Hocking College is a learner-centered, two-year college that focuses on interactive, hands-on learning to promote learner success. We are committed to providing learning experiences that enable our students to acquire the skills and knowledge essential to their future success.

"Assessment is an ongoing process aimed at understanding and improving student learning. It involves making our expectations explicit and public; setting appropriate criteria and high standards for learning quality; systematically gathering, analyzing, and interpreting evidence to determine how well performance matches those expectations and standards; and using the resulting information to document, explain, and improve performance." -- (Tom Angelo, AAHE Assessment Forum)

Hocking College Assessment Plan

The assessment plan outlined in this document is designed to examine the programs and courses offered at Hocking College and ensure that these offerings are aligned with the College's Mission. This plan uses a variety of data obtained from multiple stakeholders including but not limited to students, faculty, college administration, the community, and employers. Specifically, the plan focuses on the following:

  1. Technical Career Preparation and Enhancement that meet the needs of the community and prepare students for the workforce.
  2. General Education courses that support technical and career education programs and that prepare students to successfully transfer to four-year institutions.

Assessment has clearly become an important part of Hocking College's academic processes. We will continue to improve the process even as we benefit from the improvements made as a result of it.

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