Timothy R. Oxley, Ed.D.
Interim Vice President for Student Services
Turley Center, Room 307
Phone: (304) 367-4303
Robynn K. Shannon, Ph.D.
Director of Institutional Assessment and Effectiveness
Turley Center, Room 206
Phone: (304) 367-4646
Amantha L. Cole, M.A.
Director of Planning and Grants
Turley Center, Room 205
Phone: (304) 367-4981
Strategic Goal 1: Empower faculty and students to achieve high levels of teaching and learning.
Validated surveys of students and faculty, administered annually, will show an overall 15 percent increase in measures of empowerment over the period 2006-2011.
Action Step 1. Support teaching and learning as the central focus of the institution.
Action Step 1 Assessment: Student and faculty expectations are communicated in specified places, academic advising demonstrably supports student learning and academic progress, formal faculty development structure is in place, in annual surveys, probationary and other faculty report satisfaction with development provided, student use of tutoring and supplemental instruction increases, and the grouped support services for teaching and learning constitute a highly visible, active hub of academic life for students, faculty and staff.
Action Step 2: Maximize facilities (virtual and physical) for effective teaching and learning.
Action Step 2 Assessment: Student and faculty satisfaction with facilities (virtual and physical) for teaching and learning, as measured by a survey, will show at least a 20 percent increase between 2006 and 2011.
Action Step 3: Support learning through a fully outcomes-based curriculum.
Action Step 3 Assessment: As verified by Academic Affairs and its analog in the community and technical college, every course syllabus will include a list of expected student learning outcomes in a standard format, and assessments in all courses will be demonstrably tied to learning outcomes. Objectives for the liberal studies curriculum and for each major will be developed by faculty and published by the Center for Teaching Excellence in collaboration with Academic Affairs and its analog in the community and technical college.
Action Step 4: Integrate the development of the following liberal education abilities across the college experience:
Action Step 4 Assessment: As verified by Academic Affairs and its analog in the community and technical college, the graduate profile is updated, and every course syllabus will include a list of abilities developed in the course and assessments used to track student progress on the abilities.