Research Links

Part of the requirements for this Collaborative Title V is to develop a “Student Access and Success Research Center” that will help us make data driven decisions about how our academic programs are working. The working group meets on Tuesday mornings at 9:00 in the Training Room of the LRC.  All are invited.  To that end this is the first of several tools that faculty can use to evaluate their programs or courses. Remember, these tools will only work on campus machines.  (See those involved)

Also on this page you will find  flow charts that represents working concepts for different tools we are working on and a flow chart concerning one of the Core Competencies.   Feel free to “check it out” and comment on this work.

Student Access and Success Research Centers

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

Hartnell ColLege  Collaborative Title V

Tool 1 Persistence and Success 1/2010 

 

This tool identifies a group of students who passed a target course in a particular semester (the cohort).  The tool then identifies the number of students in that cohort who:

1. persisted (enrolled) in a second course and

2. the semester they enrolled in the second course and

3. whether or not they were successful (grade of A, B, C, Pass) in the second course.

 

The tool also identifies the number of students in the cohort who received an AA or certificate during the identified time span and how many students had to repeat the course.

 

When you have tried out this tool please let me know about how the tool worked for you and any changes that might be made to improve the tool.  Also feel free to suggest ideas for future tools.

 

Stan Crane  scrane@hartnell.edu

 

Tool #2 Cohort Success Analysis by Course  9/2010

 

Research Question:

 

What is the subsequent success rate of students who pass a course or courses in a particular semester?

 

This tool identifies a group of students who passed a course in a particular semester.  The tool then identifies the number of students in the cohort who:

1. Withdrew (Grade = W) or who got a grade of D, F or I

2. What semester they enrolled and

3. Whether or not they were successful (grade of A,B,C, or Pass) in any course.

The tool also identifies the number of students in the cohort who received an AA, Certificate (a student may receive more than one degree and/or more than one Certificate

When you have tried out this tool please let me know about how the tool worked and any new tools that you might want or how we might change the tool  to make it better.

Stan Crane  scrane@hartnell.edu

 

 

Tool #3  Persistence and Success For C Students  9/2011

 

 

 

Tools and Data

 

 

 

 

Flow Chart for Tool # 4

 

Cohort of First Time College Students’  Success Analysis

 

Research Question:

 

What is the success rate of first time college students?

 

Check out this work in progress!  Only the Math and English tab work.

 

http://172.16.253.236/EIS/cohorts3.html

 

Flow Chart for Tool #6

 

Academic Success Prediction

 

Research Question:

 

How well does “X” predict course success?

 

The following web page will allow you to look at the current work being done to map this question.  You will have to sign up to log into the Webspiration page.

 

http://mywebspiration.com/go/332324

Flow chart for Core Competency

 

Research Question:

 

Core Competency

 

This flow chart is a work in process that is being used to develop a process to identify assessable and data driven core competencies.  It has become clear that the core competencies that were written were too vague and need to be narrowed and redeveloped.  This process along with the work done by the faculty in reading student writing to validate the process is leading us to a clearer understanding of how to write a defendable core competency and identify clear core competencies.

 

The following web page will allow you to look at the current work being done to map this question.  You will have to sign up to log into the Webspiration page.

 

http://mywebspiration.com/go/167382

Work in progress

Research

Chancellor’s Data Mart

 

The Technology, Research and Information Services Division is responsible for a full range of administrative services relating to research, accountability, and management information systems.  What is attached is the Data Mart section.  This is data that the college uses to help make decisions.    I would also have you look at the Transfer Velocity Project Cohort  which allows us another way to look at the “transfer ready” students by college and state. 

 

Just another piece of information to help us decisions.

 

 

Chancellor’s Data Mart

 

The Chancellor’s office is working on a Basic Skills Tracker.  Here is the beta version.  It is interesting.  Enjoy

 

http://testsite.cccco.edu/ccccodatamart/Outcomes/BasicSkills_Cohort_Tracker.aspx

Screening Data

 

This link takes you to a folder that will allow you to choose the excel workbook that pertain to your annual data collected by the college about your program for the years 06-07 to 08-09 . This data is not interactive.  This will allow you to look at this data across several years. 

 

The following are notes about this data and is available at the bottom of each page of data.

1 Duplicated headcount at census. Thus, a student enrolled in three courses is counted three times.

2 Course Retention Rate = (total grades - withdrawals) / total grades.

3 Successful Course Completion Rate = (A + B + C + Credit grades) / total grades.

4 Cost per Unit = (instructor salary + benefits) / number of units. Excludes sections with faculty cost = 0.

5 Revenue per Unit = (($4,565 / 30) X Weekly Student Contact Hours) / number of units.

6 Revenue to Cost Ratio = revenue per unit / cost per unit.

7 Efficiency = Weekly Student Contact Hours / Full-Time Equivalent Faculty. Excludes courses offered through JPA consortium and Academic Learning Center courses with FTEF = 0.

8 Degrees and Certificates Earned = total degrees and certificates earned during academic year.

Research Question:

If a student is awarded a “C” in a previous course will they pass the next course.

 

This tool identifies a group of students who passed initial course in a particular semester with Grade C (the cohort).
The tool then identifies the number of students in that cohort who
(1) persisted (enrolled) in a second course and
(2) what semester they enrolled and
(3)
whether or not they were successful (grade of A, B, C, Pass) in the second course.
The tool also identifies the number of students in the cohort who received an AA or certificate during the identified time span and how many students had to repeat the course.

The Executive Information System (EIS) is a tool for accessing information about Hartnell College students and other areas. The information is summarized in Excel tables and graphs. Data are extracted from one of two sources:

Datatel Data – These data represent information currently stored in the Datatel system files. They are dynamic and change as modifications are made to the data in the system. Thus, summary tables produced from the data may vary slightly over time.

MIS Data – These data represent summary information that has been approved through the California Community College Chancellor’s Office Management Information System (MIS). They provide snapshots of the college at specific points in time that do not change for a specified semester. Thus, these data are best for making comparisons across time and with other California Community Colleges.

Because of the differences noted above, Datatel data and MIS data will not always match.