Accreditation Dialogue


Theme: Evaluation, Planning and Improvement

After reading the description below, add “comments” that identify specific activities at the college that indicate we addressing the theme of evaluation, planning and improvement. Post a separate “comment” for each activity identified.

The standards require ongoing institutional evaluation and improvement to help serve students better. Evaluation focuses on student achievement, student learning, and the effectiveness of processes, policies, and organization. Improvement is achieved through an ongoing and systematic cycle of evaluation, integrated planning, implementation, and re-evaluation. The planning cycle begins with evaluation of student needs and college programs and services. This evaluation in turn informs college decisions about where it needs to improve, and the college identifies improvement goals campus-wide. Resources are distributed in order to implement these goals. When resources are insufficient to support improvement goals, the college adjusts its resource decisions to reflect its priorities or seeks other means of supplying resources to meet its goals. Once improvement plans have been fully implemented, evaluation of how well the goals have been met ensues. Thus, the planning cycle is comprised of evaluation, goal setting, resource distribution, implementation, and reevaluation.


  • As a member of the Curriculum Committe, it's easy to see how the Curricunet application will help all of us plan, update and evaluate at the course and program level.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:01 PM  

  • Implementation of the WebAdvisor "drop" process has helped to streamline Faculty's and students' ability to maintain accurate records of student enrollment.

    By Blogger Sheldon, at 12:31 PM  

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