Assessment Cycle

 Academic assessment activities are organized on the following revolving schedules: 

  1. The departmentally-based assessment of courses supporting General Education (MCC and SUNY) occurs on a three-year revolving cycle.
  2. The evaluation of “programs in the major (identifiable at MCC as degree or certificate granting programs)” occurs on a six-year revolving cycle.
  3. 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 Applied Learning).

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.

  1. Foundations I (provides historical background)
  2. Foundations II (addendum to Foundations I -available upon request)
  3. Foundations III (addendum to Foundations I - available upon request)
  4. Foundations IV
  5. Foundations 4.1

 

For 2017-18, the following assessment projects are expected to be completed by February 15, 2018:

Evaluation of MCC degree-granting programs:

  • Information Technology (A.S.) – Donna Pogroszewski, PEL
  • Sustainability (A.S.) and Certificate – Timothy Tatakis, PEL
  • Business Administration (A.S.) and International Business (A.S.) - Mohammed Partapurwala, PEL
  • Paralegal Certificate - Michael Martella, PEL
  • Automotive Technology (A.A.S.) and Certificate - Randy Pearl, PEL
  • Clinical Lab Technology (A.A.S.) - Tracey Graney, PEL
  • Engineering Science (A.S.) - Bert Gamory, PEL

For 2017-18, the following assessment projects are expected to be completed by June 30, 2018:

Assessment of general education courses in the following disciplines:

  • Mathematics - Elena Dilai, DAL
  • World Languages – Cristina Rowley and Jorge Alas, DAL's

For 2017-18, the following assessment projects are expected to be completed by February 16, 2018:

Evaluation of MCC degree-granting programs:

  • Clinical Lab Technology (A.A.S.) – Tracey Graney, PEL
  • Medical Office Assistant/Office Administration (A.A.S. degrees and certificate) – Stacey Lautenslager, PEL
  • Paramedic (A.A.S. and certificate) – Marc Connolly and Jason France, PELs
  • Sustainability (A.S. and certificate) – Tim Tatakis, PEL

For 2017-18, the following assessment projects are expected to be completed by February 15, 2019:

Evaluation of MCC degree-granting programs:

  • Applied Integrated Technology (A.A.S.) - PEL TBD
  • Physical Education (A.S.) - Michael Britton and Craig Rand, PELs
  • Sports Management (A.S.) -Rocky Delfino and Tom Garigen, PELs
  • Hospitality Management (A.A.S.) and Certificates, PEL TBD 
  • Computer Systems Technology (A.A.S.), PEL TBD
  • Mathematics (A.S.), Elena Dilai, PEL
  • Surgical Technology (A.A.S.), Mary Seely, PEL
  • Interior Design (A.A.S), Randy Johnson, PEL
  • Graphic Design (A.A.S.), Jim Downer, PEL
  • Music Performance (A.S.), Rollo Fisher, PEL
  • Commercial Art and Illustration (A.S.), Kathy Farrell, PEL