Instructional Planning Yearly Update Date _____12-14-12____________________ Department ___Communication Studies___________________Division ____HASS_____________________

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Instructional Planning Yearly Update
Date _____12-14-12____________________
Department ___Communication Studies___________________Division ____HASS_____________________
Goals and Recommendations from Program Plan
List the top five Goals and Recommendations from the last Program Plan and indicate whether they have been met?
Goals / Recommendations from six-year plan In progress
Goal Met
Comments
(identify source
of funding)
Increase number of majors
Increase number of minors
Expand offerings (sections) to meet enormous
demand
Improved facilities
Steady
increase
None
Holding
Steady
Unmet
need;
college in
retraction
mode
None
Moved
Not met
department
goal.
from 800 to
400 building
No progress
Student Learning Community
Revised September 28, 2012
Need
additional
TUs
None
Number of majors has increased from 82 five years ago to 138
Spring 2012 (latest stats from PRO). This is the largest number
of majors in the history of the department. With new
requirement that students all file an Ed plan and declare a
major, these numbers are likely to increase significantly.
Latest figures show 145 minors (10 completed units of
Communication Studies courses) F '2011-Spring 2012.
Departmental demand is enormous. After 4 days of registration
for Spring 2013 semester, ALL standard courses (Comm 1, 2,
4, 7, 10, & 12) were completely full (the highest percentage of
total class sections closed of any program on campus--1st out
of 70 programs). Aggregate students waitlisted stood at 325
after 4 days of registration--also 1st among the 70 programs
offered. Yet our total TUs have been slightly reduced.
Communication Studies has the highest demand of any
program at Cabrillo--1st in demand. Nevertheless, a
replacement for our retiring full-time faculty member, Kanda
Whaley, was denied. A FULL-TIME REPLACEMENT
POSITION IS ESSENTIAL! Demand is so spectacularly high
that 20 sections each term (40 annually) could be added if
resources were provided.
Although some minimal improvements have been made, such
as more smart room technology, classroom space is not
improved. New student desks have been provided, but rooms
410 & 411 are very tight spaces. Room 1091 has smart room
technology, but the design is cumbersome and the technology
is immobile.
Unlikely unless Communication Studies gets a new building
New Goals and Recommendations
Goal/Recommendation
Communication Studies building
List any new goals and recommendations identified by the department
Cost
Explanation/Evidence of Need
$1.5-$2 million
The program is bursting at the seams. Facilities are inadequate.
Demand is overwhelming. Patchwork facilities provided after the
move from the 800 building are just that--patchwork. Nothing has
been specifically designed to meet the unique needs of the program.
Big losers are the students.
Tout the progress and development of the
None
The Communication Studies department was given the prestigious
program more widely
"Model Communication Program" award for 2012 by the Western
States Communication Association. Yet, the college still appears to
view the department as small and deserving of limited resources. That
has got to change.
SLO Assessment Progress: In a sentence or two, describe where your department should be on the Revolving Wheel of Assessment (what
assessment you should have done in the last year) and what was actually done. If you’re not sure where you should be on the Revolving Wheel
contact the SLO Coordinator (x6366). If any task was not completed, explain why.
Comm 1, 2, 4, 10, and 14 have all been assessed. Remaining courses will finish assessment spring 2013. Faculty members are overwhelmed
with work trying to keep up with overloaded classes, committee work, program development, making facilities in the 400 building work to meet
unique needs, etc. It will get done when it becomes possible.
Fill out the Assessment Results section below.
SLO Assessment Results: List SLO assessments, dialogues, and priorities identified as a result of your assessment below. Attach
Departmental Assessment Analysis Forms completed in the last two semesters.
Core Competency, Course
Date of meeting where
SLO, or CTE Program SLO analysis / dialogue took
Assessed. Example: all course place. Example: Department
SLOs for English 1A, 1B and 2 Meeting 8/27/10
Revised September 28, 2012
Priorities identified for program as a result of assessment. Example:
Develop strategies for teaching research and documentation skills; share
rubrics for research papers; provide more instructional support outside of
class.
Comm 1 assessed
Comm 2 assessed
Comm 4 assessed with pre-test
and post-tests. Impressive
results showing vast student
improvements
Comm 10 assessed with pretest/post-test. Impressive
results showing vast student
improvements. Comm 14 also
assessed fall 2012.
Revised September 28, 2012
General meeting only during
flex week; more to come
Meeting planned for flex
week to discuss results and
plan new strategies.
Only one faculty member
teaches 2 sections each term
To be determined
Will be discussed at
departmental flex week
meeting
Assessments clearly demonstrate a well-planned and executed class with
little need for improvements. Nevertheless, discussion has occurred
regarding innovations for latter portion of class.
To be determined
Assessments clearly demonstrate a well-panned and executed class with
little need for improvements
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