Action Projects are quality activities CAC selects and focuses its efforts to support and drive continuous quality improvement. These activities are tied directly to the nine Acacdemic Quality Improvement Program criteria, and group faculty and staff to share a sense of activity, momentum, and purpose, while implementing district wide quality improvement.
Action Project #1349 – Development and implementation of a comprehensive general education assessment plan.
Assessment at the course and program level exists, however assessment of general education outcomes need to be developed. The goal is to align existing assessment efforts at the course and program level to the general education outcomes and develop a comprehensive plan.
The following Action Projects are a result of CAC’s newly estastablished Quality Initiatives Proposal (QIP) process. This process was established to provide support for the development and implementation of initaitives that will improve CAC systems and processes.
The following Action Projects were in response to feedback received in the 1997 Quality Checkup Report and the April 2008 Reaffirmation of Accreditation Recommendation. Statewide initiatives and national emphasis on assessment prompted CAC to broaden its efforts in this area.
Action Project #1348 – Review and revise the Central Arizona College (CAC) General Education Learning Outcomes. CAC developed and adopted a college policy in 1997 and in 1998 a set of general education learning outcomes were developed. Given the changing times and needs of CAC students and the community it serves, the college recognizes it is time to review and appropriately revise these outcomes to meet the needs for today and the future. General Education Outcomes 2010 Completed 2009 Annual Update and Feedback 2008 Annual Update and Feedback
In 2001, CAC, like many institutions participating in the initial stages of AQIP, identified three Action Projects of places where to begin. These proved to be broad in their scope; some were narrowed in focus, some resulted in positive improvements, and others were retired as improvement steps were implemented.
Action Project #868 – Develop and implement a Non-Academic Review Process
The Non-Academic Program Review process is a direct result of reviewing the Systems Appraisal and participation in an AQIP Strategy Forum. This project was completed and a timeline for implementation developed. 2007 Annual Update
Action Project #870 – Develop a process for assigning courses Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) status at Central Arizona College
The process for new courses proposing AGEC designation, as well as the removal of AGEC designation from courses, was embedded within the college curriculum review process. 2007 Annual Update