Feedback from Sub-Committee Members
<< F/U response from Leigh Ann Unger, Rio Hondo College - 10/11/18 >>
Thank you for your work on all of this. I know it isn’t an easy task and I want you to know we value you and the work that you do.
I have a few thoughts, take them or leave them, I’m just trying to think outside the box.
- There was already a lot of “you can’t take that off, we use that” being said yesterday. We have all grown accustom to using the data that is on the application. We are all going to have to learn to change and it isn’t easy.
As I see it, we need to answer two questions when looking to remove a question from the application;
- Is it a mandated question; if yes, then it needs to stay, if not then go to question 2
- Can we identify the student and distinguish him/her from others without that specific information? If yes, we really don’t need the question, even though we may want to keep it.
I know we are in need of removing questions, but what about adding one that will help filter out the questions that are needed for different audiences? Something like:
- What are your goals in the term for which you are applying?
- Enrolling in noncredit course(s) to improve my skills and/or prepare myself for college level coursework
- Enrolling in college credit course(s) while enrolled in high school or adult student
- Enrolling in college credit course(s)
This would not replace the Ed Goal question. That question would still appear for those who are going to take college credit courses.
When we are ready to go live with the new version of the application with the noncredit adjustments, I think it would be important to share that this is a temporary fix. That we will be looking into a separate noncredit application in the future. However, in the time allowed it was not possible to develop a new application.
Leigh Ann Unger, MBA
Director of Admissions and Records/Registrar
<< End F/U response email >>
<< Feedback from Redesign Workgroup Committee >>
Craig Hayward, Bakersfield College: Other discussions:
Continue work on the Ed Goal Alignment filter to better serve colleges in identifying non-credit students and getting them on the appropriate Pathway
Encourage colleges to use the Major Category filter to better direct non-credit students to the appropriate Pathway