Curriculum and Assessment
The mission of the assessment and curriculum department is to assist faculty and staff in developing processes to establish a clear educational philosophy; it provides an articulation of what students should know and be able to do and supports faculty in how to achieve these goals.
Assessment and curriculum development is an ongoing, multi-step process for planning and implementing a high quality instructional program. It:
- defines program goals and expected learning outcomes;
- creates a framework that provides a way to evaluate and improve student learning;
- provides information that can be used to determine whether or not intended outcomes are being achieved; and
- uses a variety of methods of assessment to measure student learning.
Additionally, the staff in the assessment and curriculum development department assist faculty in the creation and documentation of the following:
- program outcomes for all career training programs
- master course outlines for all courses at the college
- course/program syllabi
- course/program/department assessment plans
Forms and templates for curriculum development and/or assessment may be found below, at left under 'Related Links', or at AllBates\#1Current Curriculum #1A - #1J (accessible from your college computer).