This is important for compliance reasons (see more about compliance under "institutional accreditation" in this handbook), and because teaching and learning is what we do.
We have a collective responsibility to ensure that students are receiving a quality
education--including the attainment of learning outcomes as defined by faculty.
Curriculum and Program Review is all about assessment of student learning outcomes,
and making improvements to courses and programs as a result of the assessment. Faculty
have primary responsibility for Curriculum and Program Review at LCC.
Assessment of Global Skills, carried out through an annual Summer Assessment Institute
for academic transfer programs and through program-specific assessment for professional/technical
programs, looks at college-wide assessment of communication, critical thinking, quantitative
literacy and teamwork. Faculty have primary responsibility for Assessment of Global
Skills at LCC.
KPI stands for "Key Performance Indicator." LCC has a number of KPIs that are defined
by the LCC Board of Trustees. The work of monitoring our progress with our KPIs is
done in part by our Monitoring Report Review Teams. There are five Monitoring Report Review Teams made up of faculty and staff that assist
with annual data analysis and planning. Although many faculty are involved on these
teams, administration has the primary responsibility for monitoring our KPIs.