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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:

Yolanda Bellisimo, Chair Social Sciences
Anne Gearhart Biology
Blaze Woodlief English/College Skills
Jessica Park Anthropology
Beth Patel Credit ESL
Cara Kreit English
John Erdmann Library
Steve Newton Geology
Fernando Agudelo-Silva Biology/Environmental Landscape Design
Trina Miller English
Sara McKinnon Noncredit ESL
Robert Ovetz Social Sciences
Tonya Hersch College Skills
Derek Levy (Dean of Student Success) Student Services Liaison


SLO Facilitator
Yolanda Bellisimo 415-485-9446

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SLOAC Committee Meeting Agendas and Minutes


Agenda Minutes
September 3, 2014    September 3, 2014   
October 15, 2014 October 15, 2014
November 5, 2014 November 5, 2014
December 3, 2014 December 3, 2014
March 4, 2015 March 4, 2015
April 8, 2015 April 8, 2015
May 6, 2015 May 6, 2015



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:

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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:

Course level:

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COM Assessment Plan 2012

College of Marin Assessment Plan for College-Wide General Education, Degree/Certificate, Course Level, and Non-Instructional Student Learning Outcomes 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.

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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.

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Student Services Student Learning Outcomes

The Student Service Programs are also involved in outcomes assessment.

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Student Learning Outcomes in the new June 2014 ACCJC Standards

ACCJC (WASC) Rubric - Proficiency Level for Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Student learning outcomes and authentic assessment are in place for courses, programs and degrees.
  2. Results of assessment are being used for improvement and further alignment of institution-wide practices.
  3. There is widespread institutional dialogue about the results.
  4. Decision-making includes dialogue on the results of assessment and is purposefully directed toward improving student learning.
  5. Appropriate resources continue to be allocated and fine-tuned.
  6. Comprehensive assessment reports exist and are completed on a regular basis.
  7. 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:

What Does Proficiency Look Like on the ACCJC Rubric?

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Student Learning Outcomes and Program Reviews
Content and Technical Responsible: Sara McKinnon, Academic Senate President, 415.485.9411 ext. 7924