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ASAA—Assessment Plan for the College

Source: Moraine Valley Assessment of Student Academic Achievement Plan, 1995

Implementing Assessment of Student Academic Achievement as a Component of the College's Institutional Effectiveness Plan

STEPS FOR DEPARTMENTAL REVIEW:

1. Develop a five-year assessment cycle for all departmental programs

  • Identify goals and objectives
  • Identify anticipated outcomes and assessment methods
  • Determine the logistics of assessment for each program within the cycle

YEARLY, EACH DEPARTMENT WILL:

2. Implement an assessment plan

  • Review and revise its five-year cycle as needed
  • Initiate assessment activities for the current year
  • Analyze data of the assessment activities

3. Prepare an annual report

  • Describe the assessment activities
  • Develop conclusions, including positive outcomes and areas needing revision
  • Revise operational plans for the following year
  • Suggest a new initiative, if appropriate
  • Evaluate and amend assessment activities for future years

4. Submit the annual report for review and discussion

  • Department chairs will submit their annual reports to their dean, who after appropriate review, will forward to the respective vice president

5. Integrate assessment initiatives into operational planning

  • Departments will use conclusions from assessment to revise their operational plans

6. Implement changes resulting from assessment activities

  • Operational changes will be made by departments with the support of the appropriate dean and the approval of the respective vice president
  • Recommendations for new initiatives will be forwarded to the respective vice president for further review

YEARLY, UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE PRESIDENT, THE COLLEGE WILL:

7. Review recommendations for new initiatives resulting from implementation of the assessment plan. The review will include:

  • An opportunity for the college community to review all recommendations for new initiatives
  • an opportunity for the college community to provide input on the same
  • a study of available feedback by the Executive Leadership Team (ELT) prior to the determination of new initiatives the college will support

8. Implement new initiatives

  • ELT will inform the college community of the support new initiatives
  • New initiatives will be incorporated into the college planning process