ERIC Number: ED345789
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
The Washington Community College Institutional Outcomes Assessment Plans: An Overview and Summary. Operations Research No. 91-2.
In 1990, pursuant to the Washington community college system's request, the Washington state legislature appropriated additional funding to pursue assessment at the local college level as a way to address issues of institutional improvement. Each college submitted preliminary plans to the State Board for Community College Education (SBCCE) which gave the colleges feedback about their plans, providing suggestions for revisions and improvements where appropriate. Colleges were asked to follow a particular format in their final plans, addressing a series of questions designed to elicit a full and accurate picture of their 1990-91 assessment process. This report presents a compilation and summary of the assessment plans of all 27 colleges in the system. Each summary provides assessment liaison(s), and his/her phone number; a brief overview of self-defined highlights of the assessment plan; a listing of the broad goals, major activities, and significant questions being addressed in the current year; an indication of currently planned data collection efforts for 1990-91 not described earlier in the summary; and a description of the faculty development activities underway or planned as part of the overall assessment efforts. Appendixes provide 1990-91 guidelines for the institutional assessment of student learning, including a selected bibliography of 25 references; guidelines for the institutional assessment plans; and a fall 1990 status report on assessment incentive grant projects. (JMC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington State Board for Community Coll. Education, Olympia.