In Fall 2016 SAAC conducted its assessment in Communication, one of 7 general education abilities at EMCC. Data was collected from 57 sections with 1303 students in 2016, compared to 32 sections and 512 students in 2013. The areas assessed in Comm were Physical Delivery (Eye Contact, Facial Expressions, Gestures, Posture, Movement, Audio/Visuals and Preparation) and Vocal Delivery (Language, Pace, Pitch, Articulation, and Pronounciation). See attached Ppt. Results showed the strongest area to be Vocal Delivery, with an average score of 3.16 out of 4. as opposed to Physical Delivery, with an overall average of 2.96. Due to the variability of populations, classes, and the greatly increased numbers of new freshmen, it is not reliable to compare results from 2013 to 2016. However, two significant results were that sophomores outperformed freshmen in every area, and that taking a COM class before or during the same term positively impacted the outcomes. Results were presented at SAAC, Classroom Conversation,LC, and President’s Cabinet in November (see notes). One outcome suggested by SAAC is to include the Comm CATS in future preparation.