About OAC

Purpose of the Committee

The Outcomes and Assessment Committee (OAC) helps meet the assessment goals and objectives of continuous quality improvement.  The Outcomes and Assessment Committee is a standing committee that supports the college’s mission by empowering, training and assisting administrators, faculty, and staff with the assessment process.  The purpose of the committee is to:

  • Provide vision and leadership for outcomes-based assessment
  • Assist administrators, faculty, and staff with navigating the college’s assessment management system
  • Provide administrators, faculty, and staff with regular updates and information about the field of outcomes-based assessment and its status at Chaffey College
  • Develop policies and procedures for outcomes-based assessment, development, implementation, and evaluation
  • Develop comprehensive training materials and professional development opportunities on outcomes-based assessment for administrators, faculty, and staff
  • Provide administrators, faculty, and staff with assistance, resources, and support to implement outcomes-based assessment
  • Ensure that Chaffey College is compliant with accrediting commissions guidelines for student learning outcomes

Meets Standards for Accreditation

The Outcomes and Assessment Committee (OAC) is one of many support steering committees that helps ensure Chaffey programs meet standards of quality for degree and certificate requirements and of transfer institutions.  The focus of the OAC is on the assessment of student learning outcomes, which are referenced throughout the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) Handbook.  Listed below are specific learning outcomes standards for accreditation that faculty and student support staff should be mindful of.

Accreditation Standards and Learning Outcomes
Standard I.B.2
Assuring Academic Quality and Institutional Effectiveness (Academic Quality) 
The institution defines and assesses student learning outcomes for all instructional programs and student and learning support services.
Standard I.C.4
Assuring Academic Quality and Institutional Effectiveness (Institutional Integrity) 
The institution describes its certificates and degrees in terms of their purpose, content, course requirements, and expected learning outcomes.
Standard II.A.3
Student Learning Programs and Support Services
(Instructional Programs)
The institution identifies and regularly assesses learning outcomes for courses, programs, certificates and degrees using established institutional procedures.  The institution has officially approved and current course outlines that include student learning outcomes.  In every class section students receive a course syllabus that includes learning outcomes from the institution’s officially approved course outline. 
Standard II.A.11
Student Learning Programs and Support Services
(Instructional Programs)
The institution includes in all of its programs, student learning outcomes, appropriate to the program level, in communication competency, information competency, quantitative competency, analytic inquiry skills, ethical reasoning, the ability to engage diverse perspectives, and other program-specific learning outcomes. 
Standard II.C.2
Student Learning Programs and Support Services
(Student Support Services)
The institution identifies and assesses learning support outcomes for its student population and provides appropriate student support services and programs to achieve those outcomes.  The institution uses assessment data to continuously improve student support programs and services. 



Outcomes and Assessment Committee


Representative School/Area Department
Laura Picklesimer
OAC Faculty Tri-Chair
Language Arts English

Matt Morin
OAC Management Tri-Chair

Office of Workforce Innovations Workforce Innovations

Ariel Sales-Martinez
OAC Classified Tri-Chair

Office of Institutional Research Institutional Research

Lissa Napoli
OAC Administrative Assistant

Academic Senate and Instruction Academic Senate
Brian Atkinson 
Part-Time Faculty Representative
Business and Applied Technology Accounting
Stephen Calebotta
Language Arts English
Daniel Jacobo
Visual and Performing Arts Broadcasting and Cinema

Angela Burk-Herrick

Curriculum Chair Curriculum Office

Jeff Laguna

Health Sciences Gerontology

Julie Law

Counseling Counseling and Matriculation
Candice Piper
Health Sciences Vocational Nursing

Lisa Pitts

Geography Math and Science

Adeel Rizvi

Physical Therapy Assistant Health Sciences

Melissa Sakoonphong

Student Technology Integration & Innovation Student Technology Integration & Innovation
Jasmeet Singh
Mathematics and Science Chemistry
Matthew Vincent
Social and Behavioral Sciences Psychology
Jane Warger
Mathematics and Science Earth Science/Geology