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District Assessment Coordinating Committee

The District Assessment Coordinating Committee (DACC) will serve as MCC's primary body for creating, reviewing, and evaluating all assessment activities relevant to the colleges mission. This would include but is not limited to general education, career and technical education, workforce development, and student services.

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Purpose

The District Assessment Coordinating Committee (DACC) will serve as MCC's primary body for promoting a culture of assessment, creating and maintaining a schedule of assessments, assisting and guiding faculty in the creation of discipline specific assessments, and analyzing assessment data relevant to the colleges mission, to include, but not limited to, general education, career and technical education, workforce development, and student services.

Membership

The committee will be made up of faculty, staff, and administrators from throughout the district and will be chaired or co-chaired by full-time MCC faculty. The chair or co-chairs will also serve as a voting member of the District Instructional Coordinating Committee (DICC).  All members of DACC will have a two year term to allow for rotation of membership.   In addition to the scheduling and conducting of DACC meetings, the chair or co-chairs will also provide the DICC with information essential to the construction of MCC's curriculum.

At least 60 percent of the DACC must be faculty. An equal number of faculty voting members will be distributed among the five campuses.

Composition of the committee is as follows:

  • Three faculty members from each campus, with a minimum of six CTE faculty
  • One dean of instruction. This position will be on a two year rotational basis among the campuses;
  • One counselor;
  • One Distance Ed/Online representative;
  • Two representatives from student services;
  • Executive Director of Curriculum and Assessment;
  • Executive Director of Institutional Research.

Resource Members:

  • Director of Career Education;
  • Director of Instructional Initiatives;
  • Director of Workforce and Economic Development;
  • Director from Institutional Effectiveness;
  • Academic Support Coordinator.

Charge

The DACC will:

  • Schedule and monitor faculty analysis of discipline assessments of general education outcomes and the Associate in Arts degree;
  • Schedule and monitor faculty analysis of career and technical programs assessment outcomes and Associate in Applied Science degrees and certificates;
  • Schedule and analyze assessment of student service support mechanisms that are tied to instruction (i.e. tutoring, supplemental instruction, writing center, math lab);
  • Develop a district-wide assessment plan/calendar to include discipline reviews for General Education, CTE Programs, and course assessment;
  • Support accreditation processes related to institutional programs by reviewing assessment proposals and recommending required actions;
  • Provide recommendations of HLC accreditation criteria and improvement projects and guide faculty in the creation and administration of corresponding assessment projects;
  • Monitor pilot programs and make appropriate recommendations to DICC for approval;
  • Collaborate with campus assessment committees and link district-wide assessments.