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Academic and Student Affairs Program Assessment

Academic and Student Affairs Program Reviews at Clinton Community College

In April 2009, Clinton Community College adopted a campus-wide, comprehensive plan for a seven year cycle for program assessment.  In 2016, the College approved transition to a Five Year Cycle for Program Assessment. This cycle requires full program reviews for all academic and student services departments every five years, with annual progress updates required in years two through five.

Academic and Student Affairs Assessment Cycle schematic depicts this assessment process and its tie into strategic planning and budgeting. 

The Faculty Council Assessment Committee, in conjunction with the Vice President of Academic Affairs and the Associate Dean of Institutional Research and Planning, works closely with the reviewing departments to guide the process and provide detailed feedback. The review culminates with a visit by an external team and a report with their recommendations provided to the appropriate Vice President. These results are then incorporated into annual department plans and used to guide recommendations toward resource-based decisions at the Strategic Planning Committee and Presidents Council Levels.