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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.

All units at CCSF (including committees) have outcomes, assess them, and analyze them to inform program improvements.

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)
  • General Education Learning Outcomes (for all CCSF general education outcomes in Communication & Analytical Thinking, Written Composition, Natural Science, Social Sciences, Humanities, History, Health, and Multicultural Studies).
  • Institutional Learning Outcomes (for the four institutional outcomes of Critical Thinking & Information Competency, Communication, Cultural, Social & Environmental Awareness, Personal & Career Development).

Important Dates for Outcomes Assessment: Fall '15

Action Completion Date

Mapping Course outcomes to Program Outcomes - Program Coordinators need to make an appointment with Katryn Wiese ( to establish maps between course SLOs and programs SLOs. These are VITAL for full CurricUNET functionality. Feel free to also send coordinators to any of the Drop-In Help labs on CurricUNET support page.


Aug 25 - Dec 4

Training on Accessing and Analyzing Disaggregated SLO Data: Course Coordinators need to be able to access and “read” disaggregated SLO for validity so that whole course improvements can be made and documented. One-on-one help available in Cloud A/B on August 25 @ 1:00pm, Sept 2 @ 1:00pm, and Sept 7 at 9am. Full training workshops on Tuesday, September 22: 4-5:30 PM; Monday October 5: 1:30-3:00; Wednesday Oct 1: 3:4:30 in MUB 255.


Aug 25 - Oct 20

Online survey for  GE Area D/H Outcome revisions released


Aug 31

Feedback on Institutional Assessment Plan requested by


Sept 21

WORKSHOP: Using e-Portfolios to Assess student success.  September 28, 12-1PM, MUB 170


Sept 28

SLO FLEX DAY - Cultural, Social and Environmental Awareness


Oct 20

WORKSHOP: Using Rubrics to Teach & Assess.  October 22, 3:00-4:00 MUB 170


Oct 22

Call for GE Area F & G work group members:  US History & Government and Health, Knowledge & Physical Fitness  will be assessed in spring 16. Workgroups form in fall.


Nov 1

FORUM on The RP Group’s “Student Success Factors”  November 10, 4-5:30PM, Cloud 257


Nov 10

WORKSHOP: Using Rubrics to Teach & Assess:   Nov 19, 3:00-4:00 MUB 170


Nov 19

Campus Forum for GE Area D/H Assessment


Dec 7

Fall Assessment Reporting Deadline

Instructors must submit assessment data for at least one SLO for each section using the common rubric.

January 4, 2016