SVCC HLC Self-Study Document

Sauk Valley Community College
HLC Self-Study Document

September 19-21, 2011

4B.3: Commitment to Underprepared Learners

The fourth goal of the Sauk System of Assessment of Academic Achievement addresses the needs of a diverse population of underprepared learners within the college community: “Students will demonstrate the skills necessary to succeed in college-level studies.” Assessment objectives related to developmental programming include a combination of academic knowledge and learning attitudes and skills:

Although these outcomes do not apply to the general education curriculum or degree programs per se, they originate with the faculty’s commitment to the rigor of achieving a college degree. Full-time faculty in the developmental area play a key role in establishing and maintaining exit testing standards for selected courses and oversee the curricula, which is primarily taught by adjunct faculty. A cross-institutional Developmental Education Committee shares the responsibility for operational planning and program review for the developmental programs, with coordination by the Director of Academic Development.