Assessment of Student Learning

Moberly Area Community College is committed to the ongoing, systematic, and purposeful assessment of student learning as a measure of the effectiveness of instructional programs.  Assessment of student learning occurs across multiple levels: institutional-level outcomes assessment, program-level outcomes assessment, and course-level outcomes assessment.  MACC also assesses cocurricular activities and events.

Institution-Level Outcomes Assessment

MACC faculty assess broad skills that all MACC students are expected to learn, regardless of program or major, using Institutional Student Learning Outcomes (ISLO). MACC’s four ISLOs include:

  1. Managing InformationStudents will demonstrate the ability to discern when there is a need for information; and to identify, locate, evaluate, and effectively and responsibly use and share that information for the problem at hand.
  2. Valuing – Students will demonstrate the ability to understand the moral and ethical values of a diverse society; and to appreciate the values of diversity and equity.
  3. Communication – Students will demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively through oral, written, or digital channels using the English language or quantitative or other symbolic systems. Students should be able to write and speak with thoughtfulness, clarity, coherence, and persuasiveness; read and listen critically; and select channels appropriate to the audience and message.
  4. Higher Order Thinking – Students will demonstrate the ability to distinguish among opinions, facts, and inferences; to identify underlying or implicit assumptions; to make informed judgments; to solve problems by applying evaluative standards; and to reflect upon and refine those problem-solving skills. This outcome involves creative thinking, critical thinking, and quantitative literacy.

Program-Level Outcomes Assessment

MACC faculty assess the unique knowledge and skills students are expected to learn by the time they graduate using Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLO).  The PSLOs for each academic program are posted on program-specific academic web pages.

Course-Level Outcomes Assessment

MACC faculty assess the knowledge and skills students are expected to master in specific courses using course outcomes. Course outcomes for each MACC course are posted on the course syllabus and the MACC website (Course Descriptions/Common Syllabi).

Cocurricular Assessment

MACC faculty and staff assess learning that takes place in cocurricular activities and experiences that occur outside the traditional classroom using one or more of the College’s ISLOs.

1981-82 National Championship Women's Basketball Team

Coach Dick Halterman
Coach John Cochran
Ball Boy – Troy Halterman
Eleanor Carr
Rochelle McKenzie
Brenna Kelly
Carmela McMullen
Tammy Harryman
Janet Thompson
Kim Cooley
Lisa Brown
Georgia Hinson
Kathy Schulz
Denise Derrieux
Margrett Bassett
Jackie Glosson
Marion Fitzsimmons
Manager – Debbie Brown
Manager – John Peveler

1980-1981 Women's Basketball Team

Coach Dick Halterman
Coach John Cochran 
Sandy Moore
Pat Seger Zeitlow
Lisa Linathcum Holt
Patty Rapp Thorne
Renne Skaggs Brown
Vickie Crigler
Elenaor Carr
Rochelle McKenzie
Sheri Sills Schneider
Sara Figg Gillilan
Manager Roxie Robinson
Manager Debbie Brown

1977-78 Women’s Team

Coach Joyce Campbell
Assistant Coach Steve Hunter
Mary Smiley Wohlford
Linda Connor Seidt
Robin Fitzsimmons Trammell
Janet Jackson
Debbie Stith Head
Kristie Richards Musick
Donna Farris David
Brenda Rucker
Neal Head, trainer
Cara Sue Bowden Cockerham, manager