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Assessment & Retention

Assessment & Retention

Neosho County Community College is on the forefront of a nationwide effort in higher education to incorporate assessment of student learning through outcomes assessment as an integral part of the education process.  In 2009, NCCC’s assessment process won a Bellwether Finalist award, making NCCC a nationally recognized institution for its achievements in outcomes assessment.

The purpose of assessing student learning at Neosho County Community College is to ensure the educational purposes of the institution are met and appropriate changes are made in program development and classroom instruction to allow for student success.  More importantly, assessment of student learning assists in ensuring that students are prepared to meet transfer institution expectations, discipline expectations, course sequence expectations, and employer expectations.

Neosho County Community College assesses student learning at three different levels.  To view yearly reports for any of these three levels, click on the links below.

1. General Education – What should every college graduate know?
2. Program Education – What should every student in that major/emphasis know?
3. Course Education – What should everyone who passes my course know?

General Education

Students who have fulfilled general education expectations at Neosho County Community College will be prepared to:

Think analytically through:
• Utilizing quantitative information in problem solving,
• Utilizing the principles of systematic inquiry,
• Utilizing various information resources including technology for research and data collection, and

Practice responsible citizenship through
• Identifying rights and responsibilities of citizenship.
• Identifying how human values and perceptions affect and are affected by social diversity.
• Identifying and interpreting artistic expression.

Live a healthy lifestyle (physical, intellectual, social) through
• Listing factors associated with a healthy lifestyle and lifetime fitness,
• Identifying the importance of lifetime learning, and
• Demonstrating self discipline, respect for others, and the ability to work collaboratively as a team.

Communicate effectively through
• Developing effective written communication skills, and
• Developing effective oral communication and listening skills.