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ASSESSMENT PLANS

Assessment Plans

Hutchinson Community College has in place both direct and indirect as well as internal and external assessment tools to measure student learning. The Assessment Subcommittee, Institutional Research, and President's Council reviews and assesses these instruments in terms of effectiveness and meaningful data gained from them.

 

Course Assessment

Faculty are to report their course outcome assessment data each semester. They then use this data to improve the techniques to teach their course outcomes. Faculty receive a collection of all of their reported course outcome assessment data at the beginning of each semester to allow for them to compare and contrast semesters. Department Chairs also receive a collection of the reported course outcome assessment data at the same time for all of the classes in their area.

 

Program Review

The schedule for HCC Program Reviews can be located here.

 

Institution-Wide Assessment

The schedule for assessment instruments used institution-wide can be located here.

Hutchinson Community College is also drafting rubrics based upon the AAC&U's VALUE rubrics to assess our institution-wide outcomes:

1. Demonstrate the ability to think critically and make reasonable judgments by acquiring, analyzing, combining, and evaluating information.
Rubric (Tested Fall 2016 and Finalized Spring 2017)
 
2. Demonstrate the skills necessary to access and manipulate information through various technological and traditional methods.
Rubric will be tested Fall 2017 and finalized Spring 2018. 
 
3. Demonstrate effective communication through reading, writing, listening, and speaking.
Rubrics is currently being drafted by the Assessment Subcommittee. 
 
4. Demonstrate effective interpersonal and collaborative skills.
Rubrics is currently being drafted by the Assessment Subcommittee. 
 
5. Demonstrate effective quantitative-reasoning and computational skills.
Rubrics is currently being drafted by the Assessment Subcommittee.