Instruction and Student Support Accountability Policy

Policy Number
Board of Trustees
Date Approved
Effective Date
Responsible Division
Instruction and Student Support
SACSCOC Standard 8

In accordance with Section 8: Student Achievement of the 2017 SACSCOC Principles of Accreditation, Carteret Community College “identifies, evaluates, and publishes goals and outcomes for student achievement appropriate to the institution’s mission, the nature of the students it serves, and the kinds of programs offered.”  Member colleges must demonstrate compliance with this standard to maintain SACSCOC accreditation every ten years to be in good standing and to be eligible for Federal Title IV funding.    

The Instruction and Student Services (ISS) Unit at Carteret Community College is responsible for the general education requirements for all curriculum programs, as well as the academic and student services that support student success.  Further defined, the ISS Unit facilitates and supports learning and the completion of associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates that provide graduates with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in their academic and career pursuits.   The ISS Unit establishes General Education Learning Outcomes (GELOs) to measure and assess the achievement of the College’s graduates.  

Currently, graduates demonstrate satisfactory achievement of the following GELOs:

  • Information Literacy- Students will demonstrate proficiency in researching, analyzing, evaluating, and presenting information.
  • Critical Thinking- Students will demonstrate proficiency in developing informed ideas by using reason and logic.
  • Communication Skills- Students will demonstrate proficiency in written and oral communication skills.
  • Mathmatical Literacy- Students will demonstrate proficiency in applying basic mathematical methods to solve problems.

Every curriculum program at the college shall establish Program Learning Outcomes and measure achievement toward those outcomes annually through the College’s assessment process. Student Services programs shall publish regular reports to document measures including the number of students served, the number and types of services provided, student persistence, and student completion. 

The College shall publish Student Achievement Data on the Institutional Effectiveness pages of its website, accessible to the public.  

The NC Community College System’s comparative Performance Measures for Student Success report reviews the following ISS Unit accountability measures at all 58 member colleges:

  • Student Success Rate in College-Level English Courses
  • Student Success Rate in College-Level Math Courses
  • First-year Progression
  • Curriculum Student Completion
  • Licensure and Certification Passing Rate (also includes some Corporate and Community Education Programs)
  • College Transfer Performance

Results of the System’s annual Performance Measures report are published on the Institutional Effectiveness pages of the College’s website and are available to the public