Institutional Set Standards and Mission Fulfillment Indicators

College of Micronesia – FSM Mission Fulfillment Indicators

Mission Statement: The College of Micronesia-FSM is a learner-centered institution of higher education that is committed to the success of the Federated States of Micronesia by providing academic, career and technical educational programs characterized by continuous improvement and best practices.

Accreditation Standard I.A.2. The institution uses data to determine how effectively it is accomplishing its mission, and whether the mission directs institutional priorities in meeting the educational needs of students.


Mission fulfillment is determined by the college meeting a minimum threshold. Achievement of each individual indicator is measured relative to a range based on a corresponding threshold level and represented by achievement status.

  • Green is achieved;
  • Yellow is minimally achieved; and
  • Red is not achieved.

COM-FSM is considered to be fulfilling its mission provided no more than six (30%) of the 20 total indicators are at the red level so that the college attains at least 70% of its indicators within the achieved (green) or minimally achieved (yellow) range.

COM-FSM Status of Mission Indicators

Mission Statement Criteria

Measures of Success

Indicator Data

Threshold

Type of Threshold

Achievement Status

The College of Micronesia-FSM is a learner-centered institution of higher education

Indicator(s) measuring SLO attainment at the course and/or program level

Compared against past performance longitudinally.
To be calculated .

Percent of students meeting CSLOs: (TBD)
Green X
Yellow X
Red X
Percent of students meeting PSLOs:
Green X
Yellow X
Red X

Local benchmark

 

100% of faculty will complete an assessment of student learning for each course taught for every semester they teach.

Classroom Assessment Reports

Percent faculty completing assessments:
Green 98-100%
Yellow =95-98%
Red <95%

Local benchmark

 

Student faculty interaction benchmark (CCSSE 2014)

CCSSE Benchmark Score 51.0

CCSSE Benchmark Score:
Green ≥50.0
Yellow =47.0-49.9
Red < 47.0

National benchmark

 

Support for learners benchmark (CCSSE 2014)

CCSSE Benchmark Score 68.9

CCSSE Benchmark Score:
Green ≥50.0
Yellow ≥47.0-49.9
Red <47.0

National benchmark

 

Percent credit hours taught by full time faculty (NCCBP Fall 2013)

84.10% of credits taught by full time faculty
NCCBP %Rank 98%

Percent of credits taught by full time faculty:
Green ≥75%
Yellow =64-74.9%
Red <64%

National benchmark

 

Average credit section size (NCCBP Fall 2013)

19.39 students per credit section size
NCCBP %Rank 66% percentile

Students per credit section size
Green ≤25.0
Yellow =25.1-30
Red >30

National benchmark

 

Percent full time students (NCCBP Fall 2013)

66.64% of student full time (12 or more credits)
NCCBP %Rank 96%

Students full time (12 or more credits)
Green ≥48.5%
Yellow =41-48.4%
Red <40.5

National benchmark

 

 

 

that is committed to the success of the Federated States of Micronesia

 

 

College provides higher education (HE) access to all four states of the FSM

 

*Keeping in mind that not all factors are within the direct control of COM-FSM. However, the college is tasked with taking efforts to improve access and equity when there is imbalance in representation.

Census population for all four states compared to student population within COM-FSM:

Green = COM-FSM provides HE access to all four states and at least 10% of the college’s students will come from each FSM state.

Yellow = Direct access is provided, but less than 10% of the college’s students come from each FSM state; however college can document efforts to mitigate under-representation.

Red = Either direct access to all four states is not provided or there is one or more under-represented population for whom the college cannot document actions to mitigate imbalance.

Local benchmark

 

Number of students annually graduating (completing programs) from career programs prepared for workforce.

CTE Graduates AY2012-13: 69 CTE Graduates AY2013-14: 88

Teacher Preparation (AA) 2013-14: 34
Teacher Preparation-Elementary (TYC) 2013-14: 8

Public Health (AS) Graduates: AY 2013-14: 3
Nursing (AS) Graduates AY 2013-14: 9

 

Green >80 (aspirational)

Yellow =50 - 80 (level of acceptable performance)

Red <50 (not acceptable performance)

Local benchmark

 

% of students that completed a career program and are employed in related field.

61.00% of students that completed a career program and are employed in a related field

NCCBP %Rank 40%

*acknowledging local labor market challenges

Percent students that completed a career program and are employed in related field:
Green ≥50%
Yellow =40-49.9%
Red <40.0%

Local benchmark

 

Programs linked to FSM developmental priorities as specified in the FSM IDP.

Agriculture (2), Education (2), HTM, FMI (3), Marine Science, HCOP, Public Health, and Nursing.
Current total: 12

Green = 5 or more programs linked to the FSM IDP

Yellow = 3-4 programs linked to the FSM IDP

Red <3 programs linked to FSM IDP.

Local benchmark

 

 

 

by providing academic, career and technical educational programs characterized by continuous improvement and best practices.

Active and collaborative learning benchmark (CCSSE 2014)

CCSSE Benchmark Score 64.0

CCSSE Benchmark Score:
Green ≥50.0%
Yellow =47.0-49.9%
Red <47.0

National benchmark

 

Academic programs and support services will create structured and coherent guided pathways to student end goals, with built-in progress monitoring, feedback, and ongoing support at each step along the pathway with the outcome to increase graduation and transfer rates.

Measures:
Guided Pathways
Graduation Rates
Transfer Rates

Guided pathways (local)

 

 

 

Local: Each year the college will create at least 2 guided pathways for its two-year programs:
Green: >2
Yellow = 1
Red = 0

 

Local benchmark

 

COM-FSM will be at least at the median graduation rate in the Pacific (IPEDS data Pacific median graduation rate 14%). COM-FSM rate 16.1% (2012 cohort)

Green: ≥ Median rate
Yellow = Median rate less 0.1-2%
Red = Under median value by more than 2%

Pacific regional graduation rate:
Green: ≥14%
Yellow =12-13.9%
Red <12%

 

Regional benchmark

 

COM-FSM will be at least at the median transfer rate in the Pacific (IPEDS data Pacific median transfer rate 17%).
COM-FSM (IPEDS 2011 cohort not reported).
Green: ≥ Median rate
Yellow = Median rate less 0.1-7%
Red = Under median value by more than 7%

Pacific regional transfer rate:
Green: ≥17%
Yellow =10-16.9%
Red = <10%

Regional benchmark

 

Fall to fall persistence rate

Fall-to-Fall Persistence Rate 66.00%

 

Fall to Fall Persistence
Green ≥55.0%
Yellow =48-54.9%
Red <48%

Local benchmark

 

Percent full-time, first-time students that completed in 3 years (150%)

16.1% completed

Percent completed in 3 years:
Green ≥14%
Yellow =10-13.9%
Red <10%

Local benchmark

 

Institution-wide Credit Grades
Success Rates (NCCBP Fall 2013) – Completion Rates

% Completed 92.06%

 

 

% Completed
Green >91%
Yellow =84.5-91%
Red <84.5%

 

Local benchmark

 

 

Institution-wide Credit Grades
Success Rates (NCCBP Fall 2013) – Passing Rates

Percent Students that received a passing grade that enrolled in credit courses. 70.96%

% Passing Grade (A, B, C, Pass)
Green >71%
Yellow =69-70.9%
Red <69%

Local benchmark

 

 

Meeting or exceeding Accreditation Standards

Accreditation Status – US Regional Accreditation

Green = Regional accreditation without sanction

Yellow = Regional accreditation with warning status

Red =Regional accreditation with probation or show cause status

Regional benchmark

 

CSLOs are assessed by all faculty, for every course taught, every semester. However, a system to aggregate results of CSLO attainment per student has not been developed and centralized. PSLOs are assessed annually, and a system to aggregate results of PSLOs attainment has not been developed and centralized. Until these data are aggregated, analyzed, and thresholds established, COM-FSM has not achieved success for this indicator.

This is a new initiative and the threshold is not anticipated to be met for the first time until AY16-17

COM-FSM must formalize a process for obtaining and reporting transfer data, even if some of these data are anecdotal.

Tally of Benchmark Indicator Types

Mission Aspects

Local Benchmark Indicators

Regional Benchmark Indicators

National Benchmarks Indicators

Total Indicators

The College of Micronesia-FSM is a learner-centered institution of higher education

2

0

5

7

that is committed to the success of the Federated States of Micronesia

4

0

0

4

by providing academic, career and technical educational programs characterized by continuous improvement and best practices.

5

3

1

9

Total Indicators

11

3

6

20

Mission Achievement April 2015

Mission Aspects

Local Benchmark Indicators

Regional Benchmark Indicators

National Benchmarks Indicators

Total Indicators

 

Achieved

Total

Achieved

Total

Achieved

Total

Achieved

Total

Percent Achievement

The College of Micronesia-FSM is a learner-centered institution of higher education

1

2

n/a

0

5

5

6

7

86%

that is committed to the success of the Federated States of Micronesia

4

4

n/a

0

n/a

0

4

4

100%

by providing academic, career and technical educational programs characterized by continuous improvement and best practices.

4

5

2

3

1

1

6

9

67%

Total Indicators

9

11

2

3

6

6

16

20

80%

Percent Achievement

82%

67%

100%

80%

 

COM-FSM has achieved, or minimally achieved, 80% (16/20) of its mission indicators exceeding the required 70% (14/20) necessary for mission fulfillment. Performance on the third mission aspect needs improved by developing guided pathways, decreasing time to graduation and/or transfer (within three years), increasing graduation rates, and formalizing a system to regularly gather transfer data. Though COM-FSM regularly assesses student learning, the college must formalize a system that simplifies aggregation of data on individual student achievement of course and program level learning outcomes. IEQA is currently working with IA and EMSS to evolve the Student Information System (SIS) to capture course learning outcome data in similar manner and at the same time grades are submitted each semester. The newly created Dean of Assessment position will be responsible for establishing a formal system with program faculty to aggregate program learning outcome achievement data. In the interim, IRPO has been tasked to begin this dialogue and work in collaboration with IA.

 

Institution Set Standards and Strategic Plan Measures of Success

Measures of success

Institution Set Standard (ISS)

Measures of Success

Current Data

Performance

 

1-3
year target

 

5 year target

Against ISS

Against 5- year target

Percent of student enrolled full time (enrolled for 12 or more credits) fall semesters

60.0%

64.6%

66.6%

64.7% Fall
2015

 

 

Percent of students earning 12 or more credits fall semesters

36.0%

38.1%

39.3%

40.1 Fall 2015

 

 

Average student credits enrolled (Fall)

10.3

11.1

11.4

11.3 Fall 2015

 

 

Average student credits attempted (Fall)

9.0

9.9

10.2

10.4 Fall 2015

 

 

Average student credits earned (Fall)

8.0

8.5

8.8

9.1 Fall 2015

 

 

Percent of students in good academic standing (%) (students with 2.0 GPA or above)

72.0%

76.9%

79.3%

81.9 Fall 2015

 

 

Retention Rates (percent of new full time students in fall semester who return to school the next fall semester)

50.0%

53.4%

55.1%

66.0% Fall
2014 to 2015

 

 

Course completion (Fall) % ABC or P

62.0%

66.3%

68.3%

71.8 Fall 2015

 

 

Per withdrawals (not to exceed)

10.0%

6.6%

6.8%

6.3 Fall 2015

 

 

Course Student Learning Outcome (CSLO) Completion Rates (General Education)

65.0%

TBD

TBD

TBD

 

 

Program Student Learning Outcome (PLSO) Completion Rates (General Education)

65.0%

75.0%

80.0%

67.5% Fall
2013

 

 

Persistence rate fall to spring

71.0%

76.0%

78.4%

87.9% Fall
2015 to
Spring 2016

 

 

Graduation rate (full time cohort) 100%

4.0%

3.9%

4.0%

6.1 % Cohort 2012

 

 

Graduation rate (full time cohort) 150%

12.0%

12.8%

13.2%

16.1%
Cohort 2012

 

 

Green = Achieved standard or target Yellow = Within (−) 3% of standard or target Red = Below (−)3% of standard or target

 

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