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Institutional

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.

The Institutional Assessment Process

Every semester Casper College assesses two student learning outcomes. Since there are eight outcomes, the rotation for assessing all of our outcomes is on a two-year cycle, as follows:

  • Semester one: Outcomes 1 and 6
  • Semester two: Outcomes 2 and 8
  • Semester three: Outcomes 3 and 7
  • Semester four: Outcomes 4 and 5

June 2014 Report on Assessment of General Education to the Higher Learning Commission

Higher Learning Commission Response Letter

The Assessment Team Committee completes the following 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.
Casper College Student Learning 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