Annual Collaborative Activity Outcomes

By September 30, 2010

1. Student Access and Success Research Centers tracking 500 participating students

Rather than tracking 500 students we have developed two tools to look at persistence and retention of ESL and English students.  These are found under the “Research” tab.  This allows us to look at any cohort and extract data and this will strengthen the institution’s ability to make continuous changes to the curriculum.   

5. Ten (10) ESL and English faculty will participate in 2 best practices workshops with 90% reporting integrating one or more new methodologies into their courses

18 Faculty (12 from the English and ESL department) and 5 Administrators attended the Re-Imagining the Learning Center workshop on February 27, 2010.  Evaluation attached



6. Expanded academic support services will be in-place with hiring and training of 4 supplemental instruction facilitators and 6 new tutors.

During the past year we have trained 4 supplemental instruction facilitators.  With the closure and redesign of the Tutorial Center it has not been possible to increase our tutorial offerings.  I have attached the summary report from the Tutorial Center.


7. Persistence in ESL and English Sequences will rise

8. ESL by 15%

When we look at ESL 125 students persisting to ESL 135 we have, in Fall 07 60%, Fall 08 72%, and Fall 09 79%


When we look at ESL 135 students persisting to ESL 145 in the next semester we have, in Fall 07 70%, Fall 08 61.3%, and Fall 09 62.5%


Unlike the English persistence, if the ESL student does not persist in the next semester they do not seem to enroll in any other semester. 


We continue to work at making sense of these numbers.


9. English sequence by 5%

When we look at ENG 253 students (two levels below transfer) persisting to Eng 101(one level below transfer) in the next semester we have, in Fall 07 67% (50% of the total cohort had success in the next class), Fall 08 66% (49% of the total cohort had success in the next class) and Fall 09 76.5% (56 % of the total cohort had success in the next class). 


What becomes interesting is that the Fall 07 cohort by the Fall of 2010 had a 80% persistence rate (when you subtract students that are repeating the course) and a 70% success rate.  In the past we have only been able to look at the student persisting in the next semester.  Being able to look over multiple semesters changes the equation. 


When we look at these same English 253 students persisting to ENG 1A (transfer level English) by Fall 2010 and succeeding (C or better) we have, in Fall 07 49.5%, Fall 08 39.9% and Fall 09 28.9%.


This caused us to look back to earlier cohorts of English 253 students persisting to English 1A students by the Fall 2010 and succeeding and we have found the following:  Fall 02 51.5%, Fall 03 55.1 %, Fall 04 42.2%,  Fall 05 45.5%, Fall 06 51.3%.  


What is beginning to be clear is the lower Fall 07,08 and 09 numbers are because students are taking  about 2-3 years to go through the sequence. After two years the success rate is in the single digits but 2 students from the Fall 2000 Eng 253 cohort were taking and passing English 1A 9 years later.


10. Thirty (30)  faculty will have completed two technology integration workshops with 75% reporting integrating one or more new methodologies into their courses


80 faculty completed a technology workshop in the use of the new research tools to help them complete their SLO’s and program review.  Over several in-service days, faculty used the tools to evaluate the expected outcomes of their SLO’s.

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HartnelL College shall provide its diverse communities and student population with equal opportunities for educational access and success.

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2. Evaluation data indicates participating student retention at 65%

We have decided that the retention rate is no longer the issue because of changes in curriculum, scheduling and we believe the environment we are now meeting the objective retention rates ( English 253 Fall 2007 74%, Fall 2008 75%, and Fall 2009 78%).   But further evaluation of student behaviors has caused us to realize that we needed to look at the number of students that were succeeding not just those that stayed (retained) in the class.   At the start of this project the success rate (students with a C or better) for students in English 253 (two levels below transfer) was 58%.  Using Directed Learning Activities in 1/2 of these classes we have raised  the average for all 253 students success rate to:  Fall 2008 62%, Fall 2009 61%, and Fall 2009 64% .  In those classes using DLA’s as a tool the success rates were:  Fall 2007 ___, Fall 2008 ____, and Fall 2009.


3. Student learning outcomes for 15% of all courses will be completed

80% of all student learning outcomes have been completed.  We are now in the process of verifying the measures and developing the continuous improvement model.


4. Two new courses (information competency and computer literacy course with an emphasis in multimedia) will be developed and fully scheduled

Both of the information competency and computer literacy courses have be developed and are in the schedule at this time.