The Assessment Committee is a college committee responsible for coordinating outcomes assessment and assessment training and ensuring that assessment information is utilized at the disciplinary, programmatic and institutional levels.
The Mission of the Assessment Committee is to ensure that adequate plans are in place for outcomes assessment. The assessment committee coordinates program level dialogue, as well as small- and large-scale institutional dialogue, and ensures that the assessment process is ongoing and sustainable at the disciplinary, programmatic and institutional levels. The Assessment Committee envisions a college in which regular assessments of outcomes and achievement, and the review and interpretation of relevant data, inform all levels of disciplinary, divisional, departmental, and institutional planning toward the ultimate goal of improving student learning.
The Assessment Committee will function in close connection with the Program Review Committee and the Institutional Effectiveness Committee to review disciplinary, programmatic and institutional assessment plans and assist in the use and improvement of assessment toward increasing the quality of student learning. Through regularly scheduled annual review cycles corresponding with the Program Review Committee's and the Institutional Effectiveness Committee's Executive Summaries, the Assessment Committee will assist in planning and recalibrating assessment, dialogue, and recommendations resulting from dialogue at all levels.
- Providing opportunities for faculty and staff development in assessment, particularly at convocation.
- Assist deans and directors in implementing assessment activities in accordance with established procedures.
- Coordinate program and institutional dialogue.
- Coordinating with PRC to gather information on assessment status of divisions.
- Evaluating and improving the assessment process and procedures across the institution.
- Presenting an assessment results and recommendations summary to be incorporated in the Institutional Effectiveness Report and distributed to the college community to inform annual planning.
- Conduct annual committee self-assessment.
- Members will be annually trained on the institutional data set.
Committee Membership Terms of Service
The Committee Membership includes the Assessment Coordinator, who serves as Chair, a faculty representative from each division and one of the Centers appointed by the Academic Senate, as well as one Administrative/Management member appointed by the VP of Administrative Services, one Student Services member appointed by the VP of Student Development, one member of the Classified Staff to be determined by CSEA, the Director of Institutional Research, a Curriculum Committee liaison, and one ex-officio member of the student body to be determined by ASCR (Assessment Coordinator=1; Humanities and Communication=1; Math, Science, & Engineering=1; Art, Languages, and Social Sciences=1; Career Technical=1; Health & Emergency Response Occupations=1; the Centers=1; Administration /Management=1; Student Services=1; Classified staff=1; IR Director=1; Curriculum Committee Liaison=1; ASCR=1; a total of 13 members)