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Cloud County Community College

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Academic Assessment Mission Statement


Cloud County Community College is dedicated to delivering high quality, innovative, affordable, and accessible educational opportunities and services that prepare a diverse population to be critical thinkers and lifelong learners who can meet the challenges of an ever-changing global community.

To Assure the delivery of this mission, Cloud County Community College is directed by valid and reliable assessment techniques, which measure the effectiveness and efficiency of all departments in the delivery of curriculum and services in support of student academic success.


Cloud County Community College strives to enrich the lives of our students and the community we serve.


The purpose of Cloud County Community College:

  1. *To provide educational opportunities for personal and professional growth, economic    improvement, cultural development, and life enrichment.
  2. *To provide individualized student support services and assistance
  3. *To provide available facilities, services, and other resources to the community.
  4. *To provide cultural events and sponsor a variety of activities for our students and community.
The greater value of assessment is as a tool to help improve student learning. With regard to student learning, Cloud County Community College bases their actions on assumptions about how students learn, when they learn, what qualities identify good instructors, what pedagogies work best, what student experiences encourage/discourage learning, how student individuality effects learning, and what role the physical environment plays in learning. The answers to these and to other pertinent questions are neither simple nor self-evident. When the actions of students, the board of trustees, administrators, faculty and staff are based on accurate assumptions, learning is enhanced. When actions taken are based on less accurate beliefs, learning suffers. Assessment helps Cloud County Community College develop more accurate assumptions about if, when, what, and how students learn. The practice helps identify the cause and effect relationship between the factors that impact student learning and the extent of that learning. It, therefore, helps determine what modifications should be made in our pursuit of our mission, and the efficacy of those modifications.

The assessment of student learning, the interpretation of the results of assessment, and the use of those findings to motivate improvement requires the participation of students, the board of trustees, administrators, faculty and staff individually and collectively.


Individual, department, and dean's assessment forms are now available on the reports page. The Assessment Manual has also been updated; old reference materials have been removed.


The newsletter archive is available on the newsletters page.