From:                                         Becky Reetz

Sent:                                           Wednesday, May 04, 2011 6:28 PM

To:                                               Anna Pilloton; Arnulfo Cedillo; Becky Reetz; Bob Balestreri; Chialin Hsieh; Chris Schultz; David Cook; Dee Fraites; Emy Bagtas; Greta Siegel; Janice Austin; June Lee; Letta Hlavachek; Lyda Beardsley; Theo Fung

Subject:                                     Meeting follow up

 

Hi all,

 

Well, we have several areas to move forward in, so I’ll just jump right in.

 

First, we are on track to have our next meeting Friday May 13th from 10am-12pm (location to be announced). Letta, if you are able to attend, please let  us know if it would be more convenient for you if we met in the conference room so you wouldn’t have to make the trek to Kentfield.

 

Second, as you probably saw, Angelina made some wording suggestions in our division wide SLOs. Her suggestions are in red.

As a result of utilizing student services our students will:

  1. Access be able to identify and use college resources that support student success-The group came to consensus on this SLO
  2. Be able to understand, Identify, and commit to educational goals and eventually to a major or career program-The group came to consensus on this SLO
  3. Develop effective planning skills that support achievement of educational goals and lifelong success OR Develop effective planning skills that support success - The group was not able to come to consensus on the wording of this SLO
  4. Develop skills and Demonstrate self-advocacy- The group came to consensus on this SLO

 

I would like to make a few suggestions to get the conversation going among us. My suggestions are in blue.

As a result of utilizing student services our students will:

  1. Access be able to Identify and use college resources that support student success
  2. Be able to Understand and identify and commit to educational goals and eventually to a major or career program
  3. Develop effective planning skills that support achievement of educational goals and lifelong success OR Develop effective planning skills that support success
  4. Develop skills and demonstrate self-advocacy.

 

I have suggested these changes because:

SLO #1- passive verb

SLO #2- passive verb, and the last part doesn’t include an Associate’s degree or lifelong learners. If we leave it as ‘educational goals’, I think it covers all of our students

SLO #3- just a preference

SLO #4- Not sure about the develop skills part- what do you think?

 

 

Do you want to consider adding the 5th SLO: Demonstrate personal and intellectual development?

The group discussed including an SLO of this nature. The specific wording was suggested after the meeting.

 

If you have any further thoughts, please share them with the group. I will assume that since no one responded to the last email where these SLOs were presented, we already have general consensus on these, which is great. We can finish word-smithing online and finalize wording when we meet next week.

 

So the next step is to identify which 2 of these 4 (or 5) SLO’s your department would like to focus on. Please be prepared to share this information in the next meeting.

 

Also, now is a good time to start thinking about 2 department level SLO’s that you would like to measure, and what assessment tool you will use. If you already have these in mind, please be prepared to share these in our next meeting as well.

 

Finally, Chialin and I would like to meet individually with someone from each area to facilitate the process that needs to happen this summer in order to meet the proficiency standard set by WASC for 2012. To do this, we have to be ready to begin assessing our SLO’s at the beginning of the fall semester. So bring you calendars!

 

Please take a moment to RSVP to me directly, if you will be able to attend the meeting next week.

 

Thanks everyone, Becky

 

Becky Reetz

EOPS/CARE/CalWORKs Director

Tutoring and Learning Center Coordinator

College of Marin

(415) 485-9633

 

"Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire"

                                                                                  ~W.B. Yeats