92 percent of Edison State students surveyed over the last four years would recommend Edison State Community College.
95 percent of Edison State students surveyed would recommend their respective academic program.*
98 percent of employers who responded would consider hiring an Edison State Community College graduate.
99 percent of employers who responded indicated that the mission of the academic program supports their organization's goals.
98 percent of Edison State students meet the stated program outcomes.
Student Satisfaction based on statements that relate to services provided by Edison State Community College, is as follows.
2019 = 93%
2018 = 85%
2017 = 94%
2016 = 95%
2015 = 92%
*649 students surveyed as part of Program Review.
Director | Institutional Research
Institutional Data Analyst
Edison State Community College is committed to providing quality education and services to students. To promote quality, Edison State has implemented a number of assessment procedures to measure General Education, career programs and student perceptions regarding academic and support services.
Dr. Loleta Collins—Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Religion
Kevin Coghlan—Assistant Professor of Sociology
Rachael Detraz—Professor of Biology
Erynn Hanford—Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education for the Physical Therapist Assistant Program/Assistant Professor
Lisa Hartwig—Associate Professor of MathematicsDr. Paul Heintz—Dean of Arts and Sciences
Yvonne Koors—Assistant Professor & Director of Medical Assisting
Laura Larger—Instructor of Criminal Justice
Enrique Rivera-Cerezo—Assistant Professor of Business and Business Law
Dr. Andy Runyan—Dean of Professional and Technical Programs
Dr. Melissa Wertz—Provost
Click below to view the current Assessment Handbook.
Dr. Amanda Bylczynski—Dean of Accreditation and Academic Effectiveness
Dr. Jessica Chambers—Dean of Student Engagement
Morgan Abney—Career Pathways Advisor and Career Services Specialist
Leah Baumhauer—Coordinator of the Tutoring Center
Amy Borgert—Director of Career Pathways Advising
Rachel Carlisle—Dean of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management Elizabeth DuBois—Coordinator of Employee Recruitment, Training and Development
Jessica Edwards—Director of Distance Learning
Lisa Hoops—Director of the Library and Tutoring Center
Paige Kiley—Director of Financial Aid
Justin McCulla—Director of AthleticsJoseph Ratermann—Career Pathways Advisor and Veteran Services
Ethan Tauscher—Director of Enrollment Management
Marissa Teneyuque—Career Pathways Advisor and Accessibility & Disability Support Services
Dr. Melissa Wertz—Provost
Click below to view the current Co-Curricular Education and Supportive Services Assessment Handbook.
General Education is a group of courses that provide a broad educational foundation and promote lifelong learning and personal, professional and social growth. The overall goals of a General Education at Edison State Community College are characterized by six learning outcomes. The General Education outcomes are assessed annually throughout the courses that are offered. The results of the assessments are evaluated and alterations to these assessments are made, if needed, to increase their effectiveness. If results indicate, changes may be made to courses or professional development conducted across the curriculum in order to enhance the focus relating to specific outcomes. This assessment procedure allows Edison State to verify that students receiving a General Education have increased their competency regarding the General Education outcomes listed below.
NOTE Additional resources and Assessment documents can be found in SharePoint (permission is required) OR submit your request for assessment data by using the Data Request Form.
Career programs develop outcomes that describe the general goals that the program emphasizes. Specific outcomes for each program are published in the catalog and serve as the basis for an Annual Career Program Assessment.
Faculty members in each program area develop an outcome-based assessment procedure. Many career programs require students to take a capstone course or participate in an internship. Portfolio reviews, reports from internship supervisors, reviews of projects from capstone courses and work samples taken from selected courses are commonly used as the basis for an annual assessment.
Outside professionals and/or college staff members are typically utilized to assess the quality of students' work with the aid of a rubric designed to gather information related to program outcomes.
The three- to five-year Program Review is a longitudinal evaluation as compared to the annual program assessment. This process is intended to provide the information necessary to make decisions regarding changes in courses and programs, including the elimination or addition of courses or the elimination of a program. For example, faculty and facilities need to be academically current, fiscally responsible and meet the needs of the community. If an issue is detected as a result of the program review, changes to the program are made.
Supportive Services include the academic and student support departments in place to assist students as they complete their studies. Departments develop outcomes that describe the general goals emphasized in the services they provide. These include what students need to know as they complete their studies, types of additional services offered and how to obtain them and expectations and responsibilities of students. Students complete assessments annually through courses that are offered to evaluate the student outcomes. Actions are taken to increase student knowledge, if needed, based on the findings. This assessment provides insight into student personal competency to increase student success, retention and completion.
Areas accessed include:
Edison State Community College offers Co-Curricular learning opportunities outside of the classroom to enrich student learning and social growth. Areas for assessment identified measurable goals for their offerings to be assessed annually. The results of the assessments are evaluated and, if needed, actions are taken to strengthen the skills that students take away from these opportunities.
Areas currently accessed include:
The general purpose of assessing student perceptions is to understand their concerns and their level of satisfaction regarding academic and support services. In order to assess student perceptions, Edison State Community College administers two alternating surveys—the Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE) and the Noel-Levitz Student Satisfaction Inventory (SSI). Edison State has chosen these two surveys due to the breadth of topics that are included in each. To allow improvements to be reflected in results, the surveys are administered in rotating odd-numbered years. We also survey our current students annually using a Student Satisfaction of Services Survey.
Student Satisfaction Survey Results
Survey of Student Engagement | Executive Summary2015 |
Survey of Student Engagement | Benchmark Summary Report2015 |
Survey of Student Engagement | OACC Cohort Benchmark Summary Report2015 |
Survey of Student Engagement | Promising Practices
Student Satisfaction Inventory | Report2017 |
Student Satisfaction Inventory | Longitudinal Report2017 |
Student Satisfaction Inventory | Comparative Report