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About OAPR

Vision

The Office for Academic Assessment and Program Review supports NCC’s efforts to provide evidence that our students are reaching their educational goals by helping faculty design effective and meaningful assessments and helping college administrators gather, organize, and use information to assess their units and plan for the future.

The vision of OAPR is that every faculty member, staff member, and administrator at NCC will gather the evidence they need to ensure that they are reaching their goals and that they will use that evidence to engage in meaningful reflection and efforts to improve and grow, whatever their role. To this end, OAPR supports all efforts to develop accurate and authentic measures of assessment of student learning for any member of the NCC community and maintains the highest degree of transparency and integration of all assessment information so that we will develop a culture of assessment, improvement, and evolution as an institution.

Office History

The NCC Office for Academic Assessment and Program Review (OAPR) was founded in 2007. The office is responsible for facilitating ongoing assessment practices, including those related to student outcomes and quality of campus services, and for ensuring adherence to requirements for assessment established by the State University of New York (SUNY) and by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).

The Coordinator of OAPR and a team of faculty Assessment Fellows function as a resource for faculty, administrators and staff engaged in activities related to assessment of student learning, student services and administrative functions.

Mission

The mission of the Office for Academic Assessment and Program Review (OAPR) is to support the assessment activities of faculty, administrators and staff, and to ensure that these activities (1) are aligned with the Institutional Mission and Strategic Plan and (2) produce meaningful assessment results, including those related to student outcomes and quality of campus services. Further, the OAPR mission encompasses support and guidance for integrating the processes and results of campus assessment activities into departmental planning processes. OAPR is dedicated to leading development of the campus-wide culture of assessment that is the hallmark of an effective institution of higher education.

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