The Foreign Languages Department's Student Learning Outcomes (SLO) assessment process is documented and described below. For more details, please contact the department chair and view the rest of our department website.
Foreign Language Department's Plan for Fall 2014 SLO Assessment:
Each semester we look at one SLO aspect of a level for assessment and changes. Each language group meets individually at language break-out sessions which are part of our department meeting each FLEX day to decide which SLO(s) will be assessed that semester and how they will be assessed. Generally, faculty devise a common set of questions to be given at the same time of the semester in each class where SLOs will be assessed. Faculty also discuss improvements they will make to the curriculum based on last semester's SLO assessments.
Faculty meet informally throughout the semester to tweak the assessment plan, make adjustments, and discuss curriculum changes based on previous assessments.
Each semester, faculty charged with assessement reporting meet towards the end of the semester in the faculty lab to do the reports together. This encourages and facilitates the exchange of ideas across the department.
Our programs are on a regular cycle of review, during which outcomes are updated and revised. See program details below. For assessment details and timelines see links for progress reports in right side column.
|Program title||Curriculum Mappings|
|American Sign Language
Course outlines are in a regular cycle of review. Outcomes are listed
on each course outline. For assessment details and timelines see links
for progress reports in right side column.
SIGN LANGUAGE |
1A. Elementary American Sign Language |
|AMSL 1B. Elementary American Sign Language|
|CHIN 1. Elementary Chinese|
1A. Elementary Chinese |
|CHIN 2. Continuation of Elementary Chinese|
|CHIN 2A. Continuation of Elementary Chinese|
|CHIN 2B. Continuation of Elementary Chinese|
|CHIN 3. Intermediate Chinese|
|CHIN 3A. Intermediate Chinese|
|CHIN 3B. Intermediate Chinese|
|CHIN 4. Continuation of Intermediate Chinese|
|CHIN 4A. Continuation of Intermediate Chinese|
|CHIN 4B. Continuation of Intermediate Chinese|
|CHIN 10A. Beginning Conversational Cantonese|
|CHIN 10B. Continuation of Beginning Conversational Cantonese|
|CHIN 10C. Intermediate Conversational Cantonese|
|CHIN 10D. Continuation of Intermediate Conversational Cantonese|
|CHIN 12A. Beginning Conversational Mandarin|
|CHIN 12B. Continuation of Beginning Conversational Mandarin|
|CHIN 12C. Intermediate Conversational Mandarin|
|CHIN 14A. Conversational Mandarin for Speakers of Other Chinese Dialects: Level 1|
|CHIN 14B. Conversational Mandarin for Speakers of Other Chinese Dialects: Level 2|
|CHIN 14C. Intermediate Conversational Mandarin for Chinese Speaking Students|
|CHIN 16. Chinese Characters for Beginners|