See Assessment Process & Due Dates for more information on which ones to complete in 2018-2019
LDC-DE Help Guides
LDC-DE Assessment Plan and Report Help Document (revised fall 2018)
CTE SACs will assess a portion of their degree and certificate outcomes as outlined on their newly-customized Multi-Year Plan, and report summary data for those. Then, each SAC will select one of the outcomes assessed in 2018-19 and provide a more detailed report of their process and findings on a soon-to-be-developed Focal Outcome assessment form. In addition, Perkins-funded programs will continue to submit Technical Skill Attainment (TSA) results at year's end. For more information on TSAs, go to: https://www.pcc.edu/resources/academic/TSA-TechnicalSkillAssessments.html
CTE SACs directly assess their Degree and Certificate Outcomes.
CTE SACs are responsible for conducting summative assessments of all degrees and certificates within a two-year cycle (according to their Multi-Year Plan). Programs receiving federal Perkins funds must file state-mandated annual summary data reports, called Technical Skills Attainments (TSAs), every June. The TSA reports must be filed with PCC's Institutional Effectiveness Office with a copy provided to Dr. Kendra Cawley in Academic Affairs. SACs whose programs are not fully assessed via TSAs must complete the LAC's Summary Data Report (SDR) along with their Assessment or Reassessment report, explained below.
Additionally each year, every CTE SAC conducts an assessment aimed at improvement--called "focal" assessment. A focal assessment has two parts, which can be performed in separate calendar years:
SACs with several degree(s) and/or certificate(s) with unique or unrelated outcomes should contact their LAC coach to discuss the possibility of a longer cycle.
November 26, 2018:
June 17, 2019:
Submit the above plans and reports to: firstname.lastname@example.org
July 31, 2019:
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LDC-DE assessment planning and reporting happens in two phases. For first-time assessments, each SAC will complete the planning portion of the Assessment template in the fall and the end-of-year report (the latter portion of the template) in the spring. When conducting a follow-up assessment (assessing for improvement), SACs will fill out the Reassessment template--with the planning portion still due in the fall and the results portion due in the spring.
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. There is no SAC-level "All-In" project in 2018-19.
LDC-DE SACs assess or reassess program-level or course-level outcomes.
November 26, 2018: Planning sections of the LAC Assessment/Reassessment Reports only. What follows are instructions only; links to the templates are provided in the Templates and Process section.
June 17, 2019: Assessment findings
Submit ALL completed plans and reports to: email@example.com
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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 Stevens, LAC Chair, 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. If a SAC chair is unsure of who their dean liaison is, please contact Susan Wilson in Academic Affairs: email@example.com or 971-722-4555.
The PCC Learning Assessment Council (LAC) provides free year-round assessment coaching to all SACs.
LDC-DE Coaching assignments will be available soon. If you have any questions, please contact one of the following individuals:
CTE Coaches have been assigned for 2018-2019 and all SACs have been given their coaches' contact information.
LAC Learning Outcome Assessment Class (for PCC Faculty)
Meets most Fridays, starting Week 2 of fall term, 10:00 to 11:50 a.m. Registration is first-come, first-served. 2018 course and registration details: TBA.
This class is ideal for faculty involved in program/discipline assessment through their SAC or for those who want to explore the heart of the biggest mystery in higher ed today. It is intended for PCC full-time and adjunct faculty members.
Here are a few of the topics:
Expectations of participants:
Courses offered through PCC's Center for Careers in Education
Assessment Listserve: Subscribe to ASSESS at http://www.coe.uky.edu/lists/helists.php
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