Assessment

The office provides assessment services in three major areas: 

  • External Reporting.  The Office of Assessment and Accreditation has primary responsibility for preparing and submitting official reports and data files to ensure the college’s compliance with state and federal reporting mandates.   In addition, the office coordinates the College’s responses to a variety of other external requests for information that are received from the media, publishers of college guides, local government, the general public, and other institutions.

  • Planning Support.  The office is charged with compiling, analyzing, and interpreting statistical data used in strategic planning efforts by college and university. These data include:
      • student characteristics
      • admissions
      • financial aid
      • enrollment
      • student surveys
      • retention and graduation rates
      • courses taught
      • credit hour production
      • degrees awarded
      • teaching workloads
      • revenue and expenditures
      • research productivity
      • facilities utilization  

  • Institutional Effectiveness.   The office is responsible for coordinating college-wide assessment of academic programs and administrative processes to support the college’s quality improvement efforts.  These activities include:
      • gathering and presenting academic performance data
      • coordinating data exchanges with peer institutions for benchmarking purposes
      • administering surveys
      • providing technical support and consultation to assist departments in assessing student learning outcomes and administrative objectives
      • conducting special studies to evaluate the college’s progress in achieving strategic goals
      • coordination of accreditation activities
  • Tk20   
  • Common Data Sets
  • SharePoint

Additional Assessment Resources

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