Assessment Committee

Group picture of committee members.

About the Committee


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:

  • Reviews and approves all Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) and Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)
  • Reviews and approves mappings to Institutional Learning Outcomes (ILOs) and General Education Learning Outcomes (GELOs)
  • Provides assessment training and dissemination of assessment information
  • Provides support for development, implementation, and evaluation of assessment


The Assessment Committee Charge document was reviewed and approved in Fall 2020.


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Scope of Authority

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.


Reports To

The Assessment Committee reports to the Vice President of Instruction and Academic Senate.


Communicates With

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:

  • One administrative co-chair and one faculty co-chair
  • Two administrative representatives
  • One Institutional Effectiveness representative
  • One faculty representative from each department
    (unrepresented department positions will fall to the department chair)
  • Four members-at-large
  • Two classified representatives
  • One Student Government Association representative and one alternate




Role Name
Administrative Co-Chair Stephen Waller
Faculty Co-Chair Faith Bradham
Committee Administrative Support Edie Nelson
Committee Administrative Support Denice Mccauley


Role Name
Administrative Rep Vacant
Institutional Effectiveness Rep Sooyeon Kim


Role Name
Adjunct Rep Michael Huerta
Agriculture Greg Cluff
Allied Health Kellie Smith
Applied Science Justin Flint
Art Darrin Ekern
Behavioral Sciences/Criminal Justice Dana Heins-Gelder
Biological Sciences William Rockey
Business Management & Information Technology Kyungjin (Jen) Menjivar
Communication Bianca Moreno
Counseling Jeffrey Stambook
Education Teresa McAllister
English Tracie Grimes
English for Multilingual Students Michael Westwood
Engineering Systems Maryam Jalalifarahani
Family & Consumer Education Alex Gomez
Foreign Language/American Sign Language Pam Davis
Industrial Technology Catherine Jones
Kinesiology Tyler Thompson
Library Vacant
Mathematics Isaac Vannasone
Nursing Debra Kennedy
Performing Arts Brian Sivesind
Philosophy Bryan Russell
Physical Sciences Mike Daniel
Public Safety Training Programs Jana Richardson
Social Sciences Jennifer Grohol
Member-at-Large Vacant
Member-at-Large Jordan Rude
Member-at-Large Vacant
Member-at-Large Vacant


Role Name
Classified Rep Edie Nelson


Role Name
Student Government Association Rep Simran Singh
Student Government Association Rep-Alternative Jordan Amey


Committee Resources

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

Institutional Learning Outcomes

Roundtable Discussions

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.

Archived Learning Outcomes Data

Bakersfield College demonstrates on-going assessment. Data for 2014-2021 can be found on the Archived Learning Outcomes Data page.

Meeting Times

We meet on the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month from 10:30am - noon.

Next Meeting

Assessment Committee Meeting - February 4th, 2022

Last Meeting

Assessment Committee Meeting - November 19th, 2021 Supporting Documents: