Wednesday – February 19, 2020

Program Learning Outcomes Assessment

To assure effective development and consistent delivery of instiutional-level, program-level and course-level student learning outcomes, MATC uses the Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) continuous quality improvement cycle.

Plan Do Check Act wheel graphic

Plan: By regularly reviewing and discussing evidence of student learning, faculty identify a specific opportunity to improve outcomes, choose a new strategy and plan a way to test the improvement.


Do: Based on a defined strategy, faculty adjust instruction and support for student skill development.


Check: Analysis of assessment results informs faculty continuous improvement discussions and decisions aimed toward strengthening student learning.


Act: Based on evidence of student success with achieving learning outcomes, faculty commit to practices contributing positively or take appropriate action in areas of opportunity.