Rio Salado College (RCC) was named a member of the 2017 class of Excellence in Assessment (EIA), one of only two community colleges that received the honor. The EIA is a national program that recognizes educational institutions that have successfully integrated comprehensive assessments of learning outcomes to advance student success.
“We are honored by this acknowledgment which recognizes the ongoing commitment and contributions our faculty and staff have made to measure and improve student learning outcomes,” said Rio Salado President Chris Bustamante. “Student assessments provide critical data that help us customize learning, identify trends, troubleshoot issues and discover new opportunities to continually improve the way we serve students.”
RCC has a 20-year history of fostering a culture of assessment and analysis. The evaluation process included a thorough self-study and peer review.
The EIA program is sponsored by the Voluntary System of Accountability, a public college and university transparency initiative led by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities and the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. It also partners with the Association of American Colleges & Universities and the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment.