CGCC's Course Assessment process combines student course evaluations and course outcomes assessment. Department Chairs establish a schedule so faculty participate at least once per year and regularly taught courses are assessed every three years. Participating faculty complete a plan at the beginning of the term and a results and analysis section at the end of the term.
Directions and Forms
Outcomes assessment at this level is conducted annually in order to measure student achievement of degree, certificate and program outcomes. Three different assessment models are in use: grades for specific course assignments that had been mapped to given outcomes; external evaluators assessing student performance using a rubric that aligned with outcomes; and using course grades from a wide range of courses that had been mapped to specific program outcomes.
Instructional Program Reviews
Instructional programs are reviewed on a regular cycle to ensure relevancy and alignment with regulations, professional standards, and workforce needs.