• Assessment of Student Learning

    Edison State Community College is committed to providing quality education and services to students. To promote quality, Edison State has implemented a number of assessment procedures to measure General Education, career programs and student perceptions regarding academic and support services.

  • Academic Assessment Committee

    Susan Barth—Instructor of Engineering
    Dr. Amanda Bylczynski—Dean of Accreditation and Academic Effectiveness
    Kevin Coghlan—Assistant Professor of Sociology
    Rachael Detraz—Professor of Biology
    Erynn Hanford—Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education for the Physical Therapist Assistant Program/Assistant Professor (Member at Large)
    Dr. Paul Heintz—Dean of Arts and Sciences
    Yvonne Koors—Assistant Professor & Director of Medical Assisting
    Laura Larger—Instructor of Criminal Justice
    William Loudermilk—Professor of English
    Enrique Rivera-Cerezo—Assistant Professor of Business and Business Law
    Dr. Andy Runyan—Dean of Professional and Technical Programs
    Dr. Melissa Wertz—Provost     
    Steve Whiteman—Professor of Psychology

    Click below to view the current Assessment Handbook.

    ASSESSMENT HANDBOOK

    Co-Curricular Education and Supportive Services Committee

    Dr. Amanda Bylczynski—Dean of Accreditation and Academic Effectiveness
    Dr. Jessica Chambers—Dean of Student Engagement
    Morgan Abney—Career Pathways Advisor and Career Services Specialist
    Leah Baumhauer—Coordinator of the Tutoring Center
    Amy Borgert—Director of Career Pathways Advising
    Nate Cole—Director of Athletics
    Elizabeth DuBois—Coordinator of Employee Recruitment, Training and Development
    Jessica Edwards—Director of Distance Learning
    Amber Hare—Registrar
    Lisa Hoops—Director of the Library and Tutoring Center
    Paige Kiley—Interim Director of Financial Aid
    Joseph Ratermann—Career Pathways Advisor and Veteran Services
    Ethan Tauscher—Director of Enrollment Management
    Marissa Teneyuque—Career Pathways Advisor and Accessibility & Disability Support Services
    Dr. Melissa Wertz—Provost

    Click below to view the current Co-Curricular Education and Supportive Services Assessment Handbook.

    ASSESSMENT HANDBOOK

    General Education is a group of courses that provide a broad educational foundation and promote lifelong learning and personal, professional and social growth. The overall goals of a General Education at Edison State Community College are characterized by six learning outcomes. The General Education outcomes are assessed annually throughout the courses that are offered. The results of the assessments are evaluated and alterations to these assessments are made, if needed, to increase their effectiveness. If results indicate, changes may be made to courses or professional development conducted across the curriculum in order to enhance the focus relating to specific outcomes. This assessment procedure allows Edison State to verify that students receiving a General Education have increased their competency regarding the General Education outcomes listed below.

    Oral Communication Written Communication
    Critical Thinking and Inquiry Interpersonal Skills and Teamwork
    Mathematics Diversity

    2021–2022 REPORT

    2020–2021 REPORT

    NOTE  Additional resources and Assessment documents can be found in SharePoint (permission is required) OR submit your request for assessment data by using the Data Request Form.

    Career programs develop outcomes that describe the general goals that the program emphasizes. Specific outcomes for each program are published in the catalog and serve as the basis for an Annual Career Program Assessment.

    Faculty members in each program area develop an outcome-based assessment procedure. Many career programs require students to take a capstone course or participate in an internship. Portfolio reviews, reports from internship supervisors, reviews of projects from capstone courses and work samples taken from selected courses are commonly used as the basis for an annual assessment.

    Outside professionals and/or college staff members are typically utilized to assess the quality of students' work with the aid of a rubric designed to gather information related to program outcomes.

    CAREER ASSESSMENT

    NOTE  Additional resources and Assessment documents can be found in SharePoint (permission is required) OR submit your request for assessment data by using the Data Request Form.

    The three- to five-year Program Review is a longitudinal evaluation as compared to the annual program assessment. This process is intended to provide the information necessary to make decisions regarding changes in courses and programs, including the elimination or addition of courses or the elimination of a program. For example, faculty and facilities need to be academically current, fiscally responsible and meet the needs of the community. If an issue is detected as a result of the program review, changes to the program are made.

    NOTE  Additional resources and Assessment documents can be found in SharePoint (permission is required) OR submit your request for assessment data by using the Data Request Form.

    Supportive Services include the academic and student support departments in place to assist students as they complete their studies. Departments develop outcomes that describe the general goals emphasized in the services they provide. These include what students need to know as they complete their studies, types of additional services offered and how to obtain them and expectations and responsibilities of students. Students complete assessments annually through courses that are offered to evaluate the student outcomes. Actions are taken to increase student knowledge, if needed, based on the findings. This assessment provides insight into student personal competency to increase student success, retention and completion.

    Areas accessed include:

    Accessibility and Disability Services Advising Services
    Career and Job Services Financial Aid Services
    Health and Wellness Services IT Services
    Library Services Records and Registration Services
    Tutoring Services Veterans Services

    2021–2022 REPORT

    2020–2021 REPORT

    NOTE  Additional resources and Assessment documents can be found in SharePoint (permission is required) OR submit your request for assessment data by using the Data Request Form.

    Edison State Community College offers Co-Curricular learning opportunities outside of the classroom to enrich student learning and social growth. Areas for assessment identified measurable goals for their offerings to be assessed annually. The results of the assessments are evaluated and, if needed, actions are taken to strengthen the skills that students take away from these opportunities.

    Areas currently accessed include:

    Athletics Student Clubs and Organizations
    Student Orientation Work Experience

    2021–2022 REPORT

    2020–2021 REPORT

    NOTE  Additional resources and Assessment documents can be found in SharePoint (permission is required) OR submit your request for assessment data by using the Data Request Form.

    The general purpose of assessing student perceptions is to understand their concerns and their level of satisfaction regarding academic and support services. In order to assess student perceptions, Edison State Community College administers two alternating surveys—the Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE) and the Noel-Levitz Student Satisfaction Inventory (SSI). Edison State has chosen these two surveys due to the breadth of topics that are included in each. To allow improvements to be reflected in results, the surveys are administered in rotating odd-numbered years. We also survey our current students annually using a Student Satisfaction of Services Survey.

    Student Satisfaction Survey

    2022Student Satisfaction Survey Results

    Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE)

    2015 |  Survey of Student Engagement | Executive Summary
    2015 |  Survey of Student Engagement | Benchmark Summary Report
    2015 |  Survey of Student Engagement | OACC Cohort Benchmark Summary Report
    2015 |  Survey of Student Engagement | Promising Practices

    Noel-Levitz Student Satisfaction Inventory (SSI)

    2017Student Satisfaction Inventory | Report
    2017Student Satisfaction Inventory | Longitudinal Report
    2017Student Satisfaction Inventory | Comparative Report