ERIC Number: ED433058
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jan-23
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Germanna Community College Institutional Effectiveness Policy Statement. Adopted by the Executive Council, January 23, 1996.
Germanna Community Coll., Locust Grove, VA.
Although assessment has been an activity at Germanna Community College for some time, it has not been a vehicle for integrating efforts within the college to meet its mission. This policy statement was written in order to make assessment a year-round opportunity for all faculty and staff. The assessment process should begin with the establishment of goals and objectives, and the entire faculty should be involved in determining how to measure progress toward these goals. The policy encourages an increase in effectiveness at every level, from the individual within the department to the entire college. Assessment efforts are linked to the college planning process so that the Executive Council and Cabinet will consider recommendations, and resources will be made available for their implementation. The policy defines an integrated Annual Assessment Cycle, which will become an ongoing aspect of the planning and evaluation process throughout the college. Issues related to development, scope, and oversight of institutional effectiveness, resources, and assessment and planning, are discussed. The levels of institutional assessment are presented in three parts: (1) assessment of the college mission and goals; (2) assessment of units, divisions, departments, and committees; and (3) individual assessment. Provided are diagrams of the annual assessment cycle and components of group assessment. (VWC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Germanna Community Coll., Locust Grove, VA.