Assessment Resources - Maintaining to Institutional Vitality

Training Resources & Supplemental Materials
  • BCCC Comprehensive Learning Outcomes Assessment: A Practical Guide (PDF) (PTT)
  • Program Planning and Outcomes Assessment (PTT)

Five-Year Program Outcomes Assessment Cycle





Year 1



·  Development of a program plan with the support of the Director of Curriculum and Assessment that includes the program mission and vision, program goals, program assessment measures and criteria for success, and a curriculum map and program student learning outcome assessment plan.

·  The plan will include relevant recommendations and revisions from the previous Analysis and Reporting Phase.

·  Alignment of course syllabi with the Faculty Assessment Team.

·  Development of a data collection process with the Office of Institutional Research.


Program Curriculum Map and  Program Outcome Assessment Plan submitted by the Program Coordinator and Faculty Assessment Team to the Dean, Associate Dean, CWAC, Director of Curriculum and Assessment, and VPAA.

Pilot, Implementation

Year 2-4




·  Implementation of student learning outcomes assessment across all courses in the program.

·  Faculty members gather data at the course level.

·  Results are provided to the Program Coordinator for on-going analysis.


Program Learning Outcomes Assessment Report submitted by the Program Coordinator and the Faculty Assessment Team to the Dean, Associate Dean, Director of Curriculum and Assessment, and VPAA

Analysis and Reporting

Year 5



·  Revisions and modifications to program mission, vision, goals, and outcomes are suggested based upon assessment data. (Revisions are incorporated into the year 1 planning cycle as the cycle repeats.)

·  Results are presented to the Program Review and Evaluation Committee for evaluation.


Program Review and Evaluation Report submitted by the Program Coordinator and Department Dean, Associate Dean to PRE Committee, Vice President of Academic Affairs, President, and Board of Trustees


General Education Assessment Schedule


Year 1


Year 2


Year 3


Year 4


Year 5



Information and Computer Literacy

Personal Development and Social Responsibility

Numerical Analysis

Critical Thinking

Multicultural Diversity

Arts and Aesthetic Awareness

Deductive and Inferential Thinking

Oral and Written Communication


SLOA Process Activities

SLOA Process