Presentation on theme: "1. Continue to distinguish and clarify between Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) and Service Area Outcomes (SAOs) 2. Develop broad SLOs/SAOs in order to."— Presentation transcript:
1. Continue to distinguish and clarify between Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) and Service Area Outcomes (SAOs) 2. Develop broad SLOs/SAOs in order to facilitate multi-year assessment 3. Identify current data sets in order to repurpose these for outcomes assessment 4. Mapping outcomes to college goals and institutional student learning outcomes (ISLOs)
What is the difference between Goals and Outcomes ?
Goals are what we plan to do or accomplish Outcomes are what we expect will happen when we do what we planned (what should happen as a result of what we do).
Which is a goal and which is an outcome? 1. Faculty, administrators and staff will use information to assess the effectiveness of their area and to make decisions. 2. The Research Department will provide planning, evaluation and assessment services to meet the needs of the district.
Which is a goal and which is an outcome? 1. Increase student voice in the collegial governance decision making process by establishing a student government. 2. Students will participate more in college- wide committees, councils, task forces, and focus groups.
What is the difference between Student Learning Outcomes and Service Area Outcomes ?
Student Learning Outcomes Student learning outcomes are defined in terms of the knowledge, skills, and abilities that students have attained as a result of their involvement in a particular set of educational experiences.
Student Learning Outcomes What will a student know as a result of the experience? What will a student be able to do as a result of the experience? What will a student be able to demonstrate as a result of the experience?
Service Area Outcomes Service area outcomes are defined in terms of the benefit the service area provides in support of the educational experience.
Service Area Outcomes How does the service area support student learning? Who does the service area provide service to? Why is this particular service provided?
Who is doing the learning? Student Learning Outcomes measure: student learning Service Area Outcomes measure: service area performance and quality
Helpful Formulas Student Learning Outcomes: Students will learn X as a result of Y X = Knowledge, Skill or Ability; Y = Action Service Area Outcomes: Service Area will achieve A, for B, as a result of C A = accomplishment; B = Stakeholder; C = Action Order is not important
Which is an SLO and which is an SAO? 1. The [REDACTED] program will increase the possibility of graduation and/or transfer for students who participate in the program. 2. As a result of attending “New Student Orientation,” students will be able to define “general education.”
Which is an SLO and which is an SAO? 1. Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge about student leadership development as a result of their participation in the ASG Executive Branch. 2. DSPS will provide an effective program that meets the needs of the students it serves.
Develop Service Area Outcomes that support the mission of your area.
Reflect on the end result of doing Determine how well we are accomplishing that which we say we are Inform decisions for improvement in the delivery of programs and services Inform institutional processes such as planning and budgeting
Outcomes must be measureable. Outcomes must be in alignment with the mission of the service area. Outcomes must remain consistent over time, provided the mission of the service area has not changed.
Broad SLO/SAO statements allow service areas the ability to plan assessment activities for a multi-year assessment cycle Broad SLO/SAO statements are easier to link to: Service area mission Institutional student learning outcomes Institutional goals
Example: Admissions and Records Original SLO : Students will demonstrate knowledge of the drop for non-payment policy by paying their enrollment fees in a timely manner without getting dropped. New SLO : As a result of their interaction with the Admissions and Records Department, students will be able to demonstrate their understanding of the college’s policies, procedures, and services.
Are the Service Area Outcomes developed in the previous activity too narrow? How might you change the language to expand the scope of the outcome?
What data do you routinely collect? *Create a data wish list.
Why do you collect it? › Tells us what we want to know Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) Measures of productivity (volume, frequency, etc.) Measures of quality (customer satisfaction) › Mandated by: Department of Education Feds for grant purposes Accreditation
Is there data that you collect that provides little to no value to your area? Don’t stop! One person’s trash is another’s treasure. Is there data that you need but do not have access to? How can we get you the data you need? Do you share your data with other support services? If not, let’s start.
Working backward – Moving forward We’ve determined that you have data that you’ve deemed important... Your data is important for varied reasons...
Working backward – Moving forward Since you’re already carrying out the measurement and analysis... Why not repurpose these data to help develop your Service Area Outcomes?
Let’s link data you already collect to your new SAO(s). If appropriate, create additional SAOs for your service area based on data you have access to.
What is it? Primary campus-wide planning document and contains the overview planning piece. Emphasis on including recommendations from focused constituent groups and feedback from the college community.
What is it? Presents concrete actions/goals the college will pursue over the next four years in order to: o Increase student success o Improve efficiency o Demonstrate accountability o Enhance effectiveness
1. Strengthen outreach and recruitment 2. Align the college curriculum to focus on student completion of pathways 3. Promote an integrated approach to supporting student success 4. Promote a college identity of high quality, academic excellence, and personalized education 5. Support faculty in offering high quality instruction to students in the classroom and online
6. Maintain and enhance the college’s technological Infrastructure 7. Maintain the facilities infrastructure 8. Support and encourage focused green practices on Campus 9. Develop and support an infrastructure related to web and social media 10. Support faculty development in the areas of innovative pedagogies and curriculum design
11. Increase educational goal completion for university transfer, degrees, and certificates 12. Increase student learning and achievement through a culture of continuous quality improvement 13. Strengthen and develop relationships with key partners and stakeholders 14. Develop sustainable, alternative revenue streams utilizing existing resources 15. Strengthen capacity to seek and acquire grant funding for the purpose of developing innovative programs and services that align with the college mission and vision
It is important to map SAOs and SLOs to institution level goals and outcomes so we can have a better understanding of how all of the things we do within each service area help the institution achieve its goals and support the long-term plan for the college.