|General Education Outcomes||Measurements Used||Results||Continuous Improvement|
1. Develop the professional competencies to function effectively within their chosen academic disciplines and careers.
State or National Board/Certification/ Assessment exams
|91% of 2006 Graduates are employed or continuing their education 1/2 year after graduation.||No intervention needed at this time|
|Human Anatomy and Physiology Society Comprehensive Exam: 51% average -- comparable to average for cohort institutions||Results were shared with the faculty of the A&P courses and strategies were developed to improve certain areas of content delivery.|
|2006 Certified Medical Assistant Exam: 75% passage||Exam is currently optional but will become a program requirement in 2009.|
|2006 Paramedic National Registry Exam: 79% passage on first attempt.||Fulltime program director being selected|
|2006 Dental Hygiene National Board Exam: 100% passage on first attempt.||No intervention needed at this time|
|2007 Physical Therapy Assistant Licensure Exam: 83% passage on first attempt.||No intervention needed at this time|
|2007 Medical Laboratory Technician (ASCP) Certifying Exam: 100% passage on first attempt.||No intervention needed at this time|
|2006 Health Fitness Instructor Certification exam: 100% passage on first attempt.||No intervention needed at this time|
|2006 Physical Fitness Specialist certification exam: 100% passage on first attempt.||No intervention needed at this time|
|2006 OPOTC (Police): 100% passage||No intervention needed at this time|
|2006 NCLEX (Practical Nursing): 98% passage on first attempt||No intervention needed at this time|
|2007 NCLEX (Registered Nursing): 90% passage on first attempt.||No intervention needed at this time|
|2007 Surgical Tech Certifying Exam: 92% passage rate||No intervention needed at this time|
| ||Because professional competencies are deeply embedded into programs, this outcome is being removed from the General Education Outcomes list beginning in the 2009/10 academic year.|
|2. Develop technological literacy and demonstrate knowledge of the applications of technology in everyday life. ||Survey||The majority of incoming students have technological skills with minimal need for further skill development.||The changing demographics of the student population indicate that this is no longer a skill that needs to be developed in the 21st Century college student and is being removed from the General Education Outcomes list beginning in the 2009/10 academic year.|
|3. Understand and apply methods of scientific inquiry. ||Item analysis of selected test questions and evaluation of performance of inquiry-based laboratory exercises||Data being compiled||Natural Science is being converted to a core course outcome beginning in the 2009/10 academic year.|
|4. Develop an appreciation for and an understanding of the arts and humanities. ||Survey||Statistically significant findings were noted in students at the 2nd year level compared to 1st year students for:||Humanities is being converted to a core course outcome beginning in the 2009/10 academic year.|
- Appreciating the merits of specific works of art, music, film, literature and theater.
- Learning a second language improved understanding of English.
- Understanding of the historical and cultural influence of the Arts on society.
- Better understanding of human history and its cultural developments.
- Understanding of how philosophy, religion, history, art, literature, and music have contributed to the advancement of human civilization.
- Better understanding of other religions.
- Ability to associate a work of art or literature with a culture or period of history.
|5. Develop an understanding of the history of the diverse social, economic, and political models of society. ||Survey||Data being compiled||Social Science is being converted to a core course outcome beginning in the 2009/10 academic year.|
|6. Develop precision, clarity, and fluency in writing. ||Rubric (4 = excellent)||Pilot study results of rubric indicated:||Writing (English) is being converted to a core course outcome beginning in the 2009/10 academic year.|
- Content (thesis/argument) mean rating: 2.34/4
- Organization (arrangement/ paragraph development/ transitions) mean rating: 2.13/4
- Expression (diction/syntax/voice) mean rating: 2.31/4
|7. Develop accuracy, conciseness, and coherence in spoken communication.||Rubric||Not applicable||New rubric has been developed in Spring 2008 and will piloted in Fall 2008 to assess this infused outcome.|
|Survey||Student perception of integration of oral communications into the courses: increased learning, improved student's communication skills, raised student participation in class discussions, enhanced student engagement, and made the class more enjoyable. ||Data was shared with academic community and faculty were encouraged to increase use of oral communications in their classes. Communication will continue as an infused outcome in the revised General Education Outcomes list beginning 2009/10 academic year.|
|8. Apply mathematical concepts to solve quantitative problems. ||ACT CAAP||Subscore mean only slightly below cohort reference group (13.8 vs. 14).||Mathematics is being converted to a core course outcome beginning 2009/10 academic year.|
|9. Develop critical thinking and reasoning skills for problem solving. ||Test of Every Day Reasoning||Entry level students percentile ranking: 43||Rubric was developed in Spring 2008 and will piloted in Fall 2008 to assess critical thinking which will remain an infused outcome in the General Education Outcome conversion beginning in the 2009/10 academic year.|
|Second year students percentile ranking: 60|
|10. Develop an awareness and understanding of gender, ethnic, minority, multicultural, and global issues. ||Pre/Post Survey||Slight to moderate positive shift in valuing diversity.||Diversity will continue as an infused outcome in the revised General Education Outcomes list beginning in the 2009/10 academic year.|
|Increased favorable attitude concerning multiculturalism.|
|Mixed responses regarding appropriateness of diversity education in school.|
|Moderately favorable responses to interacting with people of diverse racial, ethnic, gender and age.|
|11. Develop an appreciation for and an understanding of the benefits of a healthy, active and well-balanced lifestyle. ||Survey||91% of survey respondents indicated that regular physical activity was important to health. ||LCCC is considering expansion of its Live Smart initiative to include students. Health will continue as an infused outcome in the General Education Outcomes conversion beginning in the 2009/10 academic year.|
|Two-thirds of those surveyed regularly engage (i.e. 3 times per week) in strenuous physical activity.|
|Nearly all respondents regularly visit a doctor and receive, or have received. vaccinations.|
|Survey respondents seem less willing to focus on diet and eliminate bad behaviors (e.g. smoking) even though they are aware of the risks although three-quarters of those surveyed indicated a plan to make positive changes in the next 6 months.|