ERIC Number: ED422999
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Feb-5
Reference Count: N/A
A Survey of Assessment Activities at Hudson County Community College.
This report emphasizes the importance of two types of assessment: (1) authentic assessment, which encompasses a holistic or comprehensive view of student performance, and (2) assessment of institutional effectiveness, or outcomes assessment, which is a process of measuring how effectively a college executes its stated mission. While Hudson County Community College has not recently engaged in a formal program of ongoing institutional assessment, it has conducted a number of studies, including the most recent college-wide review, discussed in the document "A Comprehensive Self-Study." As a result of this self study, one of the recommendations set forth for the college was to develop a plan for ongoing institutional assessment. In the 1997-98 academic year, three key elements of the self-study recommendation were implemented: (1) the position of assessment analyst, responsible for coordinating program and service area reviews, was created and filled; (2) a schedule of programs and service areas to be reviewed was developed; and (3) a guide for program and service area review was developed. Included are tables of faculty profiles and comparisons of classroom assessment instruments used. Appended are comments made by administrators and faculty, and a copy of the Classroom Assessment Activities Survey. (AS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hudson County Community Coll., Jersey City, NJ. Office of Planning and Institutional Research.