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Department Assessment Committees

Assessment Committees

Program/Department assessment committees in each academic department in the Career and Technical Programs Division, the Arts and Sciences Division, and the Continuing Education and Workforce Development Division are responsible for validating their respective program outcomes and assessing the level of student achievement of academic outcomes (both program and general education).

The department chair recommends the composition of the committee, which normally includes both full- and adjunct faculty from the department and the department chair and/or program coordinator. The general charge to these committees includes the following activities:

  • writing program outcomes (CTP/CEWD);

  • conducting program outcomes validation studies (every three years);

  • writing program outcomes validation reports to submit to the divisional committee (CTP/CEWD);

  • identify course outcomes to be assessed;

  • identifying program outcomes to be assessed each year of the three-year cycle (CTP/CEWD);

  • identifying general education outcomes to be assessed each year of the three-year cycle;

  • identifying methods to assess the program and general education outcomes;

  • establishing standards of performance for assessment of program outcomes;

  • conducting assessment activities and education for inclusion of full-time and adjunct faculty, advisory committees, academic advisors, and other stakeholders;

  • writing reports to describe assessment activities, results, and use and implications of the results;

  • revising curriculum and/or instructional methods in accordance with program outcomes validation results;

  • revising curriculum and/or instructional methods in accordance with assessment of student achievement of academic outcomes results.