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
"The RP Group's "Student Success Factors": Learn Research-based Strategies for Improving Student Outcomes" on Tuesday November 10 from 4-5:30 pm
"Using Rubrics to Teach and Assess" on Thursday November 19 from 4-5:30 pm
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
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.
Ongoing Drop-In Help Labs
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
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
survey of survey tools -- what's out there? -- A review of tools
such as Google Forms, Moodle, Turnitin, Survey Monkey, Scantrons,
Formsite.com, 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
- 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