Assessment Committee

Group picture of committee members.

About the Committee


The Assessment Committee is a standing governance committee that coordinates all processes related to the assessment of Institutional, Program, and Student Learning Outcomes. The primary purpose of this committee is to help support student learning by ensuring that learning outcome assessment is 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:

  • Identifies needs of faculty and staff regarding assessment processes and provides needed training
  • Communicates with all committees, organizations, or areas involved in assessment on campus (e.g. Curriculum Committee, Program Review Committee, Academic Senate, etc.)
  • Evaluates proposals for new and/or revised Program Learning Outcomes and/or revised Student Learning Outcomes
  • Assists programs in disaggregation, and analysis of learning outcome achievement for subpopulations of students to identify gaps and implement assessment plans to mitigate those gaps
  • Helps to develops and implement procedures to assure effective means of outcome assessment appropriate to the learning needs of students in each program while adhering to the requirements of law and regulation
  • Ensures a faculty co-chair functions as a member of the Academic Senate Executive Board


The Assessment Committee Charge document was reviewed and approved in Fall 2017.


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Scope of Authority

In order to maintain administrative oversight of the entire range of campus assessment activities, the Assessment Committee meets at least once per month (during the academic year) 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.


Reports To

The Assessment Committee reports to the Vice President of Instruction


Communicates With

The Assessment Committee communicates regularly with faculty through Assessment Committee representatives, Academic Senate, College Council, and the Faculty Chairs and Deans Council.



The Assessment Committee will have one faculty co-chaired and one administrative co-chair.

  • Two administrative representatives
  • Articulation Officer
  • (1 faculty representative from each department and 4 members-at-large); Unrepresented department positions will fall to the department chair
  • 1 Student Government Association Representatives; and one alternate
  • 2 classified representatives






Role Name
Administrative Co-Chair Billie Jo Rice
Faculty Co-Chair Brent Wilson
Committee Administrative Support Edie Nelson
Committee Administrative Support Linda Allday


Role Name
Administrative Rep Stephen Waller
Administrative Rep Maria Wright
Institutional Effectiveness Rep Amber Hroch


Role Name
Articulation Officer VACANT
Adjunct Rep Lori Pesante (Criminal Justice)
Academic Development Teresa McAllister
Agriculture Greg Cluff
Allied Health Kellie Smith
Art Darrin Ekern
Behavioral Sciences/Criminal Justice Dana Heins-Gelder
Biological Sciences Milena Lilles
Business Management & Information Technology Rudy Menjivar
Communication Helen Acosta
English Denise Mitchell
English for Multilingual Students Michael Westwood
Engineering Systems Justin Flint
Family & Consumer Education Lily Pimentel
Fire Technology (Public Safety) Jana Richardson
Foreign Language/American Sign Language Pam Davis
Health & Physical Education Tina Cummings
Industrial Technology Robert Stewart
Library Faith Bradham
Mathematics Isaac Vannasone
Nursing Debbie Kennedy
Performing Arts Brian Sivesind
Philosophy Tanya Silva
Physical Science Ximena Da Silva Tavares
Social Science Olivia Garcia
Member-at-Large Jordan Rude (Behavioral Science)
Member-at-Large VACANT
Member-at-Large VACANT
Member-at-Large VACANT


Role Name
Classified Rep Pearl Urena
Classified Rep VACANT


Role Name
Student Government Association Rep Ashley Harp
Student Government Association Rep Armando Dimas


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.


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 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 Assessment Handbook 2017-18

Bakersfield College List of ILOs and GELOs 2017-18

Writing Student Learning Outcomes, Examples & Practice 2017-18

Choosing Correct Assessment Method & Tool 2017-18

Learning Outcome Review Checklist 2018-2019


Archived Learning Outcomes Data

Bakersfield College demonstrates on-going assessment. Data for 2014-2018 can be found on the Archived Learning Outcomes Data page.

Meeting Times

We meet 2 Fridays per month from 10:30am - noon.

Next Meeting

Assessment Committee Meeting - January 25th, 2019