Riverside City College believes that learning not only encompasses the knowledge of discrete facts and concepts but also the demonstration of ability to integrate facts and concepts in critical, creative, and practical ways.
Instructional assessment is conducted simultaneously at many different levels throughout the college. At the foundational level, classroom assessment is done by individual faculty within the context of individual classes. Formal and informal evidence of learning is collected and assessed. The results of assessment are used to inform conversations and activities focused on improving student learning.
- Institution-level Assessment
- Program-level Assessment
- Course-level Assessment
- General Education Assessment
Non-instructional assessment is conducted at the unit level using Service Area Outcomes (SAO’s). As with instructional assessment, evidence of progress for each SAO should be collected and assessed. The results of these assessment activities should inform improvement conversations at the unit, department, discipline, and College levels and provide evidence-based metrics which can be used to evaluate the effectiveness of processes and services.
- Student Services Units
- Administrative and Student Services
Schedule of Assessment
RCC’s Film, Television and Video department holds a film festival each semester. The course is a culminating project class where students produce a 7-10 minute film. This film exhibits everything the student has learned in the past two years of FTV courses. The skills the students should display are directing, lighting design, sound recording, cinematography and editing. Each film is judged by a Film/TV industry professional and individual feedback is offered to each student in a one-to-one film review session. During the film review the student is given the judging criteria in written form. The student can see how their film scored on an industry professional score sheet. That same night the films are screened for the public at a student run film festival. The student filmmakers then compete for different film awards like best overall film and an audience favorite award.