Assessment Cycle

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Academic Assessment Cycle

Academic assessment activities are organized on two 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 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.

  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 2015-16, the following assessment projects are expected to be completed by February 16, 2016:

Evaluation of MCC degree-granting programs:

  • Cinema and Screen Studies (A.S.) – Jason Flack, PEL
  • Computer Science (A.S.) – Christine Forde, PEL
  • Construction Technology (A.A.S.) – Holly Holevinski, PEL
  • Health Information Technology (A.A.S.) – Lori Laco-Schiano, PEL
  • Heating, Ventillation, and Cooling Technologies (A.A.S. and certificate) – Kevin French and William Horton, PELs
  • Law Enforcement – Police (Certificate) – Russ Corridi, PEL

 

For 2015-16, the following assessment projects are expected to be completed by June 30, 2016:

Assessment of general education courses in the following disciplines:

  • Anthropology – Dan Tyree, DAL
  • Art – Athesia Benjamin, DAL
  • Biology – Michelle Finn, DAL
  • Chemistry – Jason Anderson, DAL
  • Communication – Mark Ricci, PEL (Communication A.S. program)
  • English Literature – Catharine Ganze-Smith and Amy Burtner, DALs
  • Geosciences – Jason Szymanski, DAL
  • Music – Rollo Fisher, DAL
  • Photography – Jasna Bogdanovska, PEL (Visual Communication A.A.S. program)
  • Physics – Paul D’Alessandris, DAL
  • Political Science – Lou Andolino, DAL
  • Sociology – Susan Belair, DAL
  • Theater – Heather Fox, DAL

Other Assessment/Evaluation Projects:

  • Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) – Amy Burtner and Matt Fox, PELs

 

For 2015-16, the following assessment projects are expected to be completed by February 16, 2017:

Evaluation of MCC degree-granting programs:

  • Biotechnology (A.S.) – Paul Wakem, James Murphy, Chris Wendtland, PELs
  • Clinical Lab Technology (A.A.S.) – Tracey Graney, PEL
  • Communication and Media Studies (A.S.) – Mark Ricci, PEL
  • Electrical Engineering Technology (A.A.S. and certificate) – Frank Ambrosio, PEL
  • Mechanical Technology (A.A.S. and certificate) – Matt Fetzner, PEL
  • Medical Office Assistant/Office Administration (A.A.S. degrees and certificate) – Stacey Lautenslager, PEL
  • Optical Systems Technology (A.A.S. and certificate) – Bill Strong, PEL
  • Paramedic (A.A.S. and certificate) – Marc Connolly and Jason France, PELs
  • Visual Communications Technology – Photo and Television (A.A.S.) – Jasna Bogdanovska, PEL

 

For 2015-16, the following assessment projects are expected to be completed by June 30, 2017:

  • Sustainability (A.S. and certificate) – Tim Tatakis, PEL

 

Completed Projects from 2014-15 (to be recognized at annual reception in spring 2016):

Evaluation of MCC degree-granting programs:

  • Addictions Counseling (A.S. and Certificate) – Eileeen Radigan, PEL
  • Computer Information Systems (A.S. & A.A.S.) – Sandra McCormack, PEL
  • Education (A.S. degrees and Certificates) – Lena Shiao, PEL
  • Machining and Tooling Technologies (A.A.S. and certificates) – Paul Brennan, PEL
  • Radiologic Technology (A.A.S.) – Paulette Peterson, PEL

Assessment of general education courses in the following disciplines:

  • Basic Communication – Oral Competency – Catharine Ganze-Smith and Amy Burtner, DALs
  • Mathematics – Elena Dilai, DAL
  • Philosophy – Matthew Hachee, DAL
  • World Languages – Jorge Alas and Cristina Rowley, DALs

Other Assessment/Evaluation Projects:

  • Critical Thinking and Analysis – Jessica Wilkie and Renee Dimino, DALs
  • Distance Learning Assessment Initiative (DLAI-2) – Cristina Rowley and Jann Avery, PELs
  • Diversity and Diverse Perspectives – Susan Belair and Natasha Christensen, DALs
  • Information Literacy – Matthew Fox, DAL
  • Technological Literacy – Randall Johnson, DAL
  • Values and Ethics – Bob Muhlnickel and Shelley Fess, DALs

 

 

 

 

 

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