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This page documents the activities of the KVCC Institutional Assessment Committee's project to identify, align, and assess essential learning outcomes across all curriculums at Kennebec Valley Community College

General Information Documents

Essential Learning Outcome Rubrics

Program Documents, Maps, and Progress

Below you will find links to the status pages for each program at the link to see where that program is in terms of the Assessment of Essential Learning Outcomes

Click here to download the Excel Spreadsheet that has been developed to map the ELOs in your Program

  • Allied Health
  • Business
    • Business Administration - Accounting - (Lead: Marge York)
    • Business Administration - Finance - (Lead: Marge York)
    • Business Administration - Marketing/Management - (Lead: Marge York)
  • Culinary Arts - (Lead: Kelly Clarke)
  • Education
  • General Science - (Lead: Jim Guillemette)
  • Liberal Studies - (Lead: Mark McCafferty)
  • Mental Health - (Lead: Mark Kavanaugh)
  • Nursing - (Lead: Marcia Parker)
  • Sustainable Agriculture - (Lead: ???)
  • Trades and Technology
    • Applied Electronics and Computer Technology - (Lead: William Dolan)
    • Career Studies - (Lead: Greg Fletcher)
    • Electrical Lineworker Technology - (Lead: Eric Willett)
    • Electrical Technology - (Lead: Greg Fletcher)
    • Energy Services Technology - (Lead: Brad Harding)
    • Precision Machining Technology - (Lead: Jeff Godin)
    • Pulp & Paper Technology - (Lead: Richard Madore)
    • Trade & Technical Occupations - (Lead: Greg Fletcher)


Below is a timeine as to the progress and status of the ELO Project

  • 5/21/15 - All program pages updated on website
  • 5/19/15 - Physical Therapy Map submitted
  • 5/16/15 - Elecrical Technology Map submitted


Penn, J.D. (2011). The case for assessing complex general education student learning outcomes. New Directions for Institutional Research, Number 149. Wiley Periodicals, Inc. DOI: 10.1002/ir.376

Tiruneh, D.T., Verburgh, A., & Elen, J. (2014). Effectiveness of critical thinking instruction in higher education: A systematic review of intervention studies. Higher Education Studies. 4(1). 1-17

Essential Learning Outcome Rubrics

Archive Materials
These materials are no longer in use