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Fond Du Lac Tribal and Community College in Cloquet, MN

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

CCSSE

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.


SENSE

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.


NILIE PACE

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.