Assessment Committee Meeting
January 20th, 2006
Marilyn called the meeting to order 10:37
Kathy said words of encouragement
Looking over committee minutes from Nov. 4th… Revision of RIB to IRB. Judy to Judith. Minutes unanimously approved.
Report from Dan Koopman on Pre and Post Testing from last semester:
Focused type of testing
Humanities department will be using EWRITE, challenges with EWRITE are if student comes in with exceptionally low scores, the computer can’t score it and needs to be scored by hand. Need to address this so we can continue with advisement for the student.
Compass standard to get out of Development Ed is in the High 80’s, Low 90’s.
Dan recommends giving good guidance to departments, in accuracy in Who, What and When your going to test. Seriously look at 083 and 093.
Need to consider how Compass score things like technical writing for business.
Judith thinks we should include center staff as testing is very different at each center during registration week. Dan: should give center staff better training on testing.
Issue over which test was being given, if you put in the right sort filters you could get meaningful data.
Many of our students have years away from math, can decide on a math cirruculum that would work for our adult students.
Dan thinks we are making headway with Humanities and Math because we have an increased awareness.
May require full time Faculty to do testing.
Report from Member on CAAP Cut-off Scores: Dan will get chart for committee members. Will put this on the adgenda for the next meeting so members have a chance to review chart.
Report from Jim Dudek: Jim is changing committee to Instructional Affairs committee.
Still evaluating data from Computer Literacy. Would like to set a date at February meeting. Marilyn pass around Jims paperwork.
Report from Joan Nelson on Nursing Department Strategies: See Attached report. Requiring a C or better in basic core courses. Dan commend Nursing Department in increasing the success of their students. Identify early on at risk students to insure success.
Report from Marilyn Kockrow on Assessment Strategies for Applied Science:
Marilyn the PRAXCIS test fits well with the Business Department. Business wants in the field experience up to 180 hours to better access students and increase their learning value and to accommodate potential businesses allowing students to work there and allowing better hands-on experience for the students.
Has shared folder all applied science instructors can get into and helps evaluate program and students.
How do you measure a students ethics. Issue for every department.
Dawn Frank: want to have students out their who have ethics engrained. (Lakota Culture)
Report from Paul Robertson: Dan and Paul didn’t get a chance to meet.
Paul: Whether or not we can determine why there is fluctuation in enrollment. Paul got some data from Gerry… Briefly: Is there declining enrollment? In total number of semester hours. With Fall 00’ there were 12375 semester hours. Fall 05’ 12254 semester hours.
Indian students 931 with 12 units or more. Fall 05’ 895 Indian students with 12 units or more. Only a difference of 36 students. From Spring 04’ 1053. Has generally been an upward trend.
Fall of 05’ is the lowest fall we’ve had for some time.
Dawn Frank would like to report on Graduate studies.
Judith wants to know if we have done advertising or marketing consistently.
We need to do more advertising.
Paul is interested in the crossover between Pine Ridge and
Some students are coming from
The tribe and schools are not allowing employees to take classes.
Marilyn asked if we want to form a sub committee to look at the numbers. Using numbers in a constructive way and keep the focus on growth at all centers.
Dan Track historical distance learning… Fully accredited on-line classes…
Judith thinks advisement on Moodle support.
Moved to Adjourn Seconded
Secretary Assessment Committee