Learning Outcomes and Assessment
Have an opinion on the general education outcomes for GE Area C -- Natural Sciences? If so, we'd like to hear from you -- especially if you currently teach a class that satisfies an Area C general education requirement:
Anatomy 14, 25 | Anthropology 1 | Astronomy 1, 4, 14, 16*, 17, 18, 19 | Biology 9, 11, 15, 20, 30, 31, 32, 40, 100B | Biotechnology 115, 120 | Botany 10 | Chemistry 32, 40, 101A, 103A, 110 | Ecology 20 | Energy 3 | Genetics 10, 15 | Geography 1, 49 | Geology 10, 11, 18, 20A, 20B, 20C, 25, 30 | Interdisciplinary Studies 9 | Microbiology 10, 12, 51* | Nutrition 12, 51*, 52 | Oceanography 1 | Ornamental Horticulture 76, 77 | Paleontology 1 | Physical Science 11 | Physics 2A, 4A, 10, 40, 41 | Physiology 1, 12, 67 | Zoology 10
General Education outcomes for Area C -- Natural Sciences are under review as part of the Spring 2013 college-wide assessment. After the survey closes, the members of the GEO Area C work group will pull together the comments and use them in the Fall to make final revisions and suggestions, which will be brought to the Academic Senate Executive Council and the Bipartite Committee for approval. Work group meetings are open to all.
A similar model of evaluation will occur for all GE Area Outcomes over the next few years as each enters its assessment year.
Have an opinion? We want to hear it.
How well do you know your department's SLO web page?
Every department/program with a website should also have an SLO web page. Where can you find it? Go to your department website, and look at the left-hand navigation menu. A link should appear there called Assessment or SLO Assessment. Usually it's the lower-most link on the left-hand menu.
You can also access these pages from the main SLO website through these pages:
What's on these pages?
- Links to the online reporting forms (right-hand menu -- top section)
- Links to the old SLO/assessment data you've entered into the online forms since August 2012 (right-hand menu -- bottom for ARCHIVED data)
- Links to the new SLO/assessment data you've entered into the Aug. 31 2013 online forms -- target completion date: June 1 (right-hand menu -- top section)
- Links to (or complete transcriptions of) your department/program/course SLOs
- Links to a description of your department/program's SLO/Assessment process
- Links to your department's Program Review (right-hand menu -- middle to bottom)
- Links to highlights from previous semester
- Links to external resources consulted during your program and/or course assessments
Every department/program has one of these pages, and they are updated each semester. By whom? The SLO Coordinator and student helpers maintain links to the online reporting forms and entered data. The rest is maintained by your department/program's web manager/SLO Coordinator/chair. These department web pages should be one-stop shopping for each department's assessment needs.
Who else looks at these pages? Members of other departments, students, and outside accreditors. As with all webpages, they're only as good as they are maintained. Do your best to make sure the data/information you're presenting is correct and reflects your department efforts.
Need help with the June 1 target date for Spring 2013 Assessment Review online forms? Here are the remaining open help labs: Ocean Campus S37 -- Friday 1-4 pm (May 17th, 24th, 31st) -- and Monday, May 20th 1-4 pm.
Also remember this training Wednesday, May 15th from 3:30-5 pm in Science Hall Room 5 -- Using Standardized Forms to Communicate Results -- a review of online CCSF forms version 3.0 (due Aug. 31) and department-specific and customized forms used across the college to aid coordination -- Independent Flex Credit: S13-857
And here's a link directly to the reporting pages to submit your information (as well as an update on prizes).
- Summer is fast approaching. Get your online SLO forms submitted before you leave, and the start of Fall semester will a bit less stressful.
- Thank you for helping us demonstrate to the ACCJC that we care about our accreditation and are working hard to meet the standards!