About Assessment at Harold Washington College
At the City Colleges of Chicago, assessment is considered a systematic and ongoing process that collects aggregate data about what students know and can do based on measurable student learning outcomes for:
- General Education, including Communications, Mathematics, Physical/Life Sciences, Humanities/Fine Arts, Social/Behavioral Sciences, and Human Diversity;
- Career and Technical Education programs;
- Core courses for our academic disciplines
Data and information resulting from the assessment process serve to inform improvements in pedagogy, course content, the curriculum, learning resources, and student services. Because the assessment process must be faculty owned, faculty driven, and administratively supported, utilization of assessment data by faculty is designed to improve student performance, student development, and student achievement.
Newsletter of the Assessment Committee
The Assessment Committee has just published a special edition of the Assessment Times Newsletter. This special edition is devoted to Closing the Loop. It is available here. The regular bi-annual newsletter of the Assessment Committee is expected to be available the week after Thanksgiving.