All assessments should be linked to the College's foundational documents, including the College Mission and Institutional Learning Outcomes.
- College Mission: All assessment processes are linked to the college’s mission statement and serve as a measurement for the college’s progress towards that mission.
- Institutional Learning Outcomes (ILOs): Institutional learning outcomes (ILO) or the knowledge, skills, behaviors, attitudes, and abilities that students develop as a result of their educational experience, including curriculum, programming, and services. The institutional learning outcomes function as a guide for program learning outcomes in each department. By doing so, they shape the offerings of the departments, guide strategic planning, and assist with decision-making processes. All programs will need to demonstrate how they align and fulfill the institutional learning outcomes; however, each program need not align and fulfill all institutional learning outcomes.
An assessment cycle or is a calendar for assessing the various levels of institution, school, and program from the mission statements to embedded assessments. An assessment cycle is driven by the institutional learning outcomes (ILO).