• College Outcomes Assessment

  • Outcomes assessment at LaGuardia Community College measures student learning in two main areas: the College's agreed-upon General Education Core Competencies that apply to every major, and the programmatic competencies developed for each particular major. The General Education Core Competencies were determined by, and are evaluated by, the faculty who use the information from assessments to revise curriculum and pedagogy to strengthen student success. LaGuardia's Outcomes Assessment process places a strong focus on a systematic and longitudinal examination, by faculty, of actual student work as collected on their ePortfolios.

    The CTL plays a key role in supporting the College’s assessment process. Our ePortfolio team assists faculty and students with the depositing of assessment artifacts, and with collecting the materials needed for faculty engaged in the Periodic Program Review process mandated by CUNY. Our professional development seminars include activities that assist faculty in developing assignments that help students develop core competencies. The ePortfolio staff also work closely with faculty to customize ePortfolio templates for particular programs, such as Business, Fine Arts, Nursing, Occupational Therapist Assistant, and Physical Therapist Assistant. These major-specific templates offer students an easy way to demonstrate their proficiency with regard to program competencies.