In academic year 2005-2006 the faculty developed and approved a set of Global Skills (formerly called General Education Outcomes) for Lower Columbia College students.
The Instructional Assessment Committee provides oversight for the assessment of Global Skills, with technical assistance from Effectiveness and College Relations.
Assessment of Global Skills, along with Curriculum and Program Review, provide framework for Instructional Assessment at LCC.
Evidence of student learning is collected throughout each year and assessed by interdisciplinary faculty teams in an annual Summer Assessment Institute. One Global Skill is assessed each year following a regular cycle, as follows:
In Fall 2011 the Instructional Assessment Committee replaced the General Education Committee as the body responsible for overseeing assessment of LCC's Global Skills.
Four Global Skills have been identified by the faculty at LCC: