Two types of assessment activities have been supported at City Tech:
- Academic assessment;
- AES (Administrative, Educational and Student Support) assessment
Specifically, the faculty-driven academic assessment is required on three levels: 1) course-level, 2) program-level, and 3) institutional-level/general education. Course-level assessment examines course-based learning outcomes in “critical” courses that have been identified within each department at City Tech; Program-level assessment examines student learning outcomes for each degree program at City Tech; and General education assessment examines broader, college-wide student learning outcomes across all three schools at City Tech.
The office strives to help faculty inform collaborative conversations around policy formation and the revision of administrative practice to improve student success. City Tech also utilizes assessment best practices to monitor progress of students, identify program strengths and weaknesses and provide meaningful data for its constituents. The AIRE team strongly promotes faculty as leaders in the assessment and continuous improvement process in order to create and sustain a useful assessment system.