Presented by
Barbara June Rodriguez
Professor Trish Joyce
Professor Joshua Kimber
14th Annual Texas A&M Assessment Conference
February 16-18, 2014
By the end of the session, participants will
be able to:
1. Apply the logic model to the QEP plan (or
any situation/project)
2. Discuss strategies to engage faculty in QEP
implementation and assessment
development (outputs)
3. Utilize Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) to
enhance critical thinking (outputs)
Located in South Florida; 3 campuses and 8
Offers associate and baccalaureate degrees
Serves nearly 68,000 students annually
SACSCOC Onsite Review was October 2013
QEP received no recommendations
QEP focus is critical thinking
Goal 1: To enhance students’ critical thinking
 Students will be able to:
1. Analyze and interpret relevant information
2. Explain questions, problems, and/or issues
3. Evaluate information to determine
credibility of reasoning
4. Generate well-reasoned conclusions
Direct Measures
1. California Critical Thinking Skills Test (CCTST)
2. Performance-based tasks developed by faculty
3. General Education Assessment Results for problem
solving competency
Indirect Measures
1. Community College Survey of Student Engagement
2. Community College Faculty Survey of Student
Engagement (CCFSSE)
Goal 2: To enhance pedagogical practices that
focus on critical thinking
 Faculty will:
1. Participate in targeted professional development
and training
2. Develop in-house training modules on critical
3. Incorporate teaching and learning strategies that
focus on critical thinking skills
4. Produce a portfolio with revised syllabi and
assignments that emphasize critical thinking
Direct Measures
1. Faculty Portfolios
2. Resource Repository
3. Course Syllabi
Indirect Measures
1. Community College Survey of Student Engagement
2. Community College Faculty Survey of Student
Engagement (CCFSSE)
3. Number of in-house training modules
4. Number and percentage of faculty trained
5. Number and percentage of faculty who teach CT
enhanced courses
Allows precise communication about the
purpose of a project, its components, and
Describes logical linkages among resources,
activities, outputs, audiences, and outcomes
Functions as a graphical depiction of
processes in real life
Illustrates a sequence of cause-and-effect
Paul McCawley, University of Idaho
University of Wisconsin
Each activity will require working as a team and
time will be permitted to share ideas:
Activity #1: Engage faculty using critical
thinking and BCs SLOs as an example case
Activity #2: Questions & Reflections
Broward College. Question Every Possibility Think Critically: Quality Enhancement Plan.
SACSCOC Onsite Review, October 2013.
Broward College's QEP
McCawley, P.F. The Logic Model for Program
Planning and Evaluation Logic Model
W.K. Kellogg Foundation Logic Model
Development Guide Development Guide

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