Student Learning Assessment

Student Learning Assessment

At CLC, high-quality teaching and learning are extremely important. To foster high-quality teaching and learning, CLC has developed a Student Learning Assessment Program. The Student Learning Assessment Program supports high-quality teaching and learning both inside and outside the classroom. The Student Learning Assessment Program provides the tools, methods, and supports to faculty and staff to assess what students can do with what they know. After completing the assessment process, faculty and staff can make changes based upon the assessment results to further improve student mastery of specific learning outcomes. To measure these different types of learning outcomes, CLC has created four distinct types of assessment processes to promote high-quality teaching and learning and continuous improvement. These methods are College-wide assessment, Program-level assessment, and Course-level assessment, and Co-Curricular Assessment.

College-Wide Assessment

CLC has created three broad college-wide learning goals, called “outcomes,” for all students. Under those outcomes are eleven specific skills, called “competencies”. The following are the general outcomes and specific skills that CLC expects students to achieve.

Outcome # 1: Communicate Effectively

Understand and communicate effectively with others using a variety of contexts and formats, which include writing, speaking, reading, listening, and interpersonal skills.

Competencies:
Demonstrate oral communication skills
Demonstrate written communication skills
Demonstrate reading and listening skills
Demonstrate interpersonal communication skills

Outcome # 2: Solve Problems

Identify, evaluate, and apply critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills using multiple perspectives and appropriate technologies.

Competencies:
Assess alternative solutions to a problem
Analyze and follow a sequence of operations
Apply abstract ideas to concrete situations
Utilize appropriate technology

Outcome # 3: Demonstrate Personal and Social Responsibility

Develop and demonstrate personal and social responsibility and teamwork skills.

Competencies:
Apply ethical principles in decision-making
Work as a team member to achieve shared goals
Discuss/compare characteristics of diverse cultures and environments

College-Wide Assessment reporting occurs on an annual basis.

Program/Department Level Assessment

CLC Programs and Departments have also created Program/Department level objectives that must be assessed for students enrolled in classes in a technical program or liberal arts department. Under program/department-level assessment, methods of measurement are broader than course-specific assessment outcomes but less broad than college-wide outcomes. Program/Department Outcomes are listed on each Program or Department webpage. CLC Faculty collaborate annually to review Program/Department Level Assessment Data and make changes based upon the results to ensure that what students are learning is in alignment with Program/Department Objectives at a high rate of proficiency. Program/Department Level Assessment reporting occurs on an annual basis.

Course Level Assessment

Course Level assessment is the most common assessment tool and is conducted on a daily or weekly basis. Course-level assessment is an assessment that faculty members do to determine grades for student assignments and projects, as well as for the course itself. All CLC courses have common course outlines identifying course-specific and college-wide outcomes that students will be expected to achieve upon completion of the course. When teaching a course, CLC faculty must ensure the course content and specific course level assessment measures meets the course objectives. Course Level Assessment activities should occur regularly within the classroom.

Co-Curricular Assessment

CLC offers a wide variety of co-curricular options such as student activities, clubs/organizations, and supportive services that also promote student learning outside of a traditional classroom. CLC Co-Curricular Assessment allows staff & faculty with students in these modalities to evaluate student learning within their activity, club/organization, or supportive service in alignment to CLC College-Wide Learning outcomes. Co-Curricular assessment allows for continuous improvement of student learning which occurs outside of the classroom. At CLC, all co-curricular groups must document their assessment work at least once every five years.

Contact Information

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Aubrey Beadell Advisor TRIOStudentSupportServices 218-855-8014 aubrey.beadell@clcmn.edu 1
Nick O'Reilly Occupational Skills Program College Lab Assistant OccupationalSkills 218-855-8077 Nicholas.oreilly@clcmn.edu 2
Kevin Lomax College Lab Assistant Automotive Faculty 218-855-8000 KLomax@clcmn.edu 3
Jody Flynn Accessibility Services Assistant Accessibility 218-855-8056 jody.flynn@clcmn.edu 5
Missy Tureson Box Office Assistant Theatre 218-855-8199 mtureson@clcmn.edu 6
Deana Bobzien Instructor CollegeCareerStudies - Mathematics - Supportive Services 218-855-8339 deana.bobzien@clcmn.edu 7
Brianna Rajkowski Advisor TRIOStudentSupportServices 218-855-8228 brianna.rajkowski@clcmn.edu 8
Cynthia Dionysius AD Nursing Faculty NursingASDegree 218-855-8133 cindy.dionysius@clcmn.edu 9
Tajia Anderson PSEO Specialist Admissions - CollegeCreditInHighSchool- PSEO 218-855-8079 tajia.anderson@clcmn.edu 10
Tracy Tschida Instructor Psychology - CollegeCareerStudies 2188-855-8328 tracy.tschida@clcmn.edu 11
Mike Fitcher Adjunct Instructor MachineTool 218-855-8000 michael.fitcher@clcmn.edu 12
Brent Balmer Videography CLA Videography 218-855-8727 brent.balmer@clcmn.edu 13
David Gray Instructor History 218-855-8276 david.gray@clcmn.edu 14
Jim Nagy Adjunct Instructor GraphicDesign 218-855-8157 james.nagy@clcmn.edu 15
Brandon Schneider Instructor HeavyEquipment 218-894-5179 brandon.schneider@clcmn.edu 16
Natalia DePauw Director of Dual Enrollment Advising - PSEO - CollegeCreditInHighSchool 218-855-8263 natalia.depauw@clcmn.edu 18
Amy Disterhaupt Admissions Specialist Admissions 218-855-8250 amy.disterhaupt@clcmn.edu 20
Nick Heisserer Instructor BusinessFaculty - StudentLearningAssessment 218-855-8089 nick.heisserer@clcmn.edu https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/CentralLakesCollege6@MinnState.edu/bookings/ 21
Matthew Krueger Environmental Health and Safety Officer Maintenance 218-855-8115 matthew.krueger@clcmn.edu 22
Mark Lindquist Instructor Music 218-855-8236 mark.lindquist@clcmn.edu 23
Joy Larson Emergency Management and Security Coordinator Security 218-855-8143 joy.larson@clcmn.edu 24
Jeremy Goddard Bookstore/Print Shop Bookstore Supportive Services 218-855-8146 Jeremy.Goddard@clcmn.edu 25
Sarah Jennissen Instsructor NursingAssistant - PracticalNursing - TrainedMedicationAid 218-894-5308 sarah.jennissen@clcmn.edu 26
Kevin Lattu Upward Bound Advisor TRIOUpwardBound 218-855-8117 kevin.lattu@clcmn.edu 27
Cash Robinson Upward Bound Advisor TRIOUpwardBound 218-855-8076 cash.robinson@clcmn.edu 28
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