Valencia's Assessment Coordinating Committee (ACC)


The Assessment Coordinating Committee (ACC) has committed to embedding equity into assessment praxis as encouraged by National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment in  A New Decade for Assessment. The committee has mapped Valencia’s Learning Outcomes Assessment Model to the elements of the equity-minded approach outlines by NILOA and will on an on-going basis check procedures against the characteristics of equity-minded assessment, making necessary and appropriate changes as needed to ensure equity is embedded in all things assessment. For more information on Valencia's Learning Outcome Assessment Model click here.


The ACC—

  • oversees assessment plans for AS/BS/BAS/AA degrees and general education,
  • stewards a process that promotes college-wide and interdisciplinary collaboration,
  • coordinates each two-year cycle (complete with learning outcomes review, assessment, and implementation of improvement strategies),
  • and is responsible to Learning Council for ongoing, holistic assessment of the college’s assessment process related to the two identified outcomes of the Learning Outcomes Assessment Model:
    1. Stakeholders are engaged in a reflective process related to professional practice and student learning outcomes.             
    2. Pedagogical, curricular, and co‐curricular changes are made in response to and alignment with assessment results.


The committee is responsible for maintaining a written set of principles, guidelines and best practices for implementing a learning assessment and improvement cycle that allow flexibility for brave, collaborative, and creative faculty work for improving learning.


The committee determines whether proposed assessment plans adhere with college principles and best practices for assessment, and provide recommendations to the plan. Such plans should include -

  • A proposal for reviewing and updating (as needed, through the Curriculum Committee) course and program learning outcomes and ensuring alignment with the appropriate curriculum map.
  • Proposed assessment criteria for the outcomes.
  • A plan for developing and implementing improvement plans based on the results of the assessment.
  • A collaboration and communication plan that ensures wide stakeholder involvement in the process.

The committee is responsible for the creation and maintenance of curriculum maps at the college that ensure that there is alignment between course learning outcomes and program learning outcomes and that the assessment process at the college demonstrates achievement of program learning outcomes.

The committee provides an annual interdisciplinary opportunity for presentations of innovative plans, lessons learned, unsuccessful interventions, and successful results that signal potential for further impact if adopted by other areas.

The committee produces appropriate documentation of the work submitted and its own work to ensure that accreditation needs of the institution can be met.



Committee Members

Role Name Title Email Campus
Co-Chair Nichole Jackson Dir., Learning Assessment District Office
Faculty Co-Chair Lisa Macon Professor, Software Development East
Faculty Co-Chair Daniel W. Chip Turner Faculty, New Student Experience West
CTE Faculty Kristin Abel Professor, Theater Tech East
Librarian Nardia Cumberbatch Librarian West
CTE/Gen Ed Faculty Edie Gaythwaite Professor, Speech East
Gen Ed Faculty Tim Grogan Professor, Biology Osceola
CTE Faculty Veeramuthu Rajaravivarma Professor, Electronic Engineering Technology West
CTE Faculty Craig J. Rapp Professor, Hospitality & Tourism Downtown
Gen Ed Faculty Kinyel Ragland Professor, Political Science Osceola
Dean of Students Edna Jones Miller Dean of Students, Downtown Campus Downtown
Past Faculty Co-Chair John Niss Interim Executive Dean Winter Park
Gen Ed Dean Keri Siler Dean, Mathematics East
Dean of Academic Affairs Marlene Temes Interim Dean, Academic Affairs Osceola
Teaching & Learning Dori Haggerty Campus Dir., Faculty & Instructional Development West
Institutional Research Donna Payne Institutional Research Analyst West
Curriculum & Articulation Cheryl Robinson Dir., Curriculum & Articulation District Office
Institutional Effectiveness Darren Smith Dir., Institutional Effectiveness District Office
Ex Officio Daryl Davis Assistant VP, Analytics & Reporting West
Ex Officio Wendi Dew Assistant VP, Teaching & Learning District Office
Ex Officio Nasser Hedayat Assistant VP, Career & Workforce Education District Office



Meeting Schedule

Meeting Dates Meeting Times Location Meeting Outlines Meeting Notes
June 18th, 2020 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Zoom  ACC Meeting 6 18 20  ACC Approved 6 30 20
June 30th, 2020 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Zoom  ACC Meeting 6 30 20  ACC Approved 7 15 20
July 15th, 2020 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Zoom  ACC Meeting 7 15 20  ACC Approved 7 23 20
July 23rd, 2020 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Zoom  ACC Meeting 7 23 20  ACC Approved 9 24 20
September 24th, 2020 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Zoom  ACC Meeting 9 24 20  ACC Approved 10 22 20
October 22nd, 2020 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Zoom  ACC Meeting 10 22 20  ACC Approved 11 19 20
November 19th, 2020 3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Zoom  ACC Meeting 11 19 20  ACC Approved 12 10 20
December 10th, 2020 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Zoom  ACC Meeting 12 10 20  ACC Approved 1 28 21
January 28th, 2021 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Zoom  ACC Meeting 1 28 21 ACC Approved 2 25 21
February 25th, 2021 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Zoom  ACC Meeting 2 25 21 ACC Approved 3 25 21
March 25th, 2021 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Zoom ACC Meeting 3 25 21 ACC Approved 4 22 21
April 22nd, 2021 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Zoom ACC Meeting 4 22 21 ACC Approved TBD

For more information or further assistance with the assessment coordinating committee meetings, meeting outlines, or meeting notes please contact Nichole Jackson, Daniel Turner or Lisa Macon