Academic assessment activities are organized on two revolving schedules:
The departmentally-based assessment of courses supporting General Education (MCC and SUNY) occurs on a three-year revolving cycle.
The evaluation of “programs in the major (identifiable at MCC as being degree or certificate granting programs)” occurs on a six-year revolving cycle. Also included in the six-year cycle are special academic programs that do not result in a degree, but which support or contribute to student success in the completion of a degree (examples include the evaluation of the College's Transitional Studies departmental activities, Writing Across the Curriculum and Experiential Education).
Each year, the scheduling of future assessment projects is reviewed to ensure that assessment and evaluation is responsive and supportive of changing college priorities.
In May 2008, the College re-organized its schedule of assessment projects, to accommodate a Faculty Senate decision to shorten the program evaluation cycle from seven years to six, and allow for a “sensible grouping” of assessment projects to allow departments to economize their assessment efforts.
There are five documents that provide the background for Assessment at MCC.