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Upcoming Spring 2016 Workshops

Upcoming Fall 2015 workshops

In Spring of 2015, the Professional Development Committee sent targeted surveys to Faculty and Staff. Question asked:   What SLO and ASSESSMENT topics   would be of interest to you for professional   development opportunities?

The most requested topics were:

  • Effectively using different types of assessments, e.g. embedded assignments, pre/post tests, portfolios, surveys, and using rubrics
  • Measuring the affective outcomes and what to learn from it
  • Portfolios—assessment that is good for the student!   
  • How to leverage technology to assess student outcomes

In response to these requests the following workshops for Fall 2015 are being designed:

Data Analysis Series

Interpreting disaggregated data - How to understand it and what to do about it.

 For the first time, many units will be looking at disaggregated assessment data with an eye toward analyzing achievement gaps across different student groups. In this workshop, CCSF Research Analyst Dr. Laura Lara-Brady will discuss current data collected on how our students, especially under-prepared students, perform at CCSF and offer suggestions for how to interpret the data collected last Spring semester. Topics will include:

How do I interpret disaggregated assessment data?

Do I have enough data to form valid conclusions?

What are some of the various methods for detecting achievement gaps?

What are proven support strategies (improvements) at CCSF that boost student success?

Workshop offered three times this semester on:

Tuesday, September 22: 4-5:30 PM in MUB 255,

Monday October 5: 1:30-3:00 in MUB 255

Wednesday October 14: 3-4:30 in MUB 255


Boosting Outcomes: Assessment Tool Series

Using various assessment tools, including  surveys, focus groups, and rubrics to richly improve student interaction.

"Using Student Voices: How focus groups, interviews, and student surveys can help you close the loop" on  Tuesday September 15 from 4-5:30 pm

"Using Rubrics to Teach and Assess" on  Thursday October 22 from 3:00-4:30 pm

"Using Rubrics to Teach and Assess" on  Thursday November 19 - date to come


Technology Workshops

Student ePortofolios Using LiveText

The Culinary Department has led the charge on student ePortfolios and assessment. Come learn how your department can create both a rich assessment tool and a valuable resource for students.

Monday September 28 from 2:30-4 pm

and repeated on 

Wednesday October 21st from 2:30-4 pm 


Classroom Assessment Techniques to Improve Student Outcomes

Still being scheduled

 Past Workshops

Work shops  sessions:

SLO BASICS: This SHORT COURSE teaches effective design of SLOs & PSLOs, how to assess, and use data to make meaningful change and report results by the next deadline. 

Presentation Materials


Ongoing Drop-In Help Labs

For CurricUNET

Seek guidance on:

  • SLOs -- refining them, assessing them, analyzing data, considering course or program improvements, and reporting those both in the Aug 31/Jan 31 reports as well as in the annual program review documents. 
  • Program Review -- Linking SLOs to program impacts, resource requests, and improvements
  • Course Outlines -- Updating them to ensure currency, and getting them through the Curriculum Committee
  • Department/Program web pages -- Updating them to ensure currency and making them usable by your faculty, staff, and students


Notable Presentations and Readings

Cox, Rebecca. "It Was Just that I Was Afraid": Promoting Succees by Addressing Students' Fear of Failure. Community College Review (2009) 52-80

Diego Navarro's presentation at Strengthening Student Success Conference. Measuring the Affective Domain, Oct 10, 2014.

Student Service Assessment: Why Student Surveys are Not Enough

Daniel Fusch, Director of Publications & Research June 14, 2013


Future suggestions for brown bags or workshops

  • Making Assessments Authentic -- bring your assessments and work with others to refine and improve them, so they can provide more useful data in a sustainable way with existing resources
  • Developing Video resources -- a review of a variety of video-making tools available for developing additional resources for training, classroom, and more. Tools reviewed will include Jing, Camtasia Studio, YouTube, PowerPoint and more
  • A survey of survey tools -- what's out there? -- A review of tools such as Google Forms, Moodle, Turnitin, Survey Monkey, Scantrons,, and more
  • Using Standardized Forms to Communicate Results -- a review of online CCSF forms and department-specific and customized forms used across the college to aid coordination
  • Making Outcomes Valuable Workshop -- bring your outcomes and work with others to refine and improve them, so they can better guide your service, course, or program
  • Coordinating course SLOs across multiple instructors
  • Assessing Programs -- take II -- what we can learn from CTE departments