Why are General Education Institutional Rubrics Important at SSC?

SSC Rubrics Image
  • General education outcomes assessments demonstrate how SSC students are performing on important, institutional skills throughout the General Education class requirements for associates degree programs.
  • General education outcomes assessment is one of the stated Goals for the college and it is required by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) for accreditation.
  • General Education Institutional Rubrics are pre-designed and ready for instructors to use in D2L.  Instructors just have to attach the D2L Rubric to an assignment and then grade an assignment based on that rubric.
    • Currently, there are two general education rubrics in D2L that are ready for instructors to use: 1) Written Communication and 2) Technology.
  • Need more information? Watch Outcome Assessment  Professional Development Recording on General Education Rubrics: (1:10:33) (recorded March 27, 2021)

Why are Course Level Rubrics Important at SSC?

  • Course level assessments begin with Student Learning Outcomes listed on the syllabus of each course and those outcomes are then aligned to a rubric for a particular course assignment. 
  • Course level rubrics are usually created by the instructor in D2L (unless they’d like to adapt a general education rubric above). The instructor then attaches their D2L rubric to an assignment and grades the assignment based on that rubric. 
  • Need more information?  Watch the Outcomes Assessment Committee’s Professional Development Recording on Creating Course Level Rubrics (8:05)

How to implement in your D2L course.

Need further help?

  • Attend a live webinar provided by the Teaching and Learning Center. (See TLC Training calendar).
  • Request one-on-one virtual training by emailing: ssconline@ssc.edu.
  • Email a question to the Outcome Assessment Committee at: outcomecommittee@ssc.edu.

More Resources from the Outcome Assessment Committee: