UNIT ASSESSMENT SUMMARY

Instructions: Summarize and analyze the data provided for the success indicators in this assessment. If the data indicate a need for improvement, write a plan as described below.

Assessment:

There is no full-time faculty representing this discipline. As such, curricular changes are rather difficult to implement.

Classes are very well enrolled (WSCH/FTE is over 790 for the last three years). This suggests that as the college grows an additional section of Anthropology 101 class can be added to the four, currently offered.

On the average, for the past 3 years the percent of students who attained a grade of C or better was 55%. this is well below the desirable 71.9 % suggested by Success indicator # 2 (unit Objective 4)

Plan for improvement:

State specifically what action will be taken to make any needed improvements indicated in your analysis.

1. Gradually increase the number of sections offered (starting Fall 2003), until sufficient sections are

offered to make the hiring of a full-time instructor in Anthropology possible.

2. Better reading and writing skills are expected to result in better student performance, and as

such increase the % of students who enroll in Anthropology courses and attain a grade of C

or better. It is suggested that students who enroll in Anthropology classes should

be better prepared in terms of reading and writing skills.

Introduce an English class (21 or 28) as an Advisory Course that students are advised to

take before enrolling in the Anthropology class.

 

State specifically how improvement will be shown. Describe the measurement(s) you will use.

1. Request semester by semester data from the Office of Institutional Research to monitor enrollment

figures for maximum efficiency (increase in WSCH without drop in WSCH/FTE)

Adjust the number of sections offered to fulfil the above-described goals.

2. Introduce an English class (21 or 28) as an Advisory Course that students are advised to

take before enrolling in the Anthropology class.

Interpret the improvement (if any) in the rate of success of students who have taken the Advisory

Engish class prior of enrolling in the Anthropology class over the students who did not take the

advisory course.

This comparative analysis can only be made if the Matriculation Office or the Office of Institutional

Research can provide the relevant data.