All full-time faculty participate; oversight for the process comes from the faculty-led
Instructional Assessment Committee with logistical and administrative support from
Effectiveness & College Relations. The process applies to all degree/certificate programs
and academic disciplines.
A template developed by the Instructional Assessment Committee is used by everyone.
Taken as a whole, the questions that make up the template provide a framework for
faculty to regularly review and make improvements to their program and/or discipline.
The most important aspects of the process are:
Faculty are expected to work on Curriculum and Program Review during designated instructional
assessment days (indicated on the Instructional Calendar. It takes two years to work through a complete cycle. The Master Instructional Assessment Timeline indicates which section of the report needs to be completed in each academic term.
The templates for each program and/or discipline are stored in a shared Google folder
called "Curriculum & Program Review." All full-time faculty and instructional administrators
have access to the folder. Contact Effectiveness & College Relations if you don't
have access or need assistance. Many faculty have opted to store their information
elsewhere, such as in an individual or departmental Google drive. You are responsible
for posting a link in the shared folder to your report and/or data, if it's not stored
in the folder. Also keep in mind that if you keep your materials outside the folder,
you accept responsibility for updating the template in the event that any modifications
All faculty work on the same set of questions at the same time, but the similarities
end there. Faculty are responsible for determining their own learning outcomes and
methods for assessing them. It is very important that faculty address the outcomes
listed on the Degree Requirements pages in the LCC Academic Catalog as part of the
Curriculum and Program Review process. If the outcomes listed in the Degree Requirements
aren't being addressed or aren't reflective of what's going on with the program or
discipline, then the outcomes need to be updated.