Assessment of program learning outcomes occurs over a two-year period. In year one, programs submit plans and gather evidence. In year two, programs submit their results and use them to make improvements – Closing the loop.” Also, in year two, programs select a new learning outcome to assess.
Assessment of general education begins in the spring with the identification of courses that will be taking part in assessments in the fall. At the end of the fall semester, artifacts will be collected from instructors. During the following spring semester, artifacts will be scored using BCC’s Gen Ed rubrics, and the results will be analyzed and reported on.
|Program||Planning for annual assessment project||15 – Assessment plans due (year 1)||15 – Assessment plans approved by OA||Ongoing – Consultation with assessment staff||Ongoing – Consultation with assessment staff|
|15 – Results and Action Plans from prior year due (year 2)||15 – Annual Assessment Day|
|General Education||15 – Instructors are notified which students have been randomly selected in their courses.||20 – Instructors upload artifacts to collection portal.|
|Program||31 – Closing the Loop Reports due|
|General Education||Ongoing – Assessment office collates artifacts||Ongoing – Artifacts are scoring||15 – Report prepared by OA of Assessment results||Ongoing – Discussion of results with Assessment Council and stakeholder groups||15 – Instructors are notified that their course was selected to be assessed.|
|15 – Scoring of artifacts begins||31 – Report presented to Assessment Council|