In preparing to reassess the general education goals in the spring semester, faculty members examined the assessment tool and reviewed the content for the course and again confirmed the need to convey to all instructors teaching MAT115, an essential list of concepts that would be used in generating the assessment. This would avoid the problems resulting from the variation in course focus allowed by the present course materials. The suspected problem was confirmed by the results of one part time instructor whose fall section had only 16.7% of the students assessed meeting the goal but whose spring section had 70% of the students assessed meeting the goal. The adjustment in part time orientation for MAT 115 will be in place for the fall 2005 semester.
Data for the spring assessment was collected in the same sections selected for the fall assessment. The number of students assessed was 127 with 80 or 63% meeting the goal. When the pool was adjusted to reflect only those students who passed the course (D was considered a passing grade since a D is sufficient for graduation credit) the assessment pool changed to 121 with 78 or 64.5% meeting the goal. The mathematics division will follow the action plan outlined above in preparation for the fall 2005 assessment.
The Math Goal was not Met.
General Education Goal Area:Basic Use of Computers