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Student Learning & Educational Effectiveness at SDC

In keeping with its mission as an institution of higher education, San Diego Christian is committed to the idea that the assessment of student learning helps maintain a dynamic learning environment for all campus constituencies. The College has established six learning outcomes as part of its mission and each academic program has identified program learning outcomes to provide focus and meaning to the degrees offered.

Student Learning across the Curriculum

The evaluation of educational effectiveness at SDC includes both formative and summative assessment of student learning through the general education program as well as through each of the degree programs. Assessment efforts in general education are at the core of developing student skills in written and oral communication, quantitative reasoning, information literacy, and critical thinking. This year the campus has been focused on three core competencies: writing, oral communication and information literacy. Formative assessments have been done for writing and oral communication.

Writing Skills

Beginning with the freshmen level writing sequence, student work samples are gathered in all courses that have been identified by faculty as writing intensive. Using an institutionally developed rubric and the integrated assessment tools available with Live Text faculty have been able to take a look across all programs to see how our students are doing. Below is a table of the writing intensive results since the fall of 2013.  Results have also been disaggregated by program, gender and ethnicity to see where improvements are needed in helping students gain mastery in their writing.


U.S. News names SDC a best college

San Diego Christian College is thrilled to announce that we have been named one of America’s best colleges, advancing 4 spots from last year to #11 in the “Best Regional Colleges West” category of U.S. News and World Report’s Best Colleges 2018 rankings, released...


Guest Blogger Liz Alderete How many times have you had these thoughts? I am a failure. I am ugly. I am a loser. I will never be good enough. I was a mistake. Nobody loves me. Nobody wants me. Nobody cares about me. Those are lies. John 3:16- says that Jesus came to...

from snow to palm trees

Coming to SDC has been absolutely amazing. I hail from Washington – and no not Seattle – I’m from the tiny town of Colville over on the East side. After I graduated from Community College I planned on attending Eastern Washington University that Fall. I heard God tell...

Adjunct Faculty

Position Overview Adjunct faculty at SDC serve to equip students with the academic preparation and biblical worldview  integration necessary to influence and impact the world for Christ. Adjuncts may teach one courses or several courses, in a variety of fields,...

Director of Student Financial Services

Position Overview The Student Financial Services (SFS) office exists to lead and innovate within the College by providing the highest standard of service to facilitate students’ financial needs relating to their study. The office will provide a holistic, one-stop-shop...

SDC Awarded NAIA Gold Seal

San Diego Christian was awarded the Gold Seal for 2016-2017, the highest distinction category through NAIA’s Five-Star Institution Award. Each year, NAIA schools use the Champions of Character scorecard to measure the pursuit of character-driven athletics by...

Vice President for Academics Appointed

After a national recruitment effort, San Diego Christian College (SDC) has appointed Dr. Elizabeth Stanton as the new vice president for academics, starting August 1. She served as interim vice president since January 2017. Dr. Paul Ague, president, remarked on her...

Women’s Tennis Team Wins GSAC

  Congratulations to SDC Women’s Tennis Team — GSAC Tournament Champions! “I can’t be more proud for the Lady Hawks making SDC history two times this season claiming GSAC Regular Season title and the GSAC Tournament Championships! We thank God for helping us...

Award-Winning Film Director Hired for New Film and Media Studies Program

San Diego Christian College (SDC) is pleased to announce the hire of Marc Hutchins, Executive Director of Alexander Films, as the head of film and media studies in the Department of Communication. Beginning fall 2017, Professor Hutchins will...


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