Minutes of the Evaluation and Assessment Committee
The meeting was called to order on January 9, 2018 at 1 p.m. in Room 2205.
Susan Anderson, Peter Dorman, Jim Lemons, Shannon McDermott (Chair), Kris Ogden, Gary Randolph, Pam Reynolds (Recorder), Kevin Riley, James Tuite, and Cynthia Wallin
Mike Alderman, Fazi Arabi, Donna Hobbs, Muriel Mickles, and Jane Pearson
Shannon announced Fazi would not be attending today’s meeting. Pam announced Jane would not be attending today’s meeting to due being out of town for a family illness.
Meeting Minutes from the November 7, 2017 meeting:
Shannon asked if anyone had any changes to the meeting minutes from November 7, 2017. Peter made the motion to approve the minutes and James seconded the motion. Everyone agreed to the minutes.
Report by the (OIESP) Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Strategic Planning from Kris.
Kris reported on the CVCC Strategic Plan session she held last week during Convocation. In the session, she covered all the highlights of the plan. She believes it was well received. There are a lot of things going on. She stated that there were a lot of faculty and staff that were not aware of the multiple measures. Shannon stated that the faculty does not know the details. Peter announced that he discussed it at the HSS division meeting.
Kris stated that the pre-requisites in the system are not compatible with the VCCS. The catalog, VCCS, and online do not agree. Kevin is looking into that situation to determine what is not compatible.
Kris believes the multiple measures option will work especially for adults that work in the field with the same skills. The thought of having to take a placement test to an adult could be deterrent. We need to encourage adults to take classes. James asked if there was a way for faculty to know what student was ready/not ready for the college-level courses. Kris said they will not make it known. All students should be informed of the writing center and other places of resources on campus.
Peter mentioned something to give the students that could be real simple to indicate where a student belongs. Gary believes we need to talk to counselors about who can go into ENG 111. There is a huge disconnect with the skill level of students. Kris stated the policy is going to stand. It is VCCS policy. She also announced what a great job the English department does when collecting data. Gary is concerned with the problem of GPAs. Cindy believes the high school students who are consistent in making A’s and B’s will continue to make an A or B. Kris is curious about will the outcome be different from non-development students to development students. Kris would like us all to promote the plan and hopefully it will work well with the students.
Kris announced the 5th year report will be due in September, 2018. She wants everything to be crystal clear. We will be completing another “Great Colleges To Work For” survey. Shannon asked if the participants would be random. Kris stated all full-time faculty would be completing the survey.
Kris stated there was a lot going on right now and she hopes everyone cooperates to make this plan go smooth in it transition.
At this time, there was no new business.
Shannon will be creating an agenda for our next meeting which will be held on February 13, 2018.
Jim made the motion the meeting be adjourned and Peter seconded the motion. All were in favor and the meeting was adjourned at 1:25 p.m.
Minutes submitted by Pam Reynolds