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Student Learning Outcomes Assessment

Purpose of Assessment

Student learning is at the core of Salem Community College's mission. The purpose of assessment is to enhance the quality of student learning. All SCC academic and service units are involved in fulfilling this mission. Assessment provides a structure for determining how well an academic department is meeting its goals for student learning and gives specific guidance as to what changes or enhancements would improve performance in that area.


To ensure that our programs align with the assessment requirements for critical state and national standards, Salem Community College uses the learning management system, Canvas. Canvas provides tools for faculty and administration to track and enhance students' learning, document the monitoring of student progress across learning outcomes and target pedagogical interventions to improve student learning. Canvas establishes electronic documentation for continuous improvement of our programs and provides direct assistance in meeting standards for accreditation mandated by Middle States Commission on Higher Education.