Institutional Planning, Research and Effectiveness (IPRE) Office

Course Level Assessment

In October, the Academic Planning and Assessment Committee (APAC) and the General Education Committee (GEC) reviewed, modified and approved a proposed Course-level Assessment Process. A pilot of the process began in spring 2009.

Chesapeake College's Enhanced Course-level Assessment Process
In October 2008, the Academic Planning and Assessment Committee (APAC) and the General Education Committee (GEC) reviewed, modified and approved a proposed enhanced course-level assessment process to be conducted spring 2009. IPRE brought together best practices of community college assessment and current technology to enhance our current course-level assessment as well as adhere to our accrediting commission's standards.  Currently, all courses on varying degrees participate in course level assessment.

Academic Affairs leads a successful course level assessment process that:

  • Generates useful results utilized for student learning and course/program improvement
  • Utilizes user-friendly technology and web-based reporting
  • Measures General Education competencies
  • Provides research examples and assessment training resources
  • Promotes and facilitate dialogue on best practices
  • Brings together cross-divisional recommendations
  • Measures progress through follow-up action plans

Course Level Assessment Documents

Filename Description File type
Course assess part 1.docx Course-Level Assessment Planning Form Word
Course Level Assessment Process_082513.pdf Steps for completing Course Level Assessment PDF
Gen Ed Course-Level Assessment Template (with example).docx Template for Gen Ed courses (w/example) Word
Outcomes or Objectives.pdf Goals vs Outcomes vs Objectives??? PDF
Taxonomy-of-Thinking.pdf Using Bloom's Taxonomy PDF
TracDat Cheatsheet_Entering Assessment Results via email link.pdf Using TracDat Link to Enter Assessment Results PDF

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