Student Learning Outcomes and Assessment

 

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:

Knowledge of Human Cultures and the Physical and Natural World

Study in sciences, mathematics, social sciences, humanities, histories, language and the arts, or a specialized field of study

Intellectual and Practical Skills

Communication

Critical Thinking

Problem Solving

Quantitative Literacy

Information Literacy

Personal and Social Responsibility

  • Local and global civic knowledge and engagement
  • Intercultural knowledge and competence
  • Ethical reasoning and action
  • Foundations and skills for lifelong learning
  • Pursuit of high quality collegiate educational and extracurricular experiences
  • Successful navigation of the postsecondary education system to achieve educational goal(s)

Integrative and Applied Learning

  • Synthesis and advanced accomplishment across general or specialized studies
  • Demonstration of applied skills required for the student’s chosen career field

How are Student Learning Outcomes and Assessment related to Student Success?

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:

Where are Outcome Statements and Assessment Plans located?

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.

Where can I view results of Outcomes Assessment?

Faculty, staff, administrators, students and the public have access to periodic reports on Outcome and Assessment.  You may select from the following reports:

             Program Outcome and Assessment Results- February 2015
             Institutional Outcomes Map- February 2015

What additional resources are available to assist with developing Learning Outcomes and Assessment Plans?

External Resources

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:

In addition, all presentations and workshop material from convocations and college retreats can be accessed below:

Who can I contact for assistance with SLOs?

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:

 
Department/Area Programs Chair/Spvr SLO Liaison
Administration of Justice Administration of Justice Jordan Omans
Steven Lickess
VACANT
Fire Tech and EMT Fire Protection Technology Mary Kjartanson John Salinsky
Automotive and Diesel Automotive Tech
Diesel Tech
Joseph Young
Dan Wilkie
Mark Dinger
Aeronautical and Aviation Aviation Maintenance Tech
Aviation Operations
David Buser David Buser
Arnold Huntley
Business Accountancy
Business
Computer Business Tech
Computer and Info Science
Paralegal
Wahid Hamidy Duane Short
Child Development Child Development Dawn DiMarzo Debbie Lewis
Arts and Humanities Art
Humanities
Music
Bob Fritsch Bob Fritsch
ECWL English
Communication Studies
World Languages Studies
Sheryl Gobble
Ken Reinstein
Ken Reinstein
Social and Behavioral Sciences Social and Behavioral Sciences Tom Schilz VACANT
Exercise Science, Health, Nutrition Exercise Science Nick Gehler Kevin Petti
Math Math Francois Bereaud Julia Gordon
Biological Sciences Biology
Medical Laboratory Tech
Marie McMahon Andy Lowe
Physical Sciences Chemistry
Physical Sciences
Linda Woods Becca Bowers-Gentry
Student Support Services   Adela Jacobson MaryAnn Guevarra
Instructional Support Services   Daniel Miramontez
Administrative Services   Brett Bell Denise Kapitzke

College-Wide Facilitator

  Laura Murphy

Laura W. Murphy, Ph.D.

College-Wide Outcomes and Assessment Facilitator

Professor of Biology

lmurphy@sdccd.edu

619-388-7539

Office: S5-101D

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