Student Learning Outcomes Coordinators

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Project Name & Goal(s) Supported Action Project Leader Projected Completion Date Additional Budget Required Progress Toward Completion
Add Student Learning Outcomes Coordinators 2012: None in every college
Goal 1(Learning and Discovery)
Janet Bahr Ongoing 2012: None
2013: $12,000
2014: $12,00
Ongoing

I. Brief Description & Significant Changes in Plans (if any):

The Student Learning Outcomes Coordinators (SLC) were invited to participate in the Student Learning & Assessment Committee this past year. Their input was valued. Student Learning Coordinators were added to the committee structure for 2011-12 as ex officio members.

II. Team Members:

College of Business and Technology – Dr. JoAnn Starkweathe
College of Education – Dr. Sophia Sweeney
College of Liberal Arts – TBD
College of Optometry – Dr. Kippi Wyatt
College of Science and Health Professions – Dr. Mia Revels.

III. Major milestones/actions over the last 3-6 months:

The Student Learning Outcomes Coordinators (SLC) were invited to participate in the Student Learning & Assessment Committee this past year. Their input was valued. The committee recommended that the Student Learning Coordinators be added to the committee structure for 2011-12 as ex officio members. All SLCs met with faculty in their colleges either individually or in groups to facilitate the development and understanding of student learning outcomes. Dr. Starkweather, in the College of Business and Technology developed a matrix for assessing progress toward implementing student learning outcomes in each program within the college. This matrix was shared with the other SLCs. Two new Student Learning Coordinators (SLC) were appointed this year. Dr. Kevin David resigned from NSU and the new College of Education SLC is Dr. Sophia Sweeney. Mr. Geoff Canan was appointed coordinator of the General Education Capstone, which created a vacancy in the College of Liberal Arts to be filled this semester. Mr. Canan will continue to participate in the Student Learning & Assessment Committee in his new role.

IV. Planned major milestones or actions over the next 6 months:

Student Learning Coordinators will continue to fulfill their duties in helping faculty in academic programs clearly define student learning outcomes for programs and courses. Each college will continue to update the initial matrix indicating progress implementing student learning outcomes for programs within their college. Another function is to facilitate the data gathering regarding student learning outcomes for the annual assessment report. These are ongoing activities with no final completion date.

V. Classification, Current Funding Sources, Unfunded needs:

Classification = A. The only expense at this time is for reassigned time for the SLCs - accomplished by hiring adjuncts to cover a course reduction for each SLC. If we would decide to bring in an expert for a faculty development program on student learning outcomes, this would require $10-12,000. We should transition into a university wide implementation project.