General Education Assessment Procedure
Every Fall, the General Education Committee begins the process of creating a general education portfolio for Central Piedmont Community College. The process is as follows:
1.In early fall, sections of the appropriate courses by goal area are randomly selected by Planning and Research for assessment.
2.The randomly selected sections are distributed to committee members representing academic areas reflected in the general education portfolio and the appropriate division directors and deans.
3.Assessment data are collected by the faculty members assigned to those randomly selected sections during the fall term.
4.Grading is completed in fall for some courses and in spring for others.
5.Results are examined by the General Education Committee in the spring.
6.Faculty review, discuss results and decide what change, if any, they should make.
7.Reports of results are made to the division directors of each unit.
8.Committee members bring back to the committee the division’s comments, recommendations, and actions items to improve the scores in the next year.
9.A draft of the report is written by Planning and Research (based on feedback from the committee) and copies are sent to the Committee for input and feedback.
10.The portfolio is completed.
11.The committee edits the final report.
12.The report is taken to the Learning Council and the Cabinet.
13.A response is received from the deans in regard to action items, recommendations, budget issues, needs, etc. by September 25th of the following year.