2010 Assessment Summary
Quick Facts from the 2010 Assessment
- 87% of functional GGC units were assessed in 2010
- 72% were assessed within the GGC Assessment Framework
- 15% were assessed through an alternate method using the Administrative Employee Evaluations
- 64% of unit-level outcomes were assessed by the Office of Institutional Effectiveness as ‘Established’ or ‘Exemplary’
- 59% of unit-level measures were assessed by the Office of Institutional Effectiveness as ‘Established’ or ‘Exemplary’
- 90% of unit-level outcomes were fully or partially met across the College
- 50% (25) of units with complete reports had one or more outcomes that were not met or were partially met and 90 percent of those units developed appropriate action plans as required.
- 12% (6) of units with complete reports developed enhancement plans in response to assessment findings.
- 48% (23) of action plans developed articulate needed modifications in program curricula or unit operations
All units of GGC are assessed either through the College’s overall assessment process or through the evaluation of senior administrators in the College’s performance evaluation system. For 2010, GGC has a total of 83 units established in the WEAVEonline assessment tracking system. Of these, 58 (72 percent) have established assessment plans including a mission statement, outcomes and measure for those outcomes. The 25 units that have not established such plans fall into three categories:
- Senior administrative positions, specifically the four deans, the director of Student Success Programs, the four vice presidents and the president of the College. Assessment of these functions continues to be carried out through the annual performance evaluation system in which each administrator articulates an annual set of performance goals that are used as the basis for annual evaluation by his/her supervisor.
- Units which are not yet staffed or operational, but which are represented in WEAVEonline as placeholders because they are components of the Strategic Plan of their areas. These are Residence Life in Student Affairs and the Middle Years Support Program and Senior Portfolio Program in Student Success.
- New academic programs and administrative offices which have not yet developed their assessment plans, outcomes, and measures.
Rubrics were again used to evaluate the outcomes and measures used by each unit in their assessment plans. The results for 2010 show areas of improvement from 2009. These clear patterns of increasing specificity and measurability, particularly within the measures, indicate the use of the findings from 2009 assessments to improve the assessment plans and overall utility of the data collected to enhance the effectiveness of operations across campus.
Use of Assessment Data
At the completion of the 2010 cycle, 25 of 51 units with complete assessment reports presented new action plans in response to their assessment findings. Forty-five percent of the action plans include modifications to program curricula or unit operations, 14 percent request additional staff or personnel, 20 percent request additional materials and 15 percent necessitate modification of the current assessment plan.
In 2009, 15 of 50 units with complete assessment reports articulated new action plans in response to their assessment findings. Sixty-four percent of these action plans involve changes in program curricula or unit operations, 50 percent request additional personnel and the remaining 28 percent require further refinement of assessment plans.
In 2008, 27 of the 48 units with complete assessment records articulated new action plans in response to their assessment findings. Seventy-three percent of these action plans involve changes in program curricula or unit operations, 4 percent request additional personnel and the remaining 23 percent require further refinement of assessment plans.
In the 2007 cycle, 32 of 34 units with complete assessment records articulated action plans in response to their findings. Fifty-nine percent of those plans involved changes in program curricula or unit operations, 19 percent requested additional personnel and 34 percent required refinement of assessment plans. These actions are currently underway.