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  1. Department of Computing and Technology AAS in Applied Technology CIP Code: 159999 3 digit Program Code: 595 Program Quality Improvement Report 2009-2010

  2. Action plan from 2008-2009 PQIRActions Taken The single course in the list of requirements was offered for two semesters … no enrollment … Recruiting majors for the program We aggressively pursued opportunities to attract new military majors … found that there was significant competition on campus for military majors who might be appropriately served by the AAS in AT. Kept lines of communications open for progress with the co-op agreements with GPTC. Discovered new OSRHE policies that may have a negative impact on recruitment. Went to a meeting on Career Tech Alliances, no resolution

  3. The program was removed from abeyance to be able to take advantage of BRAC and the increasing number of major possibilities • BRAC has been delayed and the expected significant increase in majors has not materialized. • In late 2007 and early 2008, Tom Russell and other faculty in the CaT Department worked carefully with the Great Plains Technology Center attempting to create a CO-OP program to allow majors to transfer to the program with College Credit from programs at the Career Technology Center (similar to that in Multi-media). • These programs have been held up since that time because a change in administration at WOSU has caused the need to renegotiate some issues. • We have been hesitant to move forward with further negotiations with Great Plains because of the lack of feedback on the previous attempts • There has not been a large influx of majors as expected since the program has been removed from abeyance. Issues Surrounding the Program Program Quality Improvement Report 2008-2009

  4. There are only a very small number of majors (15 listed, but only 6 or 7 likely actual majors) … Students who have low ACT must choose an associates degree to major in first. Then, they transfer to another major when they have completed their developmental classes. Averaging less than 2 graduates a year for the past 5 years. We now require new majors to take one course in the “Core” of the program, but there has not been enough students to offer the course. We have tried to offer in individual study but no students have needed it so far. The faculty did not want to present this PQIR because what can we say? … Further Issues • There are very few majors or graduates (as yet) • We have not offered any core classes to support any assessment. Program Quality Improvement Report 2008-2009

  5. The stated objectives of the Associate in Applied Science in Applied Technology can be observed by examining the Cameron University catalog description for the A.A.S. in Applied Technology. This description follows: Special Objectives of the Program The degree is structured to enable a student to incorporate credit for technology skills acquired from military experience and courses at a technology and career center or similar provider of technology training. Students may be required to complete up to 12 semester hours of Cameron University courses before credit for technology component can be placed on the transcript. Active duty military personnel are exempt from that requirement. Program Quality Improvement Report 2008-2009

  6. Program Outcomes Program Outcome 1: Students must understand and possess a high ethical standard. SLO 1. Students will demonstrate ethical behavior in a variety of circumstances. (Blooms … understanding) Program Outcome 2: Students must possess the ability to communicate with a diverse user group, in a variety of settings to a variety of audiences and purposes. SLO 2. Students will be able to show critical thinking skills to demonstrate professional quality work using a variety of oral, written and multimedia techniques. (Blooms … understanding) Program Outcome 3: Students will meet their individual education goal of completing the degree for possible employment, advancement, or transition to a bachelor degree program. SLO 3. Students will complete the degree. (Blooms … application) Program Outcome 4: Students will draw on their education to support career growth. SLO 4. Students will demonstrate how the degree supported their career. (Blooms … application)

  7. Alignment of OutcomesGeneral Alignment of Outcomes The A.A.S. in AT program, as well as all programs in the CaT Dept., support the University Mission in the Cameron University Plan 2013 as stated below… “Cameron University provides a diverse and dynamic student body access to quality educational opportunities; foster a student-centered academic environment that combines innovative classroom teaching with experiential learning; prepare students for professional success, responsible citizenship, life-long learning, and meaningful contributions to a rapidly changing world; and is a driven force in the cultural life and economic development of the region.” Program Quality Improvement Report 2009-2010

  8. Alignment of Outcomes • professional success  Outcomes SLO 1, SLO 2, SLO 3, SLO 4 • meaningful contributions to a rapidly changing world  Outcome SLO 1, SLO 2 Program Quality Improvement Report 2009-2010

  9. Measures of Learning and Service Outcomes • Direct Measurement. Process oriented projects will be required that will demonstrate students capabilities in oral and written communications. Assessment will be done by numerous faculty members. • Program Objective 2: Students must possess the ability to communicate with a diverse user group, in a variety of settings to a variety of audiences and purposes. • SLO 2. Students will be able to show critical thinking skills to demonstrate professional quality work using a variety of oral, written and multimedia techniques. (Blooms … understanding) Direct measurement … In TECH 2033, students will have multiple projects over ethical standards. They will be scored with a rubric by multiple faculty. Program Objective 1: Students must understand and possess a high ethical standard. SLO 1. Students will demonstrate ethical behavior in a variety of circumstances. (Blooms … understanding)

  10. Measures of Learning and Service Outcomes Direct Measurement. Students will be asked to present a completed portfolio reflecting overall completion of selected courses in their plan of study. Program Objective 3: Students will meet their individual education goal of completing the degree for possible employment, advancement, or transition to a bachelor degree program. SLO 3. Students will complete the degree. (Blooms … application) Strategy Initial interview. Students selecting this program will have a one-on-one interview with their advisor to agree on the individual degree plan and the personal objectives of the student. A degree completion interview will be held and the student will present their portfolio. • Indirect measurement. Students will be tracked for five years after receiving the A.A.S. degree. Department will send out an annual survey of graduates. • Program Objective 4: Students will draw on their education to support career growth. • SLO 4. Students will demonstrate how the degree supported their career. (Blooms … application)

  11. Program goals and objectives Program Objective 1: Students must understand and possess a high ethical standard. SLO. Students will demonstrate ethical behavior in a variety of circumstances. (Blooms … understanding) Direct measurement … In TECH 2033, students will have multiple projects over ethical standards. They will be scored with a rubric by multiple faculty.

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  13. Display of assessment data Display of data indicating Number of students participating in each measurement Breakdown of the results Aggregate result of each assessment measurement The class TECH 2033 was cancelled because no students enrolled. Thus … there was no measurement and no data Program Quality Improvement Report 2009-2010

  14. Analysis of assessment data Use a multi-year trend chart to demonstrate effectiveness of the outcome over time, preferably with 3 or more years of data Compare data to Oklahoma, regional/peer institution norms if available Compare data to national norms if available The class TECH 2033 was cancelled because no students enrolled. Thus … there was no measurement , no data, and no analysis Program Quality Improvement Report 2009-2010

  15. Action plan for Student-Learning or Service Outcomes The course TECH 2033 will be offered and possibly there will be some enrollments so that measurements can be made. Timeline – TECH 2033 was offered in the Fall 2010 with no enrollment. TECH 2033 will be offered again in Spring 2011. Right now, if TECH 2033 is offered, it will be no-load and will cost nothing in terms of resources. Program Quality Improvement Report 2009-2010

  16. Ancillary Actions Program shareholders are in the process of meeting to determine a different mechanism for the assessment of this outcome. Timeline – Ongoing. It is planned to implement an alternate strategy as soon as possible, possibly Spring 2011. Resources required will be minimal. Administrative and faculty time and effort for a small number of students. Program Quality Improvement Report 2009-2010

  17. Program goals and objectives Program Objective 2: Students must possess the ability to communicate with a diverse user group, in a variety of settings to a variety of audiences and purposes. SLO. Students will be able to show critical thinking skills to demonstrate professional quality work using a variety of oral, written and multimedia techniques. (Blooms … understanding) Direct Measurement. Process oriented projects will be required that will demonstrate students capabilities in oral and written communications. Assessment will be done by numerous faculty members.

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  19. Display of assessment data Display of data indicating Number of students participating in each measurement Breakdown of the results Aggregate result of each assessment measurement The class TECH 2033 was cancelled because no students enrolled. Thus … there was no measurement and no data Program Quality Improvement Report 2009-2010

  20. Analysis of assessment data Use a multi-year trend chart to demonstrate effectiveness of the outcome over time, preferably with 3 or more years of data Compare data to Oklahoma, regional/peer institution norms if available Compare data to national norms if available The class TECH 2033 was cancelled because no students enrolled. Thus … there was no measurement , no data, and no analysis Program Quality Improvement Report 2009-2010

  21. Action plan for Student-Learning or Service Outcomes The course TECH 2033 will be offered and possibly there will be some enrollments so that measurements can be made. Timeline – TECH 2033 was offered in the Fall 2010 with no enrollment. TECH 2033 will be offered again in Spring 2011. Right now, if TECH 2033 is offered, it will be no-load and will cost nothing in terms of resources. Program Quality Improvement Report 2009-2010

  22. Ancillary Actions Program shareholders are in the process of meeting to determine a different mechanism for the assessment of this outcome. Timeline – Ongoing. It is planned to implement an alternate strategy as soon as possible, possibly Spring 2011. Resources required will be minimal. Administrative and faculty time and effort for a small number of students. Program Quality Improvement Report 2009-2010

  23. Program goals and objectives Program Objective 3: Students will meet their individual education goal of completing the degree for possible employment, advancement, or transition to a bachelor degree program. SLO. Students will complete the degree. (Blooms … application) Direct Measurement. Students will be asked to present a completed portfolio reflecting overall completion of selected courses in their plan of study. Initial interview. Students selecting this program will have a one-on-one interview with their advisor to agree on the individual degree plan and the personal objectives of the student. A degree completion interview will be held and the student will present their portfolio.

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  25. Note that some students DO complete the degree! Display of assessment data Program Quality Improvement Report 2009-2010

  26. Display of assessment data Program Quality Improvement Report 2009-2010

  27. Students generally go to an advisor outside of the CaT Department for the first two or three of their advising sessions. This is problematic when we are trying to have students do an initial interview. • Many of the majors in the AAS in AT have selected this major as a placeholder major until they can transfer into a bachelors program. They are not really interested in an initial interview. • The major faculty shareholder for the AAS in AT program had been Tom Russell – who is recently retired. There was a problem in the turnover of this “shareholder-ship” to a follow-up faculty because of its low-enrollment/low-visibility status. • None of the graduates so far have had to take any classes in CaT Department offerings. This makes a portfolio very difficult to manage. Faculty believe that if we make majoring in the AAS in AT too difficult, students will choose its competitor which has no such requirement. • The exit interviews for our 3 graduates were forgotten. Tom Russell would normally have taken care of this but alas, he is retired. Analysis of assessment data Program Quality Improvement Report 2009-2010

  28. Ancillary Actions Faculty suggestions… Program shareholders are trying to refine our enrollment system so that it is possible and even convenient to do the entry and exit interviews. Faculty suggest that we rethink the portfolio issue and initially have students create a class portfolio in TECH 2033 (when it becomes a requirement that they take it). Resources required will be minimal. Administrative and faculty time and effort for a small number of students. Program Quality Improvement Report 2009-2010

  29. General Ancillary Actions • Faculty have had serious discussions about whether we should abey or delete the AAS in AT. • Issues include • Low enrollment and low graduation rates… this causes notice from the regents and the filing of low productivity program reports. • New procedures at OSRHE may negatively affect the program. • We requested to set up a CO-OP program at GPTC several years ago with no success and no real feedback as yet. Without such an agreement, it is unlikely that the program will ever be viable. Program Quality Improvement Report 2009-2010

  30. Published information on graduates Program Quality Improvement Report 2009-2010

  31. QUESTIONS? Program Quality Improvement Report 2008-2009