Campuswide and Departmental Assessment Committees
A culture of assessment and evidence-based decision-making is fostered on the NCC campus through an integrated structural framework that reflects the collegial, student-centered and faculty-driven nature of our assessment practices.
Each academic department appoints members of its faculty to a Departmental Assessment Committee which is responsible for overseeing department-based course and program level assessment, including data collection. These department-based committees are charged with (1) monitoring and revision (as needed) of the overall Departmental Assessment Plan (DAP), and (2) preparation and submission of the Annual Departmental Assessment Report (ADAR) to the Office for Academic Assessment and Program Review.
In addition, each academic department appoints a representative to the college-wide Academic Senate Assessment Committee, which is charged with overseeing and disseminating information about assessment planning and processes on the campus. The department representative to this campuswide committee is often the Chair of the department's own assessment committee. The representatives to the Academic Senate Assessment Committee act as assessment leaders in their own departments, ensuring that information and communications regarding campus-wide assessment processes effectively inform the assessment planning and activities of each academic department.