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Goals for Student Achievement

I. Providing access to college

Measures of  Goal

Attainment

Expected Level of Attainment

Rationale

Status

1. Number of students enrolled

1. Enrollment will increase 2 per cent per year

1. Consistent with the national College Completion Agenda, Kentucky's Double the Number initiative and Lindsey Wilson's mission.

1. Met

2. Number of graduates

2.  Number of graduates will increase 5% or more per year.

2. Number of graduates will increase more rapidly than number of student enrolled  due to increased retention

2. Met

II. Supporting student success in college

Measures of  Goal

Attainment

Expected Level of Attainment

Rationale

Status

1. Course completion rates

1. LWC course successful completion rate will equal or exceed 80%.

1.  Course completion rates provide intermediate indicators for semester to semester retention and allow comparisons between seated and online courses.

1.  Met

2.  Retention rate of first-time, full-time students

2. LWC will equal or exceed retention rate at peer institutions

2. ACA peers have been used for benchmarking

2. LWC was at the mid-point of peer institutions in terms of retention rates

3. Retention rate of students at community campuses

3. LWC rate will equal or exceed rate of retention at Columbia campus

3. ACA peer data are not available so many campuses will be used as benchmark

3. Met

4. Graduation rate of first-time, full-time students

4. LWC graduation rate will equal or exceed graduation rate at peer institutions

4. ACA peers have been used for benchmarking

4. Not met

5. Graduation rate of students at community campuses

5. LWC graduation rate will equal or exceed  55%

5. The College Completion Agenda (College Board) is to have at least 55% of  25- to 34-year-olds with an associate degree or higher by the year 2025 in order to make America the leader in educational attainment in the world.

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5. Met

 6. NSSE score

6. Lindsey Wilson equals or exceeds NSSE scores for Carnegie class peers

 6. NSSE measures practices and experiences related to student success in college.  Seeking to equal or exceed Carnegie class peers is a reasonable,attainable goal

6. Met

III. Preparing students with essential communication, analysis and inquiry, knowledge and skills required for citizenship and careers and application and integration of knowledge. (Essential Learning Outcomes)

Measures of  Goal

Attainment

Expected Level of Attainment

Rationale

Status

1. Attainment of skills and knowledge essential to work and citizenship

1a. Students will show growth on all ESLOs between freshmen and senior years

1a. College participates in AAC&U's Liberal Education and America's Promise agenda.

1a. Met

1b. Meets or exceeds peer attainment  on relevant NSSE (National Survey of Student Engagement questions) questions

1b. National Survey of Student Engagement  provides nationally recognized benchmarks for the College. 

1b. Met

1c. Meets or exceeds peer attainment on relevant GPI (Global Perspectives Inventory

1c. GPI is being used nationally and by peer ACA institutions to assess global citizenship.

1c. Met

IV. Preparing students with discipline knowledge for careers or graduate school

Measures of  Goal

Attainment

Expected Level of Attainment

Rationale

Status

1. ETS Major Field Exams 

1. Lindsey graduates score within one standard deviation of the national mean 

1. ETS Major Field Exams are nationally normed exams. 

1. Met by all three programs using the MFT. 

2. Counselor Preparation     Comprehensive Examination (CPCE)

2. The mean scores Lindsey Wilson graduates will score within one standard deviation of the mean national score on the exam.

2. LWC students should be within the mid-range of scores of students from all institutions.

2. Met

 

3. Praxis Exam Scores (Licensure Exam)

 

 

3. Educational Professional and Standards Board requires passing Praxis score for licensure

3. Met with the exception of Middle Grades Teaching and Learning Score in 2010

4.NCLEX Scores

(Licensure Exam)

 

4. 90 % of LWC BSN graduates will pass the NCLEX

4. Kentucky Board of Nursing requires 85% pass rate. Passing is required to practice as RN

4. Data will not  be available until after May 2012

 5. Alumni Surveys

5. 80% of alumni will report being prepared for career or graduate school

5. Alumni surveys provide an assessment of level of preparation

5. Met

6. Graduating Senior Surveys

6. 80% of graduate seniors report they are prepared for work or graduate schools

6. Responses provide an indication of level of preparation for the workplace and graduate school.

6. Met

7. Percent of LWC undergraduate students who enter its graduate programs

7. 25% of student completing LWC's undergraduate degree program in Human Services & Counseling will enter its graduate Counseling & Human Development program

7. The percentage of Lindsey Wilson students choosing to pursue graduate work at the College provides an indicator of preparation for graduate school.

7. Met

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