Over the past several years, MCC has developed a nationally recognized, comprehensive program to assess student learning outcomes. The program is overseen by the Faculty Senate Student Outcomes Committee, a standing committee of the Faculty Senate, in collaboration with the Vice President of Academic Affairs. Through student outcomes assessment student attainment of specific learning outcomes (as valued and defined by faculty) is measured. MCC's assessment program includes three primary areas - general education, career and technical education, and developmental education.
Assessment allows MCC to document the impact that the college experience has on student learning, as well as improve academic programs. At MCC, assessment is a catalyst for faculty to reflect upon how and what we teach and to have dialogue about learning across disciplines.