Learning Outcomes and Assessment
City College strives to create a culture where outcomes assessment continually improves the quality of student learning and institutional effectiveness. Members of each department and program engage each other in the development and assessment of outcomes. Dialogue within and amongst departments and programs moves the college forward to meet the evolving needs of our students through instruction, curricula, programs, and services.
Outcomes are developed and assessments take place for the following areas:
- Student Learning Outcomes (for courses, instructional programs, counseling, and workshops)
- Student Service Outcomes (for additional services provided to students, such as transcript procurement, registration, and financial aid)
- Admininstrative Unit Outcomes (for services provided to faculty, staff, vendors, external organizations, etc. to produce an environment of learning for our students)
Results and recommendations are available for the coordinated GE-Area C Spring 2013 assessment. Please review the report and contribute to the ongoing discussions of the SLO Committee, Planning Committee, Assessment Planning Team, and Academic Senate Executive Council.
Congratulations! We are ALL getting used to the process of completing SLO progress reports at the end of each semester. Based on the reports already in, it's clear that people know where to find the forms, how to complete them, and how to see the results. Thank you all! Results are available through department/unit assessment web pages. For those who haven't yet completed the forms, please remember to do so before the end of this semester! (Click here to get to the reports.) Report only on what's been done for Fall 2013.
Based on feedback about departmental and unit workflow, in early January, when the spring semester starts, we will close the Fall 2013 reports and make the Spring 2014 reports available at the same time. With access to end-of-the-semester forms at the beginning of the semster, departments and units can easily keep track of progress made during the first month of the semester, at FLEX events and department meetings, and incorporate activity into Spring progress reports.
Kristina Whalen and Katryn Wiese
Important Reminder: Make sure that you have located, reset (if needed), or requested your CCSF google mail username and password for the Fall 2013 progress reports.
SLO Coordinator help and tech support is not available over the holiday. Last help lab is Monday, December 9, 1-2 pm in S 37.
Lots of professional development activities related to assessment are approaching. If you'd like some fresh ideas, a chance to dialogue with colleagues, or some clarity about assessment techniques, data collection, analysis, mapping, and assessment scheduling, please check out these opportunities:
December 9th from 2-3 pm in MU 398. Learn more about how to use the grading options in the upgraded version of Insight. Specifically, how to set up advanced grading for assignments by using rubrics and marking guides. Examples of each will be demonstrated.
Presenters: Diana Markham & Cynthia Dewar
Jan 9, FLEX Workshops
Using CATs (Course Assessment Techniques) in the Classroom.This session will explain CATs and share techniques. Attendees will leave with knowledge of how to implement several CAT practices that will allow meaningful adjustments to classroom instruction so as to better ensure students are meeting outcomes.
Presenter: Geisce Ly, Dean of Downtown Center
Mapping Assessments: In this hands-on workshop you will map your current assessments to SLOs in one of your courses. From there we will discuss strategies for documenting assessment of SLOs once every three years. Resources for mapping and rubrics for documentation/easy data collection will be provided. Time permitting, we will dialogue about making connections between SLO documentation and student achievement data. **Bring one syllabus listing your course SLOs and the assessments/assignments you use in class.
Presenter: Tracy Burt, Faculty CDEV; MIP Coordinator
Program-Level Assessment Strategies. This session will demystify program-level assessment by describing several data collection techniques, approaches, as well as data analysis at the program level.
Presenter Nick Akinkuoye, AVC of Academic Affairs--School Deans
Collegewide Dialogue Continued. This session will explain the two kinds of institutional level assessments used at CCSF (ILOs and GELOs) and provide participants with an overview of recently collected college-wide data, a chance to shape thinking about action plans related to learning trends across the college, and how members of the college community may participate in a "deep" assessment.
Presenters: Kristina Whalen and Katryn Wiese
As always, thanks for your incredible commitment to student learning.
Kristina Whalen and Katryn Wiese