Learning Assessment Committee

The Learning Assessment Committee is a standing committee of the Faculty Council.

It is a faculty-led, inclusive body that provides guidance, assistance, and resources for all learning outcomes assessment activities at HCC.  The LAC also serves in an advisory role to the Vice President for Academic Affairs and makes recommendations to Faculty Council.


To affirm and improve student learning by providing the information, communication, and support needed by faculty to foster excellence in teaching, courses, and programs through
learning assessment.

LAC Activities and Events

Moving Learning Assessment Forward - FOUR LAC members were honored in May each receiving a NISOD award for excellence in their respective areas.  Please help us in recognizing Jeff Ball, Regina Roof-Ray, Kimberly Hachmann, and Melissa Harris.

Fall Faculty Professional Development Events - Divisional Assessment meetings will be held in lieu of breakout sessions this fall in the August Faculty Professional Development event.  Please communication with your Divisional Assessment Team (DAT) members for information on location and preparation for these meetings.

Break-out sessions presented by LAC members, with and without collaboration:

  • "What's New in the Blackboard Upgrade?"
  • "Active Learning:  Moving the Student from Theory to Application"
  • "Research as Inquiry: Improving Student Engagement in Writing Research Papers"
  • "Do These Strategies Work?"
  • "Rubrics and TK20 - Some Hopefully Helpful Guidelines"

 Former LAC Members Also Presented:

  • "Line it Up!  The Tools of the Trade for Aligning Your Teaching with Learning Objectives"
  • "Captioning Made Easy with Camtasia"