San Diego Mesa Collegeâ€™sÂ Outcomes and Assessment webpage is NILOAâ€™s first Featured Website of 2019! The Outcomes and Assessment webpage is hosted within Mesa Collegeâ€™s Institutional Effectiveness website which has useful information onÂ accreditation, the institutionâ€™sÂ educational master plan,Â institutional research, resources forÂ program review, andÂ reports on student learning. As it is described in the website, â€œOutcomes Assessment is the process of collecting information that will tell the College whether the services, activities, or experiences it offers are having the desired impact on those who partake in them.â€ As such, the webpage offers information on theÂ Committee on Outcomes and Assessment (COA), variousÂ training workshopsÂ and training materials forÂ departmental outcomes coordinators, andÂ assessment resourcesÂ on a variety of topics ranging from overviews of the assessment process to sample worksheets and templates.
The Outcomes and Assessment webpage also offers a creative, interactive, and informativeÂ guide on outcomes and assessment. In this guide, users can find definitions related to assessment, participantsâ€™ roles in assessment, and information on learning outcomes and the assessment process for the course and program levels, for the student services division, and for administrative units. For example, the guide on course learning outcomes offers information on how toÂ review or develop new course outcomes supported with examples of outcomes and objectives, tips forÂ editing current outcomes, an overview ofÂ assessment methods, and how toÂ close the loop. For these reasons, San Diego Mesa Collegeâ€™s Outcomes and Assessment webpage is NILOAâ€™s first Featured Website in the categories ofÂ Communication,Â Creativity, andÂ Centralized Assessment Repository.