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					                                  Division: Career and Technical Education                                          Department: Drafting Technology

                                                  Using Assessment Results at the Course Level
                               Course: DRFT 2920 Professional Development 4 Bruce Ericksen
                                                                                                                                                  Sep-07
Mission Based                              Assessment Measures                          Assessment Results                        Action Taken
Learning Outcomes
Students will…




                                                                                        Students are better prepared to address
                                           Students will identify and discuss ethical   issues of workplace ethics due to a better
compare ethical and non-ethical            and non-ethical behaviors in the             understanding of their own attitudes       Continue the use of this component in the
workplace attitudes.                       workplace.                                   regarding the same.                        PDP program.




                                                                                      Students are better prepared to enter the
                                           Students will develop a working            workplace because of the information and
develop a working relationship with a      relationship with a mentor in their chosen opportunities afforded them through the   Continue the use of this component in the
mentor.                                    field of study.                            mentorship programs.                      PDP program.




                                           Each student will organize a personal        Students are better prepared to pursue
                                           employment portfolio for use in obtaining    employment opportunities once they have Continue the use of this component in the
…organize an employment portfolio.         employment.                                  organized the proper tools and resources. PDP program.
                                 Division: Career and Technical Education                                              Department: Drafting Technology

                                                    Using Assessment Results at the Course Level
                                Course: DRFT 2910 Professional Development 3 Bruce Ericksen
                                                                                                                                                      Sep-07
Mission Based                               Assessment Measures                          Assessment Results                          Action Taken
Learning Outcomes
Students will…




                                           Students will develop a resume and write Each student has completed a working
                                           a cover letter with input from the       resume and cover letter as part of the           Continue the use of this component in the
develop a resume and write a cover letter. instructor and/or guest speakers.        course.                                          PDP program.




                                            As a part of the course, each student will   Students develop important interview
                                            participate in a mock interview, actual      skills that will transfer to future job search Continue the use of this component in the
demonstrate interview skills.               interview, or interview competition.         activities.                                    PDP program.




                                               Students will participate in role-playing     Students are often surprised at how easily
                                               and situational practice in applying conflict conflicts can be avoided/resolved in the   Continue the use of this component in the
identify and apply conflict resolution skills. resolution skills.                            workplace, at school, and at home.         PDP program.
                                  Division: Career and Technical Education                                           Department: Drafting Technology

                                                  Using Assessment Results at the Course Level
                                Course: DRFT 1920 Professional Development 2 Bruce Ericksen
                                                                                                                                                   Sep-07
Mission Based                              Assessment Measures                         Assessment Results                          Action Taken
Learning Outcomes
Students will…




                                                                                         Students prepare themselves to handle
                                           Students will identify existing and potential stressful situations by identifying sources Continue the use of this component in the
identify stress sources.                   sources of stress.                            and solutions.                              PDP program.




                                           Students will participate in a class/group Each student has the opportunity to
                                           project or activity. Tasks are divided and participate at some level. All learn the     Continue the use of this component in the
apply team skills to a group project.      assigned to all members of the class.      importance of group cooperation.             PDP program.




                                                                                       Students report great benefit from this
                                           Students will conduct research and          exercise. Students not only identify
                                           survey potential employers to identify      potential employment opportunities, but
complete a survey for employment           opportunities for employment in their       also begin to initiate relationships with   Continue the use of this component in the
opportunities.                             chosen field.                               potential employers.                        PDP program.
                                       Division: Career and Technical Education                                             Department: Drafting Technology

                                                       Using Assessment Results at the Course Level
                                  Course: DRFT 1910 Professional Development 1 Bruce Ericksen
                                                                                                                                                          Sep-07
Mission Based                                   Assessment Measures                          Assessment Results                            Action Taken
Learning Outcomes
Students will…




                                                                                             Students find this exercise to be very
                                                Students will complete learning styles       helpful in identifying smarter and more       Continue the use of this component in the
identify individual learning styles.            inventory contained in PDP1 workbook.        effective study habits.                       PDP program.




                                         Students will participate in discussions on Students demonstrate immediate
demonstrate effective communication with effective communication and complete        improvement as many have not had this                 Continue the use of this component in the
others                                   communications exercises.                   type of training prior to this course.                PDP program.




                                                                                               Students report great benefit from this
                                                                                               exercise. They find out what the job will
                                                                                               actually be like. Employers also get the
                                                Students will participate in a shadowing       opportunity to become familiar with         Continue the use of this component in the
participate in a shadowing activity             exercise within their specific field of study. potential future hires.                     PDP program.

				
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