Student Learning Outcomes and Assessment Cycle: Events

ePortfolios Workshop Session, Nov 2, 2012

Katherine Lewis and Dr. David Hubert, SLCC, will lead a working session on designing and using eportfolios for assessing GE outcomes and Program outcomes.  Come with your program colleagues to start planning how eportfolios might be used in your Program.  For details, see the CIETL site.

Flex Days, August 15 & 16, 2012

Keynote speaker for District Welcome Day is Dr. David Hubert, Salt Lake CC, discussing his college's work with eportfolios and assessments.  For details, see the agenda on the CIETL site.

Flex Day, March 9, 2012

Program SLOs, assessments plans, and Annual Program Reviews

download agenda for Program meetings:  tasks and links to resources

or check here for direct links to resources for Program Learning Outcomes and Assessment Plans.  These references may aid you in designing assessments for PLOs.

1.  Authentic  Assessment Toolbox
step by step directions for creating and measuring performance on authentic tasks, including examples.  Especially good section on rubrics.

2.  Broader resource – National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment.  Articles, reports on many topics related to assessment.

4.  University of West Florida - generally good examples of Program SLOs and specific assessments

5. University of Hawaii - step by step how-to resources with examples from many specific programs.

6.  Chaffey College  examples of specific PLOs and assessment plans, as well as general instructions on creating them.

“Not all that can be measured is important and not all that is important can be measured. “ (easily or reliably) – Albert Einstein.

Results Oriented Assessment for Student Affairs - February 2, 2012 Webinar-Kim Lopez 

Join colleagues in the CIETL center, 9-154, to participate in and discuss this webinar from 11:00 am -12:30 pm

Tracdat training, basic and advanced, Friday, Jan 27. 2012

Come at 9:00 for the basics of using tracdat; join in at 10:30 to learn the nuances of running reports, including custom reports.  CIETL center, 9-154

Flex Days, Jan 12 and 13, 2012

Sessions address assessment of Program SLOs and alignment with Course and Institutional SLOs.  Agenda and presentations can be found here.

Creating Digital Artifacts to Assess Learning

Thursday, November 3, 10 am -12 noon  CIETL Center 9-154

Conversations with Colleagues: Discussions About Standards

Thu, October 6, 2011, 2:30pm – 3:30pm; CIETL Center 9-154

Flex Days, Aug 15 and 16, 2011

Sessions, grouped according to Programs, will focus on review of Course SLO Assessment Results and creating Action Plans.            Agend, Presentation, Handout with tasks to be completed.

How Do We Know What Students Are Learning? Friday, April 27, 2011

Assessment workshop on Friday, April 27, 2011 at 9:00 am in 9-257, the Math Lab

handout of resources

Flex Day, Friday, March 11, 2011

A full day of technology forums for faculty and staff, including how to use technology for easy assessment of Course SLOs

Flex Days, August 14, 15, 2010

Part of these days is set aside for developing Course SLOs and discussing assessment plans with colleagues.

Flex Day, March 8, 2010

Choose among the workshops on SLOs, Assessment Strategies, and Tracdat Training

Flex Days, January 14, 15, 2010

Complete the Matrix Alignment Sheets with your colleagues in preparation for Program assessments.

Flex Days, August 17, 18, 2009

Welcome and kickoff for the new academic year!  Polish those SLOs with help from the SLOAC ADvisory committee members and your colleagues.

Workshop: May 1, 2009 at 12:30 in 3-148

What's Attitude Got to Do With It? Everything!  Cañada College psychology professor Ben Stefonik explained why all instructors, regardless of subject, need to be aware of student attitudes and how learning can change those attitudes.  He gave us several examples of assessment methods and how to use them, using Classroom Assessment Techniques as a guide.  Participants received their own copy of this book.

FLEX Day: March 11th, 2009    starts at 8:00 in the Main Theater

This is an all-day opportunity for faculty and Student Services staff to work with colleagues on SLOs, assessments, and reflections, as well as Program Reviews (biannual updates or the 6-yr review).  The agenda gives specifics of time and locations for discipline-specific workgroups.

The lunchtime speaker, Dr Cathleen Kennedy, has extensive experience in student learning and assessment and will discuss tools that we can use to measure student progress.

Workshop: Feb 27th, 2009 at 12 noon in 16-212, the newly renovated biology lab.

Dean Janet Stringer reprised her popular talk “Writing Great Multiple Choice Questions”.   Participants measured their test-taking strategies on a MC quiz and learned how to reduce the effect of “good-guessing” on exam scores.  Instructors left with new insight and their own copy of Classroom Assessment Techniques: A Handbook, as well as having "experimented" in our new bio lab.

Also available on an ongoing basis:

Dr. Nathan Staples will demonstrate use of the new Scantron Reader in bldg 13.  These are small hands-on sessions; please contact me directly to schedule this training.

Feb 6, 2009 12-1 in 9-106

Greg Stoup presented “SLO Analysis in 10 Minutes” to a group of 17 faculty and staff on Friday, Feb 6.  In addition to revealing the virtues of different rubrics, Greg showed us how to put an excel spreadsheet through its paces and come up with insightful views of the data.
Those who attended were presented with their very own copy of Classroom Assessment Techniques: A Handbook by Angelo and Cross.  If you could not attend click below to view and listen to the presentation.

Workshop Presentation: How to Build an Assessment Instrument in 10 Minutes

Companion Presentation: Assessment Tool Demo

November 19, 2008 2:30-4:30  rm 2-10

San Francisco State University Professor Helen Gillotte-Tropp and Professor Sugie Goen-Salter will present a workshop for faculty from all disciplines.  This session will provide tools for teaching, scaffolding, and designing assignments that will provoke active learning and metacognition among students and more productivity in the classroom.

November 18, 2008  2:45-4:00 pm   rm 3-148

Director Greg Stoup will discuss various types of assessments and their suitability for different purposes.

October 27, 2008 2:00-4:00  rm 3-148

SoTL faculty from CSM and Cañada will present their work of the past year.

October 15, 2008 2:45-4:00 pm

Dean Janet Stringer discussed How to Write Multiple Choice Questions, based on her experience with authoring National Board exams.  Janet enlightened us as to how to interpret the analysis of the new Scantron reader, such that test questions can be crafted to serve their purpose.  A summary of guidelines is available.

August 15, 2008

FLEX Day for instructional FT and PT faculty on campus.   SLOAC workshops were held, as described in the agenda. Participation by faculty and SLO results are reported here, including evaluations of the usefulness of the day's activities.

Video from Fredriksberg Community College, along with our own SLOAC Players: The Assessment Zone

April 15, 2008

Cañada Faculty Symposium
"ePortfolios for Assessment and Student Success"
Prof. Jean Mach,
CSM Professor of English,
WAC (Writing Across the Curriculum) and
SoTL (Scholarship of Teaching and Learning) Coordinator Tuesday, April 15,
2:00 3-148

April 11, 2008

SLO Regional Coordinators Meeting   Skyline College                 Sponsored by our very own District Academic Senate

March 28, 2008

Information about Special SLOAC Day

March 14, 2008

Student Services
Student Learning Outcomes and Assessment Retreat
For more information, click here.

February 29, 2008:

Assessment Workshop by Jerry Rudman
CSM Cafeteria
9am-12noon: Instructional SLOs and Assessments
1pm-4pm: Student Services SAOs and Assessments

Instructional Faculty

* Powerpoint Presentation (ppt)
* Handouts (doc)

Student Services

* Powerpoint Presentation (ppt)
* Handouts (doc)
* Goal Clarity Handout (pdf)