Assessment at FLCC
Assessment is the process of using tools, evidence, and metrics to measure progress toward a desired outcome. It empowers the FLCC community to participate in a process of continuous improvement with a focus on an improved student experience both in and out of the classroom. Within academic assessment, the College's transfer programs and applied degrees participate in an ongoing program review process, which allows faculty to consistently improve student learning.
Learning Outcomes Assessment
FLCC's outcomes assessment is designed to provide evidence on the results of the College's academic offerings. It covers information on whether or not FLCC's programs offer the most relevant curricular content, and determines if students are learning what the College wants them to learn.
Whether students are engaged in a program designed to prepare them for transfer opportunities, or they are involved with a program that prepares them for the job market, assessment at FLCC is an ongoing part of teaching and learning that is at the center of the College's mission. It helps develop the mission, goals, and outcomes in each program to promote and showcase the College's teaching excellence to all FLCC stakeholders, both on-campus and off-campus.
FLCC is accredited by The Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Regional accreditation is a peer review process, which certifies that the College is upholding the highest standards in key areas. These key areas include student learning, financial stewardship and budgeting, assessment, governance and student services, among others.
FLCC will submit its Periodic Review Report (PRR) by June 1, 2017. Much of the work related to accreditation is based on the College's recommendations and suggestions from external reviewers during the previous self-study process. The development of FLCC values and the creation of assessment plans for academic and all other College departments, creates a structure to support the community to work towards continuous improvement.
FLCC has a peer-to-peer coaching model available, which helps educators assess and innovate program curriculum and institutional practices.