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BSI  Objective  #1.

In fall 2009, A BSI Task Force Research and Academic Improvement will develop a
research agenda for this project.

To accomplish OBJECTIVE # 1, the following will be done:
  1. Provide definitions of “academic improvement” and “academic success” for use in this research.
  2. Who:    Task force on Research and Academic Improvement

    When:  December 2009

  3. Define a set of affective, practical, and academic data that will support a broad understanding of students, establish base line measures of students, and allow for effective longitudinal research on the effectiveness of BSI and other campus efforts to improve student learning and success. 
  4. Who:    Task Force on Research and Academic Improvement

    When:  December 2009

    1. Propose a process for gathering this data

    Who:    Task Force on Research and Academic Improvement 

    When:  December 2009

  5. Determine current faculty understanding of the kinds and levels of basic skills required for student learning in their courses and programs.
  6. Who:    Jim Matthews

    When:  December 2009

    1. Propose a process for gathering this data

    Who:    Jim Matthews

    When:  December 2009

  7. Propose a means for various interest groups to easily access the data
  8. Who:    Task Force on Research and Academic Improvement

    When:  December 2009

  9. Propose 3 to 4 testable hypotheses about improving the success of COD’s basic skills students.

Who:    Task Force on Research and Academic Improvement

When:  December 2009