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Updates from the SLO Coordination Team - 2018

August 20, 2018

Welcome Back Everyone! We hope everyone had a great summer!  

SLO support will continue to be available throughout the Fall semester.  Two SLO Coordinators are on Sabbatical this semester, so Craig Kleinman and David Stevenson  won't be here, but Janey Skinner, Sheri Miraglia and Andrea Niosi are ready to provide SLO assistance.

SLO Support for Fall, 2018:

Mondays, 10-11 in the TLC - Sheri Miraglia

Tuesdays/Thursdays after 12:30 by appointment in SCIE 330 - Sheri Miraglia (email me to schedule -

Fridays, 12-1 via Zoom - Janey Skinner (details to follow) 

For SSO support, contact Andrea Niosi to make an appointment -

For more info on how to contact SLO Coordinators, click here:


Have a great semester!

Sheri Miraglia (for the SLO Coordination Team) -



August 20, 2018

Dear Faculty and Department Chairs,

Last year the Academic Senate Executive Council approved a request by the SLO Coordinators and SLO Committee to  lengthen the time between “aggregate” assessments (course and certificate/degree) from three years to six years.    Yay!

We also asked for aggregate assessments to be completed in advance of updating curriculum.  Why?

  1. Initiating SLO revisions in advance of updating courses and programs will support the outline revision process and assist the curriculum committee in their work.
  2. Reviewing your outcome data from multiple sections and years may help identify where curriculum needs strengthening as well as what’s working well.
  3. By revising the prompts used to write the “analysis” and “next steps” sections of the assessment reports, aggregate assessments now allow you to prepare for revising SLOs, mapping SLOs to GELOs and ILOs, and consider how individual courses fit into degree offerings.
  4. By tying assessment to curriculum updates we “close the loop” demonstrating the use of assessment in course and program improvements and making assessments more valuable.

If you are about to submit a course or program (degree/certificate) outline revision,  you will now need to complete an aggregate assessment first.  The assessment should be current (launched within 18 months of the outline revision).  Department chairs now review and approve aggregate assessment reports. 

There are fantastic online resources that walk you through the process of creating aggregate assessments!  Find them here:, or use the links below.

Course-Level SLO Aggregate --  Task Guide | User Manual | Video with CC (5.5 min, 14 MB) | Video Only

Certificate or Major PSLO --   Task Guide | User Manual | Video with CC (5.5 min, 14 MB) | Video Only

SLO Coordinators will also be holding drop in labs this semester and are always happy to help you create your assessment reports and brainstorm ways to revise your SLOs to make them more assessable and useful.   We will be providing drop in help lab times in an email this week.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions!

Sheri Miraglia (for the SLO Coordination Team)