Long Beach City College’s assessment philosophy embraces the notion that the entire campus contributes to students’ mastery of institutional outcomes and learning outcomes in every course, degree, certificate, and educational pathway. Faculty and staff recognize that student learning requires more than mere memorization of information and work to ensure that students utilize their command of learned information to solve problems, demonstrate skills, and think critically. 

Faculty and staff at Long Beach City College are committed to thinking critically about how students learn and how each component of the college influences the learning process, and subsequently, student success. The college’s outcomes assessment process stimulates discussion among faculty members and directs activities that can improve curriculum, instruction, and other support systems.