The survey will be available through may 2012 at: PCC BIG QUESTION Survey
Accreditation of the college requires faculty to assess students in two different ways:
LDC/DE SACs (history, philosophy, math, developmental ed) assess the Core Outcomes directly since the Core Outcomes are the basis of the college’s transfer degrees. Want a refresher on PCC's Core Outcomes:? go to: http://www.pcc.edu/resources/academic/core-outcomes/index.html.
Three possible solutions (perhaps there are more):
- The college may decide that LDC/DE disciplines should meet CTE program needs. If so, we need the LDC/DE SACs to incorporate most of the Core Outcomes in their courses.
- The college may decide to take away the student’s freedom to pick the courses and they must take courses that fit the missing core outcomes. If so, students lose what many value about a college degree – development of the person for their individualized choices. Also, there is a danger that this type of marginalization of the core outcomes to specific LDC/DE courses would go against purpose of the Core Outcomes which are intentionally broadly defined so that they are applicable in many different ways for many different programs/disciplines.
- The college may decide that the CTE programs need to have at least one degree outcome that would map to each of the core outcomes.