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Assessment Committee Assessment 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)


2-1 Unit/Office/Program: The unit/office/program is identified.  

2-2 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.  

2-3 & 2-4 Formative or Summative Assessment: Either the formative or summative assessment category is checked depending on where the unit/office/program is in regarding its two year improvement assessment cycle.  Generally the first year of the assessment cycle is devoted to formative assessment or ensuring that the improvement plan is being implemented as designed.   The second year of the assessment cycle is devoted to summative assessment or determining what was the actual impact of the improvement activities.  You can also see the glossary section of the IAP handbook for the definitions and differences between formative and summative assessment.  Formative assessment is conducted prior to summative assessment.

2-5 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.

2-5a Endorsed by: Has the plan been endorsed by the appropriate supervisors.  Examples might be IC/DAP or SSC, Campus Director, Vice Presidents.  

2-6 College Mission: The approved college mission is included in the plan.  

2-7 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.  

2-8 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.  

2-9 Unit/program goals:  Improvement goals are included that represent the long

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