About the CNM Learning Assessment Process

Background on the learning assessment process and how it works

CNM faculty regularly assess how well students are achieving the learning they need for success in their fields. Assessment helps faculty identify opportunities for changes toward ever-greater student success.

The faculty-led Student Academic Assessment Committee designs and oversees the process, which involves annual assessment and reporting for all degree and certificate programs, general education areas, and specialized disciplines. During a five-year assessment cycle, each of an area's learning outcomes is assessed at least once, usually two or more times.

Faculty are encouraged to work collaboratively in assessment planning, implementation, and interpretation and to draw upon multiple measures of student performance. As subject matter experts, faculty determine what assessment approaches are most appropriate to their areas.