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Assessment of student learning is a crucial piece of what PCC submits submits to its accrediting agency, the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) www.nwccu.org. To remain compliant with accreditation standards, we must:
Beyond these important requirements, however, is the institutional desire to demonstrate our students are in fact learning what we say they are learning, and to make improvements where we find find improvements need to be made. These two motives can be synergistic rather than mutually exclusive.
The Learning Assessment Council (LAC) is a faculty body with administrative support that leads the assessment efforts at PCC. See the sidebar for links to the myriad of assessment resources for faculty.
For information about PCC's assessment process, see Overview of Assessment Reporting.