Mission Statement

At OCC the central focus of the assessment process at all levels is the improvement of student learning. OCC faculty takes the lead in implementing assessment activities, as well as in planning and overseeing those activities. However, the Office of Student Learning Assessment provides support and guidance to the faculty of OCC in all assessment-related matters. The mission of the college-wide Student Outcomes Assessment Committee (SOAC) is to implement student outcomes and assessment at all levels of the institution. SOAC is an advisory committee comprised of faculty and academic deans that helps to lead and shape the process of student learning assessment at OCC. Finally, OCC uses an electronic database, the "Assessment Results Tracking Information System" (ARTIS), to organize and track all assessment-related activities at the college.

OCC Assessment Definition

Assessment is an ongoing process aimed at understanding and improving student learning. It involves making our expectations clear to students and setting appropriate outcomes for learning. It helps determine how well student performance matches those outcomes.

Student Outcomes Assessment Committee (SOAC) Mission

The mission of the college-wide Student Outcomes Assessment Committee (SOAC) is to implement student outcomes and assessment at all levels of the institution. As it moves the college from content-centered to learner-centered and from teacher-centered to student-centered, the assessment outcomes process enhances the quality of the learning experience of students.

Faculty Assessment Facilitators

Faculty Assessment Facilitators work with the Office of Student Learning Assessment to support faculty and staff implementation of course, program, general education and co-curricular student learning assessment activities.

Program/Student Learning Coordinators

Program Coordinators and Student Learning Coordinators are OCC faculty that manage all issues related to student learning assessment in their program or discipline. These faculty work with academic administration and all full-time and adjunct faculty to develop common course outcomes and assessment plans, submit assessment findings and move assessment activities forward for their program or discipline. Program/Student Learning Coordinators also work with the Office of Student Learning Assessment to establish an appropriate plan of action relevant to their program or discipline’s current stage of assessment development and to implement student learning assessment activities.

Assessment Results Tracking Information System (ARTIS)

The Assessment Results Tracking Information System (ARTIS) is a web-based database developed by Oakland Community College. This database is used by Program/Student Learning Coordinators, Deans, Faculty Assessment Facilitators and the Office of Student Learning Assessment to manage all aspects of student learning assessment, including establishing common course outcomes and assessment plans, submitting assessment findings, and developing and tracking action strategies.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Rachel Lathrop
Director of Student Learning Assessment
Office of Student Learning Assessment
Phone (248) 232-4741

Kristin Carey Li
Assessment Specialist
Office of Student Learning Assessment
Phone (248) 232-4745

 

Janet Gates
Assessment Specialist
Office of Student Learning Assessment
Phone (248) 232-4524