PROGRAM EVALUATION:

PROFESSIONAL WRITING

 

Table of Contents

 

Notes

Section I: Unduplicated Discipline Enrollment Profile

Section II: Program Placed Student Profile

Section III: Number of Degrees Awarded

Section IV: FTES: FTEF Ratios

Section V: Graduate Survey Summary

Section VI: Transfer Data

 

 

Notes



Section I: Unduplicated Discipline Enrollment Profile

No specific discipline is associated with the Professional Writing Program, rather it is made up of a number of disciplines.



Section II: Program Placed Student Profile

NORTHERN VIRGINIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE

PROGRAM PLACED STUDENT PROFILE

FALL 1994 - FALL 1998

   MAJOR:PROFESSIONAL WRITING  SPECIAL:                  AWARD:  CERT          CAMPUS: ALEXANDRIA    

                     FALL                 FALL                 FALL                 FALL                 FALL    
                     1994                 1995                 1996                 1997                 1998    

                  N        %           N        %           N        %           N        %           N        %    
                  ---------------      ---------------      ---------------      ---------------      ------------    
   HEADCOUNT      3      100.0         7      100.0         3      100.0         8      100.0        10      100.0    

     SEX    
   MALE           1       33.3         2       28.6         1       33.3         2       25.0         4       40.0    
   FEMALE         2       66.7         5       71.4         2       66.7         6       75.0         6       60.0    

     RACE    
   WHITE          1       33.3         6       85.7         2       66.7         5       62.5         3       30.0    
   BLACK          2       66.7         1       14.3         1       33.3         1       12.5         7       70.0    
   HISPANIC       0          0         0          0         0          0         2       25.0         0          0    

     ENROLLMENT STATUS    
   FT             0          0         1       14.3         1       33.3         1       12.5         0          0    
   PT             3      100.0         6       85.7         2       66.7         7       87.5        10      100.0    

     AGEGROUP    
   18-21          0          0         0          0         1       33.3         0          0         1       10.0    
   22-24          0          0         0          0         0          0         1       12.5         0          0    
   25-29          1       33.3         2       28.6         1       33.3         1       12.5         1       10.0    
   30-44          2       66.7         4       57.1         1       33.3         5       62.5         7       70.0    
   45-59          0          0         1       14.3         0          0         1       12.5         1       10.0    

     STUDENT TYPE    
   FIRST-TIME     1       33.3         3       42.9         0          0         1       12.5         4       40.0    
   RETURNING      2       66.7         4       57.1         3      100.0         7       87.5         6       60.0    

     LEGAL RESIDENCE    
   N. VIRGINIA    3      100.0         6       85.7         3      100.0         8      100.0        10      100.0    
   OUT OF STATE   0          0         1       14.3         0          0         0          0         0          0    

     DAY/NIGHT    
   DAY ONLY       0          0         2       28.6         2       66.7         2       25.0         4       40.0    
   NIGHT ONLY     2       66.7         4       57.1         1       33.3         5       62.5         3       30.0    
   MIXED          1       33.3         1       14.3         0          0         1       12.5         3       30.0    

                             
   SOURCE: INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH INFORMATION SYSTEM FILES    

 

 

NORTHERN VIRGINIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE

PROGRAM PLACED STUDENT PROFILE

FALL 1994 - FALL 1998

   MAJOR:PROFESSIONAL WRITING  SPECIAL:                  AWARD:  CERT          CAMPUS: ANNANDALE    

                     FALL                 FALL                 FALL                 FALL                 FALL    
                     1994                 1995                 1996                 1997                 1998    

                  N        %           N        %           N        %           N        %           N        %    
                 ---------------      ---------------      ---------------      ---------------      -------------    
   HEADCOUNT     14      100.0        18      100.0        12      100.0        12      100.0         9      100.0    

     SEX    
   MALE           4       28.6         5       27.8         5       41.7         3       25.0         2       22.2    
   FEMALE        10       71.4        13       72.2         7       58.3         9       75.0         7       77.8    

     RACE    
   WHITE         10       71.4        13       72.2         6       50.0         9       75.0         3       33.3    
   BLACK          1        7.1         0          0         3       25.0         3       25.0         3       33.3    
   AM. INDIAN     0          0         1        5.6         0          0         0          0         0          0    
   ASIAN          1        7.1         3       16.7         2       16.7         0          0         2       22.2    
   HISPANIC       2       14.3         1        5.6         1        8.3         0          0         0          0    
   OTHER          0          0         0          0         0          0         0          0         1       11.1    

     ENROLLMENT STATUS    
   FT             3       21.4         1        5.6         1        8.3         2       16.7         1       11.1    
   PT            11       78.6        17       94.4        11       91.7        10       83.3         8       88.9    

     AGEGROUP    
   18-21          2       14.3         2       11.1         1        8.3         2       16.7         0          0    
   22-24          1        7.1         1        5.6         0          0         0          0         1       11.1    
   25-29          3       21.4         0          0         1        8.3         1        8.3         0          0    
   30-44          4       28.6         6       33.3         4       33.3         4       33.3         3       33.3    
   45-59          4       28.6         7       38.9         5       41.7         4       33.3         4       44.4    
   60 +           0          0         2       11.1         1        8.3         1        8.3         1       11.1    

     STUDENT TYPE    
   FIRST-TIME     3       21.4         6       33.3         1        8.3         4       33.3         0          0    
   RETURNING     11       78.6        12       66.7        11       91.7         8       66.7         9      100.0    

     LEGAL RESIDENCE    
   N. VIRGINIA   14      100.0        17       94.4        10       83.3        11       91.7         9      100.0    
   OTHER VIRGINIA 0          0         0          0         1        8.3         0          0         0          0    
   OUT OF STATE   0          0         1        5.6         1        8.3         1        8.3         0          0    

     DAY/NIGHT    
   DAY ONLY       5       35.7         5       27.8         5       41.7         8       66.7         4       44.4    
   NIGHT ONLY     5       35.7         7       38.9         3       25.0         1        8.3         2       22.2    
   MIXED          4       28.6         6       33.3         4       33.3         3       25.0         3       33.3    

               
              
   SOURCE: INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH INFORMATION SYSTEM FILES    

 

 

NORTHERN VIRGINIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE

PROGRAM PLACED STUDENT PROFILE

FALL 1994 - FALL 1998

   MAJOR:PROFESSIONAL WRITING  SPECIAL:                  AWARD:  CERT          CAMPUS: LOUDOUN    

                     FALL                 FALL                 FALL                 FALL                 FALL    
                     1994                 1995                 1996                 1997                 1998    

                  N        %           N        %           N        %           N        %           N        %    
                  ---------------      ---------------      ---------------      ---------------      ------------    
   HEADCOUNT      0      100.0         5      100.0         5      100.0         5      100.0         6      100.0    
  
     SEX    
   MALE           0          0         0          0         0          0         2       40.0         0          0    
   FEMALE         0          0         5      100.0         5      100.0         3       60.0         6      100.0    

     RACE    
   WHITE          0          0         4       80.0         3       60.0         2       40.0         4       66.7    
   BLACK          0          0         1       20.0         1       20.0         0          0         0          0    
   ASIAN          0          0         0          0         0          0         2       40.0         2       33.3    
   HISPANIC       0          0         0          0         1       20.0         1       20.0         0          0    

     ENROLLMENT STATUS    
   PT             0          0         5      100.0         5      100.0         5      100.0         6      100.0    
                                                                                                                   
     AGEGROUP     
   18-21          0          0         0          0         1       20.0         1       20.0         2       33.3    
   25-29          0          0         3       60.0         0          0         0          0         0          0    
   30-44          0          0         0          0         4       80.0         2       40.0         2       33.3    
   45-59          0          0         2       40.0         0          0         2       40.0         2       33.3    

     STUDENT TYPE    
   FIRST-TIME     0          0         3       60.0         1       20.0         2       40.0         0          0    
   RETURNING      0          0         2       40.0         4       80.0         3       60.0         6      100.0    

     LEGAL RESIDENCE    
   N. VIRGINIA    0          0         5      100.0         5      100.0         5      100.0         6      100.0    

     DAY/NIGHT    
   DAY ONLY       0          0         1       20.0         1       20.0         2       40.0         4       66.7    
   NIGHT ONLY     0          0         2       40.0         4       80.0         3       60.0         2       33.3    
   MIXED          0          0         2       40.0         0          0         0          0         0          0    

               
               
   SOURCE: INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH INFORMATION SYSTEM FILES    

 

 

NORTHERN VIRGINIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE

PROGRAM PLACED STUDENT PROFILE

FALL 1994 - FALL 1998

   MAJOR:PROFESSIONAL WRITING  SPECIAL:                  AWARD:  CERT          CAMPUS: MANASSAS    

                     FALL                 FALL                 FALL                 FALL                 FALL    
                     1994                 1995                 1996                 1997                 1998    

                  N        %           N        %           N        %           N        %           N        %    
                  ---------------      ---------------      ---------------      ---------------      ------------    
   HEADCOUNT      1      100.0         1      100.0         0      100.0         3      100.0         3      100.0    

     SEX    
   MALE           0          0         1      100.0         0          0         0          0         3      100.0    
   FEMALE         1      100.0         0          0         0          0         3      100.0         0          0    

     RACE    
   WHITE          1      100.0         0          0         0          0         3      100.0         3      100.0    
   ASIAN          0          0         1      100.0         0          0         0          0         0          0    

     ENROLLMENT STATUS    
   FT             0          0         0          0         0          0         0          0         2       66.7    
   PT             1      100.0         1      100.0         0          0         3      100.0         1       33.3    

     AGEGROUP    
   18-21          0          0         0          0         0          0         0          0         2       66.7    
   22-24          1      100.0         0          0         0          0         0          0         0          0    
   25-29          0          0         1      100.0         0          0         0          0         0          0    
   30-44          0          0         0          0         0          0         2       66.7         1       33.3    
   45-59          0          0         0          0         0          0         1       33.3         0          0    

     STUDENT TYPE    
   FIRST-TIME     1      100.0         1      100.0         0          0         0          0         1       33.3    
   RETURNING      0          0         0          0         0          0         3      100.0         2       66.7    

     LEGAL RESIDENCE    
   N. VIRGINIA    1      100.0         0          0         0          0         3      100.0         2       66.7    
   OTHER VIRGINIA 0          0         0          0         0          0         0          0         1       33.3    
   OUT OF STATE   0          0         1      100.0         0          0         0          0         0          0    

     DAY/NIGHT    
   DAY ONLY       0          0         1      100.0         0          0         1       33.3         2       66.7    
   NIGHT ONLY     1      100.0         0          0         0          0         2       66.7         1       33.3    

             
              
   SOURCE: INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH INFORMATION SYSTEM FILES    

 

 

NORTHERN VIRGINIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE

PROGRAM PLACED STUDENT PROFILE

FALL 1994 - FALL 1998

   MAJOR:PROFESSIONAL WRITING  SPECIAL:                  AWARD:  CERT          CAMPUS: WOODBRIDGE    

                      FALL                 FALL                 FALL                 FALL                 FALL    
                      1994                 1995                 1996                 1997                 1998   

                  N        %           N        %           N        %           N        %           N        %    
                  ---------------      ---------------      ---------------      ---------------      ------------    
   HEADCOUNT      0      100.0         0      100.0         0      100.0         2      100.0         1      100.0    

     SEX    
   MALE           0          0         0          0         0          0         1       50.0         1      100.0    
   FEMALE         0          0         0          0         0          0         1       50.0         0          0    

     RACE    
   WHITE          0          0         0          0         0          0         1       50.0         1      100.0    
   BLACK          0          0         0          0         0          0         1       50.0         0          0    

     ENROLLMENT STATUS    
   PT             0          0         0          0         0          0         2      100.0         1      100.0    

     AGEGROUP    
   22-24          0          0         0          0         0          0         0          0         1      100.0    
   30-44          0          0         0          0         0          0         1       50.0         0          0    
   45-59          0          0         0          0         0          0         1       50.0         0          0    

     STUDENT TYPE    
   FIRST-TIME     0          0         0          0         0          0         0          0         1      100.0    
   RETURNING      0          0         0          0         0          0         2      100.0         0          0    

     LEGAL RESIDENCE    
   N.VIRGINIA     0          0         0          0         0          0         2      100.0         0          0    
   OUT OF STATE   0          0         0          0         0          0         0          0         1      100.0    

     DAY/NIGHT    
   DAY ONLY       0          0         0          0         0          0         2      100.0         0          0    
   NIGHT ONLY     0          0         0          0         0          0         0          0         1      100.0    

              
             
   SOURCE: INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH INFORMATION SYSTEM FILES

 

Section III: Number of Degrees Awarded

1997 Through 1999 Graduates With A Certificate In

Professional Writing for Business, Government and Industry

 

CURRICULUM/SPECIALIZATION

YEAR OF GRADUATION

 

1997

1998

1999

Total

Professional Writing for Business, Government and Industry, CERT

7

6

5

18

Total

7

6

5

18

Source: OIR - IRIS Graduate Files and Online Graduate File.

 

Section IV: FTES: FTEF Ratios

No specific discipline is associated with the Professional Writing Program, rather it is composed of a number of disciplines.



Section V: Graduate Survey Summary



NORTHERN VIRGINIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE

GRADUATE SURVEY SUMMARY 1993 - 1997



        PROGRAM: PROF. WRITING, CERT    
                                                                    GRADUATE RATINGS FOR SELECTED COLLEGE SERVICES
                                                                  (4=EXCELLENT 3=GOOD 2=AVERAGE 1=BELOW AVG 0=POOR)
        NUMBER OF GRADUATES BY YEAR                                                                   OVERALL         OVERALL    
                                                                                                       PROG.          COLLEGE    
        Y E A R     GRADUATES     RESPONDENTS                  SERVICE CATEGORY                   N   RATING       N  RATING    
        -------     ---------     -----------                  ----------------------           ----- -------    ---- -------    
         1993               1               1                  WRITING EFFECTIVELY                 10   3.60     3965   2.92    
         1994               5               2                  SPEAKING EFFECTIVELY                10   3.20     3891   2.89    
         1995               4               2                  UNDERSTANDING MATHEMATICS            3   2.33     3653   2.71    
         1996               3               0                  USING COMPUTERS                     10   2.70     3629   2.60    
         1997               7               5                  INTERNATIONAL AWARENESS              3   2.33     2827   2.33    
        -------     ---------     -----------                  COOPERATING W. OTHERS               10   3.10     3876   2.97    
         TOTAL             20              10                  LEADERSHIP SKILLS                    9   2.33     3529   2.74    
                                                               APPRECIATING OTHER PTS. OF VIEW      9   3.00     3906   2.99    
                                                               AWARENESS OF MANY CULTURES           9   3.00     3685   2.92    
        AVERAGE NUMBER OF YEARS    
        IT TOOK TO GRADUATE =  8                               AVERAGE SALARY FOR GRADUATES WORKING 35 HRS. OR MORE =  $43,500    
                                                               (SELF REPORTED)    
        PRIMARY GOAL IN ATTENDING NVCC.                         MINIMUM SALARY..   $40,000    
                                   N     %                      MAXIMUM SALARY..   $47,000    
                                ------ ------    
        TRANSFER TO UNIV.            2   20    
        OCC. TRAINING                2   20                    HOW DID YOUR NVCC DEGREE HELP YOU ON THE JOB ?    
        IMPROVE JOB SKILLS           6   60                                                        N         %    
        PERSONAL ENRICHMENT          0    0                                                      -----     -----    
        -------------------     ------ ------                  SALARY INCREASE                      .         0    
        T O T A L                   10  100                    GAINED PROMOTION                     1        25    
                                                               SAL. INCREASE & PROMOTION            .         0    
        WAS YOUR GOAL ATTAINED ?  YES-   8( 80%)               BETR. JOB W. NEW EMPLOYER            .         0    
                                   NO-   2( 20%)               OTHER                                3        75    
                                                               -------------------------         ----      ----    
                                                               T O T A L                            4       100    
        OCCUPATIONAL STATUS 6 MONTHS AFTER GRADUATING.    
                                   N     %    
                                ------ ------                  JOB RELATED TO MAJOR ?   YES-   7( 78%)    
        FT EMPLOYED                  3   38                                              NO-   2( 22%)    
        PT EMPLOYED                  4   50    
        UNEMP (LOOKING)              1   13    
        -------------------     ------ ------    
        T O T A L                    8  100                    DIFFICULTY TRANSFERRING NVCC CREDIT HOURS    
                                                                TO TRANSFER COLLEGE ?    
                                                                                                   N         %    
        EDUCATIONAL STATUS 6 MONTHS AFTER GRADUATING.                                            -----     -----    
                                   N     %                      NO (OR NOT APPLICABLE)              2       100    
                                ------ ------                   YES                                 0         0    
        FULL-TIME STUDENT            0    0                      MAJOR REASON:    
        PART-TIME STUDENT            2   33                       NVCC CREDITS TRANSFERRED    
        NOT A STUDENT                4   67                        AS ELECTIVES ONLY                0         0    
        -------------------     ------ ------                    SOME NVCC CREDITS WOULD    
        T O T A L                    6  100                       NOT TRANSFER                      0         0    
                                                                 CREDITS NOT EVALUATED BY    
                                                                  TRANSFER COLLEGE                  0         0    
        NVCC EDUCATION AS PREP. FOR PRESENT COLLEGE STUDIES.     ENTIRELY NEW FIELD OF    
                                   N     %                        STUDY AT TRANSFER INST.           0         0    
                                -----  -----                     OTHER                              0         0    
        EXCELLENT PREP.             2  100    
        ADEQUATE PREP.              0    0    
        INADEQUATE PREP.            0    0                                                                 OVERALL         OVERALL    
        -------------------     -----  -----                                                                PROG.          COLLEGE    
        T O T A L                   2  100                     OVERALL RATING OF COLLEGE INSTRUCTION   N   RATING      N   RATING    
                                                               -------------------------------------  ---- -------   ----  -------    
                                                               QUALITY OF INSTRUCTION                   10   3.80    4263    3.24    
        RELATION OF PRESENT MAJOR TO OLD MAJOR.                COURSE CONTENT                           10   3.70    4199    3.14    
                                   N     %                     GRADING                                  10   3.50    4229    3.13    
                                -----  -----                   TEXTBOOKS                                 1   3.00     965    2.62    
        SAME AS NVCC                0    0    
        RELATED TO NVCC             1   33    
        NOT RELATED TO NVCC         2   67    
        NEW & DIFFERENT MAJOR       0    0    
        ---------------------   -----  -----    
        T O T A L                   3  100    
            

                                                    NORTHERN VIRGINIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE                                                 
                                                    GRADUATE SURVEY SUMMARY 1993 - 1997
          
     PROGRAM: PROF. WRITING, CERT (Contd.)
                                                      OVERALL         OVERALL    
                                                       PROG.          COLLEGE    
        COLLEGE PROF. SERVICES                     N  RATING       N  RATING    
        ----------------------                   ---- -------    ---- -------    
        CAREER & ED. PLANNING INFO                  9   2.22     2811   2.71    
        COURSE & PROG. ADVISEMENT                   9   2.78     3562   2.75    
        LIBRARY SERVICES                            1   2.00      903   3.20    
        TESTING LAB SERVICES                        9   3.00     3227   2.90    
        LEARNING LAB SERVICES                       2   2.00     2037   2.88    
        WRITING LAB SERVICES                        2   2.50     1467   2.83    
        COOP. EDUCATION                             0    .        214   2.94    
        FINANCIAL AID                               1   1.00     1224   2.65    
        BOOKSTORE                                  10   2.40     4017   2.61    
        SERVICES FOR DISABLED STUDENTS              3   2.67      699   2.85    

        FACILITIES/EQUIPMENT    
        --------------------    
        SCIENCE LABS & EQUIPMENT                    3   2.33     2586   2.66    
        COMPUTER LABS & EQUIPMENT                   9   2.22     3143   2.65    
        LIBRARY FACILITIES                          8   3.00     3737   2.92    
        DISABLED ACCESS                             1   4.00      128   2.80    
         
         
          NOTE: 1. "HOW DID YOUR NVCC DEGREE HELP YOU ON THE JOB"    
                    --------------------------------------------    
                    AS OF 1994 MULTIPLE RESPONSES WERE ALLOWED


                2.  COLLEGE PROF. SERVICES    
                    ----------------------    
                    VARIABLES EXIST AND ARE CONTINUOUS FROM 1993 - 1997


                3.  FACILITIES/EQUIPMENT    
                    --------------------    
                    VARIABLES EXIST AND ARE CONTINUOUS FROM 1993 - 1997

         
                  ** THIS PROGRAM IS BASED ON CURRICULUM CODE 265 **    

               
              
                         
   SOURCE: OIR GRADUATE FILES AND ONLINE GRADUATE FILES    




Section VI: Transfer Data

FORMER NVCC MAJORS IN PROFESSIONAL WRITING

WHO ATTENDED A SENIOR INSTITUTION

BETWEEN 1996 AND 1998

                                                                  GPA/       GPA/    
                                   NUMBER OF     AVG. NUM.        MEAN       MEAN      NUMBER    
                                   TRANSFER     OF CREDITS       GPA AT     GPA AT    WITH NVCC    
         NAME OF INSTITUTION       STUDENTS     TRANSFERRED     SR. INST.    NVCC       AWARD    

                       
         GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY      6            80.7            2.5        3.3          3    
                

                
                            ACADEMIC STANDING AT SENIOR INSTITUTION    

                                            
                      ACADEMIC STANDING     NUM. OF STUDENTS         PERCENT    
     
                          DEANS LIST                 1                  16.7          
                          GOOD                       4                  66.7    
                          WARNING                    1                  16.7    
                                        

             
             
                            FORMER NVCC MAJORS IN PROFESSIONAL WRITING, CERT    
                             
                                    TOP MAJORS AT SENIOR INSTITUTIONS    
                       
                                                                                
                                                                              
                             CURRENT MAJOR         NUM. OF STUDENTS    

                               PSYCHOLOGY                  2    
                               ENGLISH                     1      
                               MATH                        1    
                               MARKETING                   1    
                               MUSIC                       1    
                                            

                              
     
           NOTE:    1.  UNDUPLICATED STUDENT HEADCOUNT         
                    2.  INCL. ONLY STUDENTS WITH 12 OR MORE NVCC CREDIT HOURS    
                    3.  WHEN ONLY ONE STUDENT IS IDENTIFIED, STUDENT GPA DATA WILL BE GIVEN    
                    4.  TRANSFER CREDITS MAY INCLUDE CREDIT HOURS FROM COLLEGES OTHER THAN NVCC    



           Source: OIR, GL8 database

 

 

 

NORTHERN VIRGINIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE

OFFICE OF INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH

 

 

 

DIRECTOR

Dr. George E. Gabriel

 

 

 

STAFF MEMBERS

Consuelo Brito

Margret Chang

Johan Dennett

Louise Herzfeld

Linda Hoffman

Nadezhda Osmanova

Prev. Pg. OIR Pg.