Assessment is an ongoing process aimed at understanding and improving student learning. It involves
- making our expectations clear and public;
- setting appropriate criteria and high standards for learning quality;
- systematically gathering, analyzing, and interpreting evidence to determine how well performance matches those expectations and standards;
- using the resulting information to document, explain, and improve performance; and
- creating a shared academic culture dedicated to assuring and improving the quality of higher education
To improve student learning at CNCC through continuous, comprehensive, meaningful assessment of student academic achievement.
- Assess student academic achievement at the classroom, program, and institutional level to improve learning.
- Continue to develop and improve measurable competencies for all courses, programs, and degrees.
- Continue the collection and evaluation of assessment data. (Refer to the Annual Cycle of Assessment.)
- Sustain and promote a manageable assessment plan based on institutional values.
- Continue to provide assessment training opportunities for faculty, staff, and administration.
- Foster an institution-wide culture of assessment.
- Develop and maintain a centralized data collection, analysis, and reporting process.
- Support assessment efforts through institutional research office.
- Create and maintain assessment web link with participation from each department/program.
- Publish assessment results internally and for the local community.
- Ensure CNCC assessment results impact institutional planning and budgeting.
(Focus Report 2004-2005)
(2009-2011) <- Latest