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Academic Outcomes Assessment

Assessment is key to understanding and improving the college’s effectiveness in all areas. Institutional effectiveness is the process of gathering and analyzing data to make informed decisions that ensure ACC is meeting its intended outcomes. The Academic Outcomes Assessment unit and others within the Institutional Effectiveness and Grant Development Office facilitate this process.

Assessment at ACC takes place at all levels of the institution. In the area of instruction, Program-level Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs), General Education Competencies, and Course-level Learning Outcomes are assessed, with the assessment plans, results, and ensuing action strategies for general education and PSLOs described in the TracDat database. This information also guides departments’ longer-term planning. All of a discipline’s PSLOs should be assessed within a three-year period.

The assessment process aligns with ACC’s mission statement and strategic plan.

View the Program Assessment in Blackboard page for information about using Blackboard to assess student learning outcomes.

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Ron Johns, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, Assessment & Evaluation

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