What can SACs assess?

SACs (both CTE and LDC) can assess a learning outcome of their choice (for example, a program outcome, course level outcome or GenEd outcome). SACs who have carried out an assessment and would like to take a year to make significant changes to teaching and learning supports, can opt for the Integration Year plan and report. See this short Assessment Survival Guide for an overview of learning assessment and the Learning Assessment FAQ for more detailed information.

Assessment Reporting Templates and Process

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Templates for Assessment Reporting


  • MYPs and SDRs are on pause this year.
  • For your annual assessment/reassessment reporting, you can choose between the following two templates:
  • If you are doing an Integration Year project, use the Integration Year template.
  • The new CTE & LDC template and the Integration Year template both include a brief assessment planning survey, due Dec. 1, 2023.
  • Full reports are due June 21, 2024.


  • For your annual assessment/reassessment reporting, use the new CTE & LDC template.
  • If you are doing an Integration Year project, use the Integration Year template.
  • The new CTE & LDC template and the Integration Year template both include a brief assessment planning survey, due Dec. 1, 2023 (this replaces the old planning portion of each template).
  • Full reports are due June 21, 2024.

Help, Training Resources, and Informational Tools Developed by LAC

  • Learning Assessment at PCC online course modules are now live!

  • Assessment Survival Guide:
    • For a condensed version of Module 1 of the Learning Assessment course, take a peek at this Assessment Survival Guide. If you are already somewhat familiar with assessment and just need a few reminders, this might be the best resource.
  • Learning Assessment FAQ
    • Or try this document, developed by LAC Leadership in Fall 2023, for answers to many of your learning assessment questions
  • Slides from the 2022 College In-Service presentation

Assessment Process & Due Dates

2023 - 2024:

  • Planning survey (link in assessment report template) due by Dec. 1, 2023.
  • Completed report due by June 21, 2024.

To submit each phase of the report, please email it to learningassessment@pcc.edu

Summer Peer Review

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 Hannah Love, LAC Chair, hannah.love@pcc.edu.

DSAC Rubrics

Additional Assessment Resources

Funds for Part-Time Faculty

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 Program Dean with the G number of the faculty member(s) carrying out the work and the number of hours each is to be paid (not to exceed 10 collective hours, of course). 

Assessment Coaching

All PCC SACs have an LAC assessment coach assigned to them. LAC coaches will be aligned with Pathways; your LAC coach is listed below.


Assessment Coach

Contact Information

Academic Foundations, Essentials & Gateways

Chris Brooks (HST)


Art, Humanities, Communication & Design

Mandy Ellertson (HUM)


Science, Computing & Engineering

Hannah Love (PHL)


Public Service, Education & Social Sciences

Chris Brooks (HST)


Healthcare & Emergency Professions

Jacki Williams (EMS)


Advanced & Applied Technologies

Sara Robertson (LIB)


Business, Community & Workforce Development

Sara Robertson (LIB)


If you would like coaching support specifically for your signature assignment(s), please contact your Gen Ed DSAC Lead.

Professional Development Opportunities 

**LAC Learning Outcome Assessment Class**

Learning Assessment at PCC online course modules: https://tinyurl.com/pcclearningassessment

These include:

  • an Assessment 101 style introductory and fundamentals of assessment course
  • an introduction to PCC General Education Assessment
  • an introduction to transparent assignment design
  • a "how to" for developing signature assignments for General Education courses
  • a primer on inter-rater reliability and recommendations for norming

The LAC is currently working on several more modules of the Learning Assessment Tutorial. Stay tuned for more great learning opportunities.

SAC Resources Page

This Spaces page is full of links to useful documents, presentations, and videos, many of which relate to assessment. SAC Resources Page

LAC Presentation: Assessment at PCC: These PP slides went along with a presentation by Magda D'Angelis Morris in Fall 2020, connecting the various places in which learning assessment is discussed and implemented throughout PCC.

Upcoming Conferences 

  • American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U).
    • Note: PCC is an AAC&U member.
  • Association for Assessment of Learning in Higher Education's (AALHE) conference.

Library Resources

Other Assessment Resources and Rubrics: