Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Standard Two

Student Learning Programs and Services

The institution offers high-quality instructional programs, student support services, and library and learning support services that facilitate and demonstrate the achievement of stated student learning outcomes.  The institution provides an environment that supports learning, enhances student understanding and appreciation of diversity, and encourages personal and civic responsibility as well as intellectual, aesthetic, and personal development for all of its students.

(2 A) INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAMS:
The institution offers high-quality instructional programs in recognized and emerging fields of study that culminate in identified student outcomes leading to degrees, certificates, employment, or transfer to other higher education institutions or programs consistent with its mission.  Instructional programs are systematically assessed in order to assure currency, improve teaching and learning strategies, and achieve stated student learning outcomes.  The provisions of this standard are broadly applicable to all instructional activities offered in the name of the institution.

(2 B) STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES:
The institution recruits and admits diverse students who are able to benefit from its programs, consistent with its mission.  Student support services address the identified needs of students and enhance a supportive learning environment.  The entire student pathway though the institutional experience is characterized by a concern for student access, progress, learning, and success.  The institution systematically assesses student support services using student learning outcomes, faculty and staff input, and other appropriate measures in order to improve the effectiveness of these services.

(2 C) LIBRARY AND LEARNING SUPPORT SERVICES:
Library and other learning support services for students are sufficient to support the institution’s instructional programs and intellectual, aesthetic, and cultural activities in whatever format and wherever they are offered.  Such services include library services and collections, tutoring, learning centers, computer laboratories, and learning technology development and training.  The institution provides access and training to students so that library and other learning support services may be used effectively and efficiently.  The institution systematically assesses these services using student learning outcomes, faculty input, and other appropriate measures in order to improve the effectiveness of the services.

Standard Two Co-Chairs:
Diane Gustafson
Librarian for Learning Resources – Ext. 6433
dgustafson@swccd.edu

Mia McClellan
Dean of Student Activities – Ext. 6369
mmcclellan@swccd.edu