Professional Development

Upcoming workshops

"Disaggregating Made Easy : Examview (and other possibilities)"

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Held on April 16, from 2-4 in MUB 388.

You filled out that professional development survey and we listened! Join fellow faculty members as they share how technology has eased evaluation of student learning outcomes and improved outcome attainment.  Chemistry Chair Roger King will demonstrate ExamView, which is a test writing and scoring program that easily produces disaggregated student results. With ExamView it is a simple task to link regular classroom exams, quizzes, lab report, etc to specific SLOs, and summarize individual student results at the end of the semester.

Also, iClickers are used by faculty for both formative and summative assessment of student learning. Wanna see if the students are on track? Want to easily assess an outcomes without scantrons and battles with broken copiers? Sheri Miraglia, from Biology, will share her experiences using iClickers, both the device and app. Find out how you can check out iClickers for your classroom and use them effectively.

Finally, all faculty can enhance teaching and learning and ease assessment reporting burdens by using key components of Insight. Ed Tech Chair Cynthia Dewar will demonstrate the possibilities.  

FORUM: SLO Assessment Activities & New ACCJC Standards!

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Held on April 17th from 3-5 in MUB 140.

Not sure what’s going on? Asking yourself, “When and where do I report data for my CRNs, Courses, Programs, and Service Units?”  

Thinking, “I heard I have to enter data for every student, but I don’t understand how that’s done?”  

If you are confused, it’s completely understandable. The Standards concerning assessment have many moving parts. Join the Accreditation Steering Committee  for a forum on SLOs and the 2014 ACCJC Accreditation Standards. The focus will be primarily on the requirement for disaggregated student outcome data but will cover the following:

1.       Why new ACCJC Standards require student level data

2.       The kinds of analysis and details are needed for course/program/unit improvements.

3.       Timeline, deadlines, and requirements over the next three semesters

4.       Where to locate resources so you can successfully navigate CurricUNET (scheduled to go live for assessment reporting on April 15th).

Bring your questions to the forum. There will be lots of time for Q & A.

Recent 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

Tuesdays 2-3 pm Cloud Hall 208B 

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 Afriad": 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. 

 

 

 

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, 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 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