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 2019.


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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 Lora Larkin
Faculty Co-Chair Brent Wilson
Committee Administrative Support Edie Nelson
Committee Administrative Support Linda Allday


Role Name
Administrative Rep Stephen Waller
Administrative Rep VACANT
Institutional Effectiveness Rep VACANT


Role Name
Adjunct Rep Maria Wright
Agriculture Greg Cluff
Allied Health Kellie Smith
Art Darrin Ekern
Behavioral Sciences/Criminal Justice Dana Heins-Gelder
Biological Sciences William Rockey
Business Management & Information Technology Kyungjin (Jen) Menjivar
Communication Erin Auerbach
Counseling Jeffrey Stambook
Education Teresa McAllister
English Denise Mitchell
English for Multilingual Students Michael Westwood
Engineering Systems Justin Flint
Family & Consumer Education Alex Gomez
Fire Technology (Public Safety) Jana Richardson
Foreign Language/American Sign Language Pam Davis
Health & Physical Education Tyler Thompson
Industrial Technology VACANT
Library Faith Bradham
Mathematics Isaac Vannasone
Nursing Debra Kennedy
Performing Arts Brian Sivesind
Philosophy Bryan Russell
Physical Sciences Mike Daniel
Social Sciences Jennifer Grohol
Member-at-Large Jordan Rude (Behavioral Sciences)
Member-at-Large Dianthe Hoffman (Nursing)
Member-at-Large Michael Huerta Jr. (Behavioral Sciences)
Member-at-Large VACANT


Role Name
Classified Rep VACANT
Classified Rep VACANT


Role Name
Student Government Association Rep Gian Gayatao
Student Government Association Rep Emma McNellis


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 2020-2021


Course Revision/Proposal Assessment Mapping Form 2018-2019

Course Revision/Proposal Assessment Mapping Form Instructions 2018-2019


Archived Learning Outcomes Data

Bakersfield College demonstrates on-going assessment. Data for 2014-2019 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 - September 25th, 2020