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1 1 SLOs and Curriculum Part 1 SLOs and Program Review Part 2 Marcy Alancraig, English, Cabrillo College Sid Burks, Automotive, Chaffey College Janet Fulks, Biology, Bakersfield College Adam Karp, Spanish, American River College Dee Near, Librarian, Merced College Steve Reynolds, English (Interim Dean), College of the Siskiyous

2 2 Break Out Description Join our experienced group of curriculum chairs and Student Learning Outcomes (SLO) coordinators for a focus on SLOs in two parts. In Part 1, we answer: Who evaluates the SLO – how is that tied to curriculum process? Do SLO evaluations occur by an official subcommittee of curriculum or the SLO coordinator? How do you document the process for annual reporting to the ACCJC? In Part 2, we answer: Is the curriculum review process, program review process and SLOs and assessment tied together? How do the SLOs affect curriculum review of general education courses. Warning, this is a 2 ½ hour breakout – but you will get a biobreak!

3 3 What the *!#? is an SLO? A student learning outcome is what students can do at the end of instruction (course, program, or degree) with the knowledge they have gained.

4 4 What the *!#? is an SLO? Clearly describes what students can do. Aligns curriculum with these outcomes. Directs content and assignments. “This is an evolution of best teaching practices, not a revolution” Lars Kjeseth, El Camino College

5 5 Sample SLOs Workbook – Appendix A Written Differently in detail, tone, and language Do not simply convert objectives to outcomes; but do review objectives to see if they are actually outcomes. Student Services samples – Appendix A

6 6 SLOs in the COR or Not? Why in the COR ? Provides a place to document SLOs CORs are available to everyone CORs provides quality control so that adjunct faculty are also bound to the same outcomes. Allows courses within a program to look at other linked classes Helps in filling out the annual report WHY not in the COR? Problems if the outcomes, which are draft, may change – the upkeep of the COR may be demanding The process of changing all CORs to include SLOs may be overwhelming SLOs in the COR may be too prescriptive if done wrong SLOs in the COR may conflict with SLOs in transfer courses

7 7 Curriculum Review How often, or on what cycle, is curriculum reviewed on your campus? If you were to flow chart or draw this process, what would it look like?

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9 9 Bakersfield College Curriculum Process

10 10 Curriculum Development and Revision Previously by inspiration and intuition Presently outcomes drive curriculum revision. Qualitative and quantitative data is to review the effectiveness of –Pedagogy –Content –Activities –Long and short term learning

11 11 Faculty originates new course OR revises course on Title 5 review cycle Peer faculty Signatures (3) Curriculum Committee Articulation Officer VP Instruction Division Chair Research Analyst Board Of Trustees Merced College Student Learning Outcomes Curriculum Flowchart SLO’s are listed under “Expected Student Outcomes” on course outline

12 12 ARC and Socrates – the district-wide online process Adam feel free to adjust The Los Rios District has developed their own curriculum software (Socrates) SLOs are incorporated in to the curriculum document of record. Every curriculum document is viewable throughout the district online. Real time visible changes are viewable online. Updates to Title 5 are automatically made. The accreditation report for curriculum is in Socrates and therefore automatically updated. This has changed the colleges approach to curriculum, reducing obstacles, making it efficient and effective.

13 13 College of the Siskiyous Steve feel free to adjust (1) SLOs and assessment descriptions have been integrated into the template for Official Course Outlines (2) Student learning and SLOs are mentioned in two of the goals in the college’s Strategic Master Plan. (3) SLO reporting is now required as part of departmental annual planning processes in Instruction and in Student Services. (4) SLOs are part of the program review process.

14 14 College of the Siskiyous

15 15 College of the Siskiyous

16 16 College of the Siskiyous DEPT

17 17 College of the Siskiyous DEPT

18 18 College of the Siskiyous DEPT DEAN

19 19 College of the Siskiyous DEPT DEAN

20 20 College of the Siskiyous DEPT DEAN TECH REVIEW

21 21 College of the Siskiyous DEPT DEAN TECH REVIEW

22 22 College of the Siskiyous DEPT DEAN TECH REVIEW GEN ED

23 23 College of the Siskiyous DEPT DEAN TECH REVIEW GEN ED

24 24 College of the Siskiyous DEPT DEAN TECH REVIEW GEN ED CURRICULUM COMMITTEE DL

25 25 College of the Siskiyous DEPT DEAN TECH REVIEW GEN ED CURRICULUM COMMITTEE DL

26 26 College of the Siskiyous DEPT DEAN TECH REVIEW GEN ED CURRICULUM COMMITTEE DL INSTRUCTION COUNCIL

27 27 College of the Siskiyous DEPT DEAN TECH REVIEW GEN ED CURRICULUM COMMITTEE DL INSTRUCTION COUNCIL 1

28 28 College of the Siskiyous DEPT DEAN TECH REVIEW GEN ED CURRICULUM COMMITTEE DL INSTRUCTION COUNCIL 1 2

29 29 College of the Siskiyous DEPT DEAN TECH REVIEW GEN ED CURRICULUM COMMITTEE DL INSTRUCTION COUNCIL 1 2 3

30 30 College of the Siskiyous DEPT DEAN TECH REVIEW GEN ED CURRICULUM COMMITTEE DL INSTRUCTION COUNCIL

31 31 College of the Siskiyous DEPT DEAN TECH REVIEW GEN ED CURRICULUM COMMITTEE DL INSTRUCTION COUNCIL

32 32 Mapping your process Now it is your turn. Step 1: Flow chart, graph or draw a picture of how curriculum moves through the curriculum process on your campus. Step 2: Where would SLOs overlay that process on your campus.

33 33 SLO Approvals Who evaluates SLOs on your campus? How it is tied to Curriculum approval process?

34 34 Program Review How often do programs cycle through program review on your campus? Does your program review include SLOs and assessment data?

35 35 Merced Example of Program Review Dee any notes here? Do you want the slides here or in the earlier slot or both?

36 36

37 37 Merced College Student Learning Outcomes Curriculum Flowchart SLO’s are listed under “Expected Student Outcomes” on course outline Faculty originates new course OR revises course on Title 5 review cycle Peer faculty Signatures (3) Curriculum Committee Articulation Officer VP Instruction Division Chair Research Analyst Board Of Trustees

38 38 Other Program Review Patterns Adam & Janet Annual report feeds into Educational Master Plan Sid- briefly describes how outcomes inform all budget requests

39 39 Mapping your program review process Now it is your turn again. Step 1: Flow chart, graph or draw a picture of the program review process on your campus. Step 2: Where would SLOs overlay that process on your campus.

40 40 General Education How do you determine which courses fit into your general education program? What does Title 5 say? What do ACCJC accreditation standards expect?

41 41 Important Points of Practice Local culture must be the rule of thumb Use existing committees that work well Make the dialogue meaningful and important to their daily work This is not all new - Don‘t say anything that devalues the expertise and abilities of your faculty This is a cycle, SLOs is a first step This is good pedagogy – It is all about student learning Directs curriculum and program review to quality education Provides for all sections of curriculum looking at same end point with continuity and transparency, but does disregard different ways to get there. Aligns prerequisites and shared expectations between various sections, department, programs and with adjuncts


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