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Internal/External Assessment Results: Associate in Arts Program

The Associate of Arts (AA) program assessed three (3) outcomes out of 5 outcomes. The outcomes assessed consisted of Outcome 1, 2, 3 and 4: Demonstrate Presentation Skills through Group Oral Presentation. Outcome 1 was assessed in 2006-2007, 2010-2011, 2014-2015 and 2017-2018. Outcome 2 was assessed in  2013-2014, 2015-2016 and 2017-2018. Outcome 3 was assessed in 2012-2013, 2016-2017 and 2018-2019. Outcome 4 was assessed in 2013-2014, 2016-2017 and 2018-2019.

Learning Goal 1

Demonstrate behaviors of a business professional/Learning Outcome 1.1 Demonstrate presentation skills

Results: Students performed above expectation in the criteria of Content, Visual Aid, Professionalism  and Engagement due to the required visual assignment on professional dress and the increased focus on faculty teaching group management skills and adding a review of the assignment. Although there is an improvement in criteria of Overall Quality, performance fell below expectations making necessary to devise an exercise are assignment to address this criterion. As a result, the students are able to prepare and deliver a group presentation at the required skill level.

Learning Outcome 1: Attachments

2011-12 AA Program Data Retreat Assessment Results
2014-15 AA Program Data Retreat Assessment Results
2015-16 AA Program Data Retreat Assessment Results
2017-18 AA Program Data Analysis Meeting Results

Learning Goal 2

Communicate effectively/Learning Outcome 2.1 Prepare a written analysis of a business situation

Results: Although students perform above expectations in Grammar and Organization, they diss the problems that students vocabulary base is becoming very limited, and they tend to know fewer college-level words. To address this problem  faculty will increase the emphasis on wording in their assignments.

Learning Outcome 2: Attachments

2013-14 AA Program Data Retreat Assessment Results
2015-16 AA Program Data Retreat Assessment Results  
2017-18 AA Program Data Analysis Results
2019-20 AA Program Data Analysis Results  

Learning Goal 3

Students will possess a strong business background/Learning Outcome 3.1 Demonstrate fundamental accounting skills

Results: Students perform below expectations and struggle with numbers and word problems where they must describe accounting terms. The department will consider a course in Accounting for non-Accounting emphasis students.

Learning Outcome 3: Attachments

2012-13 AA Program Data Retreat Assessment Results
2016-17 AA Program Data Analysis Results
2018-19 AA Program Data Analysis Results

Learning Goal 4

Apply course concepts to real-world situations /Learning Outcome 4.1 Apply economic theories to current news articles 

Results: Students exceeded expectation in the scores across sub-skills. The Department will teach students how to outline and reminding students of prior learning in BUS 4 (Identifying Issues), BUS 5 (Facts), and BUS 21 (Writing Skills).

Learning Outcome 4: Attachments

2013-14 AA Program Data Retreat Assessment Results
2016-17 AA Program Data Analysis Results
2018-19 AA Program Data Analysis Results

External Peregrine Assessment Results

Business Administration students took the Peregrine exam, which we use as an external benchmark to compare our students' performance to other related schools. Analysis of the results as follows.

Performance on the Common Professional Component (CPC) topics shows that our students in the first college courses (Inbound courses) scores were below the standard. However, by the time of the final course work (Outbound courses) the students performed in the upper 30’s and a lower 40 range on some of the topics. As an improvement, the curriculum outcomes are being reviewed and updated. Based on the improvement the students exceeded expectations and scored in upper 40s and mid 50s for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Peregrine Test Results: Attachments

2014-15 Peregrine Results and Graphics AA Program
2015-16 Peregrine Results and Graphics AA Program  
2016-17 Peregrine Results and Graphics AA Program  
2017-18 Peregrine Results and Graphics AA Program  
2018-19 Peregrine Results and Graphics AA Program  
2019-20 Peregrine Results and Graphics AA Program