Champlain Saint-Lambert has been in existence since 1971. During this period it has established a reputation for the quality of its teaching and for the maintenance of high academic standards. Good teaching and high standards are not possible without the competent and professional evaluation of student learning. Over the years the College has demonstrated its ability to accomplish this task.
This policy seeks to make clear to the students, the Board of Governors, the Ministry of Education and the community, the principles and practices of Champlain St. Lambert in the matter of evaluation of student learning.
This policy is a public profession of the commitment to the fundamental values of equity and justice and to the pursuit of academic excellence. However, learning is a complex activity which is difficult to evaluate, and any general policy concerning evaluation should be interpreted with this in mind.
The evaluation of student learning is of paramount importance to the College since it establishes the standards of the institution and measures the attainment of its academic objectives. Evaluation of work produced is critical to the student since it leads to self-knowledge and mastery of the subject matter. It also serves as the basis for the granting of academic credit for the courses followed. For the instructor, the evaluation of student learning provides important feedback which helps in the choice of teaching methods and strategies.
Because of the pivotal importance of this matter, the Minister of Education has required the Board of Governors of the College to sanction a policy concerning evaluation. The aim of the Board in instituting this policy is to promote the quality of education and to contribute to the learning process at Champlain Saint-Lambert. It is intended to support the faculty and administration in the exercise of their professional judgement. This policy will provide students with information which will make them more aware of the expectations and standards of the College and what their duties and rights are with regard to the evaluation of their academic achievement. It will help them to derive the maximum benefit from the teaching and learning environment.