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Curriculum & Assessment

Assessment Responsibility

Faculty have ultimate ownership over assessment, and all departments are responsible for developing/selecting and implementing assessment tools in their area. It is up to the department chair to determine which individuals will be responsible for specific assessment assignments for courses and programs. Because multiple faculty are involved in teaching specific courses or programs, however, it is essential that departments or units collaborate on assessment activities. Each department also has an assessment liaison who serves as a resource person and who communicates regularly with the Assessment Steering Committee on assessment activity, progress and problems. The Assessment Steering Committee is available to assist in choosing or developing a tool, analyzing data, and providing feedback. Above all, faculty are responsible for examining the resulting data and using it where appropriate to validate changes that may be made to improve student learning. If you don't know who your liaison is you can contact us.

Assessment and its Importance

Find out what assessment encompasses and why it is important for our academic institution to participate in the process.

Assessment Committee

A brief description of the Assessment Committee, as well as an archive of meeting agendas and minutes. Go directly to the Assessment Committee meeting minutes.

Assessment vs. Grades & Evaluation

Discover the difference between assessment and evaluation. Information on the use of both assessment and evaluation is provided.

Course, Program, & General Education Assessment

Contains information on each of the three types of assessment that are conducted on a regular basis at Washtenaw Community College.

Assessment Responsibility

The Assessment Responsibility section provides information regarding the responsibility of each faculty member and the institution as a whole with respect to assessment.

Steps to Developing an Assessment Plan

Provides a step-by-step set of guidelines for developing an assessment plan for an individual course or program.

Assessment Tools

Outlines information on appropriate assessment tools as well as sample assessment methods.

Creating a Scoring Rubric

Provides a description of a scoring rubric as well as a link to a downloadable template.

Analyzing and Using Data

Find out what to do with your data once it has been collected.

Glossary of Assessment Terms

Find out Glossary of Assessment Terms.

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