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1 What is a Student Learning Outcome? SLOs describe the: knowledge, skills, abilities and attitudes that students attain by the end of a course, set of courses, program or degree. argentina/_global/large/students-in-argentina.jpg

2 What can students DO with what they’ve learned?

3 Assessment of SLOs informs us if students are getting the big picture Or not

4 SLOs inform our students what to expect Academic advisor

5 Grades and SLOs are different Forest?? Obvious trees

6 Faculty discussions of SLOs and assessments can be rewarding and lead to improvements

7 SLOs and assessment at Cuesta, as confirmed by the SLO Principles Statement o Faculty driven o Assessment data belongs to faculty o Results used for improvements to programs o Student data not used for Faculty evaluations o Principles statement signed by Academic Senate, CCFT and Administration

8 WHY NOW? 2002 — ACCJC sets SLOs in accreditation standards 2007— ACCJC expected colleges to be “developmental” 2009 – ACCJC requires “proficiency” by 2012

9 ACCJC requires “proficiency” by 2012, leading to “sustainable.”

10 How to move forward: SLO Institutional Assessment Plan (IAP) for Instructional Programs (Senate, May 2010) Contains framework for how to assess, when to assess, and how to report

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12 SLO and Assessment Co-Coordinators Sally Demarest Greg Baxley Look for SLO and assessment workshops in fall: help with the IAP assessment cycle calendar and course/program SLO mapping classroom and program assessments

13 What’s in the IAP? – Introduction to assessment methods – Course and Program Assessment Summary – Assessment Cycle timeline

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15 Assessment methods Performance based Student survey

16 I am able to describe the content of this presentation and find help for creating a SLO assessment plan for my program. O Not at all O Slightly O Somewhat O Fairly Well O Very Well Sample question:

17 Data

18 More info at: academic.cuesta.edu/sloa


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