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How and when to assess outcomes is to be determined by discipline faculty/unit staff.  There are two guidelines to be considered:


1.  All outcomes must be assessed within the Comprehensive Program Review cycle established for your unit or program. A complete round of outcome assessments is finished when every outcome for a program or unit has been assessed:
  • For academic programs a Comprehensive Program Review is due every 3 years with an annual snapshot between comprehensives. 
  • For administrative units a Comprehensive Program Review is due every 6 years with an annual snapshot between comprehensives. 

2.  The assessment of outcomes is an on-going, yearly process, which is a part of Program Review.
  • Assessment Cycle Timeline: Each unit/program needs to fill out the Assessment Cycle Timeline to assure that all outcomes are assessed within their Program Review Cycle.
  • Snapshot: Include review of outcomes since the previous review.
  • Comprehensive Program Review: Include summary of all outcomes assessment and aggregate data generated during the entire Comprehensive Program Review cycle.  (An Assessment Cycle Timeline should be developed for the next Comprehensive Program Review cycle.)



Steps to Assessing Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) This is a picture hyperlink to your SLO steps.


Steps To Do
Write
Outcomes
  • Write (or revise) all outcomes
  • Use the Outcomes Assessment Timeline to select which outcomes will be measured
Communicate
Outcomes
  • Communicate selected outcome to students and SWC community
  • Provide instruction and/or support to help students achieve selected outcomes
Measure Outcomes
and Collect Data
  • Create rubrics for measuring levels of student achievement of outcomes
  • Design tools that align with rubrics that will accurately measure student achievement of outcomes
  • Implement measurement tools and collect aggregate data (collections of scores, not individual student scores)
Store Data
  • Store data in eLumen
Meet to Discuss
and Analyze Data
  • In a meeting with colleagues, analyze aggregated data (collections of scores across course sections, not individual student or course section scores)
  • Describe results of analysis in eLumen
  • Describe results of analysis in Program Review
Create Plan(s) for Improvement
  • In a meeting with colleagues, use analysis of results to design a plan or plans for improvement in student achievement of outcomes
  • Review and revise rubric(s) and measurement tool(s) as necessary
  • Describe plan(s) and reasoning for changes in eLumen
  • Describe plan(s) and reasoning for changes in Program Review
Implement
New Plan(s)
  • Restart the Assessment Process
  • Describe results of new plan in eLumen
  • Describe results of new plan in Program Review




Steps to Assessing Administrative Unit Outcomes (AUOs) This is a picture hyperlink to your AUO steps.


Steps To Do
Write
Outcomes
  • Write (or revise) all outcomes
  • Use the Outcomes Assessment Timeline to select which outcomes will be measured
Communicate
Outcomes
  • Communicate selected outcomes to students
  • Provide services and support to help students achieve selected outcomes
Measure Outcomes
and Collect Data
  • Create rubrics for measuring levels of student achievement of outcomes
  • Design tools that align with rubrics that will accurately measure student achievement of outcomes
  • Measure outcomes and collect aggregate data (collections of scores, not individual student scores)
Store Data
  • Store data in unit office
Meet to Discuss
and Analyze Data
  • In a meeting with colleagues, analyze aggregated data (collections of scores, not individual student scores)
  • Describe results of analysis in Program Review
Create Plan(s)
for Improvement
  • In a meeting with colleagues, use analysis of results to design a plan or plans for improvement in student achievement of outcomes
  • Review and revise rubric(s) and measurement tool(s) as necessary
  • Describe plan(s) and reasoning for changes in Program Review
Implement
New Plan(s)
  • Restart the assessment process
  • Describe results of new plan implementation in Program Review
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