Direct indicators of student performance measures student performance, in contrast to student perceptions (Indirect Indicators) or more general data about students (Institutional data).
NWIC Institutional Outcomes are overarching principles or concepts that are emphasized throughout many courses in all programs at NWIC. They define exactly what we would like all NWIC students to be able to do by the time they graduate.
Program Outcomes are overarching principles or concepts that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program of study. They define exactly what we would like students to be able to do upon completion of a program of study at NWIC. In most cases, they make the insitutional outcomes specific to a particular program.
Course Outcomes are the most important things we would like students to be able to do by the end of a specific course. They are unique to a specific course. For core courses in a program of study, they also make specific the program and, in many cases, the institutional outcomes.
Assessment of indirect indicators of student learning is the systematic process of gathering, interpreting, and using information regarding student perceptions of their learning through, for example, surveys, focus groups, and interviews, for the purpose of improving student learning and the quality of academic programs.
Indirect indicators ask students to reflect on their learning. Survey results are posted below.
- 2017 Alumni Survey Report
- 2016 Community Needs Report
- 2016 Focus Group Reports (All Sites)
- Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE) (2011 Key Findings) (2005 Key Findings) (Comparison between 2005 and 2011 benchmarks)
- Student Opinion Survey (ACT) (Spring 2003)
- Alumni Survey (1990 – 2003 graduates) Alumni Comments (2004)
- Teaching and Assessment Methods (does not include summary) (2003) Summary only
- Needs Assessment (2003) full report and Summary only
ACTIONS TAKEN BY NWIC AS A RESULT OF STUDENTS’ FEEDBACK
- Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE) (Winter 2005)
- Student Opinion Survey (Spring 2003)
- Alumni Survey (1990 – 2003 graduates)
- Teaching and Assessment Methods (2003)