Computer Information System

  • PSLO
  • Data Sheet
  • Program Review
  • Assessment Report

Program Student Learning Outcomes Assessment
(AY 2013-2014)

Program Student Learning Outcomes(PSLOs)

At the completion of Computer Information System Program the student will be able to:

  1. To provide the students an in-depth knowledge of computer information systems necessary for them to understand and appreciate how CIS fits to the achievement of an organization's objectives.
  2. To provide literacy training on basic software productivity tools such as word processing, spreadsheets, electronic presentations, desktop publishing, internet and other office applications.
  3. To help the students understand and apply various computer information systems tools such as database design and management, webpage engineering, programming and networking.
  4. To ingrain to the students the necessity of continuous upgrading to keep at pace with the ever-changing nature of the information and communications technology.
  5. To prepare graduates of this program to advance to a higher information and communications technology program.

PSLO Assessment Report Summary

What we looked at:

The Computer Information System Program, assessment focused on PSLO #2. Listed below are the results for PSLO #2.

What we found:

  • PSLO#2:
    • 88 out of 114 students or 77.19% got 'C' or better or were successful in this PSLO
    • Only 2 (two) electives (i.e. CA105 and IS245) were offered for an approximately 150 students per Academic Year on alternate basis (i.e. IS245 for Spring and CA105 for Fall).

What we are planning to work on:

  • Create at least one more elective this Fall 2014 that would be offered as early Spring 2015.
  • Create PSLO to Course Level mapping document that includes the faculty assignments or to do list for each semester.

Recommendations for students:

  • Students who are taking early schedule classes (i.e. 8am) are advised not to take the class if they are not able to commit to it for the whole semester.
  • Students are advised to finished all their exercises or at least most of their exercises on classes that are heavy on exercises (e.g. CA105, IS245, CA100) because the biggest chunk of the percentage of their grade comes from that category.

Program Data Sheet
Spring 2014

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Enrollment by Major and Campus

Major:

Degree

Term

Chuuk

Kosrae

National

Pohnpei

Yap

Students

Computer Information System

AS

Fall 2011

 

3

151

20

24

198

Computer Information System

AS

Fall 2012

 

5

154

20

32

211

Computer Information System

AS

Fall 2013

1

3

131

8

17

160

Computer Information System

AS

Spring 2011

 

2

136

16

18

172

Computer Information System

AS

Spring 2012

1

6

133

16

21

177

Computer Information System

AS

Spring 2013

1

1

141

11

19

173

Computer Information System

AS

Spring 2014

4

4

106

4

10

128



Credits by Major and Campus

Major:

Degree

Term

Chuuk

Kosrae

National

Pohnpei

Yap

Credits

Computer Information System

AS

Fall 2011

 

25

1808

243

261

2337

Computer Information System

AS

Fall 2012

 

39

1884

218

337.5

2478.5

Computer Information System

AS

Fall 2013

14

36

1674

92

171

1987

Computer Information System

AS

Spring 2011

 

18

1719

199

227

2163

Computer Information System

AS

Spring 2012

3

54

1695

207

209

2168

Computer Information System

AS

Spring 2013

8

6

1741

124

224

2103

Computer Information System

AS

Spring 2014

40

30

1335

38

121

1564



Credits by Program and Campus

Program

Term

Chuuk

Kosrae

National

Pohnpei

Yap

Credits

Computer Information System (AS)

Fall 2011

 

 

814

22

60

896

Computer Information System (AS)

Fall 2012

 

 

934

28

 

962

Computer Information System (AS)

Fall 2013

 

 

852

3

 

855

Computer Information System (AS)

Spring 2011

 

 

875

3

 

878

Computer Information System (AS)

Spring 2012

 

3

917

15

 

935

Computer Information System (AS)

Spring 2013

 

 

918

30

 

948

Computer Information System (AS)

Spring 2014

 

 

716

 

 

716



Credits Enrolled, Attempted and Earned(averages)

Major

Degree

Term

CredEnrollAvg

CredAttAvg

CredEarnAvg

TermGPAAvg

Computer Information System

AS

Fall 2011

11.8

10.4

8.9

2.42

Computer Information System

AS

Fall 2012

11.7

10.4

8.8

2.22

Computer Information System

AS

Fall 2013

12.4

11.0

9.7

2.18

Computer Information System

AS

Spring 2011

12.6

10.7

8.5

2.19

Computer Information System

AS

Spring 2012

12.2

10.6

9.3

2.31

Computer Information System

AS

Spring 2013

12.2

10.3

8.0

1.93

Computer Information System

AS

Spring 2014

12.2

10.4

8.7

2.06



Program Sections, Enrollment Ratio and Average Class Size

Program

Term

Section

EnrollMax

Enrollment

EnrollRatio

AvgClassSize

Computer Information System (AS)

Fall 2011

13

311

273

87.8%

21.0

Computer Information System (AS)

Fall 2012

13

310

283

91.3%

21.8

Computer Information System (AS)

Fall 2013

13

298

246

82.6%

18.9

Computer Information System (AS)

Spring 2011

12

287

262

91.3%

21.8

Computer Information System (AS)

Spring 2012

13

312

285

91.3%

21.9

Computer Information System (AS)

Spring 2013

13

313

271

86.6%

20.8

Computer Information System (AS)

Spring 2014

11

253

226

89.3%

20.5



Persistence and Retention (new full time students)

Major Description

Degree

New Students FT 2011_3

Students 2012_1

Students 2012_3

Persistence Spring 2012

Retention Fall 2012

Computer Information System

AS

26

22

17

84.6%

65.4%


Major

Degree

New FT Fall 2012

Persisted Spring 2013

Retained Fall 2013

Persistence Spring 2013

Retention Fall 2013

Computer Information System

AS

43

37

24

86.0%

55.8%

Major

Degree

New FT Fall 2013

Persisted Spring 2014

Retained Fall 2014

Persistence Spring 2014

Retention Fall 2014

Computer Information System

AS

17

14

 

82.4%

0.0%



Course Completion & Withdrawals (Major)

Major

Degree

Term

Students

ABCorP%

ABCDorP%

W%

Computer Information System

AS

Fall 2011

789

68.6%

78.8%

7.5%

Computer Information System

AS

Fall 2012

744

71.9%

79.2%

8.9%

Computer Information System

AS

Fall 2013

645

69.0%

78.8%

9.1%

Computer Information System

AS

Spring 2011

692

63.7%

72.5%

11.7%

Computer Information System

AS

Spring 2012

706

70.4%

79.0%

11.5%

Computer Information System

AS

Spring 2013

683

58.6%

69.3

14.2%

Computer Information System

AS

Spring 2014

497

61.6%

71.8

14.5%



Course Completion & Withdrawals (Program)

Program

Term

Students

ABCorP%

ABCDorP%

W%

Computer Information System (AS)

Fall 2011

292

75.3%

84.6%

6.5%

Computer Information System (AS)

Fall 2012

306

74.5%

85.3%

6.9%

Computer Information System (AS)

Fall 2013

266

71.8%

84.6%

7.5%

Computer Information System (AS)

Spring 2011

285

73.0%

82.5%

8.1%

Computer Information System (AS)

Spring 2012

305

79.0%

88.9%

6.6%

Computer Information System (AS)

Spring 2013

301

62.5%

79.1%

10.0%

Computer Information System (AS)

Spring 2014

226

62.4%

80.1%

11.9%



Graduates

Major

Degree

AY2010/11

AY2011/12

AY2012/13

AY2013/14

Computer Information System

AS

21

33

27

 



Graduate Rates

Major

Degree

Cohort

New Full Students

Graduation Rate 100%

Graduation Rate 150%

Graduation Rate 200%

Computer Information System

AS

Fall 2008 FT

41

9.8%

22.0%

36.6%

Computer Information System

AS

Fall 2009 FT

27

0%

14.8%

44.4%

Computer Information System

AS

Fall 2010 FT

42

4.8%

14.3%

 

Computer Information System

AS

Fall 2011 FT

 

 

 

 

  • "Program" information is based on Dickerson's concept of a "program" as expending resoruces and is linked to courses owned by a program from TracDat
  • Graduation rates are based on Fall new students(full time) cohorts that are tracked at 100%, 150%, and 200%
  • Retention rates are based on Fall new students (full time) cohorts who return the following fall semester
  • Persistence rates are based on Fall new students (full time) cohorts who return the following spring semester

Program Review(National Campus)

AP Full Official:Associate of Science in Computer Information Systems

Campus: National Campus

Completed by: Business Division

AP Review Submission Date: March 28th, 2014

AR Review Cycle: Fall 2011 – Fall 2013

  1. Program Mission

    Associate of Science in Computer Information Systems provides students with a solid foundation in theory and practice of the computer information systems and prepare them to meet the immediate job market needs, adapt themselves to the rapidly evolving computer industry and further their education in a higher degree program. This contributes to the college’s mission of assisting in the development of the Federated States of Micronesia, and to be globally connected.

  2. Program Goals

    1. Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of technical concepts and ethical issues pertaining to information systems
    2. Demonstrate theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the management and strategic use of information systems and technology.
    3. Demonstrate proficiency in the use of different software applications significant to manipulating and analyzing information as well as generating and presenting reports in the various functional areas of business.
    4. Demonstrate solid foundation skills in database design and management, web engineering, programming, and networking;
    5. Demonstrate the ability to adapt to latest technologies using their foundation knowledge and skills from CIS.
  3. Program History

    In today’s world, information is a very vital resource in an organization. In order to efficiently utilize information of any form in an organization however, this has to be processed within the organization. This is where information technology with its varied tools becomes very indispensable.

    In the Federated States of Micronesia, however humble its beginning might be, it is imperative that this information technology, coupled with communications has to be taught and learned in the lone college so that the people can be educated and organizations can adapt to, and gradually become at pace with the world trend. With this necessity, the semester of Fall 1998 saw the emergence of a new academic program offering at COM-FSM’s Business Division, the Associate of Science Degree in Computer Information Systems.

  4. Program Descriptions

    The Associate of Science in Computer Information Systems program concentrates on organizational applications of information and communications technology and the development of systems and their management. Students receive a fundamental understanding of programming, web engineering, database designing and networking, which prepare them for high-in-demand careers such as programmers, webmasters, network administrators, systems analysts, etc.

  5. Program Admission Requirements

    Applicants must meet the following admission requirements to be matriculated into this degree program:

    1. Have graduated or will graduate from high school at the end of the current school year, or have a GED certificate;
    2. Have a minimum high school grade point average of 2.0 as measured on a 4.0 scale, or a minimal score of 35 on each section and an average of 45 for all five sections of the GED test, and;
    3. Be accepted by the COM-FSM Admissions Board.
  6. Program Certificate/Degree Requirements

    Degree Requirements Summary

    1. Satisfactory completion of the applicable General Education Core - 29 credits
    2. Satisfactory completion of the prescribed CIS major courses - 42 credits
      TOTAL 71 credits
    3. Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 2.0

    Degree Requirements in Detail

    Preparatory Courses – By Placement General Education Core courses

    English (9 credits)
    EN 110 Advanced Reading (3)
    EN 120a Expository Writing I (3)
    EN 120b Expository Writing II (3)

    Mathematics (3 credits)
    Any 100 level or above mathematics course (3)

    Natural Sciences (7 credits)
    A science course with Laboratory or AG 110 or AG 140 (4)
    A non-lab science or AG 101 (3)
    Social Sciences (3 credits)
    SS 150 History of Micronesia (3)

    Computer Applications (3 credits)
    CA 100 Computer Literacy (3)

    Exercise Sports Science (1 credit)

    Humanities (3 credits)
    Any course in art, music, history, literature, philosophy,
    or language (3)

    CIS Major Courses

    Information Systems (20 credits)
    IS 201 Computer Information Systems (3)
    IS 220 Computer Programming w/lab(4)
    IS 230 Database Design (3)
    IS 240 Webpage Design (3)
    IS 260 Business Information Systems (3)
    IS 280 Introduction to Networking-w/lab (4)

    Business (7 credits)
    AC 131 Accounting I (4)
    BU 101 Introduction to Business (3)

    Communications (3 credits)
    EN/BU 121 Business Communication (3)

    Mathematics (6 credits)
    MS 101 Algebra and Trigonometry (3)
    MS 150 Statistics (3)

    Electives: Any two of the following courses (6 credits)
    CA105 Data Analysis Using Spreadsheets (3)
    IS245 Desktop Publishing (3)
    IS 270 Geographic Information Systems (3)

  7. Program Courses and Enrollment

    Spring 2014
    Course No. of Sections Course Enrollment Section Fill Rate Redundancy
        Fall 2011-Fall 2013    
    IS 201 Computer Info. Systems 2 277 92.33% no
    IS 220 Computer Programming 2 164 99.39% no
    IS 230 Database Design 1 148 98.67% no
    IS 240 Web page Design 1 150 100% no
    IS 245 Desktop Publishing 1 81 108% no
    IS 260 Business Info. Systems 1 117 78.00% no
    IS 280 Intro to Networking 2 123 102.50% no
    CA 105 Data Analysis 1 161 107.33% no
  8. Program Faculty

    JOSEPH FELIX, JR, Associate Professor
    Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
    (Park College, Missouri)
    Master of Science in Information Systems
    (National University, California)
    MARLENE MANGONON, Associate Professor
    Bachelor in Computer Data Processing Management
    (Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Philippines)
    Master in Business Administration
    (Virgen Milagrosa University, Philippines
    EDPER CASTRO, Assistant Professor
    Bachelor of Science in Information and Computer Science
    (Cebu Institute of Technology, Philippines)
    Diploma in Computer Science
    (Open University, University of the Philippines, Philippines)
    Masters in Information Systems
    (Open University, University of the Philippines, Philippines)
    George Mangonon, Assistant Professor
    Bachelor of Science in Mathematics
    (University of the Philippines, Philippines)
    Master in Business Administration
    (Virgen Milagrosa University, Philippines),
    Doctorate in Business Administration (sans Dissertation)
    (Virgen Milagrosa University, Philippines),
    IT Background: Programming - COBOL and Visual Basic (Systems Technology Institute, Philippines and Informatics, Philippines)


    Faculty to Student Ratio-CIS Program 2011-2013
    Year Spring Spring Raio Fall Fall Ratio
    2011 172 1:57 198 1:66
    2012 177 1:59 211 1:52
    2013 173 1:43 160 1:40
  9. Program Indicators

     
    Assessment of course student learning outcomes of program courses IS201-Computer Information Systems
    Success Rate for SLO
    Course Learning Outcome
      SLO#1 SLO#2 SLO#3 SLO#4 SLO#5 SLO#6 SLO#7 Number of Students
    Spring 2011 55% 73% 82% 66% 23% 41% 59% 44
    Fall 2011 80% 82% 84% 73% 75% 66% 77% 44
    Spring 2012 24% 71% 63% 53% 100% 71% 54% 24
    Fall 2012 60% 60% 60% 72% 66% 72% 83% 47
    Spring 2013 50% 52% 42% 81% 69% 46% 58% 48
    Fall 2013 54% 93% 89% 61% 79% 61% 86% 28
    Average 54% 72% 70% 69% 69% 60% 70% 39


    CA105-Data Analysis

    Success Rate for SLO



    Course Learning Outcome
      SLO#1 SLO#2 SLO#3 NO. STUDENTS
    Spring 2011 81% 93% 93% 27
    Fall 2011 89% 81% 78% 27
    Spring 2012 88% 85% 96% 26
    Fall 2012 89% 86% 61% 28
    Spring 2013 75% 63% 63% 24
    Fall 2013 85% 96% 96% 26
    Average 85% 84% 81% 26


    IS220-Computer Programming

    Success Rate for SLO



    Course Learning Outcome
      SLO#1 SLO#2 NO. STUDENTS
    Spring 2011 70% 96% 23
    Fall 2011 65% 96% 27
    Spring 2012 84% 100% 19
    Fall 2012 60% 96% 25
    Spring 2013 82% 82% 33
    Fall 2013 82% 82% 33
    Average 74% 92% 26


    IS240-Webpage Design

    Success Rate for SLO

    Course Learning Outcome
      SLO#1 SLO#2 SLO#3 SLO#4 SLO#5 NO. of STUDENTS
    Spring 2011 77% 77% 62% 62% 65% 26
    Fall 2011 52% 52% 64% 64% 72% 25
    Spring 2012 28% 94% 89% 83% 89% 18
    Fall 2012 70% 100% 78% 78% 65% 23
    Spring 2013 69% 100% 81% 88% 81% 16
    Fall 2013 39% 100% 100% 67% 83% 18
    Average 56% 87% 79% 74% 76% 21

    IS230-Database Design

    Success Rate for SLO

    Course Learning Outcome
      SLO#1 SLO#2 SLO#3 SLO#4 SLO#5 SLO#6 SLO#7 NO. of STUDENTS
    Spring 2011 80% 80% 80% 80% 80% 76 76% 25
    Fall 2011 57% 57% 57% 87% 87% 78 78% 23
    Spring 2012 72% 72% 72% 64% 64% 76 76% 25
    Fall 2012 92% 92% 92% 57% 57% 64 64% 25
    Spring 2013 71% 71% 79% 83% 71% 71 62% 24
    Fall 2013 100% 100% 70% 83% 87% 91 87% 23
    Average 79% 79% 75% 76% 74% 76 74% 24

    IS245-Desktop Publishing

    Success Rate for SLO

    Course Learning Outcome
      SLO#1 SLO#2 SLO#3 SLO#4 SLO#5 NO. of STUDENTS
    Spring 2012 85% 85% 85% 89% 89% 25
    Fall 2012 93% 93% 93% 74% 74% 27
    Spring 2013 93% 93% 93% 52% 52% 27
    Average 90% 90% 90% 72% 72% 27

    IS260-Business Information Systems

    Success Rate for SLO

    Course Learning Outcome
      SLO#1 SLO#2 SLO#3 SLO#4 NO. of STUDENTS
    Spring 2011 74% 74% 74% 96% 23
    Fall 2011 64% 64% 100% 86% 14
    Spring 2012 42% 42% 84% 84% 19
    Fall 2012 58% 58% 89% 89% 19
    Spring 2013 67% 67% 73% 73% 15
    Fall 2013 71% 90% 67% 71% 21
    Average 63% 66% 81% 83% 19

    IS280-Introduction to Networking

    Success Rate for SLO

    Course Learning Outcome
      SLO#1 SLO#2 SLO#3 SLO#4 SLO#5 SLO#6 NO. of STUDENTS
    Spring 2011 95% 95% 95% 76% 76% 81% 21
    Fall 2011 65% 65% 65% 90% 90% 80% 20
    Spring 2012 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 20
    Fall 2012 95% 95% 100% 89% 89% 89% 19
    Spring 2013 95% 95% 95% 70% 70% 70% 20
    Fall 2013 90% 95% 95% 80% 75% 90% 20
    Average 90% 91% 92% 84% 83% 85% 20
    Assessment of program student learning outcomes
    Program enrollment (historical enrollment patterns, student credits by major)
    CIS Program Enrollment 2011-2013
    Year Spring Fall
    2011 172 198
    2012 177 211
    2013 173 160

    All Program Enrollment 2011-2013

    Year CIS Bus Admin HTM Marine Science HCOP LA Micro Studies Teacher Prep Others
    2011 172 190 55 52 89 287 121 385 48
    2012 177 232 65 52 100 316 118 451 93
    2013 173 186 65 46 123 249 104 404 98



    CIS Enrollment Credits By Major for 2011-2013
    Year Spring Fall
    2011 2163 2337
    2012 2168 2479
    2013 2103 1987




    All Program Enrollment Credits By Major for Spring 2011-2013
    Year CIS Bus Admin HTM Marine Science HCOP LA Micro Studies Teacher Prep Others
    2011 2163 2403 689 656 1219 3645 1567 4800 599
    2012 2168 2756 817 663 1325 3746 1522 5379 1122
    2013 2103 2298 749 586 1577 2801 1202 4747 1120



    All Program Enrollment Credits By Major for Fall 2011-2013
    Year CIS Bus Admin HTM Marine Science HCOP LA Micro Studies Teacher Prep Others
    2011 2337 3375 819 709 1526 4664 1784 6004 1224.5
    2012 2479 2803 844 847 1813 3788 1497 5268 1398
    2013 1987 2644 656 657 1733 3090 1312 4299 1502

    Average class size
    Year Spring Fall
    2011 21.83 21.00
    2012 21.93 21.77
    2013 20.85 18.92



    All Program Average Class Size Spring 2011 to 2013

    Year CIS Bus Admin HTM Marine Science HCOP LA Micro Studies Teacher Prep Others
    2011 21.83 21.80 16.67 14.25 17.00 22.20 21.36 16.95 16.37
    2012 21.92 20.13 13.70 13.29 18.80 21.50 21.69 17.44 14.24
    2013 20.85 18.59 11.25 11.43 15.05 17.62 21.13 16.90 14.77



    All Program Average Class Size Fall 2011 to 2013
    Year CIS Bus Admin HTM Marine Science HCOP LA Micro Studies Teacher Prep Others
    2011 21.00 22.19 13.40 13.60 20.35 22.96 22.88 15.74 17.14
    2012 21.77 21.35 13.00 10.80 17.91 20.30 23.79 14.06 11.19
    2013 18.92 20.47 9.38 9.80 15.39 18.46 20.41 15.42 14.45

    Course completion rate
    CIS Completion Rate By Major (ABC or P%) from 2011 to 2013
    Year Spring Fall
    2011 63.7% 68.6%
    2012 70.4% 71.9%
    2013 58.6% 69.0%
    All Programs Course Completion Rate (ABC or P%) By Major Spring 2011 to 2013
    Year CIS Bus.Adm. HTM Mar.Sc. HCOP LA Mic.Studies Teach.Prep Others
    2011 63.7% 69.9% 72.4% 56.0% 66.0% 66.0% 66.7% 69.0% 67.1%
    2012 70.4% 65.4% 67.4% 67.1% 66.6% 61.1% 60.3% 67.3% 66.5%
    2013 58.6% 59.5% 58.9% 46.3% 60.4% 58.7% 64.9% 65.5% 63.1%
    All Programs Course Completion Rate (ABC or P%) By Major Fall 2011 to 2013
    Year CIS Bus.Adm. HTM Mar.Sc. HCOP LA Mic.Studies Teach.Prep Others
    2011 68.6% 64.4% 70.8% 57.2% 70.2% 64.1% 65.9% 67.9% 68.9%
    2012 71.9% 65.0% 79.8% 62.4% 70.3% 62.8% 62.5% 70.9% 65.4%
    2013 69.0% 70.7% 66.3% 62.3% 62.8% 62.2% 75.2% 71.8% 68.5%
    CIS Completion Rate By Program (ABC or P%) from 2011 to 2013
    Year Spring Fall
    2011 73.0% 75.3%
    2012 79.0% 74.5%
    2013 62.5% 71.8%
    All Programs Course Completion Rate (ABC or P%) By Program Spring 2011 to 2013
    Year CIS Bus.Adm. HTM Mar.Sc. HCOP LA Mic.Studies Teach.Prep Others
    2011 73.0% 71.9% 74.7% 51.9% 57.9% 67.9% 79.0% 82.3% 75.0%
    2012 79.0% 70.4% 77.6% 57.0% 54.9% 67.0% 72.0% 74.7% 76.3%
    2013 62.5% 59.7% 72.7% 46.9% 45.4% 61.2% 71.5% 70.6% 76.9%
    All Programs Course Completion Rate (ABC or P%) By Program Fall 2011 to 2013
    Year CIS Bus.Adm. HTM Mar.Sc. HCOP LA Mic.Studies Teach.Prep Others
    2011 75.3% 68.2% 70.8% 48.1% 64.9% 66.7% 74.3% 76.6% 86.0%
    2012 74.5% 58.3% 79.8% 41.2% 60.5% 65.9% 74.5% 71.4% 81.0%
    2013 71.8% 77.5% 66.3% 43.1% 51.9% 68.0% 77.5% 71.6% 84.0%
    Student persistence rate (semester to semester)
    Cohort Rate
    2012 84.6%
    2013 86.0%
    All Program Persistence Rate from 2012 to 2013
    Cohort CIS Bus.Adm. HTM Mar.Sc. HCOP LA Mic.Studies Teach.Prep Others
    2012 84.6% 81.9% 81.3% 80.0% 91.7% 82.% 72.4% 88.7% 66.7%
    2013 86.0% 87.5% 66.7% 46.7% 92.1% 79% 108.3% 79.0% 62.5%
    Student retention rate (Fall-to-Fall for two-year programs; Fall-to-Spring for one-year programs)
    CIS Program Retention Rate from 2012 to 2013
    Cohort Rate
    2012 84.6%
    2013 86.0%

    All Program Retention Rate from 2012 to 2013
    Cohort CIS Bus.Adm. HTM Mar.Sc. HCOP LA Mic.Studies Teach.Prep Others
    2012 65.4% 55.6% 50.0% 70.0% 83.3% 47.9% 48.3% 58% 44%
    2013 55.8% 75.0% 55.6% 40.0% 92.1% 51.6% 100% 63.% 60%
    Success rates on licensing or certification exams (CTE, TP, Nursing, etc) NONE
    Graduation rate based on yearly number
    CIS Graduation Rate from Fall 2008 to Fall 2010
    Full Term Year Rate 100% Rate 150% Rate 200%
    Fall 2008 FTr 9.8% 22.0% 36.6%
    Fall 2009 FTr 0.0% 14.8% 44.4%
    Fall 2010 FTr 4.8% 14.3%  
    All Program Graduation Rate from Fall 2008 to Fall 2010 - Graduation Rate 100%
    Full term Year CIS Bus.Adm. HTM Mar.Sc. HCOP LA Mic.Studies Teach.Prep Others
    Fall 2008 FT 9.8% 0.0% 0.0% 3.8% 10.3% 0.0% 5.0% 0.0% 0.0%
    Fall 2009 FT 0.0% 3.3% 16.7% 0.0% 0.0% 2.8% 15.8% 0.0% 0.0%
    Fall 2010 FT 4.8% 2.5% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 1.3% 11.5% 0.0% 0.0%

    All Program Graduation Rate from Fall 2008 to Fall 2010 - Graduation Rate 150%
    Full term Year CIS Bus.Adm. HTM Mar.Sc. HCOP LA Mic.Studies Teach.Prep Others
    Fall 2008 FT 22.0% 25.0% 16.7% 19.2% 34.5% 41.7% 40.0% 7.1% 0.0%
    Fall 2009 FT 14.8% 26.7% 66.7% 20.0% 23.8% 27.8% 47.4% 46.2% 11.1%
    Fall 2010 FT 14.3% 10.0% 8.3% 7.7% 11.1% 14.3% 23.1% 15.5% 0.0%

    All Program Graduation Rate from Fall 2008 to Fall 2010 - Graduation Rate 200%
    Full term Year CIS Bus.Adm. HTM Mar.Sc. HCOP LA Mic.Studies Teach.Prep Others
    Fall 2008 FT 36.6% 36.1% 50.0% 23.1% 51.7% 100.% 50.0% 35.7% 0.0%
    Fall 2009 FT 44.4% 33.3% 133.3% 20.0% 38.1% 41.7% 73.7% 69.2% 22.2%

    Students seat cost Not Available
    Cost of duplicate or redundant courses, programs or services No redundant courses therefore zero cost.
    Students’ satisfaction rate Not Available
    Alumni data Not Available
    Employment data and employer feedback (employer survey) Not Available
    Program added or cancelled at nearby regional institutions (PCC, GCC, Hawaii schools, UOG, CMI, NMC) Not Applicable
    Transfer rate Not Available
  10. Analysis

    Findings:

    1. Assessments of CSLO

      Course Findings
      IS201 Low success rate of SLO#1 is due to transition from High-School classes to College-level classes because as the classes progresses or more particularly from SLO#2 and up success rate are relatively compared to SLO#1.
      IS220
      • The Thinking Skills (creative thinking, decision making, problem solving) of some students were not demonstrated well in SLO 1.6-1.9 and SLO 2.1-2.6.
      • Students have difficulty in constructing mathematical expressions, relational expressions and Boolean expressions in presenting solution to a problem.
      • Most of the students who passed the course only obtained a C and D grade
      IS23 Students have difficulty in constructing queries (SQL - Structured Query Language) as a demonstration of proficiency for SLO#4 using mathematical expressions, relational expressions and Boolean expressions.
      IS240
      • Students who do not complete the required exercises and projects fail
      • Low success rate of SLO#1 resulted from not attending the first day/week of classes
      IS245 Course has a lot of hands-on activities and therefore activities are hands-on intensive in the form of hands-on exercises and capstone projects. Thus students who do not complete the required exercises and projects fails.
      IS260
    2. Students who fail in IS220 or who have not taken IS220 or have low grades in IS220 normally encounter difficulties in fulfilling programming-related activities for SLO#4
    3. Concept in ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) are hard to relate to students given there is no manufacturing company here in FSM that student could relate to and most of all such topics are discussed on 3rd year level courses for other programs like in Business.
    4. IS280 In SLO #5 requires basic mathematical skills that includes analysis and quantitative reasoning for doing IP Addressing and most of students were doing poorly in this SLO.
      CA105 Students are doing very well in hands-on activities while they are doing poorly on the concepts and theories. The grading practice is that percentages in grading both concepts/theories and hands-on are both 50%.
    5. Assessments of PSLO
      • The success rate of all PSLO is overall good except for PSLO#1 interestingly on all Fall Semesters from 2011 to 2013 which has an average success rate of 59% whereas during Spring Semesters again from 2011 to 2013 it has an average success rate of 73.33%.
      • Most of the CIS program courses are concentrated on PSLO#4 which is lent more on IT (Information Technology) courses rather than on PSLO #1, #2 and #3 which lend more on IS (Information Systems) type of courses.
      • The whole AY 2011 PSLO#5 is not assessed not until starting Fall 2012 when IS245 (Desktop Publishing) is offered.
    6. Program enrollment (historical enrollment patterns, student credits by major)
      • Out of 12 programs offered in National Campus CIS Program ranks 4th consistently in program enrollment and credits by Major.
    7. Average class size
      • On all semesters from AY 2011-2013 CIS program consistently ranks either as 1st or 2nd in terms of Average Class size.
    8. Course completion rate
      • Course Completion Rate by Program is very good which range in terms of ranking in comparison to other programs from 1st to 5th. However, Course Completion Rate by Major is not doing as good with two 8th places ranking, namely, on Spring 2011 and Spring 2013.
    9. Retention Rate
      • Retention Rate from Fall 2011 to 2012 is in 3rd place with 65.4% however from Fall 2012 to Fall 2013 retention goes down to 55.8% which is good for 6th place among 12 programs at National Campus
    10. Graduation Rate
      • Overall Graduation rate is good except for Full Term 2009 at 150% Rate which is 0% and is good for 8th place among 12 programs. So, 100% Rate is very good at 2nd place for Full Term 2008 and 2010 while 200% Rate is middle of the pack at either 4th or 5th place.

    Recommendations:

    1. Convert CIS (Computer Information Systems) to IT (Information Technology) Program
      • As stated on the findings above most of the CIS program courses are concentrated on PSLO#4 which is lean more on IT (Information Technology) courses rather than on PSLO #1, #2 and #3 which lean more on IS (Information Systems) type of courses. So, in that regard CIS Program should be converted to IT (Information Technology) program to focus more our resources to our inherent strength.
      • To triangulate this findings the Business Division will conduct survey on different businesses here in FSM or Pohnpei as to what specific IT or IS related skills that they need from our students.
      • Business Division should then start on crafting of the courses offered on the proposed IT Program including electives that would be beneficial to students here in FSM and as well as the business community. The proposed IT Program could start at the earliest on Fall 2017 or Spring 2018.
      • Business Division also would start a proposal to look for bigger laboratory classrooms that would cater for IT-related laboratory classes like CISCO Networking, Server Management, Desktop Support etc.
    2. Bigger Laboratory room for IS280 (Networking class)
      • Right now Networking class for laboratory has to be divided into two sections whereas the lecture counterpart of Networking class is only one section. This would mean that the college would have to pay extra load per semester for the faculty teaching the aforementioned class. However, if there is a big room enough to accommodate the twenty (20) students per semester then that would mean savings in terms of salary for the college.
      • Smaller rooms for supposedly a laboratory and a Networking class at that is not conducive for learning. When doing hands-on activity for example student has to do it one-at-a-time in front of his/her classmates because of space limitation. Doing cabling/wiring for Networking connection is pretty limited also because the student could not easily move tables to do networking across the room which is more suitable supposedly for such activity.
    3. Real networking equipment for student to test and play around with
      • Students are only limited playing with hubs which are virtually obsolete technology in this era of networking. A more suitable one would be manageable switches and also routers. Also a networking server should be there also for students to test and play with. This server could also be use to teach additional classes in the future like Windows Server technologies and Linux-based NOS (Network Operating Systems). This would enhance in achieving SLO#6 and SLO#3.
      • And regarding the space limitation mentioned earlier although a bigger room would be suit of having switches and routers but there is a work around with this one, namely, when routers, switches and servers could be mounted on the wall instead of taking spaces standing vertically (which would mean occupying more space for the limited room).
    4. Recommendation for CSLO Assessment Findings for each IS courses
      Course Recommendations
      IS201 The instructor will pay extra attention to each student for the first 4 weeks so as to gear them up to college-level thinking from high-school level thinking in terms of doing their assignments and exercises. Activities also will be crafted in such a way that it will not be more grade driven but rather it would be more value driven. For example each student will be given the same exact points in their research and subsequent reporting regardless if the reports are good or bad. However, those reports that are excellent will be given extra points that would be carried on to their succeeding exercises on the next phase of the class.
      IS220
      • Add MS100 as pre-requisites with a grade of B
      • Breakdown the scope of SLOs. Modify course outline
      IS230 Add MS 100 with a grade of 'C' or higher as pre-requisite
      IS240
      • Give early warning to those who habitually failed to complete exercises
      • Announcement of First Day of Instruction must be included in the college website news feed and emphasize that it is not only an orientation day but start of lecture and attendance is required and counted. Adding of classes must be done during their free time and not be used as excuse for missing classes
      IS245 Give early warning to those who habitually failed to complete exercises
      IS260 Strict implementation of pre-requisite of the course
      IS280 Add MS 100 as pre-requisite
      CA105 Increase percentage grading on the concepts and theories to 60% and decrease percentage grading on hands-on to 40%. This will not improve their grades overall but improve their learning on the concepts and theories
    5. CIS Alumni Tracker
      • Create a survey form use to gather information for every graduating students this semester (Spring 2014) that could be used to track them later on.
      • Coordinate with IRPO and IT on how could we make an Information System (online or not) to track alumni for CIS Program (and other programs under Business Division for that matter).
    6. CIS Graduates Tracker
      • Generate List for all graduating students under CIS Program at every start of the semester for close monitoring.
      • Pay special attention to Graduating students that are on their 3rd year (150% Graduation Rate) which is the weakness of CIS Program in terms of Graduation Rate. Also pay attention students who are in their 4th year (200% Graduation Rate) to improve ranking middle-of-the-pack ranking of CIS Program.
    7. Strengthen MOU Agreement with UOG and UH
      • Coordinate with UOG and UG counterparts to make sure that CIS courses could be transferred to their respective institution otherwise find out in what way some courses in CIS could be automatically be transferrable to their respective institution.
      • This could also mean changing our baseline courses (e.g. IS220, IS230) to match their courses.
    8. Monitor Retention Rate
      • Get a yearly update of Retention Rate from IRPO instead of getting it at every cycle of Program Review.

Unit Assessment Report

Report Period: 2013-2014

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