Evaluation is the process of collecting information on the outcomes we got from the activities we planned and implemented, then deciding if we achieved the desired result based on the data. Then we can use the information to decide to continue the activity or change the activity if needed.
Evaluation processes occur at several levels around the college and using different methods. Follow the links below to find more on each of these topics as well as the results of recent evaluations.
Key Performance Indicators and the Student Success Dashboard are compiled annually to evaluate college-level outcomes such as student persistence, course completion, and graduation and/or transfer.
Outcomes Assessment is used to evaluate student learning in individual courses, at completion of programs, across the general education curriculum, and also to evaluate Student Services and Administrative areas on campus.
Student and College Employee Surveys and Focus Group data provide information on how stakeholders perceive the college and our success at both academic and non-academic outcomes, such as campus climate.
Program Review is the process that Academic Departments and Administrative and Student Services units participate in to assess their own strengths and weaknesses and develop plans for continuous improvement. Academic Departments are formally reviewed every six years while the Administrative and Student Services units are reviewed every three years. Each department or unit also updates their periodic reviews with Annual Updates.
Individual areas, initiatives and programs may also periodically evaluate their performance. Some of these areas include EOPS, Umoja, the Tutoring Center, etc.