Austin Community College Academic Outcomes Assessment website is a comprehensive guide for institutional effectiveness and educational improvement through the collection of assessment data. It offers a plethora of resources, including the Assessment Manual, which describes the assessment program at the institution. The site also offers access to a toolkit of Rubrics and TracDat, where comprehensive collection and analysis of assessment data is available for use in learning improvement. Among a variety of helpful resources, one can find the Glossary, which contains assessment documents and forms specific to Austin Community College, along with instructions on how to fill them out. Furthermore, the college’s site shows Student Learning Outcomes processes along with a detailed breakdown of learning outcomes at the course and program levels through its Discipline Assessment Cycle Working Group, and supporting resources for faculty who would like to deepen their understanding of assessment. The resources available through the college’s General Education Assessments clearly state the competencies that students must possess, enabling faculty to align teaching to learners’ needs.
Given the clear presentation and access to various resources on assessment, Austin Community College’s Academic Outcomes Assessment website is this month’s featured website in the category of Centralized Assessment Repository.