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OFFICE OF ASSESSMENT, INSTITUTIONAL EFFECTIVENESS & RESEARCH 
 
 
 
         
 
Welcome to Assessment at GCC!  Meet the people who are the “movers and shakers” of the college’s Office of Assessment, Institutional Effectiveness and Research.
  
As a team, they work collectively with all sectors of the college community as they carry out the implementation of the comprehensive GCC Institutional Assessment Plan campus-wide. The staff works collaboratively with the Committee on College Assessment to ensure the comprehensive assessment process demonstrates accountability and promotes internal improvements.

The Committee on College Assessment (CCA) is an institution-level committee created under the terms of the 2000-2005 Board of Trustees-Faculty Union Agreement that took effect in Fall 2000 at Guam Community College. A new contract (2010-2016) retains the same provision.  Relevant provisions of the contract that relate to CCA responsibilities are reflected in the language of the agreement and committee by-laws, as follows:

The Board and the Union recognize the importance of systematic and continuous assessment of student learning outcomes at the course, program, and institutional levels and are committed to a joint effort of overall institutional improvement and its stated mission.
 
To facilitate the process, the Committee on College Assessment is formed as follows:
 
Active membership is open to GCC faculty, staff, administrators, and enrolled students.  According to the Agreement between the Guam Community College Faculty Union Local 6476 AFT/AFL-CIO & the Board of Trustees Guam Community for Faculty 2010– 2016, Article VII – Participatory Governance (p 24 of 116), the members of the Committee must include:
  1. No fewer than four (4) faculty members. (Best practice is to have one faculty member representing each of the schools, a non-instructional faculty, and a secondary faculty);
  2. Other members may be assigned by the Faculty Senate President if requested by the Chairperson after all other committees are filled.
  3. Members from the administration and staff shall be appointed by the Vice President for Academic Affairs of the College.
  4. In addition, the CCA may include, as recommended, to have the following:  One (1) student representative from the Council on Postsecondary Student Affairs; additional faculty, staff, or administrators as needed.
This model of collaboration, linked through a board-union agreement, is primarily the building block of our GCC comprehensive assessment initiative. A policy document passed by the Board of Trustees (Policy 306, Comprehensive Assessment of Instructional Programs, Student Services, Administrative Units and the Board of Trustees) is the institutional mandate that drives all campus-wide assessment activities.
 
The AIER Team
Marlena O. Montague, Assistant Director
Joseph L.G. Benavente, Planner IV
Vangie M. Aguon, Administrative Assistant

Contact Information
Location: Student Services & Administration Building, 2nd Floor, Room 2227
Phone: 671.735.5520
FAX: 671.734.5238
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Mail:
Office of Assessment, Institutional Effectiveness & Research
Guam Community College
P.O. Box 23069
GMF, Barrigada, Guam 96921
 
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