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Learning Outcomes Assessment

The Instructional Assessment Committee provides oversight for the assessment of student learning outcomes, with technical assistance from Effectiveness and College Relations. There are two primary aspects of learning outcomes assessment at LCC.

Curriculum and Program Review addresses outcomes for degree and certificate programs and disciplines.

Global Skills addresses assessment of general education outcomes.

Curriculum and Program Review

The Instructional Assessment Committee is responsible for facilitating curriculum and program review for all instructional programs and disciplines. Faculty are charged with completing one or more sections of the review every quarter, as noted on the template.

Report Format for Curriculum and Program Review

A template for completion of the review is available on the "Curriculum and Program Review" shared network folder, accessible by all full-time faculty and instructional administrators. Deans and/or department chairs may request access to the shared folder for additional personnel through Information Services.

Faculty are required to use the Curriculum and Program Review template. The complete document is available below for reference, in addition to other resources. 

Learn more: Faculty Assessment Handbook

More detailed information about the Curriculum & Program Review process as well as Global Skills assessment is available in the Faculty Assessment Handbook. 

Additional Learning Outcome Assessment Resources

AAC&U VALUE Rubrics

The Association of American Colleges & Universities VALUE Rubrics are available for 16 different learning outcomes, including inquiry and analysis, critical thinking, creative thinking, written communication, oral communication, reading, quantitative literacy, information literacy, teamwork, problem solving, civic engagement, intercultural knowledge and competence, ethical reasoning, lifelong learning, and global learning.

A DIY (Do-it-Yourself) Approach to Tracking and Improving Student Learning Outcomes

This article by Dian Schaffhauser, A Simple DIY Approach to Tracking and Improving Student Learning Outcomesdetails how a professor and former dean of performance excellence at San Antonio College uses Excel data to inform his instruction and achieve better learning outcomes for his students.

NWCCU Rubrics

The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) has created a number of rubrics to assist colleges in developing their assessment and other processes. The rubrics are available in the Accreditation Handbook, posted on the NWCCU website.

 

Assessing the Assessment

Faculty are periodically asked for feedback on the Curriculum & Program Review process. See what they said in 2016 and 2017.

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