Learner Outcomes Assessment
Continuous Improvement of Student Learning is at the heart of our work with Learner Outcomes Assessment at North Shore Community College. This work is integral to the vibrancy of teaching and learning that goes on our campuses.
The Center for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation offers the following support for Assessment:
Questions about assessment? Contact: Cate Kaluzny, Senior Specialist in Learner Effectiveness and Civic Engagement at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Academic Program Review process is intended to assist each academic program or department to identify goals, examine strengths, identify areas of concern and ultimately to implement change which will be beneficial to both the program and the college as a whole.
General Education Learner Outcomes Assessment
Ongoing assessment is a valuable process for determining whether general education is meeting its goals. From the results of assessment, important information is gained about how students benefit from general education and how program effectiveness can continue to be improved.
To ensure continuous quality of the general education curriculum a complete program review is being conducted and will cycle programs thru every five years. The program review will look at course assessments and identify areas of strength as well as other areas of the program that could be improved, such as facilities, staffing, ratio of full to part-time faculty, class size, relationship to other programs, etc.
North Shore Community College was one of the participants of the pilot of the Multi-State Collaborative in 2014 and continues to be a part of this nation-wide assessment of student learning. Faculty participate in an artifact collection for written communication, critical thinking, and quantitative reasoning as a part of this AAC&U VALUE Institute initiative.
Faculty Resources for Developing Learner Outcomes for Programs/Departments
Strategies for Developing Program/Department Learner Outcomes (Source: Pegi Maki)
Planning, Research, & Institutional Assessment
The office of Planning, Research, and Institutional Assessment provides support for Academic Assessment thru its support of classroom, program/department, and general education assessment. Contact Nicole Wade for more information at email@example.com.
Faculty ResourcesClassroom Teaching
Technology Across the Curriculum (TAC)
Student ResourcesClassroom Learning