Trinity Valley Community College
General Education Outcomes Evaluation
of Learning Enhancement Annual Plans (LEAPs)




Program Name
     

GenED Goal:
     


Lead Evaluator:
     

         
EVALUATION OF LEARNING CENTERED NATURE OF OUTCOME

1.  Rate the degree to which this is a learning-centered outcome:


To be authentically learning centered, an outcome must include evidence that it fulfills three or more of the following: engages and changes the learner, assists the learner to collaborate, offers options for the learning process (as demonstrated through addressing more than one learning style), or provides ways to document learning.
  
To be a somewhat learning centered, an outcome must include evidence of at least one of the previously mentioned qualities.
  
To be rated as not learning centered, an outcome includes none of the previously mentioned qualities.



2. In your judgment, does this Outcome Plan positively contribute to the Pathway to Progress Quality Enhancement Plan?




DATA QUALITY REVIEW
3.  Rate the quality of the Outcome Plan:


High Quality:   LEAP Outcome Plans that convincingly demonstrates that we are measuring how well students engage in this specific learning outcome (e.g. Reading Pre and Post tests in developmental reading courses measure specific outcomes related to reading skills).  A High Quality Outcome includes measurement, the discussion of results, and proposed changes.
  
Moderate Quality: LEAP Outcome Plans that appear to be related to the specific general education outcome listed, but the Outcome Statement, measurement method, discussion of results, or proposed changes are off target.  Correction of the off target item would make this a High-Quality Outcome.
  
Poor Quality:  A LEAP Outcome Plan that does not appear to be related to the specific General Education Outcome listed, and/or the measurement does not clearly demonstrate how the institution is accomplishing the Outcome.  Modification or changing of the entire Outcome is needed.
  
Note: We are not judging how well the planning unit achieved its listed assessment criteria (e.g. 50% of students will be able to write an argumentative essay).  We are judging whether the criteria is a plausible way to measure the General Education related Outcome.

4.  Rate the degree to which the Outcome is measurable with defined standards outlined:


5.  Rate how this Outcome is applicable to all learning settings (traditional, online, ITV, dual credit):




EVALUATION OF INSTITUTIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENT OF OUTCOMES

6.  Rate the quality of the Outcome Plan Results and how it relates to the General Education Goal:



                                              General Education Goals
(1) Career Entry Skills - To demonstrate academic skills and workforce skills, knowledge, and abilities necessary to attain entry-level employment in a target occupation
(2) Communication Skills - To include effective development, interpretation and expression of ideas through written, oral and visual communication
(3) Critical Thinking Skills - To include creative thinking, innovation, inquiry, and analysis, evaluation and synthesis of information
(4) Empirical and Quantitative Skills - To include the manipulation and analysis of numerical data or observable facts resulting in informed conclusions
(5) Personal Responsibility - To include the ability to connect choices, actions and consequences to ethical decision-making
(6) Social Responsibility - To include intercultural competence, knowledge of civic responsibility, and the ability to engage effectively in regional, national and global communities
(7) Teamwork - To include the ability to consider different points of view and to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal
(8) Technology - To demonstrate academic skills and workforce skills, knowledge, and abilities necessary to attain entry-level employment in a target occupation


High Quality: LEAP Outcome Results that convincingly demonstrate that the desired result listed in the plan is being met. Criteria include data collection, analysis, and evaluation for both distance and non-distance learning results and the inclusion of on-target changes where required.

Moderate Quality: LEAP Outcome Results that somewhat demonstrate that the desired result identified in the plan is being met. One or more of the items listed above is off target and requires modification.

Poor Quality: LEAP Outcome Results that clearly do not demonstrate that the desired result listed in the plan is being met. Modifying or changing the entire Outcome Results is required.

Note: We are judging how well the planning unit achieved its listed assessment criteria for this Outcome.