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Outcomes Assessment

Assessment must be an integral part of any successful institution. A well planned and executed assessment process will help the college accomplish its mission and goals.

Our Mission Statement

The mission of Sierra College is to provide an inclusive and safe educational environment where learners are supported while challenging themselves and achieving their goals.

Sierra College Vision Statement

Sierra College will be the preferred destination for higher education and training in our region while eliminating achievement gaps among our students.

Sierra College Core Values

The following core values will establish our ethical principles and will guide our institutional decision-making. Sierra College will:

  1. Empower students in their education.
  2. Strive toward student success and continuous improvement.
  3. Be an inclusive and equitable community.
  4. Be responsive to the education and workforce needs of our local community and businesses.
  5. Demonstrate collaboration with all stakeholders in decision making.
  6. Manage all resources in a manner that is sustainable and responsible.
  7. Support and model excellence and innovation in teaching, learning, scholarship, and creativity.

Outcomes assessment helps align instruction and student services in order to meet program and institutional goals. In the classroom assessment can dramatically improve teaching effectiveness and student learning. Outside the classroom it informs institutional effectiveness and improvement. Outcomes assessment is systematic , ongoing and involves the entire Sierra College community.

We assess at the institutional level (ISLOs), program level (PSLOs, instructional and student services), and course level (CSLOs). We assess because we have an obligation to our educational community and through the assessment process we become better at what we do.