Student Learning Outcomes

Student Learning Outcomes

Welcome! Here you will find resources about Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

Student Learning Outcomes Purpose Statement

The purpose of Student Learning Outcomes is to establish and institutionalize cyclical processes and procedures developed and driven by De Anza faculty and staff to define and assess specific observable characteristics or outcomes that demonstrate evidence of learning that has occurred as a result of a specific course, program, activity, or process. The college has created three assessment units:

  • SLO - Faculty assessors. ie course and program level
  • SSLO - Student support services, staff and faculty assessors
  • AUO - Administrative leaders, faculty and support personnel for administrative assessors

Expanded definitions and purpose statements can be found at SLO Assessment Units 

Your coordinators are here to help:

The latest news:

Fall 2014 New Faculty & Staff Orientation

2013-14 SLO Progress Report

2013-14 Final News

2014 Annual Campus Convocation

 

April 18, 2014

Conference Rooms A&B

 

Schedule of Events

Morning Presentation

 

 Breakout Sessions I
 Breakout Sessions II

Developing Department/Division Equity Plan:

Facilitated by Cynthia Kaufman and Veronica Neal

ATC Building Room 204

 

-The main focus of this session is an introduction and overview of the campus-wide equity planning process, its linkages to the institutional core competencies, mission and values as well as divisional roles and responsibilities.

Developing Department/Division Equity Plan:

Facilitated by Cynthia Kaufman and Veronica Neal

ATC Building Room 204

 

-The main focus of this session is an introduction and overview of the campus-wide equity planning process, its linkages to the institutional core competencies, mission and values as well as divisional roles and responsibilities.

Comprehensive Program Review for Department Chairs and Coordinators:

Facilitated by Randy Bryant

ATC Building Room AT 311

 

-A step by step analysis of requests and discussions of possible responses for the Comprehensive Program Review

Provocative SLO Findings:

Facilitated by Toño Ramirez 

ATC Building Room 202

 

Participants will discuss strategies for cultivating assessment methods that exceed 'embedded assessment', in an effort to confront potentially uncomfortable truths both inside and outside the classroom.

The Critical Thinking Assessment Process:

Facilitated by Toño Ramirez

ATC Building Room 202

 

An overview and collaborative demonstration of the Critical Thinking assessment rubric developed by De Anza faculty and staff

The Assessment Process for Adjunct Faculty:

Facilitated by Amy Leonard, Jeff Schinske and Mary Pape

ATC Building Room 205

 

Step by step assistance for completing a student learning outcome assessment: Choosing a method of assessment, providing assessment data, reflecting on results, and enhancing learning experiences based on results.

Assessing SSLOs and AUOs:

Facilitated by Mallory Newell and Mary Pape

ATC Building Room 205

 

This session will focus on refining your current AUO/SSLO statements or developing brand new ones, with a focus on turning goals into learning outcomes.

Taking It to the Next Level--Exploring Alternative Assessment Methods:

Facilitated by Mayra Cruz

ATC Building Room 311

 

SLO Process Drop-In Help:

Your SLO coordinators will offer frequent 'helpshops' to assist you with all aspects of the SLO process (including planning, conducting and documenting assessments at the course and program levels).  Scheduled upcoming drop-in times are listed below.

Academic Senate Office (Admin 117)
Tuesdays: 10:00 - 11:00 am
Wednesdays: 4:00 - 5:00 pm
 

Documenting Your Assessment Work:

Assessment cycles are documented in TracDat, our online data management system.  The following materials can help to get you started:

 

 

 



Student Learning Outcomes

Contact: Antonio Ramirez
Phone:  408.864.5327

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Last Updated: 9/7/14