SLOC Meeting Notes

April 16, 2018

Attending: Sheri Miraglia, Craig Kleinman, Cherisa Yarkin, Janet Carpenter, David Stevenson, Janey Skinner, Malcolm Cecil.

Meeting Agenda

  1. Area A Report: Review of data
  2. Department Outreach
  3. Website Audit

Action Items

  • Janey will write a boilerplate followup email for department outreach. It should include links to Craig's D&C notes.
  • SLO Coordnators members will email departments for feedback on the Area A report
  • Committee members will offer feedback on the Area A report 
  • Committee members will offer feedback on the web proposal 
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Meeting Notes

Area A Report

Most of this meeting was devoted to discussion of the Area A report, and a search for notable patterns in the data. Age, ethnicity, math and English levels were all considered and noted in the draft report.

 

Department Outreach

Contact has been made with most departments. A followup email will go out to departments who have yet to respond.

 

Website Audit

A draft of the web report is available. Discussion focused around users and key tasks. Consensus around trying to improve the SLO home page ahead of the Fall 2018 academic semester.

 

March 19, 2018

Attending: Sheri Miraglia, Craig Kleinman, Cherisa Yarkin, Janet Carpenter, David Stevenson, Janey Skinner, Peter Stoffers, Mime Turner.

Meeting Agenda

  1. Area A Report: Presentation of data
  2. CRN-Reporting issues
  3. Deparetment Outreach
  4. Website Overhaul

Action Items

  • Janey will get the ball rolling on department outreach [email spreadsheet and write email]
  • Committee members will email departments and initiate contact
  • Committee members will offer feedback on the Area A report 
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Meeting Notes

Area A Report

Sheri took us through the data that informs this report. A few salient items:

We have much better data post-Curricunet

Student achievement in Area A is consistent with CCSF targets for course completion.

Math and English are the primary predictors of success

Ethnicity is the primary variable in achievement gaps, more so than gender, age or economic status.

Discussion

What are the main take-aways from the data for Area A?

Do we need to rethink the timeline of assessing GELOs and ILOs. 6 year cycle as new standard?

How can we get gap students into higher levels. When they get there they do fine.  

Next steps

Run through draft before the break. Relate to other reports; tie into bigger picture

Think about how this data might be relevant to Dept outreach efforts

Submit to departments after spring break 

Complete report by end of S18

 

Crn Reporting Issue

Only 1 draft is possible in the new version of Curricunet. We neeed to get the word out about this and add to troubleshooting guides. 

 

Department Outreach

The Committee hatched a plan to followup on under-reporting departments. We will reach out initially via email and offer to meet or conduct targeted workshops. If you missed the meeting and want to help, get in touch!

 

Website Maintenance

The SLO team will pursue a modest project designed to improve our pages on the CCSF website. Our goals are to resolve minor technical issues, and plan for a more extensive overhaul sometime in the near future.

 

 

February 26, 2018

Attending: Sheri Miraglia, Craig Kleinman, Cherisa Yarkin, Janet Carpenter, David Stevenson, Janey Skinner, Lisa Velarde. Peter, Danielle, Gabby

Meeting Agenda

  1. ILO1 report: Presentation of findings

Action Items

  • SLO team members will continue the discussion around ILO 1A.

Meeting Notes

ILO 1 Report

A near-final draft of this report was presented for Committee discussion and review. Craig showed a survey he created to collect input from faculty. The goal is to present the final report to the EC on March 14.

Craig summarized report findings and recommendations. The Committee engaged in a robust discussion of proposed wording changes to several CCSF ILOs, most notably ILO 1A and 1C.

The group did achive consensus about new language for ILO 1C: "Apply critical thinking or creative reasoning, including diverse perspectives." But more work on ILO 1A is still needed.

The Committee will target science departments for input and insight on 1A in the coming week.

 

 

February 5, 2018

Attending: Sheri Miraglia, Craig Kleinman, Cherisa Yarkin, Janet Carpenter, David Stevenson, Janey Skinner, Lisa Velarde.

 

Meeting Agenda

  1. Updates: ILO1 report
  2. Discussion: State of assessment at CCSF
  3. Discussion: S18 Committee projects [website overhaul, virtual meetings]

 

Action Items

  • Dave will email Committee members with the current project list.

 

Meeting Notes

 

ILO 1

The report draft was discussed. There was some consensus about making the summary more accessible and about drawing on non-library material.

Timeline: Craig wants to wrap this up and have a near-final draft to present on Feb 26. Stay tuned for updates!

 

State of assessment

General discussion about the state of assessment in the departments represented at the meeting. Hopefully our outreach efforts this semester can start to bring the college community around.

 

Committee Projects

There is a general feeling that we want to make Committee membership feel more engaging and productive. Dave will email a project list to current members to solicit feedback and help!

December 4, 2017

Attending: Sheri Miraglia, Craig Kleinman, Cherisa Yarkin, Janet Carpenter, David Stevenson, Janey Skinner, Lisa Velarde.

 

Meeting Agenda

  1. Updates: ILO/GELO reports | English Survey | Course aggregate prompts
  2. Discussion: Upcoming accreditation expectations
  3. Discussion: getting more traction for our big reports
  4. Discussion: S18 Committee projects [website overhaul, virtual meetings]

 

Action Items

  • The SLO team should review the Library material ahead of our next meeting.

 

Meeting Notes

 

Course Aggregate Prompts

New feedback from Pam and Cherisa, focusing on streamlining the ARGOS question. A new version of this will be drafted after feedback from the AS on 12.6. Still on track to have this completed in time for the "Meta" rollout in February 2018.

 

ILO #1

Mapping has been completed and tallied; English survey is out in the wild!

Discussion on wording of ILO1-B. This will be a recomendation in the final report.

Craig is concerned about documenting issues we discover with PLOs as we do the mapping. We'll take this up in our team meeting on 12.11.

 

Other agenda items were tabled until next semester. Thanks to all of you; enjoy the break!

 

November 20, 2017

Attending: Sheri Miraglia, Craig Kleinman, Cherisa Yarkin, Janet Carpenter, David Stevenson, Jennifer Kienzle, Janey Skinner, Lisa Library.

 

Meeting Agenda

  1. Review prompts for new course Aggregate Assessment
  2. ILO English 1B/C Survey
  3. Discussion: Making our big reports meaningful

 

Action Items

  • The SLO team will devote time on 11.27 to training Dave and Janey on CurricuNET admin functions.

 

Meeting Notes

 

Course Aggregate Prompts

A new draft was reviewed and real progress was made. The SLO Team will make changes to the program prompts, and submit this as an item for the 12.6 AS meeting. Craig and Sheri will be there for feedback and discussion.

 

ILO #1 Survey

Refinements were suggested. This survey was completed and will be deployed over the next week. Progress!

 

Big Reports

Discussion: how can we publish this material in a way that gets better traction in the college community? This discussion will be taken up at our next Committee meeting.

 

October 30, 2017

Attending: Sheri Miraglia, Craig Kleinman, Cherisa Yarkin, Janet Carpenter, David Stevenson, Jennifer Kienzle, Janey Skinner, Lisa Library.

 

Meeting Agenda

  1. Review prompts for new Aggregate Assessment
  2. ILO Report Update
  3. GE Area Reports Update
  4. Flex Workshops
  5. Position on new ACCJC assessment standards

 

Action Items

  • The SLO team will revise new aggregate prompts based on Committee feedback

 

Meeting Notes

 

Course Aggregate Prompts

A new draft was reviewed. The SLO Team will revise and improve.

 

ILO #1 Update

The report is on track. The mapping effort needs to be completed before 11.6. Craig will then fix the mapping in Cnet. Some questions about ILO wording were discussed; this will be addressed in the report.

 

GE Area Reports

The Area C report is done!

The Area A-E Report is on track. The mapping will be concluded this semester and then we can pull data and start writing.

 

Flex Workshops

October Flex workshops were a success. In Spring, Sheri and Dave will do an "SLO Basics" session; Craig will run a "Writing SLOs" workshop.

 

Evolving ACCJC standards on assessment

The ACCJC has softened their language on assessment, but this in no way indicates that CCSF will change our assessment policies or timelines. We need to make a clear statement on our expectations of CCSF employees with regard to assessment, and to clarify details around timelines and assessment content.

 

October 2, 2017

Attending: Sheri Miraglia, Craig Kleinman, Cherisa Yarkin, Janet Carpenter, Wendy Miller, David Stevenson, Jennifer Kienzle, Janey Skinner, Natalie Smith, Vinicio Lopez.

 

Meeting Agenda

  1. Review CC suggestions for prompts for new Aggregate Assessment

  2. ILO mapping

  3. Non-credit SLO reporting

 

Action Items

  • Sheri will draft a refined version of the new Agg assessment prompts. SLO Coordinators will discuss and bring a proposal back to the next Committee meeting.

 

Meeting Notes

 

Non-credit SLO reporting

This is a concern among NC departments and a priority in the EC.

The issue is that NC departments work uniquely in some ways that makes reporting and data collection challenging [open entry/exit, large numbers of sections/certificates]

Ideally, every course in the system should work under the same rules for assessment. This will be an ongoing discussion this semester.

 

ILO #1 Mapping

The mapping effort is nearly complete. Discussion about standards for proper mapping; consensus is that if you need to make big inferences then the PLO does not map!

Highlight problem PLOs as you make your way through the spreadsheet.

 

Aggregate assessment prompts

Craig brought feedback from the CC; lots of ideas discussed.

A few conclusions:

The goal of this process is to improve courses and student learning.

We should have 4-6 questions maximum. This form should be “easy” to complete.

We should consider ways to build data into some of the questions [numerical ranking/drop-down menu choices]. This will allow us to quantify and compare responses without wading through text narratives.

This process should facilitate, not duplicate, work that instructors would have in updating a course outline. The prompts could function as a de-facto worksheet that would inform part of the revision process.

 

Coordinators will draft a V1 and bring a proposal back to the Committee next meeting.

 

September 11, 2017

 

Attendees:  Sheri Miraglia, Craig Kleinman, Cherisa Yarkin, Janet Carpenter, Wendy Miller, David Stevenson, Jennifer Kienzle, Janey Skinner 

 

Meeting Agenda

  1. Determine Committee Chair
  2. Course aggregate reporting changes
  3. Area C GELO report
  4. Area 1 ILLO report

 

Action Items

  • Craig Kleinman is the new SLO committee Chair. Dave Stevenson is the co-Chair
  • SLO Coordinators will review the new Area C draft and make comments before our 9.18 meeting
  • Sheri will rework the Area C introduction, and put the recommendations at the beginning of the report.
  • Next Committee meeting, October 2, 11am, R518

 

Discussion

Course aggregate reporting changes

  • New timelines around course aggregate reporting were discussed. Feedback on this evolving standard has generally been positive.
  • We need to look closely at CTE departments who revise curriculum on a different timeline than other departments. CurricuNET prompts could be revised. Aggregate reporting could be linked to industry advisory board meetings.
  • Non-credit, and ESL in particular, pose a challenge for course aggregate reporting as they lack uniform standards for grading and student assessment. We need to bring these folks into the conversation.
  • This is an evolving standard with details still to be resolved.

 

Area C GELO Report

  • The goal is to present this final report to the Academic Senate this semester.
  • The discussion here focused on recommendations from the current report, and also on the way the information in the report is presented.
  • There was some debate about whether or not individual course-level recommendations belong in this report. The consensus seemed to be that they do not.
  • There may be conclusions in the data that do not map out to obvious Department-level recommendations. These should still be noted.
  • Now that a full cycle of GELO reports has been generated, we should be attentive to “meta” issues that reappear across GE areas. These might indicate institution-level issues.
  • As much as possible, these reports should link to other relevant assessment activities [QFE] and CCSF Board priorities.

 

Area 1 ILLO Report

  • This is a major project for the SLO team; completion timeline: S18
  • Craig gave a brief overview of the process and looked specifically at the challenge to map PLOs to ILOs. There was a dauntingly long list. 

  

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