At CCSF, assessments happen every semester, including summer. By assessing and reflecting, we are not only finding ways to improve the ways that we help our students learn, we are strengthening curricula, services, program-level cohesion, gen ed completion, and overall college-wide effectiveness.

Outcomes and Assessment flowchart

Thanks to all who have submitted assessment reports, engaged in collegial conversations related to those reports, and taken advantage of our expanded drop-in support.  

City College strives to create a culture where outcomes assessment continually improves the quality of student learning and institutional effectiveness. Members of each department and program engage each other in the development and assessment of outcomes. Dialogue within and amongst departments and programs moves the college forward to meet the evolving needs of our students through instruction, curricula, programs, and services.

Outcomes are developed and assessed for the following areas:

  • Instructional Student Learning Outcomes for 
    • Courses (credit and noncredit)
    • Instructional programs (certificates and majors)
    • General Education Learning Outcomes (AA and AS degrees, and transfer areas for CSU and UCs)
    •  Institutional Learning Outcomes (for all CCSF educational programs)
  • Student Service Outcomes (for additional services provided to students, such as transcript procurement, registration, and financial aid)
  • Current Accreditation Standards
    • Standard I.B.(6) "The institution disaggregates and analyzes learning outcomes and achievement for subpopulations of students."
    • Standard I.B.(7) "The institution regularly evaluates its policies and practices across all areas of the institution."
    • Standard I.B.(8) "The institution broadly communicates the results of all of its assessment and evaluation activities so that the institution has a shared understanding of its strengths and weaknesses and sets appropriate priorities." 
    • Standard II.C.(2) "The institution uses assessment data to continuously improve student support programs and services."