Camden County College has implemented a documented, organized, and sustainable assessment process to evaluate and improve student learning. Camden County College's assessment process is sustained through the college-wide support and collaboration of faculty and administration. This systematic and thorough process uses multiple qualitative and/or quantitative measures that maximize the use of existing data and information, that clearly and purposefully relate to the goals being assessed. Assessment activities are of sufficient quality so that results can be used with confidence to inform decisions; and include direct evidence of student learning.
MSCGE Characteristics of Excellence - Prior Standards
CCC Facilities Master Plan
The institution's curricula are designed so that students acquire and demonstrate college-level proficiency in general education and essential skills, including at least oral and written communication, scientific and quantitative reasoning, critical analysis and reasoning, and technological competency.
Assessment of general education outcomes within the institution's overall plan for assessing student learning, and evidence that such assessment results are utilized for curricular improvement.
Academic Programmatic Review
Academic Program Review is a collaborative and collegial partnership between faculty and administration with the intent of improving program outcomes and student success. While faculty develops and assesses the content of courses and the curricula, the Institution is responsible for evaluating the overall outcomes of each program. Comprehensive evaluation of a program includes faculty input as well as input from many support services including but not limited to Institutional Research, Advising, Transfer, the Office of Finance and Planning, employers, Outreach, Marketing and the students. Decisions regarding funding for programs are the responsibility of the administration as stewards of the College's finances.
Program evaluation requires: 1) data analysis, 2) solicitation of input from a wide scope of stakeholders, 3) development of an action plan and 4) recommendations to administration regarding future viability of the program and the distribution of college resources to the program. The ultimate goal of program evaluation is to improve retention, transfer and graduation rates and to ensure fiscally responsible allocation of funds to all academic programs.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Assessment of student learning demonstrates that, at graduation Camden County College students have knowledge, skills, and competencies consistent with institutional and appropriate higher education goals.
Clearly articulated statements of expected student learning outcomes are clearly outlined for all programs. Expected student learning outcomes aim to foster student learning and development, are appropriately integrated with one another, and support the College's mission.
Camden County College recognizes the need to measure the effectiveness of services provided outside the classroom. Camden County College is committed to providing an integrated program of robust, sustainable support for student success. Student Success is a collective responsibility that bridges academic and student affairs in shared activities that engages students at entrance and helps them become partners in their own success.