Instructional Services

Assessment of Student Learning

Sauk Valley Community College is an institution dedicated to continuous instructional improvement. As part of our assessment efforts, it is necessary for us to collect and analyze course-level data. Data drawn from students' work for the purposes of institutional assessment will be collected and posted in aggregate and will not identify individual students. Your continued support in our ongoing effort to provide quality instructional services at SVCC is appreciated.

Access to Faculty

The College prides itself on providing a caring, friendly atmosphere conducive to the learning process. A student experiencing academic difficulties is encouraged to contact his or her instructor to determine what additional assistance, if any, can be provided. College faculty maintain convenient office hours to provide interactive opportunities for students to discuss class work. Official faculty hours are linked from the College faculty/staff directory at svcc.edu/directory. Information about contacting faculty can be attained by calling or visiting the Information Center.


Regular and prompt attendance is expected in all Sauk courses. Attendance requirements will be established by the individual instructor and included in each course syllabus. The student is responsible for adhering to each instructor's attendance requirements as set forth in the course syllabus. The instructor may withdraw a student involuntarily from a course when excessive absences have occurred. The instructor will determine the validity of absences and whether the student will be allowed to make up class work and/or examinations. Only students actively enrolled are allowed to attend classes unless instructor permission is granted.