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Program Review

NTCC's Program Review model includes assessment of student learning outcomes through the Program Assessment Planning process and comprehensive evaluation of program health through the Program Health Index. Each year, an annual report is published summarizing activity related to the Program Review process from the past academic year. The report is included below as well as detailed information for both the Program Assessment Planning and Program Health Index processes.

Program Assessment Planning

At NTCC, student achievement of learning outcomes is a key component of institutional effectiveness. Since fall 2014, educational programs at NTCC have developed student learning outcomes focused on programs that lead to improvement in student learning and operational efficiencies. Through the Program Assessment Planning process, each program of study develops and assesses outcomes and uses the results for improvements. The educational programs across all college locations engage in this systematic planning and evaluation process in order to promote institutional performance and accountability for continuous improvement toward the advancement and the fulfillment of the identified program-level student learning outcomes. Therefore, each planning unit sets its priorities for the year based on their core areas of responsibility and institutional priorities; then defines assessment measures and performance targets, and analyzes the results, which they use for the continuous improvement of their programs.

Program Assessment Plans - 2021-2023 Cycle 

Active assessment is currently underway as part of the 2021-2023 cycle. Multiple measures for each program-level student learning outcome within each program of study will be administered between Fall 2021 and Spring 2023. Faculty and administrators can access active plans through the College's Faculty/Staff intranet portal (requires login) at the link provided below. 

Assessment Plan Results

In alignment with NILOA's Transparency Framework, NTCC ensures information related to the Program Assessment Planning process is openly communicated and assessment documentation is published in an accessible format internal and external stakeholders related to plans, activities, and results. Results, by assessment cycle, are provided below.

Assessment Cycles, Dates & Deadlines

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Program Health Index

NTCC assesses program performance through the Program Health Index (PHI) that is submitted to the Louisiana Technical and Community College System (LCTCS) annually. Program offerings are evaluated at least once every three years as it relates to relevancy, sustainability, effectiveness, and efficiency. Completed reports are reviewed at the system level and recommendations may be made to the college’s Chancellor based on the analyses conducted. This assessment supports decisions related to program continuation; modification; expansion; resource allocation; and/or program discontinuation.

Program Health Index results are provided in the annual Program Review Report located at the top of this webpage.

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