Assessment Committee

About the Committee

Goals

  1. Provide professional development opportunities for classified, faculty, and administrators that will further the effectiveness of our existing assessment work
  2. Move Assessment into being positively connected to student success
  3. Meet Compliance Requirements

Charge

Coordinates all student learning outcomes assessment processes and reports to Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs and Student Services.

Scope

Coordinates all Student Learning Outcomes Assessment

In order to maintain administrative oversight of the entire range of campus assessment activities, an Assessment Team meets at least once per semester to set college-wide assessment goals, plan for the Community College Survey of Student Engagement and Noel-Levitz schedules, and assess needs of faculty and staff in regard to assessment training.

Philosophy Statement

For today's student, learning is more than simply acquiring knowledge. While learning certainly involves mastery of subject matter, it also requires the application of that knowledge, the discovery and utilization of resources, and the solving of problems. Such learning may occur anywhere in the college environment and is not restricted to interactions between students and instructors in a classroom. Instead, the entire campus works together to support student growth and development for life long learning.

Effective student learning, in fact, becomes essential to the social and economic development of multicultural California. Consequently, policy directions for Bakersfield College are based on providing, monitoring and improving student learning through appropriate assessment measures. Outcomes assessment is the process that not only monitors what and how well students learn, but it also measures the effectiveness of the institution in providing effective learning opportunities. These opportunities must include the dissemination and understanding of learning objectives and student support strategies as well as the consistent application of high academic standards.

 

Overall, such an on-going student outcomes assessment process works to improve institutional effectiveness. This process uses multiple measures of valid, reliable, and relevant assessment procedures, both quantitative and qualitative, to monitor and improve courses, services, and programs. The data collected over time will provide information for curriculum reform, broad-based planning, resource allocation, organizational leadership, institutional governance, and staff and student development. This information is used to improve instruction, student, and community services, and to certify academic excellence for the college clientele and constituencies.


In addition to meeting state and accreditation requirements, this ongoing assessment process will provide the campus the following opportunities:

  • campus-wide collegiality
  • recruitment and outreach strategies
  • links to community learning and economic development
  • on-going staff development projects
  • learning communities and interdisciplinary collaboration

Individual personnel evaluation is addressed in the Kern Community College Board Policy and Procedures Manual and CCA Contract and is separate from this student outcomes assessment process.

Other Information

The Assessment Committee communicates with SDCC, Exec. VP Academic Affairs, Academic Senate


Mapping SLOs/PLOs/ILOs

Academic Development

Course Assessment Mapping Assessment Worksheets
ACDV B5/B5A: Tutor Training and Practicum Level 1/Level 2 Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
ACDV B50: Advanced Reading and Critical Thinking Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
ACDV B55: First Year Student Success Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
ACDV B61: Accelerated Reading Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
ACDV B62: College Textbook Reading Skills Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
ACDV B65: Developing College Writing Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
ACDV B66: Student Success (Not currently offered) Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
ACDV B70A-F: Study Skills: Time Management, Note Taking, Textbook Reading, Test Taking, Memory, Vocabulary Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
ACDV B72: Basic Arithmetic & Pre-Algebra Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
ACDV B77: Developing College Math Skills< Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
ACDV B190: Assistive Technology for Students with Disabilities Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
ACDV B201A: Communication Skills: Reading Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
ACDV B201B: Communication Skills: Writing Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
ACDV B201C: Developing Basic Math Skills Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
ACDV B280: Supervised Tutoring Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
ACDV B281A: Supervised Tutoring-Computer: Reading Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
ACDV B281B: Supervised Tutoring-Computer: Writing Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
ACDV B281C: Supervised Tutoring-Computer: Mathematics Assessment Mapping (PDF)  

American Sign Language

Course Assessment Mapping Assessment Worksheets
ASL B1: American Sign Language 1 Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
ASL B2: American Sign Language 2 Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
ASL B3: American Sign Language 3 Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
ASL B4: American Sign Language 4 Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
ASL B6: American Deaf Culture Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
ASL B7: Literature and Performance Assessment Mapping (PDF)  

Art

Course Assessment Mapping Assessment Worksheets
ART B1: Art Appreciation Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
ART B2: Drawing I Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
ART B3: Drawing II Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
ART B4: 2D Design Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
ART B6: Acrylic Painting I Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
ART B8: Figure Drawing I Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
ART B9: Figure Drawing II Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
ART B10: Ceramics I Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
ART B11: Ceramics II Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
ART B12: Ceramics III Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
ART B13: Sculpture I Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
ART B14: Sculpture II Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
ART B16: Digital Photography Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
ART B17: Black and White Photography Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
ART B20: Digital Art I Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
ART B24: Digital Art II Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
ART B25: Typography Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
ART B29: Special Studies Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
ART B35: Survey of Western Art I Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
ART B36: Survey of Western Art II Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
ART B37: Survey of Art of Latin America Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
ART B40: Digital Illustration Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
ART B41: Advertising Design Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
ART B42: Graphic Design Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
ART B46: Advanced Photography I Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
ART B47: Advanced Photography II Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
ART B48: Advanced Photography III Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
ART B5: Three Dimensional Design Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
ART B7: Acrylic Painting II Assessment Mapping (PDF)  

Astronomy

Course Assessment Mapping Assessment Worksheets
ASTR B1: Physics of the Cosmos Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
ASTR B2: Life in the Universe Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
ASTR B3: Solar System Assessment Mapping (PDF)  

Automotive Technology

Course Assessment Mapping Assessment Worksheets
AUTO B1AB: Introduction to Automotive Technology Assessment Mapping (PDF) Assessment Worksheets (Excel)
AUTO B2A: Engine Repair and Machining Assessment Mapping (PDF) Assessment Worksheets (Excel)
AUTO B2B: Advanced Engine Repair and Machining Assessment Mapping (PDF) Assessment Worksheets (Excel)
AUTO B3: Fundamentals of Automotive Management and Services Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
AUTO B14: Auto Tune-Up: Electrical/Ignition/Accessories Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
AUTO B15: Auto Tune-Up: Fuel Systems and Emission Controls Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
AUTO B59: Automotive Air Conditioning Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
AUTO B61: Basic and Enhanced Area Clean Air Car Course Assessment Mapping (PDF) Assessment Worksheets (Excel)
AUTO B75A: Introduction to Engine Overhaul Assessment Mapping (PDF) Assessment Worksheets (Excel)
AUTO B75B: Engine Repair Techniques Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
AUTO B75C: Advanced Engine Overhaul Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
AUTO B75D: Advanced Engine Machining Assessment Mapping (PDF) Assessment Worksheets (Excel)
AUTO B106: Auto Brakes/Suspension/Alignment Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
AUTO B112: Auto Transmissions/Gear Boxes Assessment Mapping (PDF)  

Biology

Course Assessment Mapping Assessment Worksheets
Biology B3B: General Biology II Assessment Mapping (PDF) Assessment Worksheets (Excel)

Crop Science

Course Assessment Mapping Assessment Worksheets
CRPS B1: Principles of Crop Production Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
CRPS B2: Forage Crops Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
CRPS B3: Integrated Pest Management Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
CRPS B4: Vegetable Production Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
CRPS B10: Plant Biology Assessment Mapping (PDF) Assessment Worksheets (Excel)

Electronics Technology

Course Assessment Mapping Assessment Worksheets
ELET B1: Basic Electronics (DC and AC) Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
ELET B4: Computer Integrated Manufacturing Assessment Mapping (PDF) Assessment Worksheets (Excel)
ELET B5: Programmable Logic Controllers Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
ELET B6: Analog and Digital Electronics Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
ELET B55: Electric Motors - Controls Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
ELET B56: Instrumentation/Process Control Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
ELET B58: Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
ELET B61: Telecommunications Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
ELET B62: Radio Communications Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
ELET B63: Electronic Systems Installation Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
ELET B70: Mechanical Systems Assessment Mapping (PDF)  

English

Course Assessment Mapping Assessment Worksheets
ENGL B1A: Expository English Assessment Mapping  
ENGL B1B: Introduction to Types of Literature Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
ENGL B5A: Survey of English Literature Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
ENGL B5B: Survey of English Literature Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
ENGL B30A: Survey of American Literature Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
ENGL B30B: Survey of American Literature Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
ENGL B50: Introduction to College Composition Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
ENGL B53: Reading, Reasoning, and Writing Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
ENGL B60: Basic Writing Skills Assessment Mapping (PDF)  

Fire Technology

Course Assessment Mapping Assessment Worksheets
FIRE B1: Fire Protection Organization Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
FIRE B2: Principles of Fire and Emergency Safety and Survival Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
FIRE B3: Fire Command, Strategy and Tactics Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
FIRE B4: Fire Behavior and Combustion Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
FIRE B5: Fire Prevention Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
FIRE B6: Fire Protection Equipment and Systems Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
FIRE B7: Building Construction for Fire Prevention Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
FIRE B25A: Wildland Fire Behavior Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
FIRE B25B: Wildland Firefighter Safety and Survival Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
FIRE B25C: Wildland Fire Operations Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
FIRE B25D: Wildland Public Information Officer, Prevention, and Investigation Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
FIRE B25E: Wildland Fire Logistics, Finance, and Planning Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
FIRE B72H: Emergency Medical Technician Assessment Mapping (PDF)  

Forestry

Course Assessment Mapping Assessment Worksheets
FORE B1: Introduction to Forestry Assessment Mapping (PDF) Assessment Worksheets (Excel)
FORE B2: Natural Resources Assessment Mapping (PDF)  

Japanese

Course Assessment Mapping Assessment Worksheets
JAPN B1: Elementary Japanese Assessment Mapping (PDF) Assessment Worksheets (Excel)
JAPN B2: Elementary Japanese Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
JAPN B3: Elementary Japanese Assessment Mapping (PDF)  

Natural Resources

Course Assessment Mapping Assessment Worksheets
NRES B1: Range Management Assessment Mapping (PDF)  

Ornamental Horticulture

Course Assessment Mapping Assessment Worksheets
ORNH B1: Introduction to Ornamental Horticulture Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
ORNH B2: Fundamentals of Nursery Management and Plant Production Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
ORNH B3: Landscape Installation and Maintenance Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
ORNH B4: Plant Propagation Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
ORNH B6: Ornamental Plant Identification – Ground Covers, Vines and Dwarf Shrubs Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
ORNH B7: Ornamental Plant Identification – Large Shrubs, Small Trees, Large Trees and Palms Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
ORNH B8: Introduction to Landscape Design Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
ORNH B36: Beginning Floral Design Assessment Mapping (PDF)  

Physical Science

Course Assessment Mapping Assessment Worksheets
PHSC B12: Physical Science Assessment Mapping (PDF) Assessment Worksheets (Excel)

Political Science

Course Assessment Mapping Assessment Worksheets
POLS B1: American Government - National, State and Local Assessment Mapping (PDF)
POLS B2: Comparative Government Assessment Mapping (PDF)
POLS B3: International Politics Assessment Mapping (PDF)
POLS B16: Vital Political Problems Assessment Mapping (PDF)

Registered Nursing

Course Assessment Mapping Assessment Worksheets
NURS B20: Fundamentals of Nursing Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
NURS B21: Medical Surgical Nursing 1 Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
NURS B22: Pharmacology Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
NURS B23: Medical Surgical Nursing 2 Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
NURS B24: Obstetrics - Maternity Nursing Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
NURS B26: Medical Surgical Nursing 3 Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
NURS B27: Pediatric Nursing Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
NURS B28: Medical Surgical Nursing 4 Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
NURS B29: Gerontology - Community Nursing Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
NURS B70: Role Transition: Bridging Nursing Theory to Practice Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
NURS B201A: Learning Lab Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
NURS B201B: Learning Lab Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
NURS B201C: Learning Lab Assessment Mapping (PDF)  

Soil Science

Course Assessment Mapping Assessment Worksheets
SOIL B1: Introduction to Soil Science Assessment Mapping (PDF)  

Vocational Nursing

Course Assessment Mapping Assessment Worksheets
VNRS B67: Principles of Pharmacology Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
VNRS B68: Basic Medical Surgical Nursing Practice Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
VNRS B69: Foundations for Vocational Nursing Practice Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
VNRS B69L: Foundations for Vocational Nursing Practice Lab Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
VNRS B79: Intermediate Medical Surgical Nursing Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
VNRS B79L: Intermediate Medical Surgical Nursing Lab Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
VNRS B83: Critical Thinking and leadership for the Vocational Nurse Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
VNRS B84: Maternal/Child Pharmacology Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
VNRS B88: Maternal/Child Nursing Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
VNRS B88L: Maternal/Child Nursing Lab Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
VNRS B89: Advanced Medical Surgical Nursing Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
VNRS B89L: Advanced Medical Surgical Nursing Lab Assessment Mapping (PDF)  

Welding

Course Assessment Mapping Assessment Worksheets
WELD B1A: Introduction to Oxygen Acetylene Welding and Cutting Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
WELD B1B: Introduction to Welding Processes Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
WELD B53A: Shielded Metal Arc Welding Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
WELD B53B: Shieldied Metal Arc Welding Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
WELD B54A: Blueprint Reading for Welders and Machinists Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
WELD B54B: Template Development and Layout for the Welder Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
WELD B55A: Structural Plate Certification I Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
WELD B55B: Structural Plate Certification II Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
WELD B55C: ASME Pipe Certification Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
WELD B55D: ASME Pipe Certification Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
WELD B55E: API and Related Certification Testing Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
WELD B55F: API and Related Certification Testing Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
WELD B65AB: Welded Steel Structures Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
WELD B74A: Introduction to GMAW (Gas Metal Arc Welding) and FCAW (Flux Core Arc Welding) Assessment Mapping (PDF)  
WELD B74B: Introduction to Gas Tungsten Metal Arc Welding Assessment Mapping (PDF) Assessment Worksheets (Excel)

 

Committee History

2012-2013 Summary

How are you evaluating your committee's effectiveness in meeting college goals and your committee charge?

  • After each workshop offered by the committee we handed out evaluations to participants. We are also working on a rubric to evaluate the committee work overall.

What did your evaluation reveal?

  • The particpants learned a lot and indicated that they would like to see more workshops offered on course assessments.

How will you use your findings to effect positive change?

  • We will be sure to offer more workshops next year on topics indicated by participants evaluations.