At Thursday's meeting of the Northern Wyoming Community College District Board of Trustees, vice president of academic affairs Jon Connolly presented new statistics following a two-year-long student learning assessment. He says there was a significant gender gap in student learning at Sheridan College.
But Connolly says it's not just a regional trend. Higher education institutions across the country are noticing the same thing: that women are learning more than men. He explains.
Connolly also presented other statistics in the assessment, from student learning differences in courses taught by full-time faculty and those taught by adjunct faculty as well as differences in learning in upper division courses compared to lower division courses.
He told the board he wanted to make certain they were aware that this type of activity and self-study was going on within the district because it offers a statistics-driven way to learn how to improve student learning at both Sheridan and Gillette Colleges.