Assessment is an ongoing, systematic process aimed at understanding and improving student learning. Isothermal Community college is committed to the assessment of student learning in curriculum programs and in student and administrative support. Assessment involves:
Assessment is integrated with other college processes, including annual planning for staff development and equipment, strategic planning and budgeting, and staff and faculty evaluation.
All college programs and departments participate in systematic review. (See College website for additional information on assessment.)
Students who complete programs at Isothermal Community College are expected to be able to function effectively as contributing citizens of our society. Our programs, regardless of their content areas, are designed to enable graduates to achieve the following general competencies:
Achieving these competencies requires a twofold commitment involving the satisfaction of certain expectations on the part of both Isothermal and its students.
Assessment is an ongoing, systematic process aimed at understanding and improving student learning. Student support areas clearly have a direct and indirect affect on student learning. While primarily indirect, the administrative support areas provide the essential infrastructure and processes in which all other areas of the college operate. Assessment involves:
In recognizing the importance of support assessment the college as developed a model to guide the development and implementation of assessment plans.
Policy Number: 202-03-00