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SOFIA: STUDENT OUTCOMES FOR FACULTY INQUIRY & ANALYSIS

TERRA MORRIS, KELLI HORNER, & TERRENCE WILLETT CABRILLO COLLEGE STRENGTHENING STUDENT SUCCESS CONFERENCE OCTOBER 9, 2013

WHAT IS SOFIA?
Secure online inquiry tool Provides Cabrillo faculty, administrators, and staff with timely access to common student outcomes

Longitudinal tracking of learning community participants, special populations, and custom user-uploaded cohorts

WHY HAVE A FACULTY INQUIRY


SYSTEM?

Cabrillo Faculty & Administrators Planning & Research Office

EVOLUTION OF SOFIA
Joint venture between Title V, IT, and the Research Office Infrastructure and creation of SQL Data Warehouse (single source data system) Modeled after the Chancellors Office Data Mart Based on focus groups with faculty Extensible SQL DW team

WHAT CAN SOFIA DO?


Success and completion Data available for Summer 1992 Spring 2013 By department, level, or course Section level vs. course level data based on user Retention Track custom cohorts Enrollments updated daily Student Progress and Attainment Completion of transfer-level math & English Attainment of a certificate, degree, or transfer

KEY FEATURES
o Customizable reports o Advanced layout o Export to Excel, CSV, text o Data on Demand - track up to 99 custom cohorts o Three user types o Non-instructional faculty & staff course level data only o Instructional faculty limited section level access o Power users section level data

DATA SLICERS
o Disaggregate data by: Demographics gender, ethnicity, age group Placement level math, English, reading Progression completion of math, English, and/or reading courses Special populations CalWorks, EOPS, DSPS, Veterans, Foster Youth Learning communities ACE, AMAP, Honors, MESA, Prep, Puente,

REAL, SEA, STARS, STEM

BENEFITS OF SOIFA
Increase student success by making data-driven decisions
Analyze curricular and pedagogical changes

Improve program planning process


Assess equity gaps within a section, course, or department Identify and track trends over time Learn more about your students Create a culture of inquiry across Cabrillo

GOT QUESTIONS?
Sample questions SOFIAs Success and Completion query can provide data for: Does success in MATH-254 differ based on students reading placement level? Do students that have completed transfer-level English (ENGL-1A) do better in History classes than students that have not completed 1A? Is success in my program trending up or down in the last two years? Is there an equity gap in my program? Do success rates differ based on students ethnicity or gender? DSPS status? Membership in EOPS or CalWORKs? Do students that place directly into MATH-152 do better than students that progress through the sequence? Has the rate of Ws in my class(es)/department gone down in the last two years? Who is withdrawing from my classes/dept?

Take 5 minutes to brainstorm questions you want to know about your classes, students, or program.

POST-ANALYSIS
After viewing the data, what follow-up questions do you have? Can you use SOFIA to answer your new questions? What will you do with this information?

Make curricular changes?


Pedagogical changes? Share this data with a peer?

Share this data at a department meeting?


Contact the Planning & Research Office to figure out what the heck it means?

THANK YOU!
For more information,
please contact Terra Morris at temorris@cabrillo.edu