Learning Outcomes Assessment


Valencia's Learning Outcomes Assessment cycle launched in Fall 2020 with a focus on equity-minded assessment and designed with flexibility for faculty. Faculty and deans convened in collegewide collaborative meetings in September. Following these collegewide meetings, each discipline or program established their Assessment Leadership Team (ALT) made up of in-discipline faculty leads, a faculty fellow, a faculty developer/instructional designer, and other relevant consultants. ALTs initiate the review of course outlines and then lead the development of the assessment and improvement plans in collaborative Canvas spaces.


The improvement plans generated by the ALTs are presented to the Assessment Coordinating Committee for review. As explained on the Assessment Coordinating Committee's (ACC) webpage, the ACC is committed to embedding equity into assessment praxis as encouraged by the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment in  A New Decade for Assessment. The ACC mapped the elements of the equity-minded approach outlined by NILOA and will use that map to check procedures of the improvement plans against the characteristics of equity-minded assessment, making necessary and appropriate changes as needed to ensure equity is embedded in all things assessment.

For Faculty that wish to engage in equity-minded practices in alignment with the assessment model click here.


Collegewide Learning Outcomes Symposium

Click HERE for a video trailer for this year's Symposium.

Please join us for the first annual Collegewide Learning Outcomes Symposium: Reflecting on the Assessment Model. This is a college-wide, cross-disciplinary virtual event happening on Friday, November 5, 2021, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. 

This symposium takes place around the “ Big Idea” that “the purpose of assessment is to improve learning” and that “…the most important user of authentic assessment is…the learner. And next to the learner, the most important user is the facilitator of learning…”  It is this idea that guided faculty, deans, staff and administration from disciplines across to come together to synthesize the Learning Assessment (LOA) Model that produces measurable outcomes. 

Now that Valencia has completed the first year of the LOA Model, we are taking time to examine data and engage in collaborative conversations that celebrate successes, reflect on lessons learned, and consider what could be improved. The Assessment Coordinating Committee (ACC) is hosting an exciting lineup starting with a keynote session by Isis Artze Vega, Provost and VP of Academic Affairs, followed by sessions in a variety of formats ranging from presentations to panel discussions to workshops with interactive breakouts. 

For full attendance at this event 3PD (Faculty Development) will be earned, if eligible.

The final call for proposals has been extended until noon on Oct. 22nd, 2021. Click here to submit and become part of this innovative symposium

This website will be updated with the schedule and live links before the event. 


Embedding Equity in our Assessment Model

Meaningful Student Involvement
Data Disaggregation, Exploration, and Action
Context-Specific Approaches and Responses
Embedded in All Things Assessment


Steps of the Assessment Cycle

Convene Assessment Leadership Teams
Review Learning Outcomes
Develop an Assessment Plan
Implement Assessment
Develop Improvement Plan
Implement the Improvement Plan
Reflect on the results of the Improvement Plan
Convene the next Assessment Leadership Teams