ERIC Number: ED342444
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Outcome Assessment Plan, North Country Community College.
Rice, Gail Rogers; Pope, Sandra
In 1990, North Country Community College (NCCC) in New York developed an outcome assessment plan as a response to a requirement of the State University of New York. The planning process began in summer 1989 with an inventory of current assessment processes and a review of their effectiveness. A new plan was then developed, reviewed, and refined. This document includes a description of the planning process; reports on NCCC's progress in meeting its assessment goals in the areas of basic skills, general education, specialized transfer and career majors, and social and personal development; and goals and recommendations for 1990-1994 with respect to the same areas. The bulk of the document consists of a report prepared by the General Education Task Force providing recommendations for the assessment of general education. The report focuses on: (1) representative approaches to general education and general education at NCCC; (2) course-embedded assessment measures; (3) general tests of student knowledge and competence; (4) general education competencies in the areas of literacy, writing, speaking, reading, using computers, critical thinking, active learning, quantitative reasoning, independent acquisition of knowledge/research, intuitive and imaginative processes, ethnical and moral principles, sensitivity to other cultures, and content areas; (5) curricular recommendations; (6) selection of courses for assessment; (7) 5-year time line; and (8) concerns regarding validity. A 50-item bibliography is attached. (DJD)
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Country Community Coll., Saranac Lake, NY.