The Student Learning Outcomes and Assessment Cycle: Resources
TracDat User Guides
This large pdf file contains step-by-step directions, with screenshots of Tracdat pages, for the basic steps of using this software at Cañada. Note especially the "Before You Start" section to save you some time.
This version is an abbreviated guide to common tasks.
TracDat Training Modules as powerpoint slides:
How to enter Results or submit Results for entry (Word docx)
Best Places to Start when Creating SLOs:
Presentation at SLOAC Summit, March 28, 2008, at Cañada College powerpoint slides on getting started with SLOs
Cañada College's SLO Handbook - a concise guide to developing measurable learning outcomes
Janet Fulks Online Resource - The guru of community college SLOAC explains it all, outcomes to assessments to reflection, including pitfalls to avoid.
Other Campuses Modeling SLOs and Assessments
College of San Mateo posts all course SLOs where students, as well as staff and faculty, can readily find them: http://collegeofsanmateo.edu/sloac/slos.asp
Here's a site by Chaffey College with useful inks to Program SLOs and assessment methods used by different colleges: http://www.chaffey.edu/slo/toolkit.html
The RP Group (Research and Planning Group for California Community Colleges) has lots of resources http://www.rpgroup.org/resources
Skyline College SLO site
Raymond Walters College (University of Cincinnati, OH) and Janice Denton's college Assessment... and how we do it.
Miramar College in San Diego
Greg Stoup's workshop on "SLO Analysis in Ten Minutes"
Workshop Presentation: How to Build an Assessment Instrument in 10 Minutes
Companion Presentation: Assessment Tool Demo
Classroom Assessment Techniques: A Handbook for College Teachers
Authors: Thomas A. Angelo and K. Patricia Cross
Teaching Reference List - a listing of current books on various aspects of teaching that are housed in Cañada's library, in the last row of bookstacks. There are some real gems here, with everything from big-picture suggestions to detailed examples of assignments and assessments. Need some inspiration for changes? Start here.
9 Principles of Good Practice for Assessing Student Learning posted by Indiana University. The basic principles of assessment that are widely held up as the ideal. Other pages by their Institute of Teaching, Learning, and Assessement are worthwhile, too.
The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges
The Research and Planning Group for California Community Colleges
Internet Resources for Higher Education Outcomes Assessment.