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SLO Assessment Process

The Guardian Scholars Program's outcomes-assessment process is documented and described below. For more details, view the rest of our department website.

Assessment Process

Mission Statement:

The Guardian Scholars Program is committed to helping college-bound students, exiting the foster care system, by providing a comprehensive support program to be successful in college. We serve as a resource center, providing assistance to students with their development of educational skills such as achieving an associate degree, completing a certificate program, or transferring to a university; as well as developing interpersonal skills to help them become self-sufficient role-models and individuals in their community. We also provide direct services, such as book vouchers and transportation, to assist with college costs, and referrals to community-based resources as needed and available. Our goal is to support our students so they can realize their dreams.

Assessment results and progress are documented each semester in our Assessment Progress Reports with highlights each year in our Program Review.

Program Outcomes

These programs areas are on a regular cycle of review, during which outcomes are updated and revised.

Program outcomes:

As a result of participation in the Guardian Scholars program will:

  • Successfully complete their career goals (completion of certificates or transfer to a 4-year college).
  • Develop short- to medium-term housing plan to support education/career goals (if at risk of homelessness)
  • Develop self-advocacy skills
  • Know what support resources are available on campus and in the larger community and how to access those successfully.