Assessment Academy

Central New Mexico Community College is participating in the Higher Learning Commission’s (HLC) Assessment Academy from Fall 2020 to Summer 2024.

The Assessment Academy aims to assist HLC-accredited institutions with designing and implementing comprehensive strategies for improving program level assessment. Supported by practitioners and scholars, the Academy provides a framework and guidance for developing a customized assessment project focused on best practices in higher education assessment.  

There are three main goals to CNM’s Academy program: 

  1. Create a user-friendly system for reporting assessment data and promote data as a tool for change and improvement.
  2. Use the Universal Themes to serve as a framework for faculty professional development at CNM and to promote faculty understanding of the process of student learning and the role that faculty play in that process
  3. Develop the role of CNM staff in promoting the Universal Themes as these relate to student activities outside of class (various co-curricular and extracurricular activities, such as participating in student clubs, internships, apprenticeships, job shadowing, community engagement, etc.).

For more information, please visit the Introduction to Assessment Academy site.   

CNM’s Assessment Academy Team has developed a new process for assessing program-level learning outcomes and general education essential skills. The new process is organized in step-by-step tasks and emphasizes making beneficial changes in programs based on assessment data, rather than simply using data to report on current student performance.