Waypoint Outcomes Awarded Contract With Baker College

Jan 21, 2010, 07:00 ET from Waypoint Outcomes

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Baker College Center for Graduate Studies has contracted with Waypoint Outcomes, a provider of customized Web-based academic assessment and analysis technologies, to assist the graduate school in improving student communication and critical thinking in the classroom.

On Jan. 7, the university integrated Waypoint's Web-based technology into its current Blackboard Learning Management System. The college's center for graduate studies implemented Waypoint's technology to provide students with high quality feedback and assess student outcomes.

Dr. Jill Langen, dean of the master of business administration program at Baker College, said Waypoint helps the college better serve students. "This technology gives us the capability to provide individual feedback to support students in their learning process," she said.

In addition, Waypoint collects student performance data allowing for academic analysis.

"Waypoint provides us with technological resources to gather authentic data to analyze assessments," Langen said. "Our goal is to utilize this program to set the standard for measuring student success in our MBA program."

Andrew McCann, chief executive officer of Waypoint Outcomes, said Baker College is committed to its students. "By providing a platform to improve student/teacher interaction, the university furthers its dedication to academic success through curriculum and academic assessment improvements," he said.

With more than 35 partner universities, including schools in the United States, Canada and Europe, Waypoint Outcomes provides high quality feedback for tens of thousands of students. For faculty, it provides a technological resource to manage course evaluations and to generate rich data on learning outcomes.

About Baker College

Baker College Online and the Baker College Center for Graduate Studies are part of Baker College, the largest private college in Michigan. Both are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The Center for Graduate Studies MBA program is also accredited by the International Assembly of Collegiate Business Education (IACBE). The Baker Online MBA program is nationally recognized by U.S. News & World Report's usnews.com "E-Learning Online Graduate Programs: Business – Regionally Accredited Programs," and has been ranked as one of the first established, largest and best value online MBA programs in the nation. Baker College is a non-profit higher education institution, serving more than 43,000 students on 12 campuses and in four satellite locations. Baker grants certificates and associate's, bachelor's and master's degrees in business, health sciences, education and human service, and various technical fields, as well as a doctorate of business administration. For more information, please visit the Baker College Web site at http://www.baker.edu.

About Waypoint Outcomes

Waypoint Outcomes offers customizable software evaluation processes to manage academic achievements in the classroom. By providing a platform that improves student/teacher interaction, specifically in online classrooms, the program allows schools and universities to strengthen its commitment to students' academic success.  For more information about Waypoint Outcomes, visit http://www.waypointoutcomes.com.

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