On Friday, December 11 the Vaughn College Assessment Committee virtually hosted the fourth annual assessment day for faculty and staff members to share findings from all college departments as they self-evaluate for the purposes of continuous improvement. The event showcased how goals are being met by the College and what can be adjusted to be more efficient and effective as an institution, and to ensure student success.

Lightening talks were led by Dr. Hossein Rahemi, chair of the engineering and technology department; Professor Ronald Ruggeri, aviation department; Neil Visse, Heritage Flight Academy; Elaine T. White, dean of students and assistant vice president of student affairs; Sarah Tsang, assistant director of student affairs; and Lauren Cajade, assistant director of the Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program. 

Each talk focused on why assessment is essential to each department and the effect that assessment has had on academic and financial concerns, curriculum changes, academic advisement and the overall success of a student’s course of study.

Following the presentations, participants were separated into small breakout groups to express what they and the institution have learned during the COVID-19 pandemic.