Assessment at All Levels

At Community College of Philadelphia, assessment of student learning outcomes occurs at three levels – institutionprogram, and course

Access the Manual for the Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes at the Course, Program, and Institutional Levels


The ultimate goal for every Community College of Philadelphia graduate is to demonstrate proficiency in the core competencies through their cumulative learning experiences in required general education and major courses. For each of the Core Competencies, a faculty committee created a rubric or set of outcomes. The Core Competencies/General Education outcomes have impact across academic programs and disciplines.

Review the Core Competencies, the rubrics, and the most recent assessment reports.


Each academic program has identified specific student learning outcomes that each graduate of that program is expected to master. On an annual basis, faculty members in each academic program gather both direct and indirect evidence of student learning. Direct evidence is gathered to determine how well the students are doing in meeting the program-level student learning outcomes. The Mini-QVI’s gather indirect evidence of each program’s quality and viability. Every 5 years, each academic program is audited more thoroughly.

View examples, screenshots of Community College of Philadelphia’s SharePoint Assessment Repository, and to access the Mini-QVI Form.


Each course has stated student learning outcomes that serve not only the course but also the academic programs. Direct evidence is used to assess course SLO’s annually, and every 5 years the course is audited to ensure compliance with PA Code Chapter 335.

See examples and to access the PA Chapter 335 Template.