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Casper College Assessment Mission:

As an accredited institution, Casper College is committed to implementing an assessment plan that will produce clear evidence of student learning. The institution will guide and support learning facilitators in the systematic documentation of student learning and will disseminate such documentation both to the college community and the community at large.

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Casper College General Education Outcomes

As graduates of Casper College, students will be able to …

1. Demonstrate effective oral and written communication
2. Use the scientific method
3. Solve problems using critical thinking and creativity
4. Demonstrate knowledge of diverse cultures and historical perspectives
5. Appreciate aesthetic and creative activities
6. Use appropriate technology and information to conduct research
7. Describe the value of personal, civic, and social responsibilities
8. Use quantitative analytical skills to evaluate and process numerical data

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For more information,
please contact:
Melissa Stahley-Cummings

Director of Assessment

 

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The original General Education committee was formed by the Vice President of Academic Affairs in August, 2009.

The Committee consisted of three representatives from each of the five schools appointed by the Deans and one representative from Educational Resources. Additional non-voting members consisted of the Committee Chair, Faculty Senate liaison, Assessment advisor, and Graduation advisor. The work of this group was foundational to current assessment planning activities.

A smaller working group was formed by the Vice President for Academic Affairs in November 2012 to develop an Assessment plan requested by the Higher Learning Commission.

The team consists of one representative from each school, and three cochairs representing, faculty senate, assessment, and administration.

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The Committee is to fill three charges by Casper College's accrediting body, the Higher Learning Commission:

  • Revised General Education requirements for graduation, none of which may be below 1000 level in any major of any school.
  • A statement of the college's goals or intended learning outcomes for all graduates of the college regardless of their degree program.
  • A plan for assessing all of these general education goals or intended learning outcomes and using the results of assessment to improve student learning and inform the planning and budgeting process.

The steps in the work of the committee would include (but not necessarily limited to):

  • Adoption of a General Education Philosophy.
  • Establish General Education learning outcomes for all graduates.
  • A plan for assessing the General Education learning outcomes, with the intent of using the data collected from implementing the plan to improve student learning within General Education and inform the planning and budgeting processes.

Assessing General Education: An Overview (Power Point presentation)

What is Outcomes Assessment?

Assessment at Casper College refers to the efforts to obtain information about how and what students are learning. The emphasis is on a system of activities that help us to understand student learning processes and the organizational and cultural factors effecting student learning.

Mission:
The Casper College Outcomes Committee aims to facilitate communication within the academic programs in order to develop, implement and promote plans for ongoing identification and measurement of student learning outcomes.
   
Goals:  
  • Improve faculty understanding and support of learning outcome initiatives
  • Engage faculty to adopt a progressive culture of assessment
  • Create transparency so that assessment data and techniques can be easily shared across the curriculum and the college community
  • Promote teaching effectiveness to improve student learning
The Survey of Entering Student Engagement (SENSE) helps community and technical colleges focus on the “front door” of the college experience. Grounded in research about what works in retaining and supporting entering students, SENSE collects and analyzes data about institutional practices and student behaviors in the earliest weeks of college. These data can help colleges understand students’ critical early experiences and improve institutional practices that affect student success in the first college year. The following are Casper College's key findings reports.

SENSE 2010 Key Findings Report

SENSE 2013 Key Findings Report

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