"Assessment is the systematic collection, review, and use of information about educational programs undertaken for the purpose of improving student learning and development." (Palomba and Banta, 1999)
Since its inception in 1995, FYC has used assessment to demonstrate program effectiveness, enhance student learning and development, and drive improvement. Through assessment, we are able to gauge how effective we are in meeting our stated program goals.
Each year, we review and update our assessment plan. Assessment areas include student learning and development, student involvement and connections, student performance, and FYC advising and teaching. A strength of FYC’s assessment program is the use of multiple and varied methods to assess student learning and program outcomes. Analyses include:
- Student performance data
- Student work samples
- Student survey responses
- Course evaluation data
- Instructor feedback
- Student-reported level of decidedness on a major
- Rates of matriculation to a major
The FYC staff reviews the assessment findings and recommends new approaches, resources, or program improvements based on those results.
FYC 15-Year Report (2012) - Reports on student success in terms of retention and graduation rates for FYC entering cohorts 2000-2009; also includes a review of assessment-driven program improvements made since 2005.
FYC 10-Year Assessment Report (2006) [.pdf] – a comprehensive program review that follows FYC students from the 1995-2004 cohorts and details academic performance, major/career decision-making and matriculation, student involvement, and student satisfaction measures.
- FYC Goals | FYC Outcomes by Department Goals
- 2010-11 FYC Assessment Plan
- FYC 15-Year Report (published in 2012)
- FYC 10-Year Assessment Report (2006)
- FYC Factsheet
This page last updated by mmrust- May 31, 2012 10:09 AM