What is assessment?

Assessment is an on-going process that helps focus our collective attention, examine our assumptions, and create a shared academic culture dedicated to improving the quality of education.  It provides concrete information that is used to make improvements in our processes and products, and it documents the impact of those improvements.  Fayetteville Technical Community College is committed to creating and supporting a culture of assessment.

How does assessment work at FTCC?

All areas of the College are categorized as either an Academic or a Support Unit for assessment purposes.  The assessment cycle runs from July 1 to June 30 (see Assessment Timeline).  At the beginning of each assessment cycle, each unit develops a minimum of three outcomes and devises a strategy for assessing them.   Achievement targets are set to determine what success "looks like".  Over the course of the cycle, the assessment strategies are implemented and findings are reported.  For achievement targets that are not met, an action plan is filed to address the deficiencies.  An analysis of the overall process is conducted with results used to affect improvements in the next cycle.

How is assessment managed?

The College uses Weave cloud application as its assessment management system. Within each unit, a department supervisor and department supervisor are responsible for developing, reporting and submitting assessment analyses into Weave. Please note that Director of Assessment, Dr. Vincent Castano and Dr. Bea Peterson, Assessment Co-facilitator are administrative contacts for any assistance with the assessment at FTCC.