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Departmental assessment web pages are department-managed locations for providing additional information about the Department's outcomes assessment process beyond the required reports. Benefits:

  1. Facilitates departmental dialog – publicly displayed information is easier for departmental faculty to access and share and thus provide commentary.
  2. Facilitates interdepartmental dialog – publicly displayed information is easier for folks outside the department who might benefit from understanding more your courses and programs.
  3. Allows us to share best practices – By providing publicly available examples, departments can learn from each other, and the entire process can more easily be refined and improved.
  4. Facilitates tracking of progress and planning for the future – Also, public reviews of progress can inspire others, and public statement of plans makes it more likely we’ll follow through.
  5. Eases use of college-reporting forms – The college will be gathering information on a regular basis about outcomes progress and program review. The website is a good place to gather and store this information, so that it can be input and updated quickly without reinventing/regathering.
  6. Showcases, publicly, your efforts – Your web page is your publicly description of how your department is assessing its outcomes. You can showcase your own department highlights and share them easily.

How often do we need to update departmental SLO web pages?

At least once a semester, at the beginning of the semester these pages must be updated to ensure accurate data for reporting in college-wide accreditation reports.

What do we put on department assessment web pages?

  • For college-wide reporting: assessment stage status and timelines for moving to next stage for all services (in table on first page)
  • Department/Program/Service mission statement
  • Outcomes for all services
  • Program Review documents
  • Documents or web pages that are updated each semester and that describe a department's outcomes assessment process (Generic Example)
  • Department highlights (including samples)
  • Summaries of data and analysis (Generic Example)
  • Rubrics and data shared by department faculty and staff

How can we get help with our web pages?

  • Team up with another department/program/service for training and mentoring
  • Spread the workload across the members of your department
  • Cultivate a web-editing resource that is shared across a few departments
  • Come to one of the SLO drop-in help sessions.
  • To receive assistance with editing City College web pages, please refer to these resources.
SLO Assessment Process