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Updates from the SLO Coordination Team - S16

 

April 26, 2016

 

Dear College Community;

 

We greatly value the input received from all of you who participated in the March 8 SLOFLEX Day.  Based on input from the instructors, counselors and students who participated on the panels, as well as your survey feedback, the panel facilitators have prepared a detailed summary report for your review.

 

Final Report:  March 8 SLO FLEX Day

 

Key to both remaining an accredited institution, and improving the quality of education for out students is our ability to take action on assessment recommendations.  With that in mind, we hope you'll take the time to look carefully at this report and then work with your department and the college shared governance committees to help move these great ideas forward.

 

The March 8 Panel Facilitators (Sheri, Craig, Katryn, Mandy and Dora)

 

 

April 13, 2016

 

Dear College Community;

 

A few updates as well as reminders for you:

 

As of last night, over 92% of the CRN-level reports have been submitted for Fall, 2015.   Our goal as a college is 100%!!  If you have a missing CRN-level report, please take a few minutes to complete and submit it.   Your colleagues, department chairs and SLO Coordinators are all available to assist you.   There is a CurricUNET Help Lab with open lab hours as well.

 

Spring 2016 CRNs are loaded into CurricUNET - if you have completed assessments in your Spring classes you can enter those reports at any time.  CRN-level SLO reports are due the same day as your final grades (which is Wednesday, June 1st). Note: Short term courses that started after 3/21 won't load into CurricUNET until May 2).

 

Program and course coordinators who have enough data from CRN-level assessments should begin submitting course and program level aggregate reports.  We have been holding brown-bag workshops this spring to highlight Program and Course aggregate reports, and will continue to do so in the fall.  However, we are always available to help you individually if you have questions.  

 

SLO-related professional development opportunities continue through the end of the semester!

 

 

April 2016

  • April 14thIntroduction to ARGOS for student development practitioners. 9-10:30pm, (Conlan Room 3)
  • April 22:  Brown Bag Lunch: SLOs and SLO Assessment - New Faculty or Refresher.  12-1 pm (SCIE 309)

 

May 2016

  • May 5th: Student Development Outcomes Assessment Reports "Get It Done" Help Lab (Mandy Liang) 9-11, E3
  • May 6th: Student Development Outcomes Assessment Reports "Get It Done" Help Lab (Mandy Liang) 10-12, E3
  • May 6th: Brown Bag Lunch: SLOs and SLO Assessment - New Faculty or Refresher.  12-1 pm (SCIE 309)
  • May 9th: Student Development Outcomes Assessment Reports "Get It Done" Help Lab (Mandy Liang) 1-3, E3
  • May 13th: Brown Bag Lunch:  Assessing Administrative Unit Outcomes. 12-1 pm (SCIE 309)
  • May 20th: Drop-in SLO Coordinator Support in R205e from 10-2 (Craig Kleinman)

 

June, 2016

  • June 1st:  Drop-in SLO Coordinator Support in S37 from 11-1 (Sheri Miraglia)

 

Please let us know if you have questions or need help!

 

The SLO Coordination Team (Craig, Sheri, Dora and Mandy)

 

 

April 7, 2016

 

Dear College Community;

 

This Friday, April 8th (tomorrow!), we are holding an SLO brown-bag lunch in SCIE 309 from 12-1 to discuss Program Level (Certificates and majors) assessment and reporting.  Independent FLEX credit is available for participating - a CRN number will be provided at the workshop.

 

We will be discussing how to use CurricUNET to create Program level assessment reports, as well as what constitutes a robust program-level assessment.  As a reminder, Program level reports need to be submitted at least once every 3 years.

 

Program Coordinators: be sure you've spaced out these assessments in your department to make them manageable.  We would encourage you to sit down with all of the programs that you are responsible for and plan for assessments and reporting within the next TWO years to ensure that we maintain assessment currency as a college.

 

We hope to see you this Friday!  As always we are available for questions should you have them.  You can link to our contact information below.

 

The SLO Coordination Team (Mandy, Craig, Dora and Sheri)

 

 

March 25, 2016

 

Dear College Community - 

We will be in SCIE 309 today at 12 to demonstrate how to complete a course aggregate assessment in CurricUNET.  

 

Independent FLEX Credit is offered to attendees.  Hope to see you there!!!

 

The SLO Coordination Team (Sheri, Craig, Mandy and Dora)

 

 

March 23, 2016

 

Dear College Community;

 

Now that we are in our second year of using CurricUNET, we need to continue moving forward with Courses Aggregate Assessment Reports: holistic assessments of each course - where individual CRN-level SLO data are compiled and a deeper analysis is completed. In these reports, we look across data from multiple SLOs, instructors, semesters/offerings to inform course-level improvements.

 

Course Aggregate Assessments are completed by course coordinators (one individual for each course) at least once every three years. Note:  If you are the ONLY instructor that teaches a course, you are most likely the course coordinator!  If there are multiple instructors, one should be designated as coordinator.  If you don't know who that is for your course, consult your department chair for guidance.

 

Course Coordinators: be sure you've spaced out these assessments in your department to make them manageable.  Do some this academic year if you are ready, spread a number across next year, and be sure you've covered them all within the three-year timeline. Some course coordinators have already started this process. Consider this a nudge for the rest of you!  

 

Reminder: As we already are all well aware, every instructor completes a CRN-level report on at least one SLO each semester.  Hopefully course coordinators have been having instructors rotate through course SLOs each semester, so that when aggregation occurs, all SLOs are covered. Note: because we have been assessing at the course level for years (before CurricUNET), you don't need to wait until ALL your course SLOs are assessed at the CRN level in CurricUNET to complete the course aggregate report. 

 

CurricUNET makes producing a course-level aggregate assessment report process very easy by automating the compilation of data.  This Friday we are holding a brown bag lunch in SCIE 309 where we will be demonstrating how to use CurricUNET to complete an Course Aggregate Assessment.    Please join us!!

 

 

 

The SLO Coordination Team (Sheri, Craig, Mandy and Dora)

 

 

March 16, 2016

 

Dear College Community;

 

Thank you for your participation last week in the March 8 SLO FLEX Day.  We look forward to continuing the conversations, but even more importantly, moving the suggestions for action forward to improve student learning at the college.

 

If you have not done so, please provide your valuable feedback by completing the end-of-day survey.

 

A reminder that on Friday there is an Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative Workshop -- Student Support (Re)Defined in Action:  Applying Research Based Support Strategies to Boost Student Success.  This statewide workshop is from 10-2:30 and will be held in MUB 140.  Space is limited.  Registration is Required.  

 

The SLO Coordination Team (Craig, Mandy, Dora and Sheri)

 

 

March 9, 2015

 

Dear College Community - 

 

A reminder that it's very important that you complete the  "End of Day Survey" to help us make the most of yesterdays collaborative work.

 

Thank you again for your hard work and contributions to the day!

 

The SLO Coordination Team (Craig, Dora, Mandy and Sheri)

 

March 8, 2016

 

Dear College Community - 

 

When you have completed your FLEX discussions, please capture your great ideas by filling out the "End of Day Survey".

 

We know that some of you are planning to attend the evening session, and we are looking forward to seeing you this evening.

 

We hope that you had useful conversations and found the day meaningful.   Thank you for your hard work and contributions to the day!

 

The SLO Coordination Team (Craig, Dora, Mandy and Sheri)

 

March 8, 2016

 

Dear College Community - 

 

Welcome to the March8 FLEX Day!  Join us for coffee and pastries in the cafeteria at 9 am and say hello.

 

A note that seating at the morning panel sessions is limited  - so be sure to get to your preferred panel early to grab a seat.   

 

  1. Expansion of the use of prerequisites and advisories S136 (facilitator: Katryn Wiese | agenda & resources)
  2. Integration of quantitative reasoning across the curriculum S100 (facilitator: Sheri Miraglia) | agenda & resources)
  3. Strengthening counseling and teaching faculty collaboration VART 115 (facilitator: Mandy Liang)
  4. Strengthening noncredit assessment VART 114 (facilitator: Dora Dye)
  5. Creating spaces for student success Diego Rivera Theatre (facilitator: Craig Kleinman)
  6. Student Development Classified Staff Roundtable: tentative location MUB140 (facilitator: Samuel Santos) -- Using RP Student Success Factors in our work as student service practitioners to improve student learning.

Classified Staff are welcome to attend all the sessions!

 

Look for a email from us after the department  meetings for a link to the end of the day survey.

 

 

The SLO Coordination Team - Sheri, Craig, Mandy and Dora

 

 

March 4, 2016

 

Dear College Community;

 

This is the final email from the SLO Coordinators about the March 8 FLEX Day!  You can access the FLEX Booklet on CCSF's Professional Development Site or visit the March 8 SLO Webpage for more information.

 

If you are still pondering which session to attend, here is a reminder of what your options are with a few additional details:

 

 

Expansion of the use of prerequisites and advisories S136 (facilitator: Katryn Wiese) - this panel will explore the benefits, challenges, and opportunities of prerequisites and advisories to improving student success.

 

Integration of quantitative reasoning across the curriculum S100 (facilitator: Sheri Miraglia) - this panel will look at the benefits of strong quantitative reasoning skills and explore ways that instruction in quantitative reasoning can be expanded beyond math and science courses.

 

Strengthening counseling and teaching faculty collaboration VART 115 (facilitator: Mandy Liang) - this group will be discussing ways to facilitate interactions between instructors and counselors that enhance student success.

 

Strengthening noncredit assessment VART 114 (facilitator: Dora Dye) - this panel will discuss some of the very specific challenges that non-credit instructors face in assessing open entry/exit students.

 

Creating spaces for student success Diego Rivera Theatre (facilitator: Craig Kleinman) - No matter how great our students, our teaching, and our content, we need spaces that enhance healthy, resonant academic learning and interaction.  Where at CCSF are strong examples of such spaces?  Where should such spaces be part of CCSF design?  Why has CCSF been spatially challenged, and what actions can be taken to make space improve student success?

 

Student Development Classified Staff Roundtable: tentative location MUB140 (facilitator: Samuel Santos) -- Using RP Student Success Factors in our work as student service practitioners to improve student learning.

 

Please email any of the SLO Coordinators or roundtable facilitators for more information.  We look forward to these conversations on Tuesday!

 

 

The SLO Coordination Team (Craig, Dora, Mandy and Sheri)

 

March 1, 2016

 

Dear College Community;

 

The March 8 FLEX day is almost here!  We will be working together to address some of the recommendations that have been made as the result of Institutional Assessment.  Read more about the day on the March 8 Website.

 

Please attend the panel that most interests you.   Each panel will have audience participation - help us discuss and take action on these issues.

  • Expansion of the use of prerequisites and advisories S136 (facilitator: Katryn Wiese)
  • Integration of quantitative reasoning across the curriculum S100 (facilitator: Sheri Miraglia)
  • Strengthening counseling and teaching faculty collaboration VART 115 (facilitator: Mandy Liang)
  • Strengthening noncredit assessment VART 114 (facilitator: Dora Dye)
  • Creating spaces for student success Diego Rivera Theatre (facilitator: Craig Kleinman)
  • Student Development Classified Staff Roundtable: MUB140 (facilitator: Samuel Santos) -- Using RP Student Success Factors in our work as student service practitioners to improve student learning.

Please note that Classified Staff are welcome to attend any of the panel sessions.

 

A special THANK YOU to the Faculty Association who are providing lunches for those who attend panel sessions.  VITAL DETAIL -- Bring your NOTES from your panel session to the cafeteria to pick up your sandwich.  Your notes will be your lunch ticket!  

 

School Meetings and Department Meetings will follow the morning panels - refer to the March 8 Website for more details.

 

Please contact your friendly SLO Coordinators if you have any questions in advance of March 8!

 

The SLO Coordination Team:  Dora, Sheri, Craig and Mandy

 

February 26, 2016

 

Dear College Community;

 

We thought we'd send you a reminder that in addition to workshops and FLEX days,  the SLO team provides detailed SLO resources for you online.  Have you checked out CCSF's SLO Website lately?  This site contains RESOURCES to help you with you assessment work, along with the REPORTS that the SLO team generates in collaboration with faculty workgroups.    You can also learn more about the ongoing ILO and GELOInstitutional Assessment work that we do as a college.

 

At CCSF, assessment is completed outside the classroom as well.  Faculty and Staff who work in Student Services also measure Student Service Outcomes (SSOs).  Read more about the SSO Assessment workgroup and the the progress they are making in Assessment.

 

Lastly - a reminder that today there is a Brown Bag lunch in S309 where you can work on writing or revising Course Outline SLOs in a warm and friendly environment with the help of SLO Coordinators.  We hope to see you there!

 

Your SLO Coordination Team (Craig, Dora, Sheri and Mandy)

 

 

Februrary 24, 2016

 

Dear College Community;

 

The SLO coordinators are offering another brown-bag lunch workshop this Friday from 12-1 pm in SCIE 309 addressing the writing and/or updating of SLOs on your course outlines.

 

Independent FLEX credit will be offered to attendees.  Bring your course outline, your computer, a pencil or any items you need to work on your outcomes.  This will be a productive meeting where you actually get something done!!  &#X1f60a

 

We hope to see you there!

 

Your SLO Coordination Team (Craig, Mandy, Dora and Sheri)

 

 

February 17, 2016

 

Dear College Community;

 

The March 8 FLEX day is less than one month away, and we wanted to let you know early how the day will be organized, so you can plan ahead. The primary goal of the day is to inspire positive action on five recommendations that have stemmed from review of SLO assessment results at the General Education and Institutional level since Fall 2013. 

 

Prior to the first session of the day, there will be a morning meet-and-greet with your colleagues at the cafeteria (note location change – truck will be there with coffee and pastries). 

 

At 10 am, the first session starts with five parallel discussion panels. You can read more about the panels on the March 8 web page as you consider which one you'd like to attend. Panelists in each session are CCSF instructors, counselors, librarians, and students who have volunteered to share a range of experiences regarding the panel topic: benefits, challenges, and opportunities. Audience members will add more during Q&A and small group discussion. Note: we are not trying to force folks to move forward on any of the recommendations. We want merely to create a space for ideas to be shared. At each panel you will be given a handout on which to take notes and consider action plans. 

 

Following the panel discussions there will be a lunch break.   A sandwich lunch is being provided by the Faculty Association for FLEX day participants -  you can pick up a sandwich, fruit and granola bar in the cafeteria while continuing to dialog and connect with colleagues.  A heartfelt THANK YOU to the Faculty Association for providing lunch.  &#X1f60a

 

After lunch, we reconvene in school meetings during which, we will report out on each of the panels, summarizing key takeaways from the discussions (completing a "jigsaw"*).   In the school meetings, we will continue to brainstorm on opportunities and next steps for individual or collaborative action.   

 

Department meetings follow the school meetings and provide another opportunity to coordinate, plan, and take actions on some of the recommendations. Department meetings are 2 hours with agendas set by the chairs. There should be plenty of time as well to address assessment work and other department business with your colleagues.

 

At the end of the day, we hope you will have learned something new and made plans to take action on a large or small part of these recommendations.  You will summarize your action plans in the end-of-day survey.

 

A few more notes:

  • There will be an evening session from 6-7:30 pm in MUB 140 where there will be a summary and discussion of the takeaways from the 5 panels that took place during the day  If you are unable to join us during the day, we encourage you to attend the evening session.
  • All CCSF employees including classified staff are welcome to attend any of the sessions. We appreciate all you do to support student success!
  • If you have any questions about March 8, please contact one of the SLO Coordinators - we will be delighted to discuss the day with you.

 

For more information on the “jigsaw” teaching strategy, follow this link: http://serc.carleton.edu/sp/library/jigsaws/index.html

 

Your SLO Coordination Team (Sheri, Craig, Mandy and Dora)

 

 

February 11, 2016

 

Dear College Community;

 

A brief reminder that we have a professional development opportunity this afternoon in MUB 255 from 3-4 pm: Introduction to ARGOS for Program and Course Coordinators.  Independent FLEX credit is offered for participants.   If you are in charge of writing course aggregate or program level SLO reports, this workshop is designed to help you learn about how ARGOS can help you look at both aggregated and disaggregated data tied to student demographics.

 

Our next workshop will be a Brown Bag Lunch on February 26th with a discussion on how to write and/or update course outline SLOs.  This workshop will be held in SCIE 309 from 12-1 pm.

 

Your SLO Coordination Team:  Craig, Mandy, Sheri and Dora

 

February 9, 2016

 

Dear College Community - 

 

A reminder that this Thursday we are holding a workshop to introduce ARGOS for Program and Course Coordinators from 3-4 pm in MUB 255.   This is a great way to explore this new and powerful tool linking SLO data to student demographic data.

 

Plans for the March 8 FLEX Day are being finalized.  We have now closed the participant interest form for panel participation.  If you have questions about any of the panels, please take a look at theMarch 8 website and contact the facilitator for the panel that you have a question or comment about.  We are looking forward to a productive day identifying ways to use past assessment data to make our college an even better place for student learning.

 

Your SLO Coordination Team (Sheri, Craig, Dora and Mandy)

 

February 5, 2016

 

Dear College Community;

 

A reminder that we are holding another Independent FLEX Brown Bag Lunch today in SCIE 309 from 12-1 to support Program Level (certificates and majors) assessment and reporting.  Learn how to use CurricUNET to view the aggregated data for all of the courses that map to your program!

 

And......on Monday, there will be a guest from the San Mateo Community College District here to discuss Student Services Outcome Assessment and Design in MUB 140 from 1:30-3:30.  

 

Looking further into next week, on THURSDAY there will be a workshop to introduce ARGOS for Program and Course Coordinators from 3-4 pm in MUB 255. 

 

We hope to see you at any or all of these events. Have a great weekend!

 

The SLO Coordination Team (Dora, Craig, Mandy and Sheri)

 

 

February 3, 2016

 

Dear College Community;

 

This  Friday, February 5th, we are holding an SLO brown-bag lunch in Science 309 (Ocean Campus) from 12-1 pm to discussProgram Level (certificates and majors) SLO assessment and reporting.  Independent FLEX credit is available for participating - a CRN number will be provided at the workshop.

 

We will be discussing how to use CurricUNET to create Program level assessment reports, and we will also be having a discussion about the specific challenges related to program level assessment.  Program-level SLO reports need to be submitted once every 3 years, and are similar to Course Aggregate Reports in that they also collate CRN-level SLO reports.  

 

There are many useful SLO-related professional development opportunities happening in February:

 

 

  • February 5th: Brown Bag Lunch: Program Level SLO Assessment and Design.  12-1 pm (SCIE 309, repeated again in April)
  • February 8th: Student Services Outcome Assessment and Design -- Sharing Ideas and Strategies, 1:30-3:30pm, MUB 140.
  • February 11th:  Introduction to ARGOS for Program and Course Coordinators. 3-4 pm (MUB 255)
  • February 26th:   Brown Bag Lunch: Writing/Updating Course Outline SLOs:  12-1 pm (SCIE 309)

 

Note that the workshop on February 8th will include a guest from the San Mateo Community College District who will be sharing expertise and experience on assessing Student Services SLOs.

 

Your SLO Coordination Team (Sheri, Dora, Craig and Mandy).

 

January 29, 2016

Dear College Community;

 

Today, Friday, January 29th, we are holding an SLO brown-bag lunch in Science 309 (Ocean Campus) to discuss Course Aggregate SLO reporting.

 

As you know, instructors submit CRN-level SLO reports each semester (for at least one SLO).  However, once every 3 years, course coordinators need to collate those CRN-level results (automated by CurricUNET) and do a course-level full review of all SLOs.  

 

Typically course coordinators would wait on these reports until all SLOs have been assessed at the CRN level (planning such assessments across all instructors to ensure that all SLOs WILL be assessed in a 3-year period).  As such, most of us are not yet ready to submit these reports.  However we DO need to understand them and plan for them to ensure that we'll have assessed all SLOs within that 3-year period.

 

So - come join us today to learn about Course Aggregate SLO assessment.  We can help you map out a plan for successful future course aggregate reporting.

 

Meanwhile......Program-level SLO reports (certificates and majors) also need to be submitted once every 3 years, and these also collate CRN-level SLO reports.  Next Friday, we will hold another brown bag lunch on the PSLO assessment reporting process.  Same room...same time.  Same friendly SLO Coordinators!

 

Your SLO Coordination Team (Sheri, Dora, Craig and Mandy).

 

January 20, 2016

Dear College Community;

 

Welcome Back!  We know that you are having a busy first week, but we want to alert you to an upcoming professional development workshop this Friday, January 22.  A Brown Bag Lunch will be occurring in SCIE 309 from 12-1 pm to discuss SLOs and SLO Assessment.  This is an opportunity for new faculty to learn about SLOs and the CCSF SLO process.  Even if you are not new, please feel free to stop by for a refresher!  Independent FLEX credit is available for attendees.

 

All professional development opportunities for the semester can be viewed here: http://www.ccsf.edu/en/about-city-college/slo/professional_development.html

 

March 8 FLEX Day

 

Tuesday, March 8 is our next all-faculty FLEX day.  Classes are canceled that day so that faculty can work together on our biggest outstanding assessment-related issue: "Enacting institutional changes based on past assessment recommendations".

 

The SLO Coordinators would like to encourage you to consider participating on a March 8 FLEX panel. Everyone will be attending one of the five panels listed below as an audience member or as a panelist. 

 

The panels are: 

 

  • Expansion of the use of prerequisites and advisories (facilitator: Katryn Wiese)
  • Integration of quantitative reasoning across the curriculum (facilitator: Sheri Miraglia)
  • Strengthening counseling and teaching faculty collaboration (facilitator: Mandy Liang)
  • Strengthening noncredit assessment (facilitator: Dora Dye)
  • Creating spaces for Student Success (facilitator: Craig Kleinman)

 

 

We are hoping for a wide range of panelists including Instructional Faculty, Counseling Faculty and Students. Maybe you have already implemented some of these recommendations, or know someone or some programs who have had success in this area? Do you know a student who has experiences to share in these areas? Please share your own expertise, ideas, or recommendations by filling out the March 8 Participant Interest Form.  

 

 

SLO Coordination Team Changes

 

The SLO Team said goodbye and THANK YOU to Kristina Whalen who left us in December to become the Dean of Fine, Applied and Communication Arts.  Tremendous progress in the area of assessment has been made as a result of Kristina's leadership over the past two years and we will miss her very much!

 

This semester the SLO Team welcomes Dora Dye, who will be joining us as we work to continue CCSF's leadership in assessment.  Welcome Dora!

 

Best regards;

The SLO Coordination Team (Craig, Mandy, Sheri and Dora)

 

 

January 2, 2016

 

Dear College Community;

 

Fall SLO Reporting 

A final reminder that the deadline for submitting CRN-level SLO reports is January 4.  There will be a drop-in help lab on Monday, January 4 in SCIE 37 from  11-1 if you need help submitting your report.

 

If you are having trouble, but would rather not drop by the college, you can access the CurricUNET User Manual - with detailed written instructions and images.

 

There are also video tutorials!

Need help logging in and navigating?

(5.5 min, 14 MB)  Video Only  |  Video with CC

 

Need help creating a CRN-level assessment report?

(6.5 min, 14 MB) Video Only  |  Video with CC

If you don't need assistance, simply access the CurricUNET Assessment Module to submit your reports.

 

Happy New Year from your SLO Coordination Team!