Workshop: Trends in Data Collection

Course ID - CTD0554a 

Short Title: Data Collection     

 Audience    All Employees 
Length of Workshop:        1.5 hours 


Assessment is a critical component of today's higher education landscape. The ability to develop and integrate effective data collection tools and processes will help administrators overcome obstacles and make informed decisions for future initiatives.

Join your colleagues from across the country to examine new and innovative methods such as assessment consortiums, web-based data collection, and mix method approaches. We'll also have an overview of traditional methods such as focus groups, surveys and document review.

You'll learn how to use various approaches and the challenges of each, as well as best practices and examples of how each method is currently being used in student affairs work. You'll take away strategies you can use for conducting assessment on your campus.


As a result of successful completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss new and seasoned data collection tools and processes
  • Determine which methods may be useful in your own institutional assessment processes
  • Identify the benefits and challenges of the various data collection methods and tools
  • Examine strategies to assist in developing and applying effective data collection methods


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Course ID: CTD0554a  
Course Title: Data Collection
Reference # - see table 

How to Register

Registration for CT&D workshops are through the Student Information and Registration system.  The process for registering for a CTD workshop will be the same as registering for a regular class at MDC.  

New - Easier registration for workshops

You can access the Registration System and register for a CTD workshop using the same user name and password that use to login to your computer.    Example:   Richard Johnson  would be rjohnson     (You will NOT need to create a separate student myMDC account to register for a CTD workshop

Make a note of the Reference Number for the workshop then go to Registration Instructions

Once you have registered for a class, you can print your schedule.    Please make every effort to attend once you've registered as seats are limited.     However, If you need to drop, you can also do this through the Web Registration screen.     CTD classes will appear on your transcript as non-credit classes.

If you need special assistance to participate in this workshop due to a disability, please call CT&D at 7-2366 so that appropriate arrangements can be made.  College Training and Development complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.