2020-2021 Catalog

Assessment of Student Work

In keeping with BCC’s commitment to excellent educational experiences and high-quality programs for its students and keeping consistent with practices at other institutions within the state and nationally, BCC routinely engages in the assessment of student learning at the course, program, institution, and system levels. The learning outcomes assessment process may include a variety of methods such as standardized tests, student surveys and focus groups, campus-developed instruments, and a review of student course and co-curricular work. In circumstances beyond the individual course level, where a student’s course or co-curriculum work is selected for assessment, the identity of the student will be protected. The student’s name, grade or other identifying information will be removed before the student work is reviewed. Selected student work may be subject to review by a limited cohort of higher educational personnel, primarily faculty. Assessment of student learning is undertaken for the purpose of improving student learning and academic success, curriculum, and instruction. Assessment activities will have absolutely no effect on a student’s grade, academic standing, ability to transfer, or ability to graduate. BCC will take the necessary steps to ensure the confidentiality of all student records and student work reviewed through this process in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) regulation.