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Non-credit instructional records: WFT/CE (2.C.19)
WFT/CE utilizes the Colleague database to maintain student and course records. This
database contains comprehensive information regarding contact information, student
status, and a short description of the course(s) a student has enrolled in or taken. The
WFT/CE Division Manager meets with Institutional Research & Planning, Registrar, Business
Office, and Colleague Administrators to stay abreast of periodic database modifications.
Records maintained in the database are used to generate student transcripts and track
enrollment by course and program.
Currently, WFT offers rural outreach programs serving residents in Salmon, Driggs, Rexburg,
and St. Anthony.
Adult Basic Education (ABE)
Compatible with mission and goals: ABE (2.C.16)
The Adult Basic Education (ABE) program is aligned to the College’s mission and goals.
Coursework for ABE and English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) students include instruction in
math, reading, writing, and English acquisition skills. Classes in science and social studies are
also offered to students seeking a General Education Development (GED) certificate. The
mastery of these skills enable students to pass the GED exam, obtain employment, retain
employment, or improve employment by having the necessary academic skills to enter
post-secondary training and educational programs.
ABE partners with other state agencies to contact and serve students. Those agencies
include the Department of Labor, Health and Welfare, the Department of Corrections, and
the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation. Over 650 students were provided academic
readiness testing, advising, and instructional services in the 2015 fiscal year in EITC’s ABE
program. The average cost per student was approximately $599.00, made possible through
the efficient use of resources.
Rural outreach classes are also available throughout the nine-county service delivery area.
Currently, ABE offers outreach classes in Rexburg, Island Park, Teton County, Lemhi County,
and Custer County. Outreach ESL classes are offered off-campus in Rexburg.
An extensive data collection system is utilized by ABE. It includes the database (IMAS),
quarterly desk audits, and course data reports. The number of students, ethnicity,
rural/urban status, age groups served, academic progress, retention rates, and course
evaluations and outcomes are evaluated throughout the year and in a final annual report.
Course evaluations consist of students’ evaluations, instructors’ evaluations, and an
administrative observation each year. After thorough analysis of each of these
components, procedural, content, or scheduling changes are made to provide quality
services in response to students’ needs
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Academic Quality: ABE (2.C.17)
The academic quality of ABE courses and programs is vital to the ABE Division. Although
ABE classes are non-credit, the Division has adopted seven quality instruction standards.
They include the following:
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