Assessing ACES Outcomes
ACES are a set of 12 transferable skills that are highly valued by employers and advanced programs of study. Each skill has four associated outcomes that have been aligned with Chaffey's Institutional Learning Outcomes (ILOs). ACES-ILOs can be imported into all Canvas courses and added to the rubric for any assignment, enabling direct assessment of institutional outcomes at the individual course level. This approach may establish a framework for future assessment of all course, program, and institutional outcomes.
Added Value for Students
Students learn far more than academic content through completion of coursework! Certifying achievement of highly valued real world skills such as Critical Thinking or Adaptability bridges academia & future programs of study/employment, while making the relevance and value of the course more transparent.
Benefits for Faculty
Canvas-based assessment leverages discipline expertise to connect course work to students' careers, and eliminates inefficiencies in gathering and reporting data. Faculty integrate assessment of learning outcomes with existing curriculum and use reports generated by the Office of Institutional Research to evaluate their programs.
Benefits for employers & future programs of study
There are four learning outcomes per ACES-ILO skill. Student work must demonstrate proficiency at the achieving or mastering level twice per outcome to complete a digital credential for a given ACES skill. Future academic programs, internships, and employers can see beyond grades to the realworld value of students' credentials.
Want to know more or get started with assessment of ACES-ILOs?
Enroll in the ACES Faculty Canvas shell https://canvas.chaffey.edu/enroll/3WEMMB