SLO Committee, Fall 2007 Alice Mecom
Agenda for September 18, 2007
1. Updated mission of our task force and welcome new members
2. Grid from ACCJC: where are we expected to be by 2010?
3. Look at updated SLO website with inventory chart and FAQ
4. To Do:
Get people to see the value of SLOACs! Get pilot groups to share their assessments/results/planning at the president’s faculty meetings. Besides faculty meetings, how can we continue sharing and promoting the impact of our teaching by designing, implementing, and presenting the results of a classroom project? Through flex workshops? What name can we give ourselves? Who can pilot? (Sierra College)
Get departments to continue writing their SLO’s. Dr. Lindsay wants all of them done by the end of this semester, if possible, or at least by the end of Spring. She has sent out a memo with a grid of all courses per department for the chairs to assign. She has also asked that all work be sent to both Ed in ORP and copied to her.
Remind faculty that SLO’s need to be written on the CC grid. From now on, email them to Ed and Dawn. Meanwhile, I will continue to update the inventory online as you let me know your progress.
Design a handout for you to bring to your departments so that they can see what should be done this semester in terms of running the assessment. (SLO, asst, when, where, who, etc) This is an optional guide.
Design a planning report form. We need a place to record our completed cycles. These planning reports must be integrated into the college planning process at some point, which is part of the work of the planning team.
Template for degree and certificate SLO alignment (this is a sample, but we need to adopt one ourselves - could the current CC grid be expanded to incorporate degree/certificate alignment as well?)
Update the timeline. This semester, run the assessment and analyze results; write up report in Winter 08. Do your departments know this? We need to set dates for writing degree/certificate SLO's.
SLO software, eLumen – presentation on October 18 – eLumen will assess our program and institutional SLO’s by gathering the assessments we conduct on the course level. Otherwise, we have to get people to do these assessments, which means more matrices, committees, and time Other
- Are SLO’s going on the course outline or what? This is still in the academic Senate discussion. See your Senate rep for the latest details and to share your opinion. ACCJC does not want individuals listing SLO’s on syllabi without discussion, and they want as many people involved as possible. Lack of collaboration and not enough people involved in SLOAC’ing has resulted in recommendations from ACCJC during accreditation visits.