Great Falls College MSU (GFC MSU) is committed to continuous improvement, the evaluation of institutional effectiveness, and the assessment of student learning. This commitment is reflected through an assortment of activities and processes emanating from the College's mission, vision, values, core themes, and strategic plan.

Core Theme: Workforce Development

Participation in applied programs prepares students for entry into gainful employment or advancement in their current occupational areas. Measuring enrollment can help demonstrate whether individuals are finding the programs relevant in their career pathways.

The longer students persist in applied programs indicates their increasing acquisition of the necessary skills and competencies for entry into gainful employment or advancement in their current occupational areas.

The credentials awarded after the completion of applied programs indicate that students have acquired the necessary skills and competencies for entry into gainful employment or advancement in their current occupational areas.

The degree to which students are employed during the year following their graduation is a good indicator of whether students are graduated with the necessary skills and competencies for employment.

Core Theme: Transfer Preparation

Participation in the transfer program indicates the college is fulfilling its two-year mission to prepare students for entry into higher level coursework at a 4-year institution.

The longer students persist in General Education programs indicates their increasing acquisition of the necessary skills and competencies for entry into higher-level coursework at a 4-year institution.

The credentials awarded after the completion of general education programming indicate that students have acquired the necessary skills and competencies for entry into higher-level coursework at a 4-year institution.

As part of its mission to educate and inspire, the college strives to encourage students to pursue higher education. The extent to which students are gaining some college education and then pursuing additional education indicates GFC MSU is fulfilling its educational mission.

Core Theme: Academic Preparation

Measuring success in developmental coursework demonstrates the college is fulfilling its educational mission by promoting subsequent success in college-level coursework and, in turn, college completion.

Core Theme: Community Development

The number of enrollments in Lifelong Learning indicates how many current community members are engaged and to what degree they are enriching their lives. This measure uses duplicate headcount as the ability to encourage individuals to return is considered a measure of the value of the courses.

The degree to which industry and community organizations invest in Great Falls College MSU, indicates the degree to which the college is central to the community’s interests.

The number of enrollments in customized training indicates the number of current employees who are seeking training and to what degree they are advancing their skills in response to current industry needs. This is an indicator of how the college is fulfilling its mission to educate community members

The number of companies whose employees are receiving specialized instruction indicates the degree to which specialized instruction is responding to current industry needs.

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