SLOC Meeting Notes

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



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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