College of Engineering, Computer Science & Construction Management

Program Assessment


We conduct continuous and comprehensive assessment of our programs to:
  • Create opportunities for the academic community to carefully consider learning objectives and create learning goals that align with overall campus priorities, industry needs, and societal objectives,
  • Measure and enhance student learning,
  • Provide students with information about the knowledge, skills, and abilities they can expect to develop through successful completion of coursework and academic programs, and
  • Ensure accountability and provide evidence of student achievement to accreditation bodies, legislators, and other stakeholders.

Campus-level assessment

Regular Academic Program Reviews are conducted for all CSU, Chico academic programs, including those offered by the College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Construction Management (ECC). Campus level assessment is coordinated by the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA) through the Office of the Vice Provost of Planning, Resource Allocation, and Evaluation.    

College-level assessment

In addition to the campus-level assessment that is conducted for each of the eleven (11) ECC degree programs, additional assessment activities are conducted for the nine (9) ECC programs that are accredited by national accreditation bodies, including the following:

Accredited ECC Programs
Accrediting BodyAccredited Programs
Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)(opens in new window) Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronic Engineering
American Council for Construction Education (ACCE(opens in new window))Construction Management
Association of Technology Management and applied Engineering (ATMAE(opens in new window))Sustainable Manufacturing

The assessment process includes development of educational objectives and desired student learning outcomes, collection of student data and work samples, preparation of detailed assessment documents, evaluations by external reviewers, and a feedback loop that produces continuous improvement