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Assessment of Student Learning
Welcome to RCTC's Assessment of Student Learning page. In the fall 2016 semester, RCTC started an ambitious Institutional Assessment Plan (IAP), a three-year commitment to embed student learning assessment as part of RCTC’s culture. There are three parts to the IAP.
Faculty will collaborate to assess student learning outcomes (SLOs) in their classrooms as part of the “Closing the Loop” action project. They will also assess SLOs at the shared-course level. Finally, they will develop discipline/program learning outcomes and begin mapping their curriculum.
Student affairs staff will develop SLOs to measure student learning in their work areas. They will also use those SLOs to assess their work areas as part of the “Closing the Loop” action project.
Finally, all faculty and college staff will use RCTC’s college core learning outcomes (CLOs) to assess student learning throughout the college.
RCTC was accepted into The Higher Learning Commission’s Assessment Academy in the summer of 2016. The Academy is a multi-year commitment as well. As an Academy member, RCTC will share its IAP progress with others, get guidance, and continuously improve its IAP processes. As a result, over the next few years RCTC will continue to develop the IAP with sustained resources, time, and training for faculty and staff.
For a brief overview that explains how assessment, action, strategic plan alignment, and accreditation all fit together, click on the image below.
The following links provide complete information about RCTC’s college-wide assessment processes:
- “Closing the Loop” Action Project
- Institutional Assessment Plan complete report
- Assessment Academy application
Browse through the following general resources to familiarize yourself with the current state of assessment:
- Assessment Terminology and References
- RCTC's Core Student Learning Outcomes
- Core Outcome Rubrics
- Faculty assessment home page
- Responsive Rubrics (this site is no longer supported, but you can still use it)
Last updated August 16th, 2016