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  1. Rethinking English CompositionA Redesign Project in Process Anne Homan English Instructor Math, English, and Developmental Studies, Division Chair State Fair Community College

  2. State Fair Community College • Serves 14 counties in West Central Missouri • 30 degree and certificate programs along with an AA transfer degree and an AA in Teaching • Main campus in Sedalia with satellite campuses in Osage Beach, Clinton, Warsaw, and Whiteman Air Force Base in Knob Noster • 67 full-time and 280 part-time faculty • Average student age is 26 • 4918 students enrolled as of Spring 2012 • Dual credit courses delivered in 18 high schools in the 14 county region

  3. Addressing an Institutional Problem • Improving our graduation rate by improving the rate of successful course completion . . . and some departmental problems • Improving instruction to meet the needs of underprepared students • Improving delivery and quality of curriculum across all composition sections as SFCC continues to grow • Improving grammar, mechanics, and documentation scores targeted through department assessment • Improving the process for assessing Student Learning Outcomes

  4. English Composition I and II: Course Structure Traditional Redesigned 16-week format No common assignments Assessment data self-reported by instructor Primarily 8-week bridged classes MyCompLab required in all Comp I classes Pre and post diagnostic tests through MCL Plagiarism tutorial through MCL More objective assessment Rotating tutorial sessions

  5. English Composition: A Scoring Guide

  6. Progress toward English Composition Course Outcomes

  7. Using MyCompLab Advantages Disadvantages Unified assignments Common assessments More objective and accurate assessment Reduced lesson preparation Reduced grading time Inadequate lab resources at some sites

  8. Fall 2008 – Fall 2009

  9. Possible reasons for improvement noted on previous slide • Math faculty changed textbooks; English faculty changed textbooks for Comp II • 20 % increase in enrollment fall 2008 • My WritingLab and MyMathLab were first implemented in spring 2008 in Elementary Algebra and Introduction to Writing, creating a ripple effect in subsequent courses. More recent data withheld while course redesign in math and English is established

  10. Where We Hope to Go From Here • Implementation of MCL in English Composition II • More Common Assignments • More objective data from MCL to include in our program reviews • Reliance on MyCompLab to streamline the assessment reporting process