Academic Assessment Handbook

The purpose of this electronic handbook is to support academic assessment activities throughout the college. The three components of the colleges’ academic assessment process are annual reports and plans, periodic program reviews, and general education assessment.

The annual Assessment Reports and Plans currently submitted by each academic department and program derive from and embody the Guiding Principles; they are also linked to and support the Department/Program Review process. This process begins with a Department/Program Self-Study and resulting Action Plan, completed every seven years, which are then used as a basis for completing annual Assessment Reports and Plans, which are in turn used as a basis for the next Department/Program Review. In this way the annual Assessment Reports and Plans are closely linked to the Academic Program Reviews.