Academic AffairsKey Achievements in 2010-2011Goals for 2011-2012 Presented by Dr. Martin Camacho on behalf of Lela Morgan
Academic AffairsAchievements in 2010-2011 The 2009-2012 Strategic Agenda for the college continues to provide the path for Academic Affairs. Recent achievements and actions include: • In coordination with the APR Chair and committee, Academic Affairs recommended changes to the Academic Review Process (APR), and completed three Academic Program Reviews this year. • The Learning Outcomes Assessment Committee reviewed six programs and formulated recommendations. • Promoted on-line posting of program and course learning outcomes. • Supported the creation of seven additional advisory boards. • Surveyed all departments to create a baseline measure of CCRI’s progress in creating curriculum maps for all programs.
Academic AffairsAchievements in 2010-2011 • Integrated use of Institutional Research data to expand and support analysis of developmental courses and opening additional sections. • Continue making progress in the master schedule efficiency – reason codes, consistent class times, waiting list, demographic analysis. • Updated the Definition of an Educated Person and reinstated the General Education Committee. • Created a Liberal Arts taskforce that has been looking at possible curricula revisions. • Increased capacity of equipment and academic resources.
Academic AffairsAchievements in 2010-2011 • Initiated a discussion for revamping important processes at the college including add/drop, course repeat, retention of records, incomplete grades, independent studies, etc. • Expanded the on-line course offerings. • Participated in designing innovative pedagogical approaches for preparing students for college-level learning (TAACCCT grant). • Created process for approach NEASC 2014 re-accreditation process.
Academic AffairsAchievements in 2010-2011 • Professional development has been provided by CITLA (Center for Innovative Teaching, Learning and Assessment): • 15 programs offered in 2010-2011 • 248 faculty and staff participated in workshops, small groups, presentations, etc. • Examples of topics presented include: • How People Learn • Improving Student Learning with Clickers • Technology in the Classroom • Threat Assessment • Critical Thinking
Our Goals for 2011-2012Overview Selection of strategic initiatives are driven by: • CCRI’s mission • Preparation for NEASC 2014 visit • Strengthening institutional effectiveness: Increased emphasis on assessing students’ learning outcomes • Research/participation in TAACCCT grant
Strengthen the Academic Program Review Process (APR) • APR process required by NEASC • Add elements addressing: • Program currency • Knowledge/skills required for 21st Century workforce • Measuring student learning outcomes • Using outcome measures as basis for making revisions to programs • Present findings to Learning Outcomes Assessment Committee • Increase and enhance effective participation of external expertise via improved advisory boards • Support faculty with new APR orientation process
Create Systems for Improving Student Learning Outcomes • Promote the inclusion of common elements to be included in all course syllabi. • Continue promoting consistency across multiple sections of the same course. • Initiate steps of course learning outcome assessment in selected General Education courses and expand it to other disciplines. • Complete curriculum maps for all programs. • Emphasize utilization of CITLA to support faculty development.
Developing Administrative Efficiencies to Support Academic Operations • Continue the discussion for revamping important processes at the college including add/drop, course repeat, retention of records, incomplete grades, independent studies, etc. • Assist programs for completion and utilization of assessment information. • Include more external, experiential learning within degree programs, explore cost of adding internships, field work. • Continue coordination of skill development in general education with those responsible to prepare students before entering CCRI in the areas of: • Math, English Language Arts: Reading/Writing and Science
Goals for 2011-2012: NEASC Related • Implement process created and approved in 2011 • Co-chairs in place for all standards; populate committees by September 2011 • By mid-October, complete DATA First Forms • By early January, complete the following for each Standard: • Description • Appraisal • Identify areas in need of improvement
Goals for 2011-2012: NEASC Related • President’s staff complete DATA First Forms for standards related to their area of responsibility • DATA First Forms have been inserted into each standard’s on-line folders
Thank You! From CCRI’s Deans And Academic Affairs Staff