Student Learning

FDLTCC utilizes the Educational Testing Service (ETS) and TracDat to assess student learning on an annual basis. When successfully incorporated into our processes at the course, program, and college level, assessment can help us create a shared culture dedicated to assuring and improving student learning and success. Data on student learning are included in the annual Data Factbook.

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College survey its students, employees, and other constituents to achieve the utmost accountability for institutional progress and objectives. The following surveys are regularly conducted:

Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE) – conducted every two years

Survey of Entering Student Engagement (SENSE) – conducted every two years

Faculty Learning Goals and Outcomes – annual reporting

Graduate Exit Exam – annual skills assessment of the spring semester graduating cohort



The Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE) is a nationally normed standardized survey administered through the Center for Community College Student Engagement at the University of Texas. Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College began administering CCSSE in 2003. Survey results are shared with the faculty and have informed efforts to improve student engagement.

CCSSE 2019

CCSSE 2017

CCSSE 2015



The Survey of Entering Student Engagement (SENSE) was developed by national experts in the field of community and technical college research and practice. It is designed to provide a clear picture of both student behaviors in the earliest weeks of college and the institutional practices that affect students during this critical time.

SENSE 2019

SENSE 2017

SENSE 2015



The National Initiative for Leadership & Institutional Effectiveness (NILIE) Personal Assessment of the College Environment (PACE) survey is administered to Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College employees. The survey measures institutional climate organized around four climate factors: Institutional Structure, Student Focus, Supervisory Relationships, and Teamwork.

PACE Report 2018


I chose FDLTCC because of its size and the curriculum. When I first came here in 2019, I was just looking for what I needed to volunteer, perhaps in a crisis shelter. I met with Don Jarvinen, and the rest is history.

I chose FDLTCC for a fresh start in life. It had been two years since I graduated High School and I wanted more than just working a 9-5. I was living in Florida at the time, and I had an opportunity to travel the world doing what I love playing the game of basketball.

It is awesome here at the FDLTCC Education Program because it is like a family here, if you need help or are struggling with anything, you have quite a few people who will help you out.