Instructional Student Learning Outcomes
Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Council (SLOAC)
The College of Marin Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Council (SLOAC) is a subcommittee of the Academic Senate. It is co-chaired by the two student learning outcome facilitators. Additionally, it has up to ten volunteer faculty members from any of the following areas:
- Math, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Fine Arts, Performing Arts, College Skills, English, Modern Languages, Social Sciences, Behavioral Sciences, Career and Technical Education, Allied Health areas, and Counseling
|Yolanda Bellisimo, Chair||Social Sciences|
|Blaze Woodlief||English/College Skills|
|Beth Patel||Credit ESL|
|Fernando Agudelo-Silva||Biology/Environmental Landscape Design|
|Sara McKinnon||Noncredit ESL|
|Robert Ovetz||Social Sciences|
|Chialin Hsieh||Resource (Director of PRIE)|
|Becky Reetz||Student Services Liaison|
|Arts & Humanities, Social Sciences, and Career Education||Yolanda Bellisimo||415-485-9446|
|Math & Sciences, PE & Health Ed, and Health Sciences|
|Student Services||Becky Reetz||415-485-9663|
Instructional College wide (Institutional) / General Education Learning Outcomes
In January of 2009, the Academic Senate approved a set of 5 broad Instructional SLOs for the college as a whole. These are as follows:
- Written, Oral and Visual Communication: Communicate effectively in writing, orally and/or visually using traditional and/or modern information resources and supporting technology.
- Scientific and Quantitative Reasoning: Locate, identify, collect, and organize data in order to then analyze, interpret or evaluate it using mathematical skills and/or the scientific method.
- Critical Thinking: Differentiate between facts, influences, opinions, and assumptions to reach reasoned and supportable conclusions.
- Problem Solving: Recognize and identify the components of a problem or issue, look at it from multiple perspectives and investigate ways to resolve it.
- Information Literacy: Formulate strategies to locate, evaluate and apply information from a variety of sources - print and/or electronic.
- Looking for SLO information for your courses or degrees?
Course and Degree SLOs
Looking for SLO information for your courses or degrees?
By clicking the links below, you will go to the databases for our curriculum. On the log-in page, you will find a link titled "SLO". This brings up the SLOs for everything. Scroll through it to find what you need. You can select and copy it to put into your syllabus..
Degrees and Certificates: http://programreview.marin.edu/de
Course level: http://programreview.marin.edu/cc
COM Assessment Plan 2012
Faculty Handbook Resources
Faculty Handbook information page on SLOs includes information Syllabi, Student Learning Outcomes, Rubrics, and Assessment.
College of Marin Academic Senate SLO Wikispace
In an effort to centralize all the evidence we DO have that proves that we have worked on SLOs, a College of Marin SLO Wikispace has been created. In it you will find pages for every discipline. Any SLO work available from each discipline has been attached or copied into the individual pages. These had been written at various times since 2005 but not widely or easily made available to the faculty at large.
College of Marin Distance Education Program SLOs
1. DE students will be able to identify online resources that support DE students success.
2. DE students will be able to advocate their needs and get help for online support via Moodle Help.
Student Services Student Learning Outcomes
The Student Service Programs are also involved in outcomes assessment.
ACCJC (WASC) Rubric - Proficiency Level for Student Learning Outcomes
- Student learning outcomes and authentic assessment are in place for courses, programs and degrees.
- Results of assessment are being used for improvement and further alignment of institution-wide practices.
- There is widespread institutional dialogue about the results.
- Decision-making includes dialogue on the results of assessment and is purposefully directed toward improving student learning.
- Appropriate resources continue to be allocated and fine-tuned.
- Comprehensive assessment reports exist and are completed on a regular basis.
- Course student learning outcomes are aligned with degree student learning outcomes.
Article written in 2009 on the Academic Senate for the California Community Colleges webpage:
Student Learning Outcomes and Program Reviews
Content and Technical Responsible: Sara McKinnon, Academic Senate President, 415.485.9411 ext. 7924