2012 Draft Welding QRP Improve Plan

2012 Draft Welding QRP Improve Plan



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Primary	
  contact	
  regarding	
  this	
  plan:	
  	
  John	
  Martin	
  

	
  Identify	
  indicators	
  from	
  your	
  scorecard	
  and	
  elements	
  from	
  your	
  student	
  feedback	
  that	
  should	
  receive	
  your	
  “focus”	
  or	
  attention.	
  Brainstorm	
  the	
  possible	
  solutions,	
  cir
preliminary	
  completion	
  date,	
  and	
  the	
  person/people	
  that	
  will	
  be	
  responsible	
  for	
  the	
  activity.	
  
Best	
  Practices	
  and	
  Innovations	
  
	
  
• New	
  equipment	
  	
  	
  Latest	
  technology	
  
• Virtual	
  welder	
  	
  Latest	
  technology	
  
• Treat	
  students	
  as	
  individual	
  
• Encourage	
  each	
  student	
  to	
  do	
  their	
  best	
  
• Lots	
  of	
  hands	
  on	
  learning	
  
	
  

Reviewer	
  Comments:	
  	
  
Reviewer:	
  Tracy	
  Dryden	
  
	
  A	
  review	
  of	
  the	
  5	
  year	
  program	
  trend	
  report	
  shows	
  a	
  decline	
  in	
  FTEs,	
  enrollees,	
  and	
  graduates	
  (reduced	
  
sections)	
  
The	
  labor	
  market	
  analysis	
  shows	
  relatively	
  no	
  growth	
  or	
  decline.	
  Bulk	
  of	
  job	
  openings	
  are	
  in	
  the	
  farm	
  
machinery	
  and	
  equipment	
  manufacturing	
  industries.	
  Most	
  growth	
  in	
  jobs	
  appears	
  to	
  be	
  in	
  sheet	
  metal	
  work	
  
manufacturing	
  and	
  metal	
  tank	
  (heavy	
  gauge)	
  manufacturing.	
  	
  
Job	
  concentration	
  appears	
  to	
  be	
  in	
  Trempealeau	
  and	
  Monroe	
  Counties.	
  
Appears	
  as	
  if	
  some	
  graduates	
  are	
  leaving	
  the	
  district	
  for	
  work.	
  	
  
	
  
An	
  analysis	
  of	
  the	
  program	
  scorecard	
  trends	
  shows	
  a	
  two-­‐year	
  decline	
  in	
  fall-­‐to-­‐spring	
  retention	
  and	
  a	
  slight	
  
decline	
  in	
  2nd	
  year	
  retention.	
  One	
  year	
  graduation	
  is	
  also	
  on	
  the	
  decline	
  with	
  2nd	
  year	
  graduation	
  on	
  the	
  rise.	
  	
  
Job	
  placement	
  in	
  related	
  employment	
  appears	
  to	
  be	
  rebounding	
  after	
  four	
  years	
  of	
  decline.	
  	
  
	
  
Feedback	
  from	
  the	
  Student	
  Learning	
  Outcomes	
  Assessment	
  process	
  shows	
  that	
  students	
  appreciate	
  the	
  
hands-­‐on	
  environment.	
  Had	
  a	
  nice	
  level	
  of	
  participation	
  in	
  the	
  survey	
  (15	
  students).	
  	
  
	
  
A	
  review	
  of	
  the	
  curriculum	
  status	
  report	
  shows	
  that	
  9	
  courses	
  are	
  not	
  completed	
  in	
  WIDS	
  and	
  7	
  courses	
  are	
  
three	
  years	
  old	
  or	
  more.	
  	
  
	
  
Indicator	
  Name	
  or	
  
Feedback	
  Source	
  
	
  

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

1. Discuss:	
  	
  early	
  field	
  trips	
  to	
  show	
  students	
  about	
  welding	
  jobs	
  

Trends,	
  Future	
  Trends,	
  and	
  External	
  Factors	
  
	
  
119	
  job	
  openings	
  regional	
  
1977	
  job	
  openings	
  statewide	
  
5700	
  job	
  openings	
  nationally	
  
Trends	
  above	
  will	
  grow	
  due	
  to	
  retirements	
  and	
  growth.	
  	
  
Customized	
  training	
  growth	
  to	
  fill	
  and	
  update	
  jobs	
  
	
  
	
  
Monies	
  to	
  replace	
  infrastructure	
  	
  
Automation	
  
Lack	
  of	
  	
  skilled	
  labor	
  
(Lesser	
  skilled	
  students)	
  
	
  
Reviewer	
  Suggestions:	
  
	
  
Continue	
  to	
  monitor	
  labor	
  market	
  demand.	
  
	
  
I	
  would	
  place	
  emphasis	
  on	
  developing	
  the	
  curriculum	
  for
and	
  it	
  may	
  be	
  a	
  good	
  time	
  to	
  receive	
  the	
  training	
  and	
  cre
for	
  curriculum	
  work	
  that	
  falls	
  above	
  and	
  beyond	
  load	
  or	
  
	
  
Review	
  the	
  comparison	
  of	
  your	
  program	
  to	
  other	
  progra
outperforming	
  Western	
  to	
  determine	
  if	
  there	
  are	
  any	
  be
	
  
I	
  think	
  it	
  is	
  a	
  good	
  idea	
  to	
  revisit	
  entrance	
  requirements	
  a
shows	
  student	
  test	
  scores	
  and	
  graduation	
  rates.	
  May	
  not

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

	
  
Items	
  1	
  &	
  2	
  will	
  increase	
  our	
  retention	
  and	
  graduation	
  ra

Indicator	
  Name	
  or	
  
Feedback	
  Source	
  

	
  

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

succeed	
  in	
  the	
  welding	
  field	
  
	
  
Item	
  4:	
  	
  Interview	
  students	
  to	
  make	
  them	
  aware	
  of	
  what
(book-­‐skill)	
  is	
  required	
  to	
  pass/enter	
  the	
  class	
  
	
  
Need	
  gift	
  cards	
  for	
  students	
  to	
  keep	
  them	
  in	
  class.	
  
	
  
Need	
  WIDS	
  data