Program Review (AY 2011-2012)

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Program Evaluation

November 2011

Programs Evaluated:

This program evaluation covers the:

A.Certificate of achievement in Cabinet making / Furniture making

A. Program Goals:

Certificate of achievement in Cabinet making / Furniture making

Students will be introduced to the techniques and methodology of components involved in the construction of cabinet/furniture from working drawings, design, full size set outs, manufacturing, and installation of finished products.

Program Learning Outcomes (PLO)

Upon program completion the successful graduate will be able to competently perform the following skills:

1.Identify safety and occupational health requirements in Cabinetmaking/ Furniture making industry.

2.Use specified hand and power tools competently in making products to given specifications.

3.Demonstrate competence in complete production process from plans to final finishing.

4.Interpret information from blue prints or drawings.

5.Participate in the Cabinetmaking/ Furniture making trade.

B. Program History

Certificate of achievement in Cabinet making / Furniture making

The Cabinetmaking/Furniture Making started spring 2002. There were only 2 students who enrolled for the program that semester.

Milestones:

2002 - The first course was offered with two students.

Students have been involved in building small projects such as (coffee table, nail box, tool box, book selves, food storage cabinet, and etc… The students also build furniture to show during the Technology & Trade

Exhibit in spring 2007.

C.Program Description

Certificate of Achievement in Cabinet Making/ Furniture Making

Students will be introduced to the techniques and methodology of components involved in the construction of cabinetmaking/ furniture making from working drawings, design, full size set outs, manufacturing, and installation of finished products.

D. Program Admission Requirements

High school graduate or GED certificate holder. Applicants must take the COM-FSM Entrance Test (COMET) and be accepted by the Admissions Board. Acceptance by the Admissions Board is based on the applicant’s score on the COMET and other criteria as defined by the Admissions Board.

E.Program Certificate

Certificate of Achievement in Cabinet making/ Furniture making

General Education Core Requirements……………………………..13 credits

BU 097 Intro to Entrepreneurship (3)

ESL 050 Technical English (3) or SS 100 World of Work (3)

MS 104 Technical Math (4)

CA 100 Computer Literacy (3)

Technical Requirements: -----------

21 credits

VCF 104 Introduction to Cabinetmaking/Furniture making (3)

VSP 153a Industrial Safety (1.5)

VCF 106 Plan Reading and Documentation (1.5)

VCF110 Domestic Construction (3)

VCF114 Commercial Construction (3)

VCF120 Workshop Administration (2)

VCF 124 Maintenance and safe use of Basic Static Machines, Power Tools, and Equipments (4) VCF 132 Surface Preparation and Finishing Techniques (3)

Total Requirements…………………….………………………….. . 34credits

F.Program Courses and Enrollment

Cabinet making/ Furniture making program course requirements are depicted in table 1 respectively.

Technical Requirements

General Education Requirements

VSP153a Industrial Safety

MS 104 Technical Math

VCF104 Introduction to Cabinet/ Furniture makin ESL 050 Technical English or SS World of Work

VCF106 Plan Reading and Documentation.

CA100 Computer Literacy

VCF110 Domestic Construction

BU 097 Introduction to Entreprenuership

VCF 114

Commercial Construction

 

VCF120 Workshop Administration

 

VCF 124

Maintenance and Safe Use of Basic Static Machines, Power Tools, and Equipment

VCF 132

Surface Preparation

 

Table 1. Cabinet making/ Furniture making program courses

Source: COM-FSM General Catalog

The table below shows the number of student enrolled in each class from fall 08 to fall 11.

Course

Fall 08

Spring 09

Fall 09

Spring 10

Fall 10

Spring 11

Summer

Fall 11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11

 

VCF 104

5

5

8

 

15

13

 

14

VCF 132

 

9

14

4

11

15

 

13

VCF 110

 

6

 

 

15

13

 

 

VCF 124

 

8

 

 

 

14

 

14

VCF 106

 

5

 

 

15

14

 

15

VCF 120

4

 

 

 

 

11

 

15

VCF 114

6

 

 

 

 

14

5

15

VSP 153a

14

 

10

14

15

 

 

14

Table 2. Course enrollment rate by semester

Source: Program instructors class record book.

G.Program Faculty

Full time faculty

1. Xavier Yarofmal – Assistant professor

 

 

M.Ed., San Diego State University

2.

Salba Silbanuz – Vocational Instructor

 

USDOL Journeyman Certificate in Building Maintenance and Repair

Part time faculty

 

1.

Stevenson Fredrick

MHS Teacher

2.

Kosaky Keller

PICS Teacher

3.

Peter Reosler

Retired woodworker

H. Program Outcome Analysis

1.Program Enrollment

The table below indicates the enrollment data for the program.

Semester

COA CM

Spring 2008

5

Summer 2008

5

Fall 2008

8

Spring 2009

4

Summer 2009

5

Fall 2009

5

Spring 2010

1

Summer 2010

2

Fall 2010

8

Spring 2011

17

Summer 2011

5

Fall 2011

20

Table 3. Cabinet making/ Furniture making program enrollment per semester

Source: OAR Pohnpei Campus and IRPO data in COM-FSM website.

2.Graduation Rate

The table below indicated the number of certificate graduates from spring 2008 to spring 2010.

Program

Sp08

Su08

Fa08

Sp09

Su09

Fa09

Sp10

Sp11

Total

Cabinet

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

3

making/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Furniture

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

making

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

However, there is possibility that there are others who completed the program but was not reported. This happened when students did not apply for program graduation.

Table 4. Cabinet making/ Furniture making program graduation rate

Source: OAR Pohnpei Campus and IRPO data COM-FSM website.

3.Average Class Size

The ideal class size for each course was base on room size, equipment and safety concerns. Minimum is ten (10) and maximum is fifteen (15). There are some cases the class size exceed on its maximum to accommodate graduating students.

4.Students’ Seat Cost

No available data gather from Campus IC, Technology and Trade Division chair and IRPO.

5. Course Completion Rate for the Program

Course

Fall

Spring

Fall

Spring

Fall

Spring

Summer

Fall

Mean

 

08

09

09

10

10

11

11

11

percentile

VCF 104

5 out of

5 out of

8 out

 

14 out

12 out of

 

15 out of 15,

98%

 

5,100%

5,100%

of 8,

 

of 14,

13, 92%

 

100%

 

 

 

 

100%

 

100%

 

 

 

 

VCF 132

 

9 out of

 

4 out of

 

15 out of

 

13,out of 13,

100%

 

 

9, 100%

 

4, 100%

 

15, 100%

 

100%

 

VCF 110

3 out of

6 out of

 

 

14 out

10 out of

 

13 out of 14,

92%

 

3,

6, 100%

 

 

of 15,

13, 76%

 

92%

 

 

100%

 

 

 

93%

 

 

 

 

VCF 124

 

8 out of

 

 

 

14 out of

 

14 out of 14,

100%

 

 

8, 100%

 

 

 

14, 100%

 

100%

 

VCF 114

6 out of

 

 

 

15 out

13 out of

5 out of 5,

15out of 15,

98%

 

6,

 

 

 

of 15,

14, 92%

100%

100%

 

 

100%

 

 

 

100%

 

 

 

 

VCF 106

 

5 out of

 

 

15 out

14 out of

 

15 out of 15,

100%

 

 

5, 100%

 

 

of 15,

14, 100%

 

100%

 

 

 

 

 

 

100%

 

 

 

 

VCF 120

4 out of

 

 

 

 

13 out of

 

15 out of 15,

97%

 

4,

 

 

 

 

14, 92%

 

100%

 

 

100%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VSP

 

 

 

10 out

26 out

 

 

47 out of 48,

88%

153a

 

 

 

14, 71%

of 27,

 

 

97%

 

 

 

 

 

 

96%

 

 

 

 

Table 5. Course completion rate by semester

Source: Program instructors class record book.

6. Students’ Satisfaction Rate

The data collected and shown are the student evaluation for course instructor. It was gathered at the office of Instructional coordinator at Pohnpei campus. The data show course code and semester, evaluation criteria, general weighted average, number of student evaluator and the legend which describe the degree of rated points.

 

 

 

Course / Semester

 

Student evaluation criteria for course instructor

VCF 104_F11

VCF 106 F10

VSP 153a_F 09

1.

Keeps regular schedule every class day.

5

5

4.9

2.

Shows interest in the subject.

4.7

4.8

5

3.

Gives individual help as needed.

4.8

4.8

4.9

4.

Avails himself/herself for student conference.

4.8

4.7

4.8

5.

Welcomes questions, suggestions and discussion from students.

4.7

4.9

4.9

6.

Shows interest and respect for students.

4.8

4.8

5

7.

Helps the students in meeting individual learning needs.

4.9

4.7

4.8

8.

Uses classroom lab fully.

4.7

4.8

5

9.

Provides clear directions for assignment and instruction.

4.8

4.9

4.8

10.

Grades fairly and frequently.

4.8

4.9

4.9

11.

Makes the purpose of the course clear.

4.9

4.8

4.8

12.

Talks clearly at an easy-to-follow speed.

4.8

4.9

4.9

13.

Lessons are well paced with activity as well as lecture.

4.8

4.8

4.9

14.

Makes the course interesting.

4.8

4.9

4.9

15.

Textbooks were appropriate and helpful.

4.9

4.8

4.8

General weighted average

4.6

4.8

4.8

Number of students evaluator =

13

15

27

Legend:

 

 

 

5 = Always

4 = Usually

3 = Sometimes

2 = Rarely

1 = Never

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course / Semester

 

Student evaluation criteria for course instructor

VCF 132_S11

VCF 110_F10

VCF 120_S10

1.

Keeps regular schedule every class day.

4.9

5

4.9

2.

Shows interest in the subject.

4.9

4.9

4.8

3.

Gives individual help as needed.

5

4.8

4.9

4.

Avails himself/herself for student conference.

4.9

4.8

4.8

5.

Welcomes questions, suggestions and discussion from students. 4.9

4.8

4.9

6.

Shows interest and respect for students.

4.9

4.8

4.9

7.

Helps the students in meeting individual learning needs.

4.8

5

4.8

8.

Uses classroom lab fully.

4.9

4.8

4.9

9.

Provides clear directions for assignment and instruction.

4.8

4.8

4.8

10.

Grades fairly and frequently.

4.9

4.8

4.8

11.

Makes the purpose of the course clear.

4.9

4.7

4.8

12.

Talks clearly at an easy-to-follow speed.

4.9

4.8

4.9

13.

Lessons are well paced with activity as well as lecture.

4.9

4.8

4.9

14.

Makes the course interesting.

4.9

4.7

4.8

15.

Textbooks were appropriate and helpful.

4.7

4.7

4.8

General weighted average

4.88

4.8

4.7

Number of students evaluator

15

15

8

Student evaluation criteria for course instructor

VCF124_S11

VCF 114_S10

1.

Keeps regular schedule every class day.

5

4.6

2.

Shows interest in the subject.

4.7

4.5

3.

Gives individual help as needed.

4.8

4.5

4.

Avails himself/herself for student conference.

4.7

4.5

5.

Welcomes questions, suggestions and discussion from students. 4.5

4.6

6.

Shows interest and respect for students.

5

4.3

7.

Helps the students in meeting individual learning needs.

4.6

4.8

8.

Uses classroom lab fully.

4.9

4.5

9.

Provides clear directions for assignment and instruction.

4.7

4.6

10.

Grades fairly and frequently.

4.9

4.6

11.

Makes the purpose of the course clear.

4.7

3.8

12.

Talks clearly at an easy-to-follow speed.

4.8

4.5

13.

Lessons are well paced with activity as well as lecture.

4.8

4.4

14.

Makes the course interesting.

4.6

4.6

15.

Textbooks were appropriate and helpful.

4.4

4.3

General weighted average

4.74

4.47

Number of students evaluator

14

14

Legend:

 

 

5

= Always

 

 

4

= Usually

 

 

3

= Sometimes

 

 

2

= Rarely

 

 

1

= Never

 

 

Program Evaluation

Fall 2011

Certificate of Achievement in Cabinetmaking/ Furniture making

 

 

 

7.Employment Data – no available data

8.Transfer Rate – no available data

9.Programs’ Student Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes [PLOs] for Cabinetmaking/ Furniture making programs have been assessed from fall 08 to summer 11.

1.Identify safety and occupational health requirements in the Cabinetmaking/ Furniture making industry.

2.Use specified hand and power tools competently in making products to given specification.

3.Demonstrate competence in complete production process from plans to final finishing.

4.Interpret information from blueprints or drawings.

5.Participate in the Cabinetmaking/ Furniture making trade

PLOs for the Cabinetmaking/ Furniture making are listed below:

10.Students’ Learning Outcomes for Cabinet Making/ Furniture making Program Courses

SLO for all courses in Cabinet Making/ Furniture Making programs are assessed as the courses are offered in each semester. Written and performance exams are embedded in mid term and final exams to assess SLO for each course.

CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT IN CABINET MAKING/ FURNITURE MAKING

VCF 110 Domestic Constructions

1.Identify various types of Cabinets and pieces of Furniture manufactured for Domestic use.

2.Identify the materials and components used to manufacture Cabinets and Furniture.

3.Identify the jointing methods used to manufacture Cabinets and pieces of Furniture.

4.Produce a working Drawing/Setout, cutting and material and costing list from a full size setout.

5.Manufacture a Cabinet and/or a piece of Furniture to suit a Domestic Application.

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Program Evaluation

Fall 2011

Certificate of Achievement in Cabinetmaking/ Furniture making

 

 

 

VSP153a Industrial Safety

1.Identify the responsibilities and personal characteristics of a professional craftsperson.

2.Explain the role that safety plays in the construction crafts.

3.Describe what job-site safety means.

4.Explain the appropriate safety precautions around common job-site hazards.

5.Demonstrate the use and care of appropriate personal protective equipment.

VCF 104 Introduction to Cabinet making/ Furniture making

1.Demonstrate an understanding of the role and responsibilities of the cabinetmaker in relationship to the building industry.

2.Describe the environmental impacts on the furniture industry.

3.Identify skill/trade areas within the cabinet/furniture industry.

4.Identify, select, use, maintain and store hand tools and equipment used in the manufacture of cabinet/furniture components.

5.Manufacture a range of furniture construction joints

VCF106 Plan Reading and Documentation 1. Plan & Document reading

2.Drawing as means of communication

3.Scale drawings

4.Freehand Sketches

5.Full Size Setout drawn to specifications

VCF114 Commercial Construction

1. Describe and identify the use of patterns and templates and compare the various materials used to produce them.

2. Prepare a full size drawing of a project containing shaped parts and Draw patterns and templates off given full size and scale drawing

3.Cut shapes out of various materials using hand and power tools.

4.Identify holding devices used in the production of timber components.

5.Identify quality control procedures

VCF 120 Workshop Administrations

1.Demonstrate an understanding of estimation and costing procedures that a cabinetmaker would be required to perform in relationship to the successful operation of a workshop

2.Explain the benefits of sound production planning practices including quality control in a workshop environment.

3.Calculate an economical cutting plan and procedure for an item of furniture.

 

Program Evaluation

Fall 2011

Certificate of Achievement in Cabinetmaking/ Furniture making

 

 

 

VCF 132 Surface preparation

1.Identify defects in timber surfaces required for finishing.

2.Select, prepare and apply stopping to timber surfaces to repair nail holes and defects.

3.Identify and describe the use of scrapers, abrasive papers, steam irons and chisels in the repair of defects and surface blemishes.

4.Identify and discuss properties of a range of timber finishing products.

5.Apply a range of clear finishes by various methods to suitably prepared timber surfaces.

VCF 124 Maintenance and Safe Use of Static Machines,

Power Tools and Equipment

1.Identify machines, equipment and their parts.

2.State the function of machines and equipment.

3.Perform basic setup and safely use machines and equipment.

4.Identify daily maintenance requirements of machines and equipment.

5.Demonstrate the safe operation and routine maintenance of specified portable powered tools.

I.a. Discussion on findings

The above program evaluation has resulted in the following findings:

1.Low enrollment

2.Low graduation and program completion

3.Low retention

I. b. Recommendations

1.Recruit students who are highly interested in cabinetmaking and academically ready for college certificate program.

2.Modify technical courses to allow more hands-on practice and/or on-the-job training.

3.Develop and implement student cooperation (incubated by the college) to provide students extended training skills by providing the college and community woodworking services.

 

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