Modeling Choices in the Exploration Program

GCCIS is interested in determining the effectiveness of the Computing Exploration program in helping students successfully select their programs/majors. Preliminary models of student choice, using students’ interests and previous academic success, were created to attempt to predict students’ eventual academic majors.

Over the past two years, the student learning grants were used to measure the effectiveness of the program components, monitor the changing state of student knowledge and attitudes, and continue to develop a predictive model to help advisors guide students toward an acceptable major.    

These two cohorts will be followed to see if they are successful in their selected majors. Formative evaluation data suggests that the current structure of the Exploration Program is effective. Assessment practice will be enhanced by re-using the survey instrument, which will enable year-to-year comparison.

For additional information, please contact Michael Yacci at