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Assessment Committee Improvement Plan Review & Checklist – Instructional

Program/Service Area:

Assessment Committee Member:


Please mark your response to the following statements (numbers before the statements represent the appropriate sections from the Assessment Plan Worksheet (worksheet #2) :



NI (needs improvement or more information)


1-1 Unit/Office/Program: The unit/office/program is identified.  

1-2 Assessment Period: The assessment period is identified.  Generally, this is a one year period and is aligned with the timeline in Appendix E of the IAP handbook regarding Program Review and Assessment Timeline.  

1-3 Submitted by & Date: The person directly responsible for completing the assessment plan submits the assessment plan to the committee.  Generally, this is the office or program head.  The assessment plan should be submitted in line with Appendix E of the IAP handbook regarding Program review and assessment timelines.

1-4 Date submitted: Date submitted  to supervisor.  

1-5 College (Institutional) Mission: The approved college mission is included in the plan.  

1-6 College Strategic Goals: The appropriate college’s strategic goals that the service area addresses are referenced.  Generally, a office or program will concentrate on one or two strategic goals.  Assessment plans for vice presidents, campus directors, program coordinators, etc. may address multiple strategic goals.  

1-7 Unit/Office/Program Mission: The program mission submitted should follow the guidelines for mission development instructional section of the IAP handbook.  Each program should have its own mission statement.  An effective program mission statement should be linked to the College mission statement and be written in a language so that it can be understood by students and parents.  A mission statement might provide:

A brief history of the program and describe the philosophy of the program

The types of students it serves

The type of professional training it provides

The relative emphasis on teaching , scholarship , and service

Important characteristics of program graduates.

The mission should have previously been endorsed by the appropriate college committee and approved by the college President.  

1-8 Unit/program goals:  Improvement goals are included that represent the long term aspirations of the program and follow the SMARTer (Specific, Measureable, Achievable, Realistic and Time bound) approach to goals development.  Instructional programs


Program goals are broad statements concerning knowledge, skills, or values that faculty expects graduating students to achieve.  They describe general expectations for students, and they should be linked to the program mission.


Also see Appendix B in the IAP Handbook for additional suggestions

The program goals have been endorsed by the appropriate committee and approved by the President.  A copy of the approved worksheet # 1 should be attached to the

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