Assessment of Institutional Effectiveness is intentional, ongoing and self-reflective to ensure students' proficiency in the College's institutional learning outcomes (ILOs) upon graduation. The assessment takes place within the Institutional Effectiveness Framework that is supported by the institutional effectiveness structure and process. The Institutional Effectiveness Committee coordinates the work of the College-wide assessment committees (Academic Assessment Committee, General Education Assessment Committee and Administrative, Educational, and Student Support Assessment Committee) and articulate its work with the reconstituted Strategic Planning Committee. The Institutional Effectiveness Plan is a blueprint that leads York’s assessment culture building and assessment activities, which are aligned with strategic planning, to ensure sustainable and meaningful assessment and improvement.
Institutional assessment is guided by York College's mission and values. The York College values are the starting point for York student ILOs:
Demonstrate integrity as a central value in all aspects of their engagement including learning, research and service.
Recognize and appreciate unique differences across the human spectrum.
Intellectual Discovery & Creativity
Demonstrate excellence in academic inquiry, creativity, research, collaboration and professional growth.
Participate in productive and creative interactions among various groups.
Self-Reflection & Accountability
Reflect on their learning, identify challenges, create a plan to meet the challenges, and improve decision-making.
Recognize personal responsibility to their respective communities, and strive to serve the common good.