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Guided Pathways

House Higher Education and Workforce Development Committee - May 30, 2017

On May 30, 2017, Oregon Student Success Center (OSSC) Executive Director, Elizabeth Cox Brand, and Greg Hamann, President, Linn-Benton Community College, were invited to present to the Oregon House Higher Education and Workforce Development Committee.  Dr. Brand’s presentation focused on the Jobs for the Future National Student Success Network, of which Oregon is a member, as well as plans for initiating an Oregon Guided Pathways cohort  in early 2018. Linn-Benton Community College is one of 30 colleges participating in the national American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) Pathways Project and President Hamann provided the campus-level perspective of Guided Pathways implementation. The committee was very interested, with Chair Reardon asking that he would like updates to the committee as the work progresses. Please contact Dr. Brand with any questions.

Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes and Accreditation - April 13, 2017

Assessment of student learning outcomes is critical to continuous improvement of teaching and learning in higher education. It is helpful to think of the assessment of student learning outcomes at three distinct levels: The course level, the program/credential level and the institution level. Assessment across these three levels combines to help create a culture of continuous improvement and a comprehensive picture of student learning at the institution. This document provides a brief description of each level of assessment of student learning outcomes, identifies key NWCCU standards, elements, and criteria related to each level of assessment, and provides a list of resources college faculty and staff can use to find additional information to support their assessment efforts. The document should not be considered complete or exhaustive, but rather should be used as a starting point for improving assessment of student learning outcome.

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