"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)
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:
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.
The Hocking College Success Skills are general, education outcomes needed on the job, at
Success Skills address the areas that employers identify are needed to be successful in a career. Employers rank these skills as most important in obtaining and keeping a job as well as advancing or seeking promotions.
Hocking College is committed to helping students develop the Success Skills in classes, labs and field experiences, as well as in co-curricular activities.
Once you obtain a job, local, state, regional and national employers agree that your performance in the Success Skills will help you keep your job, increase your learning power, increase the number of available career opportunities, and become a life-long learner.
The CE Success Skill deals with written and verbal communications skills and its subcomponents such as reading, grammar, public speaking and listening skills.
In any formal communication, spoken or written, the student will include:
(CE-5) Uses appropriate vocabulary, grammar, punctuation, spelling and/or syntax.
(CE-6) Writes effective business/ technical communications, including memos, letters and reports.
The PA Success Skill deals with the skills that help you find and hold a job, such as job search techniques, time management, use of work technology and attendance.
(PA-1) Practices job search techniques, including constructing resumes and participating in interviews.
(PA-2) Demonstrates initiative.
(PA-3) Meets performance expectations.
(PA-4) Recognizes organization structure and uses
(PA-5) Exhibits knowledge of basic principles of supervision and leadership.
(PA-6) Sets priorities and manages time efficiently in accordance with priorities.
(PA-7) Adheres to health and safety standards and procedures, and plans how to react in emergencies.
(PA-8) Maintains image consistent with technology standards.
The CT Success Skill deals with solving problems by thinking them through and learning from successes and failures.
(CT-1) Define Problem.
(CT-3) Identify Strategies
(CT-4) Propose Solutions / Hypotheses
(CT-5) Evaluate Outcomes
The ET Success Skill deals with honest responsible citizenship and the morals of everyday living.
The HR Success Skill deals with the skills that help you interact efficiently with other people, both on the job and in everyday life.
(HR-1) Demonstrates appropriate interpersonal skills.
(HR-2) Works effectively in group situations.
(HR-3) Resolves conflicts constructively.
The MS Success Skill deals with the math skills that a student will encounter both on the job and in everyday life.
(MS-1) Solves addition, subtraction, multiplication and division problems.
(MS-2) Estimates answers to math problems before solving.
(MS-3) Applies basic math formulas and principles.
(MS-4) Processes ratio, percentage, proportion, decimal, fraction and conversion problems. (MS-5) Solves basic geometric and algebraic problems.
(MS-6) Interprets and constructs graphs,
(MS-7) Expresses everyday relationships in mathematical terms.
The GA Success Skill deals with actions and behaviors exhibited locally that ultimately have a global effect.
(GA-1) Performs professionally with internal and external stakeholders by accommodating diversity in the program and/or workplace.
(GA-2) Synthesizes, integrates, and applies knowledge of varied demographics (socio-economic factors, geographic area, gender, nationality, religious views, ethnic background, educational level, political persuasion, age, etc.) in the context of the program and/or workplace.
(GA-3) Contributes positively by identifying and responding to local communities’ needs.
The IT Success Skill deals with the aspects of technology and technology usage in and for the workplace.