• Assessment

    Assessment is a priority at CCAC, and is conducted at multiple levels.  From classroom to program to general education to strategic initiatives, we are constantly trying to improve the student experience. As Linda Suskie articulates, assessment is a multi-faceted process that:

    • Establishes clear, observable expected goals for student learning
    • Ensures that students have sufficient opportunities to achieve those goals
    • Systematically gathers, analyzes, and interprets evidence of how well student learning meets those goals
    • Uses the resulting information to understand and improve student learning

    Suskie, Linda. Assessing Student Learning: A Common Sense Guide, 3rd Edition, 2018

    At CCAC, a Culture of Assessment means:

    • Our core values are based on continuous improvement of student learning
    • Faculty, staff, and administration engage in meaningful, reflective assessment work
    • Results of assessment activities lead to changes that improve learning outcomes as well as curriculum
    • Results of assessment activities are used to distribute resources throughout the College


    Faculty at CCAC follow assessment guidelines and timetables to assess student learning in all programs, including general education. Assessment results provide evidence that students are achieving key institutional and program learning outcomes. Faculty members document their use of assessment results to inform their teaching. This data also provides the basis for the allocation of resources across the College.

    Course Assessment

    Program Assessment

    Gen Ed Assessment