Morton College is committed to regularly
gathering reliable data about its courses in order to improve learning outcomes at the
course level. Each course must have
measurable Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs). Each department will collect data on how well SLOs are being
In the Arts and Sciences
Division, full-time faculty members volunteer to serve as “course experts.” Course experts help the College to ensure that SLOs within all courses will
be assessed on a regular basis, ideally no fewer than once every five years.
The formula for continuous assessment may vary. The assessment cycle should be well-documented, producing written
artifacts and tangible decisions about the way courses are designed and/or
The mechanics of the
assessment cycle should include a definition of the assessment process, data
collection and analysis and improvement plans where appropriate. In order to ensure that the proper emphasis
of assessment is placed on student learning, assessment results will not be
used to evaluate instructors.