Quick Facts from the 2011 Assessment
- 94% of functional GGC units were assessed in 2010
- 77% were assessed within the GGC Assessment Framework
- 16% were assessed through an alternate method using the Administrative Employee Evaluations
- 82% of unit-level outcomes were assessed by the Office of Institutional Effectiveness as ‘Established’ or ‘Exemplary’
- 78% of unit-level measures were assessed by the Office of Institutional Effectiveness as ‘Established’ or ‘Exemplary’
- 77% of unit-level outcomes were fully or partially met across the College
- 22% (13) of units with complete reports had one or more outcomes that were not met or were partially met and 90% of those units developed appropriate action plans as required.
- 27% (16) of units with complete reports developed enhancement plans in response to assessment findings.
- 51% (35) 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 2012, GGC has a total of 90 units established in the WEAVEonline assessment tracking system. Of these, 73 percent (66) have established assessment plans including a mission statement, outcomes and measure for those outcomes. The 2 units that have not established such plans fall into three categories:
- Senior administrative positions, specifically the five deans, the five vice presidents, the AVP and deans in Student Affairs and the president of the College (N=14). 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 currently staffed or operational, but which are represented in WEAVEonline (N=5). These are Service Learning in Student Affairs, The First Year Seminar, Middle Years Support Program and Senior Portfolio Program in Student Success, and the Applied Math concentration.
- New academic programs (N= and administrative offices (N=2) which have not yet developed their assessment plans, outcomes and measures including Residence Life and International Students Services.
Use of Assessment Data
In the 2011 cycle, 59 units provided assessment reports. Of the 59 units, 13 did not meet their targets on one or more specific measures or for one or more outcomes. Of these 13 units, 10 articulated action plans in response to their findings, for a total of 33 action plans. Fourteen of those plans involved changes in program curricula or unit operations, 3 requested additional personnel, 5 requested specific materials and 11 required refinement of assessment plans. Two of the 3 units not establishing action plans are continuing implementation of prior plans.
In addition, 16 units proposed enhancement plans related to their assessment findings, but not connected to Not Met judgments for Measures or Outcomes. These 13 units articulated a total of 38 action plans of which 22 proposed changes in curriculum or operations, 1 requested new personnel, 5 requested new materials or equipment and 10 proposed modifications to assessment plans.
Across all 24 units, 8 provided estimated budgetary costs for their proposed action plans.
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.