Field 8

3.8) Program Effectiveness

Describe the plan for assessing the quality of student learning. In addition, information should be gathered on projected number of graduates yearly; placement of graduates; special accreditation; student satisfaction; career and employer satisfaction, etc.

For NEW programs, write a short paragraph about he effectiveness of the program.

For MODIFIED programs, only this sentence is required: "This is an existing program."


Example from TIM (ASC-Academic Subject Certificate) new:

Of the 400 students earning their AA degree each year, we hope to see about 5% or 20 students pursue the Academic Subject Certificate in Travel Industry Management.

  • Effectiveness of the program will be demonstrated through the completion of AA degree with Academic Subject Certificate in Travel Industry Management graduates, increases in student retention, and through student and employer feedback.
  • Annual program reviews and assessments will reveal the effectiveness of the program and its effect on enrollments and completion rates.

Example from Teaching (AA-Associate of Arts) modification:

In the Spring, 2004 survey of graduating seniors conducted by the DOE, 5% or 407 students selected Education/Teaching as their intended major.  Currently, there are approximately 200 students attending LCC who have indicated education as their career goal.  Given these sources of students for the AAT, it is anticipated that about 100 students will apply to LCC each year with the academic goal of working toward a degree in education.  At full capacity, the program would graduate approximately 80 students per year.  Of this number, some will seek employment as educational assistants with the DOE and others will transfer to programs leading to a bachelor’s degree in education.

Number of students expected by year for the first five years (2006-2011)

The projected trend of majors (DOE cohorts and general students) in the program is as follows (reflects a 20% attrition rate)

  • 2006-2007 -- 74
  • 2007-2008 -- 165
  • 2008-2009 -- 245
  • 2009-2010 -- 275
  • 2010-2011 -- 310

Number of graduating majors expected:

  • 2006-2007 -- 22
  • 2007-2008 -- 33
  • 2008-2009 -- 60
  • 2009-2010 -- 60
  • 2010-2011 -- 80

Effectiveness of the program will be assessed externally, through graduate performance on the PRAXIS I, a test required for admission by teacher preparation programs nationally

Example from Accounting (CA-Certificate of Achievement) modification:

This is an already existing program.  The program is being modified per advice from Accounting Advisory Board, Fall 2008.

Example from Television Production (CA-Certificate of Achievement) modification:

This is an already existing program.