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2020-2021 templates should be ready in late October
- 2019-2020 CTE Expectations2019-2020 LDC-DE Expectations
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See Assessment Process & Due Dates for more information on 2019-20 reporting requirements and deadlines.
- PCC Arts & Letters Integrative Learning Rubric, version 2.0
- PCC Science, Computer Science & Math Rubric for Quantitative Reasoning, version 2.5
- PCC Social Science Rubric for Social Analysis and Inquiry, version 2.5
- PCC Cultural Literacy Rubric, version 2.0 (undergoing reconstruction in 2019-2020)
2019-2020 CTE Expectations
CTE SACs will assess a portion of their degree and certificate* outcomes every year as outlined in their customized Multi-Year Plans (MYP), and will report summary data (on SDR) for all assessments conducted, including focal outcome and outcomes partially- or fully-assessed via TSAs. Each SAC will select one of the outcomes assessed in 2019-20, what is known as "focal outcome," and provide a more detailed report of their process and findings on the CTE Annual Focal Outcome Assessment Report (form to be linked above). The assessment phase is the initial assessment from which the SAC decides on appropriate responses to the findings, followed by the reassessment phase, which measures the effectiveness of the SAC's response to the initial assessment and, ideally, 'closes the loop.'
*The outcomes of all certificates one-year in length or longer,and all degrees, are to be assessed with some regularity. The exception is a department that has no full-year certificates or degrees; in that case, they need to assess the outcomes of their less-than-one-year certificate(s).
- TSA results with student G numbers
2019-2020 LDC-DE Expectations
LDC-DE SACs conduct and report on one assessment project. SACs are free to assess or reassess outcomes of their choosing. The LAC suggests that the SACs ought to focus on either course-level or program-level outcomes, and, when possible, to focus on highly-enrolled courses. To be clear, LDC SACs no longer have to assess the core outcomes.
SACs are responsible for collecting student artifacts, norming the faculty evaluators, evaluating the artifacts, and, ultimately, analyzing the results of this year's assessment.
Due Dates for LDC-DE
December 2, 2019, submit to email@example.com:
- Completed LAC Assessment or Reassessment template (second half of the template submitted in the fall) describing the process and results of this year's assessment. If any changes were made to your project, please correct the planning portion of the document before submitting. This may include changes in process and/or completing information that wasn't decided on or available when the planning section of the report was due.
At the end of each academic year, all completed assessment reports are reviewed by expert faculty peer reviewers, many of which are current members of the Learning Assessment Council. Over the summer the peer reviewers look at the plans, reports, summary data (where appropriate), and other documents submitted by their assigned SACs and critique them using a standard rubric. When the feedback forms have been completed, they are saved as PDFs and made available in September to the respective SACs. This feedback is available to SAC members in a different section of PCC's Spaces. Questions about peer review feedback? Contact Nora StevensDelpha Thomas, LAC Chair, noradelpha.stevens@firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each SAC is entitled to up to 10 hours per academic year of paid compensation, at the College's special projects rate, for assessment work carried out by part-time faculty. The funds can be paid to a single person or divided between multiple people working to support their SAC's assessment efforts.
To secure compensation, SAC chairs must contact their SAC's administrative liaison with the G number of the faculty member(s) carrying out the work. SAC chairs are responsible for designating the number of hours to be compensated.
The PCC Learning Assessment Council (LAC) provides free year-round assessment coaching to all SACs.
LDC-DE Coaching assignments will be available soonin the fall. If you have any questions, please contact one of the following individuals:
CTE Coaches have not yet been assigned for 2019-2020. will be assigned in the fall.
LAC Learning Outcome Assessment Class for PCC Faculty Teaching Credit Courses
Courses offered through PCC's Center for Careers in Education
- American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) holds its annual General Education and Assessment conference February 20-22, 2020, in Jacksonville, FL. Link to conference: https://www.aacu.org/conferences/gened/2020 Note: PCC is an AAC&U member.
- Association for Assessment of Learning in Higher Education's (AALHE) conference occurs in New Orleans, LA, June 8-11, 2020. Learn more at: https://www.aalhe.org/mpage/2020Conference_Splash_Page
- Additional assessment conferences are found at this link: http://www.assessmentconferences.com/
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