General Education Learning Outcomes Assessment
Why We Assess General Education Learning Outcomes
Student learning across courses is assessed to help us to understand how Clinton students are collectively achieving the general education learning outcomes. The data collected are used to improve learning within courses (or across multi-section courses) and to help identify strengths and weakness of the overall general education program.
General Education Assessment Plan
In accordance with the guidelines set by the State University of New York, Clinton Community College has developed a comprehensive plan for assessing general education student learning outcomes. Outcomes from each of the ten knowledge and skill areas and the two competencies are assessed following a three-year cycle. CCC's General Education Assessment Plan (pdf) embraces a course-embedded approach to assessment, as these assessments are most closely aligned with teaching and learning. Student learning is measured directly using a post-test methodology that employs the use of test questions, portfolios, demonstrations, papers, and projects. Assessment measures are selected specifically to address the SUNY learning outcomes articulated in the CCC General Education Program. Guidance for faculty members assessing a general education course is provided in the General Education Assessment Handbook (pdf).
Cycle 7 General Education Learning Outcomes Assessment Schedule (2020-2023)
Year of Scheduled Assessment
General Education Area
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