Assessment

 

Institutional Outcomes: Institutional outcomes include the knowledge, skills, and aptitudes students acquire as a result of their experience at FSCC. Institutional outcomes represent a broad range of competence which applies to students in every program. This includes certificates, transfer, or degree programs, and are a reflection of FSCC’s mission and core values. These outcomes extend to co-curricular and non-curricular experiences as well. FSCC has identified three institutional outcomes:

 

  • Personal Responsibility: Fostering personal integrity and professional growth.
  • Social Responsibility: Prepare students for civic and community engagement, including social and cultural awareness, inclusion, and citizenship for the betterment of the community.
  • Academic Success: Be in good standing by meeting institutional expectations and making academic progress towards earning their credentials.

 

General Education: Through general education curriculum, students gain understanding of various concepts and practices that serve as a foundation for continuous learning and achievement of personal goals. The General Education curriculum provides students competency in academic skills by integrating a range of courses from multiple disciplines. All associate degrees at FSCC require general education curriculum, and general education assessment is integrated into degree assessment. FSCC has outlined four general education outcomes based on the skills students are expected to demonstrate upon completion of general education curriculum. 

 

  • Mathematical: Students will employ scientific and mathematical principles within the program disciplines.
  • Communication (oral and written): Students will demonstrate effective written and oral communication.
  • Technology Skills: Students will demonstrate effective use of technology.
  • Critical Thinking: Students will apply critical thinking skills to evaluate possible resolutions to a given scenario.

 

ETS Proficiency Profile Results-

 

Co-Curricular

Co-curricular experience is learning outside of the curriculum. FSCC students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of co-curricular activities that are offered by both academic and non-academic departments on campus. Co-curricular programs are guided by three overarching objectives: Academic Support, Campus & Community Engagement, and Personal Growth & Leadership. Each co-curricular program is working on developing student-oriented outcomes that would help achieve these objectives. Some of the co-curricular programs directly assist students with their academic work, while others give them a chance to learn valuable life skills. Under these programs, not every event is evaluated; instead, the emphasis is on those that reflect the mission of the college and are aligned with institutional outcomes.  

 

Objectives:

  • Academic Support
  • Campus & Community Engagement
  • Personal Growth and Leadership

 

List of Programs (click on the program name to view outcome data):

 

Co-Curricular Assessment:

In the spring of 2021, various members of the Open Pathways committee attended the HLC session titled Co-Curricular Assessment: Perspective, Insight, and Advice. As a result, a Co-Curricular subcommittee was created to initiate a plan that would focus on improving the overall quality of student experiences through participation in co-curricular activities. The membership of the committee consists of Director of Library Services and PTK advisor, Division chair for Agriculture and Meats Judging Coach, Associate Dean of Instruction & Institutional Effectiveness, and Vice President of Academic Affairs. After viewing the session, the subcommittee refined the definition of co-curricular. The current definition of co-curricular is:

“The FSCC co-curricular experience is learning that supports the academic curriculum.  The experience includes but is not limited to involvement in activities, programs, and/or engagement in service learning through mutually supportive relationships of the college and community.”

 

Co-curricular activities of each identified program have been mapped to the co-curricular goals. Sponsors of these activities (faculty/staff) conduct assessment of student learning in their targeted activities through both direct and indirect methods. Sponsors complete the co-curricular activity form for each event describing the students’ involvement and send it to the committee at the end of the year. The report includes logistics, satisfaction survey, summary, and planning for improvement to the event. 

Co-Curricular Mapping:

 

Objectives

Programs/Activities

 

Academic Support

Campus & Community Engagement

Personal Growth & Leadership

TRIO

X

 

X

Student Success Center

X

 

 

Library

X

X

 

PTK

 

X

X

Advising

X

 

 

SNO

 

X

X

Skills USA

 

X

 

 

 

2021-22 Results:

  • Academic Support 
  • Campus & Community Engagement 
  • Personal Growth and Leadership

 

 

Co-Curricular Plan: (To be Completed by Summer 2024)

  • Define co-curricular objectives.
  • Assist programs in developing measurable student learning outcomes.
  • Map co-curricular objectives to institutional learning outcomes.
  • Support co-curricular programs in collecting data and reporting results.
  • Identify other programs that can be part of the co-curricular practices.

 

Program Level Outcomes

To view the program outcomes, please click on a department below.

Agriculture

  • Agriculture
  • John Deere Technology

Business

  • Accounting
  • Administration
  • Business
  • Computer
  • Economics

Communication & Humanities

  • Art
  • English
  • Foreign Language
  • History
  • Literature
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Religion
  • Speech
  • Theatre

Construction Trades

  • Construction
  • HVAC
  • Masonry
  • Welding

Cosmetology

  • Cosmetology
  • Manicuring

Criminal Justice

Education

  • Elementary
  • Physical Education
  • Secondary

Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Technology

Math​ematics

Nursing & Allied Health

  • Allied Health
    • EMT 
    • Health Aides
  • Nursing
    • Nursing
    • Nutrition

Social & Behavioral Science

  • Geography
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology​

Science

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Engineering
  • Physical Science