As a result of LATTC Self-Study for Accreditation, the college has identified the need to strengthen our assessment processes, including our program review protocols to better inform decision-making in support of student learning and achievement. The focus is on the improvement of assessment of student learning outcomes, program learning outcomes and service area learning outcomes, and the development of a system capable of storing and collecting substantial student-level assessment information in a central location, the lack of which has hindered the ability to further disaggregate assessment data and make inferences about the level of student learning. With the additional access to Strong Workforce Funds, the Quality Assessment Projects will be enriched to will develop and implement a plan to include ways to capture data and information about the alignment of programs to the needs of business and industry. Funds will be provided to the Program Innovation and Institutional Effectiveness Office to develop a protocol for inclusion of how well the programs of study are meeting the needs of industry. This will be an added element to the program review process. This will be a three-year project, which will include developing ways to access “just in time” wage and employment data, capture employer perceptions of our graduates, and integrate the use of LMI into the long-term planning process for programs.
Addresses the following Strong Workforce Recommendations:
9. Improve program review, evaluation, and revision processes to ensure program relevance to students, business, and industry as reflected in labor market data.