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Assessment Goals and Timeline


Course and Program Outcomes Goals & Timeline

All active courses & programs practice ongoing assessment. Course and program outcomes must be assessed at least once every 3 years in order to align with the College's program review cycles. The College's goals for assessment of course and program outcomes are:

    1. All courses and programs have at least 2 outcomes defined in Nuventive Improve (TracDat)
    2. All active course and program outcomes have completed an assessment cycle (assess, reflect on results, improve) within the past 3 years.
    3. Where applicable, course and program outcomes are aligned to the College Outcomes. Consider using the College Outcomes Timeline to assess course and program outcomes aligned college outcomes.
    4. Course outcomes are aligned to program outcomes to ensure that student are meeting the program learning outcomes.
    5. Assessment cycles are documented in Nuventive Improve (TracDat) and include the following:
      • Outcome
      • Assessment method
      • Assessment results and reflection of results
      • Plans for improvement

Active courses include:

      • Course and programs that have been offered in the last three years.
      • Course and programs that are not scheduled for deactivation.

For assistance planning an assessment timeline for a discipline or program, contact the Faculty SLO coordinators.

College Outcomes Timeline

For more information about College Outcomes, visit the College Outcomes Assessment Framework

Year One (2019-2020) 

College Outcomes 1 and 2: Communication and Computation
Analysis of students core communication and computation skills

Year Two (2020-2021)

Outcome 3: Creative, Critical, and Analytical Thinking
Inquiry within the discipline

Year Three (2021-2022)

Outcome 4: Community, Multicultural/Global Consciousness and Responsibility
Extension to the community