Motlow State Community College


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Motlow State Community College

Action Plan & Outcome Assessment Report for Institutional Effectiveness

Planning Year: July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014

Assessing Year: July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2013

Unit: Social Sciences

Related Strategic Goal:

3.1 Monitor and improve the effectiveness of educational programs and services.

Action Plan #: SOSC-04

Action Plan Title: Social Sciences D2L Training

Desired Outcome: The Department of Social Sciences will comply with the college’s mission of increasing the integrity of distance learning by completing all necessary trainings. All (100%) Social

Sciences Faculty members who are developing a web/hybrid course, maintaining a web/hybrid course, or utilizing D2L to facilitate instruction in a web/hybrid course will complete the appropriate D2L trainings. This plan will go into effect during the 2013-2014 academic calendar year.

Description of Action Plan and Related Activities:

The Motlow College Strategic Plan 2010-2015 Access Priority 3.1 states that “Motlow State Community

College will monitor and improve the effectiveness of educational programs and services.” In compliance with this goal, the Department of Social Science will complete all D2L trainings deemed necessary by the college.

The Department of Social Sciences currently offers the following courses in online/hybrid format:


PSYC 1030 General Psychology


PSYC 1040 Abnormal Psychology


PSYC 2014 Psychology of Human Sexuality


PSYC 2120 Social Psychology


PSYC 2130 Life Span Psychology


CRMJ 1010 Introduction to Criminal Justice


POLS 1030 American Government


CRMJ 2020 Introduction to Corrections


HIST 2010 Survey of American History I


HIST 2030 Tennessee History


HIST 2020 Survey of American History II

The department will add three additional fully online MSCC courses:


POLS 1030 American Government


PSYC 2120 Social Psychology


PSYC 2130 Life Span Psychology

Team Members:

Social Sciences faculty who develop, maintain, or utilize D2L for online/hybrid courses.

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Timeline: 2013-2014 academic calendar year (implementation)

Est. Cost: $0 (unless travel funded) Budgeted: Included in current budget

Evidence of Success: The Department Chair of Social Sciences will identify all Social Sciences Faculty who develop, maintain, or utilize D2L for online/hybrid course instruction and notify them of the required trainings. The Department Chair will then collaborate with the director of the Center of

Emphasis for Academic Technologies, Dr. Shelley McCoy, to confirm and assess the participation rates.

A percentage of faculty will be calculated to determine if we met our goal of 100% participation.

Complete the following when assessing a plan

Current Status: On Schedule

Describe Progress: (What were the results of your actions? Include date reported.)

Describe Needed Changes: (If desired outcome was not achieved, what changes will you make to

achieve it?)

List of Supporting Documentation: (Submit when reporting progress.)

Date Last Updated: August, 2013