Develop Guides for Using Data

Spring
2009
Resolution Number: 
13.04
Contact: 
Category: 
General Concerns
Status: 
Completed

Whereas, Using data and evidence and employing data-driven decision making processes are essential to success in program review, enrollment management, accreditation, and many other facets of college effectiveness;

Whereas, Many faculty are still learning about the types of data available, the types of data to request, effective uses of data, and how to interpret data with confidence; and

Whereas, Colleges are not equal in their access to research assistance or to faculty or staff willing to assist with data analysis;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges develop a document to guide local senates and faculty on data requests, analyses, formats for presentation of the data, and conclusions; and

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges further provide guidance on how the data are used to influence college processes, effectiveness, and decision making.

Disposition: Local Senates

Summary: 
Develop a document to guide local senates and faculty on data requests, analyses, formats for presentation of the data, and conclusions; and further provide guidance on how the data are used to influence college processes, effectiveness, and decision making.
Recommendation: 
Contact RP to find out where they send faculty. Michelle to begin by exploring this and report back to committee.
Status Report: 

During 2009-2010 a number of publications addressed this topic. A breakout was held in the spring on the use of research. And initiatives such as BRIC have focused on this issue, as well as the CLASS Initiative.