Rock Valley College
Rockford, Illinois

Assessment for Student Learning

Welcome to Rock Valley College's Assessment Website. Faculty and administrators are very serious when it comes to the quality of education students receive. For this reason both faculty and administrators understand the need for assessing what and how students are learning in the classroom and around campus.


Faculty Development Day Workshop - April 17, 2014

The afternoon session has been reserved for faculty to work together on various assessment and administrative projects/tasks. You should use the following prioritized checklist to guide your work. If you have already completed a project /task, you should move onto the next. Members of the Assessment Committee and Academic Affairs are available to answer questions and provide guidance as needed.

Prioritized Checklist

Assessment Updates

Course Assessment
Master Course Syllabus Review/Mapping Templates and assessment methods for courses being assessed in calendar year 2014 were due on March 1. By now, faculty should be collecting assessment data from their spring courses. Contact RVC-Research for help with course assessment.

Program/Discipline Assessment
A revised template for program/discipline assessment has been added to the web page.

Program Review
Program reviews for FY2014 are due to Vice Presidents on April 1. The areas under review this year include Life Science, Physical Science, Agriculture, Accounting, FWS (Fitness, Wellness, & Sport), Welding, Sheet Metal Apprenticeship, Tool & Die/Precision Machinist Apprenticeship Certificate, Remedial/Developmental Education, Career Services/Job Placement, Testing Center, and Tutoring Center/Writing Center.

Institutional Student Learning Outcomes (ISLO)
New ISLO will be rolled out to students in Summer/Fall 2014. All course objectives must be aligned to the revised ISLO using the new Master Course Syllabus Template before syllabi are distributed to students.

Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE)
The CCSSE is an indirect measure of student learning focused on institutional practices and student behaviors related to success. RVC participates in CCSSE every other spring on an alternating cycle with the Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency. CCSSE is being administered this spring in randomly selected courses. Faculty teaching these courses have already been contacted.