In the rapidly-changing field of Computer Science, we are constantly
updating our curriculum. We have monthly department meetings in which
curriculum updates are always a topic. Our curriculum changes are
informed by our faculty's experience and research, industry contacts
through TechSF and other programs, our annual Industry Advisory
Committee meetings, and changes to curriculum standards such as the State's Transfer Model
Curriculum, the ACM's
curriculum guidelines. and industry-standard certifications such
as the Red Hat
Certified System Administrator.
For every course we teach every semester, and all our programs (certificates and degrees), we submit SLO reporting forms every semester in the standard CCSF SLO reporting system. In addition, we have an SLO assessment form that some instructors complete. A sample of the form is posted here.
All these forms contain the following sections:
1. Identify Learning Outcomes
2. Define Assessment Techniques
3. Perform Assessments
4. Analyze Assessment Results
5. Suggestions and Plans
These forms are stored in the department files and available for
review as necessary. They are summarized and displayed in our annual
Program Review documents, and highlights from Spring 2013 and
before are archived on our Highlights web page.
These forms and the data are discussed amongst all faculty in department meetings and smaller group conversations -- about once per semester per course.