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1 Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges Western Association of Schools and Colleges DEGREE QUALIFICATIONS PROFILE PROJECT (DQPP) I NTELLECTUAL S KILLS DQPP W EBINAR S ERIES : A LIGNING D EGREE O UTCOMES TO THE DQP I NTELLECTUAL S KILLS Friday, November 22, :30 a.m. Hawai’i,* 12:30 p.m. California Saturday, November 23, :30 a.m. Marshall Islands* (*mainland is on Daylight Savings Time)

2 Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges Western Association of Schools and Colleges DEGREE QUALIFICATIONS PROFILE PROJECT (DQPP) P RESENTERS Natasha Jankowski, PhD, Assistant Director and Research Analyst for the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA) located at the University of Illinois. Krista Johns, JD, Vice President for Policy and Research at ACCJC and Director of the DQPP project.

3 Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges Western Association of Schools and Colleges DEGREE QUALIFICATIONS PROFILE PROJECT (DQPP) P URPOSE OF THIS W EBINAR Provide discussion points for understanding the DQP intellectual skills. Describe the way colleges are deepening practice through alignment of student learning outcomes in this areas of learning. Spark conversations at colleges who are working on projects involving the DQP areas of learning.

4 Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges Western Association of Schools and Colleges DEGREE QUALIFICATIONS PROFILE PROJECT (DQPP) DQP P ROJECT A project of the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges supported by a grant from Lumina Foundation. 16 participating colleges (California, Hawai’i, and Marshall Islands) working on one-year projects involving the DQP. Projects are separated into two cohorts: one cohort with individual college projects; one cohort with cross-institution collaborations on identified transfer degrees.

5 Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges Western Association of Schools and Colleges DEGREE QUALIFICATIONS PROFILE PROJECT (DQPP) E XPLORING THE DQP FOR ALIGNMENT OF ASSOCIATE DEGREE - LEVEL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES As a means to:  Revisit the alignment of outcomes across programs  Examine ways to enhance the student experience, pathways, and success  Achieve greater levels of program completion  Support innovation in the classroom and in programs

6 Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges Western Association of Schools and Colleges DEGREE QUALIFICATIONS PROFILE PROJECT (DQPP) Broad, integrative knowledge Specialized knowledge (mastery) Applied learning Civic learning Intellectual skills College-specific area of learning, as appropriate T HE F IVE C ATEGORIES OF L EARNING “T HE 5 PLUS 1”

7 Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges Western Association of Schools and Colleges DEGREE QUALIFICATIONS PROFILE PROJECT (DQPP) C ONTACT U S : Laurel Hunter, Grant Project Manager, Krista Johns, Project Director Website:

8 Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges Western Association of Schools and Colleges DEGREE QUALIFICATIONS PROFILE PROJECT (DQPP) D R. N ATASHA J ANKOWSKI

9 Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges Western Association of Schools and Colleges DEGREE QUALIFICATIONS PROFILE PROJECT (DQPP) Institutional Learning outcomes encompass the whole student experience. Foothill has defined four core competencies (4-Cs) as its Institutional Learning Outcomes. Communication Computation Creative, Critical, and Analytical Thinking Community/Global Consciousness and Responsibility F OOTHILL C OLLEGE

10 Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges Western Association of Schools and Colleges DEGREE QUALIFICATIONS PROFILE PROJECT (DQPP) 1. Critical Thinking and Problem Solving 2. Communication 3. Quantitative Competence 4. Technological Competence 5. Diversity C OMMUNITY C OLLEGE ILO S F IVE -ILO M ODEL

11 Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges Western Association of Schools and Colleges DEGREE QUALIFICATIONS PROFILE PROJECT (DQPP) Intellectual Skills, foundational skills which transcend particular disciplines. These competencies enable the other realms of learning:  Analytic inquiry  Use of information resources  Engaging diverse perspectives  Quantitative fluency  Communication fluency I NTELLECTUAL S KILLS

12 Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges Western Association of Schools and Colleges DEGREE QUALIFICATIONS PROFILE PROJECT (DQPP) What are Institutional Learning Outcomes? The knowledge, skills, abilities, and attitudes that students are expected to develop as a result of their overall experiences with any aspect of the college, including courses, programs, and student services. ILOs are the collective expression of the learning environment the College offers to any enrolled student. Allen Hancock College W HAT ARE INSTITUTIONAL LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILO S )?

13 Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges Western Association of Schools and Colleges DEGREE QUALIFICATIONS PROFILE PROJECT (DQPP) Foundational skills Apply to all students (or to all completers) Whole college has a role in the student’s development/learning (course faculty and other college employees) Skills represent something other than course- or discipline-defined abilities The skills create a foundation for learning in the degree program and/or functioning out in the world CC I NSTITUTIONAL L EARNING O UTCOMES

14 Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges Western Association of Schools and Colleges DEGREE QUALIFICATIONS PROFILE PROJECT (DQPP) S TUDENT L EARNING O UTCOMES Course SLOs ILOs PLOs

15 Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges Western Association of Schools and Colleges DEGREE QUALIFICATIONS PROFILE PROJECT (DQPP) S TUDENT L EARNING O UTCOMES Course SLOs ILOs PLOs

16 Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges Western Association of Schools and Colleges DEGREE QUALIFICATIONS PROFILE PROJECT (DQPP) I NSTITUTIONAL L EARNING O UTCOMES IILOs PLOs Course SLOs

17 Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges Western Association of Schools and Colleges DEGREE QUALIFICATIONS PROFILE PROJECT (DQPP) DQP D EGREE -L EVEL S TUDENT L EARNING O UTCOMES Degree PLOs DisciplineSLOs G.E. SLOs

18 Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges Western Association of Schools and Colleges DEGREE QUALIFICATIONS PROFILE PROJECT (DQPP) T HE INTELLECTUAL SKILLS ARE : The essential competencies all students from your college will have in common Foundational, and should be among the building blocks at the college and in the curriculum Introduced early in a program of study Competencies linked to the other more encompassing outcomes from a degree Basic preparation for other learning and for life skills

19 Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges Western Association of Schools and Colleges DEGREE QUALIFICATIONS PROFILE PROJECT (DQPP) Intellectual Skill, communication fluency: “presents substantially error-free prose in argumentative and narrative forms to general and specialized audiences.” Specialized Knowledge, English: “creates (writes or presents) coherent arguments that evidence clear prose and synthesize diverse bodies of knowledge.” E NGLISH 19

20 Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges Western Association of Schools and Colleges DEGREE QUALIFICATIONS PROFILE PROJECT (DQPP) DQP outcome statement, at AA Level: Presents accurate calculations and symbolic operations, and explains how such calculations and operations are used in the field of study or in interpreting social and economic trends. Q UANTITATIVE F LUENCY

21 Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges Western Association of Schools and Colleges DEGREE QUALIFICATIONS PROFILE PROJECT (DQPP) Use mathematical skills appropriate to our technological society by analyzing and solving problems that are quantitative in nature and by utilizing technology for informational, academic, personal and professional needs. OR Interpret mathematical models such as formulas, graphs, tables, and schematics and draw inferences from them; represent mathematical information symbolically, visually, numerically, and verbally. S AMPLE C OLLEGE I NTERPRETATIONS

22 Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges Western Association of Schools and Colleges DEGREE QUALIFICATIONS PROFILE PROJECT (DQPP) The nature of the Intellectual Skills competencies The college’s discussion about how the skill will be manifested in its students While these may be building blocks to degree- level “exit outcomes,” they also should be recognizable (useful) stand-alone skills R EMEMBER :

23 Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges Western Association of Schools and Colleges DEGREE QUALIFICATIONS PROFILE PROJECT (DQPP) How do each of the foundational Intellectual Skills serve students who are in our degree program of study? Do we ensure in our curriculum that these competencies will be acquired and demonstrated by our students? And do we show this in our degree level student learning outcomes? S OME DISCUSSION QUESTIONS FOR A D EPARTMENT CONCERNING INTELLECTUAL SKILLS

24 Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges Western Association of Schools and Colleges DEGREE QUALIFICATIONS PROFILE PROJECT (DQPP) How does our college community envision the Intellectual Skills will be manifested in students across the campus, though they may not be degree completers? Is our department’s approach complimentary and supportive of that college community-set vision/expectation? How do we validate our perceptions in these areas? DISCUSSION QUESTIONS, C ONTINUED

25 Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges Western Association of Schools and Colleges DEGREE QUALIFICATIONS PROFILE PROJECT (DQPP) How might our discipline or department benefit from students being made aware of their own achievement of these foundational Intellectual Skills early in their program of study? How can our SLO work in this area enhance our relations with employers and others in the community? DISCUSSION QUESTIONS, C ONTINUED

26 Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges Western Association of Schools and Colleges DEGREE QUALIFICATIONS PROFILE PROJECT (DQPP) E XAMPLES

27 Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges Western Association of Schools and Colleges DEGREE QUALIFICATIONS PROFILE PROJECT (DQPP) F INAL T HOUGHTS

28 Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges Western Association of Schools and Colleges DEGREE QUALIFICATIONS PROFILE PROJECT (DQPP) C ONTACT U S : Laurel Hunter, Grant Project Manager, Krista Johns, Project Director Website:


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