ERIC Number: ED476685
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Truckee Meadows Community College Assessment Report.
Truckee Meadows Community Coll., Sparks, NV.
This is a self-assessment for Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC), Nevada. Assessment efforts at the College are intended to engage faculty and administration in a continuous process of examining the quality of programs and services. The assessment addresses the following issues: (1) student learning improvement; (2) demonstrating academic responsibility; (3) commitment to standards; (4) continuous quality improvement; (5) accountability; (6) celebrating the success of programs and services; and (7) encouraging the use of assessment results in the decision-making process. This report gives a brief description, methodology, and progress and outcomes analyses for the following assessment indicators: (1) performance indicators; (2) student follow-up research and climate surveys; (3) Perkins III performance indicators; (4) program outcomes assessment; (5) program review; (6) general education outcomes assessment; (7) matriculation evaluation and research; (8) placement test validation; (9) course outcomes assessment; and (10) course prerequisites. At TMCC, assessment takes place at three distinct levels: institutional, program and departmental, and course and unit level. The report notes that in order to be effective, assessment must be a comprehensive, multi-level process that is flexible enough to adopt a variety of approaches in assessing quality and monitoring improvement of services and student learning. (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Truckee Meadows Community Coll., Sparks, NV.