In the introduction to the Lamar Community College AQIP Systems Portfolio, the college asserts that learning outcomes are an integral part of preparing students for transfer to a four-year institution. Students are expected to have the following skill, which is listed in the catalog:
Community-based Art Appreciation Class
Photo by RJ Molyneux-Davis, 2012
Aesthetic responsiveness/craftsmanship: Students apply various criteria and standards to evaluate craftsmanship and art.
Core component 3a of the Portfolio states, “The organization’s goals for student learning outcomes are clearly stated for each educational program and make effective assessment possible. Program and course learning outcomes are listed on course syllabi,” which are provided in the Course Competencies above.
Core Component 4c adds, “The organization assesses the usefulness of its curricula to students who will live and work in a global, diverse, and technological society.” While preparing students for articulation into other institutions, LCC Assessment Committee annually evaluates through sample classroom work the efficacy of the general education learning outcomes as they reflect the “mission, vision and values of the college.”