Institutional Level Outcomes Assessment


During 2008, a committee of faculty and administrators was formed to review the three existing college-wide associate degree competencies (Writing, Critical Thinking, and Computer Fluency), and to revise and update them as necessary. The committee was further charged with creating a broader vision for general education, applicable to all students at NECC.  Ultimately, this vision included the identification of core skills expected to be developed by students in the course of their studies.  The end product was a document entitled, A Vision for Core Academic Skills at Northern Essex Community College.  This document was widely distributed and discussed, and endorsed by members of the college community.

In their current form, the skills are as follows:

  • Global Awareness
  • Information Literacy
  • Public Presentation
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Science & Technology
  • Written Communication

Each year, one or more of these skills are assessed at the institutional level.  Following are reports of these institutional-level assessments.

Communication Assessment – 2009-10 Academic Year

Global Awareness and Quantitative Reasoning Assessment – 2010-11 Academic Year

Information Literacy Assessment – 2011-12 Academic Year

Quantitative Reasoning Assessment – 2012-13 Academic Year

Public Presentation Assessment – 2013-14 Academic Year

Written Communication Assessment – 2014-15 Academic Year

Annual Report from the Assessment of Student Learning Committee – 2015-2016 Academic Year

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