Assessment Committee Mission Statement

  1. Purpose of the Team

Purpose of this faculty-driven team is to carry out the college's commitment to assessment of student outcomes by continuing to design efficient systems and processes and to disseminate and implement effective teaching practices that will extend the current level of the assessment of student outcomes.
To develop a culture of assessment that includes commitment from faculty and administration to assessment at the course, program, and institutional levels and to a regular cycle of reporting and sharing results.  A culture of assessment requires dedication to the processes, as well as awareness and understanding of the contributions of the assessment process to the continuous improvement of our courses and programs. 

  1. Scope of Work
  2. Makes Decisions/Recommendations:

Encourage and support faculty dialog about assessment practices that can be used to improve teaching and learning.

  1. Oversees committees and task forces:

Work with other teams and task forces and incorporate assessment reporting in the faculty evaluation, rank and promotion, and program review processes.

  1. Facilitates communication:

Include assessment topics at school meetings, convocations, in-services, CTX meetings, and faculty learning symposiums in general across the college.
Disseminate to faculty effective practices for continuously improving teaching and learning in the classroom.

  1. Monitors systems:

Expand, improve, and systematize key institutional processes related to the assessment of student learning outcomes across campus.
Continue development of performance indicators that may be used to measure key outcomes of student learning at an institutional level that can in turn foster assessment strategies to impact student success at the classroom level.
Develop methods and maintain a regular cycle of reporting, analyzing results and applying the indicated treatments or improvements to courses and programs.
Update, maintain and monitor performance indicators used to measure key outcomes of student learning at an institutional level that should in turn foster assessment strategies to impact student success at the classroom level.

 

Assessment Mapping

The goal of this worksheet is to assist faculty in designing an assessment plan by mapping course objectives to program objectives, CSLOs, accreditation objectives (if applicable), and New Mexico core competencies (if applicable). Mapping is a process that creates links between outcomes at various levels. Some programs may find a different way to accomplish this goal.
The Assessment Committee is available with representatives from each school to assist with any questions or concerns regarding the assessment process. We welcome comments and involvement in committee efforts.