As an Institution, Miramar College is committed to evaluating the experience we
offer to students obtaining a degree/certificate on our campus. As such, we have developed Student Learning Outcomes at the Institutional level, to ensure that the desired outcomes and goals of students are being
achieved. These Institutional Student Learning Outcomes form the basis for student learning and service level outcomes at all levels of our institution:
Study in sciences, mathematics, social sciences, humanities, histories, language and the arts, or a specialized field of study
Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) are statements about the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and/or abilities a student is expected to have upon successful completion of an academic activity (i.e. a course or program). They are different from a final grade generated in a class, in that the method of assessing the SLO is consistent for all students engaging in that particular activity. During Outcomes Assessment, faculty can determine whether students engaged in the activity are achieving the desired outcome, regardless of section or instructor, and identify ways to improve teaching and student learning and success.
For non-instructional areas, faculty and staff use a similar model of assessing Student Service or Administrative Unit Outcomes to determine if the goals of those departments and areas are being achieved as well.
To ensure student success on our campus, we have deveoped an annual Operational Plan for Outcomes and Assessment at Miramar College, which can be accessed here:
For Faculty and Staff, Course, Program, Student Services, and Administrative Services Outcome and Assessment Plans can be found on the Taskstream Website. Please contact your SLO Liaison, Department Chair/Supervisor or the College-Wide Outcomes and Assessment Facilitator for access if you do not currently have an account. Once you have access, you can also obtain college specific resources guides to help with assessment, which are found in the Training Module on your homepage.
For Students, Course SLOs are listed on each individual syllabus by the instructor for that section of the course. Institutional, GE, and Program SLOs are published in the Miramar College Catalog.
Faculty, staff, administrators, students and the public have access to periodic reports on Outcome and Assessment. You may select from the following reports:
Miramar College follows guidelines established by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) under the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) in regards to outcomes and assessment planning. The following are standards and resources developed by ACCJC, as well as the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges and the American Association of Colleges and Universities:
We have created several manuals and instructional guides that are specific to the process of outcomes and assessment at Miramar College. Below you can find guides to accessing Taskstream, creating course and program assessment workspaces in Taskstream, and developing program outcomes and assessment plans. These guides can also be found in the Taskstream "Training Area":
In addition, all presentations and workshop material from convocations and college retreats can be accessed below:
Miramar has developed a group of SLO Liaisons representing each department and service area. A list of current SLO Liaisons, Departments Chairs and Programs can be found below:
|Administration of Justice||Administration of Justice||Jordan Omans
|Fire Tech and EMT||Fire Protection Technology||Mary Kjartanson||Dennis Sheean|
|Automotive and Diesel||Automotive Tech
|Aeronautical and Aviation||Aviation Maintenance Tech
|David Buser||David Buser
Computer Business Tech
Computer and Info Science
|Darrel Harrison||Duane Short|
|Child Development||Child Development||Dawn DiMarzo||Debbie Lewis|
|Arts and Humanities||Art
|Mark Hertica||Bob Fritsch|
World Languages Studies
|Social and Behavioral Sciences||Social and Behavioral Sciences||Dan Igou||VACANT|
|Exercise Science, Health, Nutrition||Exercise Science||Nick Gehler||Kevin Petti|
|Math||Math||Francois Bereaud||Julia Gordon|
Medical Laboratory Tech
|Andrew Lowe||Andrew Lowe|
|Linda Woods||Becca Bowers-Gentry|
|Student Support Services||Adela Jacobson||MaryAnn Guevarra|
|Instructional Support Services||Daniel Miramontez|
|Administrative Services||Brett Bell||Denise Kapitzke|
Laura W. Murphy, Ph.D.
College-Wide Outcomes and Assessment Facilitator
Professor of Biology