The Assessment Committee is a standing governance committee that functions as a vital subcommittee of the Academic Senate. The primary purpose of this committee is to help support student learning by ensuring that all processes related to assessment are consistent with the mission of the college, addresses the needs of students and the community, and meets the requirements of law and regulation. As such, the Assessment Committee:
The Assessment Committee Charge document was reviewed and approved in Fall 2019.
The Assessment Committee has primary responsibility of the development, implementation, and evaluation of assessment in accordance with the mission of the college. The Committee meets twice a month during the academic year to oversee the assessment process.
The Assessment Committee reports to the Vice President of Instruction and Academic Senate.
The Assessment Committee communicates regularly with faculty and staff through College Council, Academic Senate, Faculty Chairs and Directors Council, Accreditation & Institutional Quality Committee, Curriculum Committee, Program Review Committee, and Assessment Committee representatives.
The Assessment Committee membership (with voting rights) includes:
|Administrative Co-Chair||Lora Larkin|
|Faculty Co-Chair||Brent Wilson|
|Committee Administrative Support||Edie Nelson|
|Committee Administrative Support||Linda Allday|
|Administrative Rep||Stephen Waller|
|Administrative Rep||Maria Wright|
|Institutional Effectiveness Rep||VACANT|
|Allied Health||Kellie Smith|
|Behavioral Sciences/Criminal Justice||Dana Heins-Gelder|
|Biological Sciences||William Rockey|
|Business Management & Information Technology||Rudy Menjivar|
|English for Multilingual Students||Michael Westwood|
|Engineering Systems||Justin Flint|
|Family & Consumer Education||Brenda Nyagwachi|
|Fire Technology (Public Safety)||Jana Richardson|
|Foreign Language/American Sign Language||Pam Davis|
|Health & Physical Education||VACANT|
|Performing Arts||Brian Sivesind|
|Physical Sciences||Ximena Da Silva Tavares|
|Social Sciences||Jennifer Grohol|
|Member-at-Large||Jordan Rude (Behavioral Science)|
|Member-at-Large||Dianthe Hoffman (Nursing)|
|Classified Rep||Pearl Urena|
|Classified Rep||Jo Ann Acosta|
|Student Government Association Rep||Demitrius Daniel|
|Student Government Association Rep||Danny Escobar|
Bakersfield College is committed to facilitating collegial dialogue across disciplines of Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for continuous improvement of student learning and student achievement. SLO assessment examples are found on the Roundtable Discussions for SLO Assessments page.
Bakersfield College utilizes eLumen for assessment. Step-by-step tutorials and videos for assessment in eLumen can be found on the Bakersfield College eLumen Assessment page. Student Learning Outcomes assessment plans can be found on the SLO Assessment Plans page.
Course Outlines of Record (CORs) and Program Outlines of Record (PORs) for any course or program at Bakersfield College can be viewed on the Public eLumen site.
Bakersfield College demonstrates on-going assessment. Data for 2014-2019 can be found on the Archived Learning Outcomes Data page.