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The purpose of this web site is to provide resources to the campus community who need to conduct assessment in their courses or departments. Below you will see links to important documents and web sites that can help you.

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ACADEMIC ASSESSMENT COMMITTEE

The Academic Assessment Committee oversees the assessment processes of general education, program review, and the assessment of institutional, program, and course level student learning outcomes.

This committee consists of faculty and staff across disciplines:

  • Chair: Douglas Scheidt, Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Co-chair: Molly Mott, Associate Provost/Dean Academic Support Services & Instructional Technologies
  • Jondavid DeLong, Dean, School of Business and Liberal Arts
  • Kenneth Erickson, Dean, School of Science, Health & Criminal Justice
  • Michael Newtown, Dean, Canino School of Engineering Technology
  • Cullen Haskins, Canino School of Engineering Technology
  • David Barnes, School of Science, Health & Criminal Justice
  • Patrick Casselman, Canino School of Engineering Technology
  • David Button, School of Business and Liberal Arts
  • Kirk Jones, School of Business and Liberal Arts
  • Tatsuhito Koya, Canino School of Engineering Technology
  • Kimberly Davies, School of Science, Health & Criminal Justice
  • Rachel Santose, GER 12 Information Management Representative
  • Jennifer Sovde, School of Business and Liberal Arts
  • Christine Thompson, School of Science, Health, and Criminal Justice
  • Sarah Todd, Director of Institutional Effectiveness

If you are interested in serving on the Academic Assessment Committee, please contact your Dean for more information on how to get involved.

» Meeting Minutes

GENERAL EDUCATION ASSESSMENT

At SUNY Canton, students enrolled in the Associate of Arts (AA) or Associate of Science (AS) degree must complete seven of the ten Knowledge and Skills Areas of General Education in order to transfer seamlessly to another SUNY college to earn a baccalaureate degree. In order to meet graduation requirements, students enrolled in a SUNY Canton baccalaureate degree program must complete 30 credit hours of general education which must include Mathematics (GER 1) and Basic Communication (GER 10) as well as at least three credits each in at least five of the following academic areas – natural science, social science, American history, Western Civilization, Other World Civilizations, humanities, the arts and foreign languages. (See individual baccalaureate degree requirements for exceptions to this mandate.) All students will fulfill competency outcomes in Critical Thinking and Information Management, which are infused throughout the curricula.

Faculty and students will periodically be required to engage in assessment activities to ensure that the General Education learning outcomes are being met. Assessment of General Education learning outcomes follows a three year cycle.

2016-17 General Education Outcomes to be assessed:

Basic Communication
Arts
Foreign Language

2017-18 General Education Outcomes to be assessed:

Information Management

The links below contain the methodology, rubrics, faculty report forms, GER summary forms, and most recent reports for each GER area.

  • GER 1 — Mathematics (Alice Reed)
  • GER 2 — Natural Sciences (Wil Rivers)
  • GER 3 — Social Sciences (Karen Spellacy)
  • GER 4 — American History (Patrick LaPierre)
  • GER 5 — Western Civilization (Jennifer Sovde)
  • GER 6 — Other World Civilizations (Patrick LaPierre)
  • GER 7 — Humanities (Kirk Jones)
  • GER 8 — Arts (Kathleen Mahoney)
  • GER 9 — Foreign Language (Ali Zaidi)
  • GER 10 — Basic Communication (Kirk Jones)
  • GER 11 — Critical Thinking (Infused) (Mike Newtown)
  • GER 12 — Information Management (Rachel Santose)

Resources

 

ASSESSMENT IN THE MAJOR

The Assessment in the Major process assists every academic program in completing a full program review every five years. Assessment in the Major requires the completion of a program self-study (in Taskstream) as well as external review of the program by three reviewers. This program review enables programs to see a comprehensive picture of their program, identify strengths and weaknesses, and request resources to support the program in improvement.

Resources

  • Assessment in the Major Policies
  • Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes Summary Report
  • Program Reviewers Evaluation of the Self Study
  • Guidebook for the Evaluation of Undergraduate Academic Programs
  • Assessment in the Major Schedule PDF

2016-17 programs to be assessed:

Air Conditioning Maintenance and Repair
Heating and Plumbing Service
Business Administration
Emergency Management
Law Enforcement Leadership
Sports Management
Veterinary Science Technology (AAS)

2017-18 programs to be assessed:

Electrical Construction and Maintenance
Powersports Performance and Repair
Applied Psychology
Finance
Health Care Management
Dental Hygiene (BT)
Veterinary Technology (BS)

ASSESSMENT OF INSTITUTONAL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

The Institutional Student Learning Outcomes (ISLOs) represent the knowledge, skills, and attitudes students will develop as a result of their education experience at SUNY Canton. Upon completion of a degree program at SUNY Canton, students will have competency in:

Communication Skills
Demonstrates the ability to effectively present, organize, and articulate thoughts, ideas, viewpoints, and conclusions both orally and/or in writing.

Critical Thinking
Demonstrates the ability to interpret, apply, analyze, identify, distinguish and evaluate the assumptions, methodology and/or evidence of concepts, constructs and theory to provide a valid response, conclusion or recommendation.

Professional Competence
Demonstrates knowledge and the ability to apply professional, Industry and ethical standards through the development of skills and knowledge consistent in professional practice within the respective discipline.

Inter/Intrapersonal Skills
Demonstrates an ability to address professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for diversity; recognize the impact of societal issues within a global context; function effectively as a member or leader of a team; and perform self-reflection of personal growth and achievement.

Faculty and students will periodically be required to engage in assessment activities to ensure that the ISLOs are being met. Assessment of ISLOs follows a three year cycle, and a sample of courses will be selected to assess these ISLOs each year.

Resources

  • ISLO Assessment Policies
  • AAC&U VALUE Rubrics
  • ISLO Assessment Schedule

2016-17 ISLOs to be assessed:

Critical Thinking
Communication Skills

NON-ACADEMIC ASSESSMENT COMMITTEE

This committee consists of professional staff across the campus community:

  • Chair: Molly Mott, Associate Provost and Dean of Academic Support Services and Instructional Technologies
  • Co-chair: Shawn Miller, Administrative Services
  • Melissa Evans, Admissions
  • JoAnne Fassinger, Grants
  • John Kennedy, Student Affairs
  • Patricia Todd, Student Affairs
  • Sue Law, Auxiliary Services
  • Johanna Lee, Academic Support Service
  • Terry Waldruff, Administrative Services
  • Britney Lawton, Student Accounts
  • Kerri Cooper, Financial Aid
  • Travis Smith, Public Realtions
  • Memorie Shampine, Registrar
  • Sarah Todd, Director of Institutional Research (standing member)
  • Kirk Jones,Chair of Academic Assessment Committee

» Assessment Resources and Committee Documents

» Meeting Minutes 2009-2016

 

Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs

Douglas Scheidt, Ph.D.
SUNY Canton
MAC 602
34 Cornell Drive
Canton, NY 13617

315-386-7202
Fax: 315-386-7945
scheidtd@canton.edu