Office for Assessment - About Us
The NCC Office for Assessment and Program Review (OAPR) was founded in 2007. Its charge is to facilitate academic assessment processes ongoing on the campus and to ensure continued development of improved assessment practices. The Dean and staff of the OAPR function as resources for faculty and chairs in all academic assessment-related activities. The office is located at 349 Miller Avenue. Please consult the OAPR Staff Directory for telephone and e-mail contact points for information regarding assessment and program review processes at NCC.
The mission of the Office for Assessment and Program Review (OAPR) is to support foundational faculty-driven activities which are aligned with the institutional mission and which result in meaningful classroom assessment of student learning outcomes. Further, the OAPR mission encompasses support and guidance for integrating the processes and outcomes of campuswide academic assessment activities into the planning process, especially at departmental and programmatic levels. Additionally, OAPR is dedicated to leading the way toward building a campuswide “culture of assessment” by supporting the development of meaningful assessment processes aligned with the institutional mission and the institutional planning process.
In furtherance of its Vision and Mission, OAPR activities will be structured around the following principles of meaningful assessment:
Academic assessment processes should
- Be simple, streamlined and responsive to the essential needs of classroom faculty and departments.
- Be designed to minimize the burden of the process for faculty, department chairs Provide the data necessary for required system-wide reporting and evaluation by outside accrediting agencies.
- Be aligned with the Institutional Mission, with the results of these processes informing the institutional planning process.
- Provide data that are readily available to all who might utilize them, with appropriate access controls in place, through an online system.
The TaskStream®assessment management interface is up and running! First official data collection and analysis will occur in Spring 2013
Coming Fall 2012
Available through the Office for Assessment and Program Review― Survey Monkey GOLD Level Shared Account
Now Available through the Office for Assessment and Program Review― Survey Monkey Professional Level Shared Account!