Presentation on theme: "SLO Assessment and Program Review"— Presentation transcript:
1SLO Assessment and Program Review EVERGREEN VALLEY COLLEGEStaff Development WorkshopsNovember 14 & 16, 2012DR. ABDIE TABRIZIENGINEERING FACULTYLYNETTE APEN RN, MSSLO CoordinatorThe assessment cycle refers to the process called closing the loop use of assessment results to improve student learning.Part of a continuous cycle of collecting assessment results, evaluating them, using the results to identify actions to improve student learningImplementing the actions and then cycling back to collecting assessment resultsAn EVC Student Learning Outcome (SLO) Committee Presentation
2Workshop Learning Outcomes Recognize the existing program review process and utilize examples to integrate SLO assessment.Illustrate integration of SLO assessment and program review through utilization of course and program assessment data to identify and request program improvements as needed.
3Integration of SLO Assessment Reporting ResultsImproving PracticeAssessment summariesCelebrate resultsIdentify improvementAreas for greater inquirySustainableModify SLOModify instruction or serviceIntegrate to program review, integrated planning and resource allocationREASSESSIt is better to close the loop on a single SLO than to partially assess all SLO. For this reason you should focusing on one or two SLOs. For some faculty that may mean one or two SLOs per course, and one or two program SLOs and if the faculty member is involved in institutional assessment, another one or two SLOs.The key for faculty is recording the data immediately
4Program Review: Getting Started Program Review TemplatesProgram Review TimelineProgram Review Schedule
5Review EVC Program Review Templates Instructional programs or disciplinesPart CExample 2011/2012 Paralegal ProgramStudent servicesPart GExample 2011/2012 EOPS
6Instructional Programs PART C: Student OutcomesOn the course level, list all the courses that have current student learning outcomes (included in the course outline) and provide link to the course outlines for review purpose. Provide a plan and timeline to include student outcomes for the courses that do not have one.On the program level, list all programs (and degrees) that have current student learning outcomes.List or describe all assessment mechanisms you are using to evaluate SLOs. Provide results of any analysis.Will be updated for 2013 to include improvement plan
7Student Services PART G: Student Learning Outcomes 1. What are the SLOs for the program?2. What process was used (or plan to use) to develop these outcomes?4. Have you assessed and analyzed data outcomes? Please provide a brief summary of your assessment.5. How have you used the assessment information to revise your program and improve the services?
8Example for Instruction: Paralegal Keep in mind: assessment matrices developed after PR completion1st reviewed SLOs and assessment in all courses leading to degree…improve outcomes assessment: First, course-level SLOs need to be linked more effectively with program-level SLOs, simplifying the process of assessment. Once this is done, it will be simpler to calendar the assessments as well. Second, the program hopes to add additional assessment tools. Multiple measures of assessment will provide an added dimension of understanding into student success and how the program can continue to help students succeed
9Example for Student Services: EOPS Assessment Results: 371 EOPS studentspre-post test.Majority of students displayed an increase in knowledge. However, there were particular questions where student knowledge decreased after the orientation. Analysis: Recommendation 1: Review and revise orientation modules that contain the information which may have led to decrease in knowledge.Recommendation 2: Ensure that the same number of students complete the pre-post tests to maintain assessment integrity.Improved Services:No, since the SLO’s are newly identified, the program will be doing assessment during the spring 2012 semester. Based on the data the staff will consider making modifications to improve services.
10SLO Assessment Integration Key Points Assessment data to date; course and programSummarize data results: look for commonalitiesRecommend program/ department improvementsUtilize data for resource allocationIndicate program improvement plan
11Program Review Annual Update One page program summaryIntegrating SLO assessmentLink for resource allocationPiloting 2012/2013