At the Assessment and Planning Office, we value research and assessment to improve all facets of TMCC. TMCC faculty assess every course student learning outcome (SLO) at least once within a 5-year period according to the cycle that departments or units establish in their Program/Unit Review and submit a Course Assessment Report (CAR) outlining their assessment findings and plans for improving teaching and learning.
Assessments help TMCC faculty and staff to document and discuss courses that are offered, and plan how we can make them even better in the future.
The Assessment and Planning Office is committed to:
- Improving teaching and learning through meaningful assessment.
- Researching and sharing best assessment practices in student learning outcomes (SLO) development, assessment measures, data analysis, and data-driven improvement plans.
- Collaborating with faculty and other members of the campus community.
- Facilitating assessment reporting through technology and other means.
- Connecting program assessment to the College’s strategic directions and appropriate resource requests in a transparent way.
- Ensuring that TMCC meets NSHE requirements and NWCCU accreditation standards for program assessment.