“Improvement—if it is to happen—will occur where faculty and staff have the most leverage to change how they approach teaching and learning.”
Valencia’s Institutional Assessment (VIA) office is responsible for the support of faculty and staff members who are defining, gathering, analyzing and learning from data related to student learning outcomes. We document and report the college-wide results of the assessment of program learning outcomes that is being led by deans, directors, coordinators, and other staff and faculty members.
We are located in the District Office and are available to meet throughout the week on each campus by appointment. We work in partnership with the Office of Faculty Development and the Office of Institutional Research. Program assessment at Valencia is part of a cyclical process that includes culminating events that are coordinated by the office – such as Assessment Day. We collaborate with faculty and staff as we:
We also are responsible for several activities as we:
We are available for conversation regarding projects and proposals in their planning stages or in progress, we are also involved with a range of on-going projects at Valencia College such as the Carnegie Statway project (focused on student learning in the areas of statistics, data analysis and quantitative reasoning) while contributing to discussions held within other nationally-funded projects such as Achieving the Dream (AtD.)
Laura Blasi, Ph.D., Director, Institutional Assessment