Office for Assessment - About Us
The NCC Office for Academic Assessment and Program Review (OAPR) was founded in 2007. The office is responsible for facilitating ongoing assessment practices, including those related to student outcomes and quality of campus services, and for ensuring adherence to requirements for assessment established by the State University of New York (SUNY) and by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). The Assistant Vice President of OAPR functions as a resource for faculty, administrators and staff engaged in activities related to assessment of student learning, student services and administrative functions. The office is located at 349 Miller Avenue. Please consult the OAPR directory for telephone and e-mail contact points for information regarding assessment, general education, program review and MSCHE accreditation at NCC.
The mission of the Office for Academic Assessment and Program Review (OAPR) is to support the assessment activities of faculty, administrators and staff, and to ensure that these activities (1) are aligned with the Institutional Mission and Strategic Plan and (2) produce meaningful assessment results, including those related to student outcomes and quality of campus services. Further, the OAPR mission encompasses support and guidance for integrating the processes and results of campus assessment activities into departmental planning processes. OAPR is dedicated to leading development of the campus-wide culture of assessment that is the hallmark of an effective institution of higher education.
Academic Year 2014-2015
The Taskstream® assessment management interface is up and running for all academic departments and student services areas. For the coming year, the following important activities will be completed:
- Data collection and analysis for the 2013-2014 assessment cycle, including Action Plans, must be completed by departments by September 30, 2014.
- Revisions and refinements of Assessment Plans for 2014-2015 must be completed no later than October 30, 2014.
- Departments which have not completed all course level workspaces should have a 1-2 year plan in place to do so.
- Curriculum mapping for courses serving degree and certificate programs is a major assessment focus for 2014-2015. (Please contact the Office for Academic Assessment and Program Review if your department would like to schedule a mini-workshop on curriculum mapping.)
- ***NEW***The Annual Departmental Assessment Reports must be submitted throughTaskstream by June 1, 2015.
**For use in assessment: Continuing to be available for faculty development of assessment surveys ― Survey Monkey Gold Level Shared Account! (For access, please contact the Office for Academic Assessment and Program Review.)
HEAR YE, HEAR YE- MIDDLE STATES SELF STUDY HAS BEGUN! Our decennial accreditation self assessment has begun and the Self Study Steering Committee and Working Groups are hard at work. For more information please visit our Self Study Corner by clicking on Middle States in the NCC Portal taskbar.