Administrative and Support Areas Assessment
Educational Support and Administrative Areas
Areas that are not directly a part of the academic program (co-curricular and student support areas, as well as other administrative offices) will have goals and objectives for their non student-centered functions and activities. (Academic departments and programs have goals that are not directly related to student learning as well.) Our success at reaching these goals are crucial to the effectiveness of the College, and so they should be assessed. The overall responsibility for ensuring that assessment occurs in these areas lies with the President's Staff member in charge of the division in which the unit resides. There is currently no uniform format or mechanism for reporting on these activities, though the framework described in "Assessment Basics" under the "Resources" tab at left is universal. Just as in the academic areas, assessment in these areas must begin with a careful articulation of goals and objectives. Please see examples of some of the work in areas outside of academic departments and programs in "Institutional Measures and Activities," at left.
The Institutional Research office provides advisory and consultative support to administrative departments conducting assessment projects.