Student Learning Outcomes (SLO) Process
City College of San Francisco’s Mission Center systematically assesses services and programs using outcomes, program reviews, faculty, staff, student input, and other appropriate measures in order to improve the effectiveness of these services and programs.
The new College SLO Handbook, created by the Academic Senate, now includes a section on instructional in addition to non-instructional SLOs. This will guide faculty in developing and implementing Office of Instruction SLO’s and Student Services SLOs. The entire handbook will be of particular use at the Mission Center to those Student Services programs that have both instructional and counseling components as well as instructional programs.
In an effort to comply with the WASC standards, the Mission Center Student Learning Outcomes committee worked collaboratively with other City College of San Francisco Centers to coordinate the development of the SLO’s, as well as a central, online repository. Additionally, the Mission Center Website provides up-to-date and consistent information on Student Learning Outcomes.
Currently, the Mission Center’s process, in the Awareness stage, of Learning Outcomes consists of the following:
- Meet with other Center Deans
- Meet with Center Coordinators;
- Meet with Mission Center Associated Students
- Review the Mission Outcomes thus far;
- Identify progress toward Learning Outcomes;
- Development of Learning Outcomes;
- Integrate Learning Outcomes timeline;
- Complete measurement tool in English and Spanish; and
While the Mission Center is in the “awareness” phase of the Student Learning Outcomes, the Center is smoothly moving into the “development” phase, our goal is to move to the Proficiency level by the end of the Fall 2012 semester. The Mission Center participated in a Student Learning Outcome meeting with other City College of San Francisco Center Deans, Center coordinators, and Associated Students to discuss the Student Learning Outcomes, introduce the survey tool, develop a timeline, and map Student Learning Outcomes for the Mission Center.
Please click this link to retrieve additional information regarding the WASC standards for Student Learning Outcomes.
The Mission Center coordinators have been asked to provide assistance in distributing the Mission Center survey tool to the students. In addition, The Mission Center Associated Students have been asked to assist in encouraging all students to participate in the survey. Further, the Campus Dean has designated a SLO coordinator to assist students conduct the survey online in a designated computer lab. The schedule for the lab is as follows:
- Wednesday, October 10, 2012: 8:00am – 10:00am
- Thursday, October 11, 2012: 11:00am – 2:30pm
- Monday, October 15, 2012: 11:00am – 2:30pm
- Tuesday, October 16, 2012: 8:00am – 12:00pm
The Mission Campus Dean is also planning to conduct Focus Groups with students as a follow up to the survey.