2012 DraftAgribusiness-QRP Improve Plan

2012 DraftAgribusiness-QRP Improve Plan



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Primary	
  contact	
  regarding	
  this	
  plan:_________________________________________________________	
  

Identify	
  indicators	
  from	
  your	
  scorecard	
  and	
  elements	
  from	
  your	
  student	
  feedback	
  that	
  should	
  receive	
  your	
  “focus”	
  or	
  attention.	
  Brainstorm	
  the	
  possible	
  solutions,	
  circ
preliminary	
  completion	
  date,	
  and	
  the	
  person/people	
  that	
  will	
  be	
  responsible	
  for	
  the	
  activity.	
  
Best	
  Practices	
  and	
  Innovations	
  
• Online	
  textbooks	
  and	
  resources	
  instead	
  of	
  a	
  “hard	
  copy”	
  textbook	
  that	
  has	
  outdated	
  information	
  
• Student	
  advising	
  for	
  all	
  incoming	
  students	
  
• Coaching	
  students	
  in	
  study	
  skills,	
  personal	
  learning	
  styles	
  and	
  personality	
  profiles	
  
• Use	
  of	
  problem	
  solving	
  scenarios,	
  driving	
  students	
  to	
  find,	
  analyze	
  and	
  apply	
  knowledge	
  
• Student	
  exposure	
  to	
  multiple	
  local	
  businesses,	
  support	
  industries,	
  management	
  styles,	
  production	
  
methods	
  are	
  evaluated	
  
• Portfolio	
  –	
  animal	
  health	
  project	
  encompasses	
  all	
  animal	
  science	
  
• Student	
  driven	
  discussions	
  –	
  I	
  have	
  no	
  agenda	
  only	
  a	
  topic.	
  I	
  expect	
  students	
  to	
  research	
  pro/con.	
  

Trends,	
  Future	
  Trends,	
  and	
  External	
  Factors	
  
	
  
• We	
  do	
  not	
  have	
  accurate	
  data,	
  the	
  enrollee	
  num
• Please	
  include	
  SE	
  Minnesota	
  occupational	
  job	
  lis
	
  
	
  
	
  
	
  
	
  
	
  
Reviewer:	
  Tracy	
  Dryden	
  
Review	
  Suggestions	
  
Reviewer	
  Comments:	
  
We	
  do	
  not	
  yet	
  know	
  that	
  the	
  data	
  is	
  inaccurate.	
  I	
  would	
  s
An	
  analysis	
  of	
  program	
  trends	
  indicates	
  a	
  decrease	
  in	
  enrollees,	
  FTE	
  generation,	
  and	
  graduation.	
  It	
  is	
  possible	
   was	
  declared	
  in	
  the	
  program	
  (enrollees),	
  and	
  who	
  gradua
that	
  students	
  are	
  declaring	
  the	
  program	
  but	
  not	
  taking	
  courses.	
  
program	
  to	
  see	
  if	
  the	
  student	
  is	
  actually	
  a	
  program	
  stude
	
  
	
  
Regional	
  job	
  growth	
  outpaces	
  both	
  national	
  and	
  state	
  growth	
  with	
  greatest	
  concentration	
  in	
  Monroe	
  and	
  
I	
  believe	
  one	
  critical	
  area	
  of	
  focus	
  for	
  this	
  program	
  is	
  curr
Vernon	
  county.	
  It	
  would	
  be	
  interesting	
  to	
  see	
  if	
  this	
  is	
  where	
  our	
  students	
  also	
  come	
  from.	
  	
  
than	
  3	
  years	
  old	
  and	
  it	
  appears	
  as	
  if	
  the	
  WIDS	
  files	
  for	
  the
	
  
opportunity	
  with	
  the	
  new	
  web-­‐enabled	
  version	
  of	
  WIDS	
  
Robust	
  feedback	
  was	
  included	
  in	
  the	
  Student	
  Learning	
  Outcomes	
  assessment.	
  May	
  want	
  to	
  review	
  this	
  and	
  
funded	
  as	
  part	
  of	
  your	
  QRP.	
  We	
  could	
  provide	
  a	
  facilitato
your	
  student	
  survey	
  results	
  for	
  other	
  tweaks	
  to	
  the	
  program.	
  	
  
	
  
	
  
I	
  believe	
  we	
  will	
  be	
  able	
  to	
  fund	
  summer/above	
  load	
  adv
An	
  analysis	
  of	
  the	
  5-­‐year	
  program	
  scorecard	
  shows	
  nice	
  upward	
  trends	
  in	
  course	
  completion	
  and	
  2nd	
  year	
  
plan	
  to	
  advise.	
  	
  
retention	
  (students	
  who	
  started	
  in	
  2009).	
  It	
  also	
  shows	
  a	
  decline	
  in	
  3rd	
  year	
  retention	
  (students	
  who	
  started	
  in	
   	
  
2008),	
  and	
  a	
  decline	
  in	
  3rd	
  year	
  graduation	
  (students	
  who	
  started	
  in	
  2008).	
  The	
  program	
  has	
  a	
  nice	
  steady	
  level	
   	
  
of	
  NTO	
  students	
  –	
  which	
  is	
  a	
  priority	
  for	
  WTCS.	
  	
  
	
  
	
  
Indicator	
  Name	
  or	
  
Feedback	
  Source	
  
	
  

List	
  possible	
  ideas	
  or	
  solutions	
  to	
  improve	
  the	
  indicator.	
  	
  
Circle	
  your	
  best	
  idea.	
  
	
  
	
  

Need:	
  
Actual	
  data	
  on	
  enrollment,	
  1st	
  year	
  retention,	
  graduation	
  2nd	
  and	
  3rd	
  year,	
  course	
  
completion	
  for	
  general	
  studies	
  within	
  Agribusiness	
  
	
  
Continue	
  “incoming”	
  student	
  advisement	
  (funding)	
  
	
  
	
  
	
  

Briefly	
  describe	
  how	
  this	
  “best	
  idea”	
  will	
  improve	
  the	
  scoreca
indicator	
  or	
  the	
  feedback