Ensuring that LSC-Tomball is effectively fulfilling its mission requires purposeful and meaningful planning and assessment. As an accredited institution of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), Lone Star College System voluntarily adheres to the philosophies and requirements set forth by the Commission and outlined in the 2011 Principles of Accreditation: Foundations for Quality Enhancement which includes Core Requirements and Comprehensive Standards.
Core Requirement 2.5 states: The institution engages in ongoing, integrated, and institution-wide research-based planning and evaluation processes that (1) incorporate a systematic review of institutional mission, goals and outcomes; (2) result in continuing improvement in institutional quality; and (3) demonstrate the institution is effectively accomplishing its mission.
Comprehensive Standard 3.3.1 states: The institution identifies expected outcomes, assesses the extent to which it achieves these outcomes, and provides evidence of improvement based on analysis of the results in each of the following areas: 18.104.22.168 - educational programs, to include student learning outcomes; 22.214.171.124 administrative support services; 126.96.36.199 academic and student support services; 188.8.131.52 research with within its educational mission, if appropriate; and 184.108.40.206 community/public service within its educational mission, if appropriate.
The LSC-Tomball Planning & Assessment Committee will guide the institutional effectiveness and strategic planning processes for LSC Tomball. Members for 2012 2013 include:
Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes