Evaluation and Assessment
1/14/2020 12:00:00 AM
Cynthia Deutsch, Francie Dye, Jason Ferguson, John McCullough, Muriel Mickles, Kris Ogden, Kevin Riley (Alt. Recorder), Beth Shelton, Kathy Thomas, James Tuite (Chair), Ernie Wade, and Cindy Wallin
Jessica Hogan, Pam Reynolds (Classroom coverage), and Donna Stone
Meeting Minutes from the November 5, 2019 meeting:
Jim Tuite asked if anyone had any changes to the meeting minutes from November 5, 2019. There were no proposed changes. John McCullough made the motion to approve the minutes, and Cynthia Deutsch seconded the motion. The motion was unanimously approved.
SACSCOC Updates (Kris Ogden)
Kris Ogden reported that the report from SACSCOC on the outcome of the fifth-year report is expected to arrive in mid-January. During the SACSCOC Annual Meeting in December, aggregate results were announced, stating that there was one college out of forty-four that did not have any recommendations but did not hear anything specifically on CVCC. Ernie Wade asked what the timeframe would be if adjustments to the report if necessary. Kris said it would be due back in March and if things like policy changes were required, a quick turnaround would be necessary.
Transfer VA Initiative (Kris Ogden/Jim Tuite)
Kris talked about Emily Muniz’s Transfer VA session that was held during convocation week and stated she could send out Emily’s PowerPoint from the presentation for anyone who needs it. Currently, Transfer VA is at the end of phase 1 and its goal is to create a pathway of transfer courses for general education that can be transferred to any of the public colleges in Virginia. This initiative has the potential to change programs at CVCC. Ernie asked if this would change CVCC’s student learning outcomes and Kris stated that she had not seen any policy related to that yet and added that CVCC would still be accountable to the VCCS Master Course File.
Jim Tuite asked Cindy Wallin if she had anything further to add, and she requested that if faculty were given information at the TransferVA subject/discipline level meetings to share that information with the Associate Vice-Presidents and Dr. Mickles. Jim Tuite stated that the Political Science courses were out to the 4-year colleges for review and comments were due back this week.
Educational Program Assessment (Kris Ogden)
Kris stated that the Education Program Assessment group meet during the week of convocation to prepare for the first year of reporting the new General Education Competencies. This year will be the first measuring Professional Readiness (performed in some CTE and SDV courses) and Civil Engagement. This process occurs annually, with the information entered into Compliance Assist, and was accelerated this year in order to be ready for the fifth-year report.
Jim Tuite asked if there was a need for a policy for faculty participation in the assessment process. Cindy Wallin stated that this usually comes from the division office, and there have no problems so far.
Kris stated that the Governance Model needs to be updated due to the divisional realignment at the College and can bring those proposed changes before this committee.
Cynthia Deutsch asked Kris about the timing of IOTA course evaluations in the Fall 2019 semester and asked if the deadline for evaluations could be set for the last day of courses for the semester in the future. Kris said that this year’s deadline was an exception in order to onboard Dual Enrollment courses using online evaluations for this first time this semester and would return to a regular schedule next semester.
Jim Tuite welcomed Jason Ferguson, who was attending the meeting for the first time as Associate Vice President for the Technology, Trades, and Workforce, replacing Jim Lemons.
Our next meeting will be on February 18, 2020, at 1:00 PM in Room 2205.
Cindy Wallin made the motion to adjourn the meeting, and Kathy Thomas seconded the motion. The motion was unanimously approved, and the meeting was adjourned at 1:35 p.m.
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