3-Year Assessment Plans 2023-2026

Assessment Plan Templates

Assessment Plan Templates can be found on the 3-Year Assessment Plan Template page.

Please submit completed or revised 3-Year Assessment Plans to all participating department faculty members, your Dean, and Jessica Kaven, our college’s Instructional Assessment Coordinator at
kavenj@smccd.edu. All current plans are posted below.

Engagement in Assessment

It is mandated by ACCJC, the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, that institutions engage in assessment, evaluation and reflection. Additionally, ACCJC states that institutions must systematically and regularly evaluate how well and in what ways it is accomplishing its purposes, including assessment of student learning. Faculty are responsible for assessing their courses (SLOs) and programs (PLOs) (ILOs on the other hand are mapped to SLOs and PLOs in Nuventive Improve and are assessed through other means via the College). Faculty may be asked to participate in assessing ILOs.

Programs track their assessment efforts via a 3-year assessment plan in which all active courses must be assessed. Courses are not considered active if they are not offered due to course cancellations, banked courses, and ones that have been deleted or newly added. However, if a course is cancelled and offered at another time, the course is considered active and must be included in your assessment plan. At least one PLO should be assessed within the 3-year cycle. Every semester should include a class to assess. How the class will be assessed (e.g., which SLO(s), all sections, select sections), should be decided by the department.

Assessment Plans 

3-year assessments plans are listed by division and program name - see below. Click on the program name for the most current version of the plan.

Academic Support & Learning Technologies

Business, Design & Workforce


Humanities & Social Sciences

Kinesiology, Athletics & Dance

Science & Technology