navigate exactly with advanced navigation systems.

Web Design, Closing the Loop

As of October 17, 2013:

Outcome 1:  Students will be able to create programs for users.

Previous year’s plan demonstrated an overall improvement of outcome results with the additional calculation problems and assignment operations.  Instructors will continue to provide students with several problems containing calculations but also include with decision making statements and IF statements.

Outcome 2:  Students will be able to create functional web sites.

Information Technology, Closing the Loop

As of October 17, 2013:

Outcome 1:  Students will be able to create programs for users. 

Previous year’s plan demonstrated an overall improvement of outcome results with the additional calculation problems and assignment operations.  Instructors will continue to provide students with several problems containing calculations but also include with decision making statements and IF statements.

 

Outcome 2:  Students will be able to create functional web sites.

Computer Programming, Closing the Loop

As of October 17, 2013:

Outcome 1:  Students will create programs for users.

Previous year’s plan demonstrated an overall improvement of outcome results. Students were given additional problems with calculations and assignments operations which resulted in the improved scores.

Outcome 2:  Students will develop windows database projects.

Course was not offered Fall 2012; course has been dropped from curriculum.

Aviation Maintenance, Closing the Loop

As of October 10, 2013:

Outcome 1:  Understand aircraft, systems, and components.

The written knowledge test average score on the fall 2011 assessment was 23.3%.  This spring the average knowledge test score was 66%. This showed a 283% increase for Project A. 

Our goal of 80% of the students earning an 85% on this project was still not achieved.  In the fall of 2011 none of the students achieved the desired 85% on this project.  In the spring of 2012 there were 23% students achieved the 85% target score.

Electronics, Closing the Loop

As of October 8, 2013:

Outcome 1: Demonstrate technical proficiency with tools and equipment.

Physics, Closing the Loop

As of October 1, 2013:

Outcome 1:  Apply critical thinking and analytical skills to solve scientific problems. 

Graphical analysis results improved with tighter supervision and stricter grading practices.   Success rates rose from 76% & 88 % to 92% in each of Projects A & B. 

 

Outcome 2:  Demonstrate an understanding of core knowledge in physics. 

Engineering Science, Closing the Loop

As of October 1, 2013:

Outcome 1:  Apply critical thinking and analytical skills to solve scientific and engineering problems.

Last year’s study indicated some short comings in graphical analysis with respect to area calculations. More practice seemed to be needed.

 

Outcome 2:  Demonstrate an understanding of core knowledge in their specific area of engineering.

Last year’s study indicated some problems with both Dot and Cross products. 

Loss Prevention & Safety, Closing the Loop

As of September 24, 2013:

Outcome 1:  Students will be able to defend shoplifting detentions.

I can’t definitively state that spending additional time on weaker areas pointed out on last year’s assessment made much of an impact.  Students who are truly interested in the field tend to focus more on the material, exhibit better attendance, and stronger class participation than those who are taking the class as an elective.

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