ERIC Number: EJ855091
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Reference Count: N/A
Community College Strategies: Creating a Culture of Action Using Mission-Based Assessment
Cosgrove, John J.; McDoniel, Lawrence J.
Assessment Update, v21 n4 p11-14 Jul-Aug 2009
This article describes how St. Louis Community College has created a culture of action using mission-based assessment. By directly linking assessment processes to mission areas such as transfer education, the college has created a central, unifying theme for assessment. Because the mission is everyone's business, assessment in turn becomes everyone's business. The college's mission-based assessment process has become a shared enterprise in which faculty and staff from across departments and across locations come together and engage in thoughtful interpretation in order to develop and design assessment activities; analyze data or information; make recommendations to improve teaching, student learning outcomes, and student support services; and advance institutional effectiveness.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Institutional Mission, College Outcomes Assessment, School Culture, College Transfer Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Missouri