Instructional Assessment Committee
The Instructional Assessment Committee (IAC) is a standing faculty committee that serves at the request of the Vice President for Instruction. Composed of faculty members and consulting administrators, this committee encourages faculty to foster curriculum development in program planning and maintenance of professional including workforce academic standards, primarily through the development, assessment improvement of student learning outcomes at the course, program, and college-wide levels.
The Instructional Assessment Committee (IAC) helps programs prepare for their upcoming program reviews by carrying out Assessment Reviews. One year prior to meeting with the Program Review Committee, each program meets with an IAC team to review their course level and program level learning outcomes and their alignment with the college-wide learning outcomes. In addition, the IAC reviews and provides feedback on the program's plans for assessing student achievement of the learning outcomes, validating current assessment strategies, tools and results, and recommending improvements and resources when needed.
Instructional Assessment Committee Goals:
- Support faculty in developing and maintaining quality curriculum
- Support effective assessment of student learning outcomes at the course, program, and college-wide levels
- Foster a culture of using evidence to promote improvement in assessment strategies and ensuring student learning.
The Instructional Assessment Committee will:
- Carry out Assessment Reviews to help faculty with the instructional assessment work needed for their upcoming program review by
- Reviewing existing program level and course level learning outcomes (PLOs and CLOs) to ensure they are clearly articulated and measurable
- Training faculty to improve and update PLOs and CLO
- Helping faculty align CLOs with the appropriate PLOs and college-wide learning outcomes (CWOs)
- Consulting with program faculty in current assessment tools and results, in order to suggest improvement of existing tools and to define clear criteria for achievement of student learning outcomes.
- Collaborating with faculty to help programs offer high quality courses
The Instructional Assessment Committee will foster a culture of continuous improvement by:
- Educating faculty on a variety of instructional assessment strategies and promoting professional development opportunities for effective instructional assessment practice both internally and in collaboration with district-wide Faculty Development program.
- Promoting the on-going cycle of instructional assessment activities.
- Working with faculty to develop a sustainable, valid, and reliable practice of data collection, analysis, and reporting.
- Encouraging faculty to use data on student learning to inform curriculum development and revision.
- Collaborate with cross-functional team on campus to foster program and/or college-wide assessment.
Instructional Assessment Committee Membership
Faculty representatives from each academic division are recommended by the Dean or administrator. IAC members serve a three-year term.
The IAC serves as an advisory body for larger curriculum issues, responding to initiatives such as revision of the A.A. and A.S. degrees, the development of new degree emphases, and any required update to the existing instructional assessment program.
Members of the Instructional Assessment committee contribute their insight, knowledge, and common sense to the curriculum process. They provide training, support, and feedback regarding the revision and editing of student learning outcomes and the effective assessment of those outcomes to help maintain the standards of excellence and diversity at Seattle Central College.
A balance of representatives from each instructional division encourages wide participation, provides opportunities for communication and collaboration across disciplines, and ensures that division's needs are addressed by the instructional assessment process. In addition to attending scheduled meetings, IAC members review course and program information.
Committee members assist faculty in all college programs related to instructional assessment. They help faculty update student learning outcomes related to existing and future curricula. They will also review instructional assessment plans and results, providing feedback to programs. Each IAC member serves on 1-2 Assessment Reviews each quarter, providing feedback to programs on their learning outcomes and assessment plans to help them prepare for their upcoming program review.
2019 – 2020 IAC Members
- Co-Chairs - Emily Castillo and Melana Yanos
- Counseling (1) - vacant
- Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences (2 - 3)
- Arts & Creative Academy - Bliss Holloway
- Humanities - Mary Lockman
- Social Sciences - Shaan Shahabuddin; Charles Jeffreys
- Healthcare and Human Services (2)
- Behavioral and Human Services - vacant
- Allied Health - vacant
- STEM-B (2 - 3)
- Science - Josh Whorley
- Math -
- Business/IT - Michael O'Neill
- Library - vacant
- eLearning - Yun Moh
- Basic and Transitional Studies - Denise Vaughn
- Workforce Programs (1) (Maritime, Culinary, and Wood Technology) - vacant
- Institute of English - Brendan Manley and Richard West
- Non-Instructional Academic Support (Advising/College Transfer; Student Leadership) - vacant
Instructional Assessment Review Schedule & Required Documents
- Deadlines and due dates for the current and next academic year Instructional Assessment Review. Timeline for School year 2019-2020.
|IAC Review Team|
|Dental Hygiene||WINTER||5||Thu. 2020/1/30||9-Jan|
|Library Instruction||WINTER||6||Wed. 2020/2/5||16-Jan|
|SVI-Medical Assistant||WINTER||7||Mon. 2020/2/17||23-Jan|
|Applied Behavioral Science||WINTER||8||Mon. 2020/2/24||30-Jan|
|Information Technology||SPRING||5||Thu. 2020/4/30||10-Apr|
|Institute of English||SPRING||6||Wed. 2020/5/6||17-Apr|
Visual Media (former:Commercial Photography)
|Social and Human Services||SPRING||8||Mon. 2020/5/22||1-May|
- For a list of documentation required of each program during their review, see Instructions and Documentation.
- Instructional Assessment Review is a 5 year cycle. To see when your program’s next Instructional Assessment Review will be, see the Five Year Schedule.
|2019||English||2020||Applied Behavioral Science||2020||Information Technology|
|Fall||Dental Hygiene||Winter||Library Instruction||Spring||Institute of English|
|Social and Human Services||SVI-Medical Assistant|
|2020||Community Health & Education (CHED)||2021||Business Administration||2021||PACE (PHSY, MATH, COMP SCI, ENG)|
|Fall||Counseling (HDC courses)||Winter||Graphic Design and Administration||Spring||Child and Family Services (new)|
|Communications||SVI-Computer Support Technician (new||World Languages|
|2021||Applications Support||2022||Correspondence Courses||2022||Earth and Env. Science|
|Fall||Maritime Academy||Winter||Parent Education (new)||Spring||Apparel Design|
|Adult Basic Education/GED||Nursing||Respiratory Care|
|2022||English as a Second Language||2023||Chemistry||2023||Sociology|
|Fall||Social Sciences (PSYH, ANTH, HIST, GEO, POLI SCI)||Winter||Biology, Botany, A & P||Spring||Fine & Performing Arts|
|Surgical Technology||Service-Learning/Coop Ed||Wood Construction|
|2023||SVI-Dental Assistant (new)||2024||SVI-Pre Apprentice Training (PACT) (new)||2024||Math|
|Fall||Business Technology Management||Winter||Culinary Arts||Spring||English|
- To read an instructional assessment review report, see Instructional Assessment Review Reports.
- To learn about the responsibilities of committee members and the chair, visit Member Responsibilities.
- Do you need more detailed definitions of these instructional assessment terms? Refer to the Assessment Glossary. For background information on instructional assessment, access Peter Airasian's book chapter on Instructional Planning and Assessment.
- For more information about how to revise course level learning outcome please visit CAC page.