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Emphasizing the Dialog at Monterey Peninsula College. Fred Hochstaedter Academic Senate President SLO Coordinator Monterey Peninsula College. What we do, What we emphasize, And why. Our Philosophy.

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Emphasizing the dialog at monterey peninsula college
Emphasizing the Dialog atMonterey Peninsula College

  • Fred Hochstaedter

  • Academic Senate President

  • SLO Coordinator

  • Monterey Peninsula College

What we do,

What we emphasize,

And why


Emphasizing the dialog at monterey peninsula college

Our Philosophy

  • We hope that SLOs can provide a formal framework for faculty to converse, as professionals, about teaching, learning, pedagogy, and curricula.

  • Professional teachers talking to each other about teaching and student learning is a primary characteristic of a vibrant academic institution.

  • We hope that the result of these conversations is more insightful pedagogy that improves student learning in MPC courses.

    -MPC SLO Committee, 2007


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What We Wanted

  • A process that is simple (Keep it Simple Sweetheart)

  • A process that is sustainable in a variety of budget environments

  • A process that fit with our existing processes such as resource allocation

Led to Three Principles…


Emphasizing the dialog at monterey peninsula college

Three Principles

  • All SLOs (program, institutional, general education) must be evaluable at the course level.

More info: http://www.mpcfaculty.net/senate/FacultyHandbook/FacultyHandbookSLOs.pdf


Emphasizing the dialog at monterey peninsula college

Three Principles

SLOs:

Information for the Program

Grades:

Information for the Student

Leads to…

Evaluation of student work

  • 2. Instructors regularly evaluate student learning. The result of this effort is valuable information for quality improvement for the program.

More info: http://www.mpcfaculty.net/senate/FacultyHandbook/FacultyHandbookSLOs.pdf


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Three Principles

  • 3. We need to give faculty members time to engage in the dialog.

More info: http://www.mpcfaculty.net/senate/FacultyHandbook/FacultyHandbookSLOs.pdf


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Monterey Peninsula College

Planning and Resource Allocation Process

(simplified version)

  • 1. Planning

  • 3-year Institutional

  • Educational Master Plan

  • 2. Program Review

  • 6-year Cycle

  • Annual Report with Action Plans

  • 5. Evaluation

  • Institutional

  • Area

  • 3. Institutional Review

  • Administration

  • Faculty-led advisory groups

  • 4. Resource Allocation

  • Infrastructure

  • Equipment

  • Personnel


Emphasizing the dialog at monterey peninsula college

Monterey Peninsula College

Planning and Resource Allocation Process

SLOs live here

  • 1. Planning

  • 3-year Institutional

  • Educational Master Plan

  • 2. Program Review

  • 6-year Cycle

  • Annual Report with Action Plans

  • 5. Evaluation

  • Institutional

  • Area

  • Data driven

  • Dialog

  • 3. Institutional Review

  • Administration

  • Faculty-led advisory groups

  • 4. Resource Allocation

  • Infrastructure

  • Equipment

  • Personnel


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Code word for SLO

Instructor Reflections on Student Learning

  • 2. Program Review

  • 6-year Cycle

  • Annual Report with Action Plans

Program Reflections on Student Learning

  • These Forms/Processes are the Heart of MPC’s SLO Efforts.

  • They are designed to prompt

    • Dialog

    • Collaboration

    • Improvement Efforts

    • Action Plan Rationale


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2. Program Reflections on Student Learning

3. Action Plans

1. Instructor Reflections on Student Learning



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Program Reflections …

…Two hours during each flex day…

…leads to…



Emphasizing the dialog at monterey peninsula college





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And finally…

SLOs are fully integrated into the

6-year program review guidelines



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1. Faculty Position Requests *all* resource allocation processes.

2. Classified Position Requests

3. Foundation Grant Proposals


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Excerpts from Anthropology Program Reflections *all* resource allocation processes.


Emphasizing the dialog at monterey peninsula college

Excerpts from Anthropology Program Reflections *all* resource allocation processes.


Emphasizing the dialog at monterey peninsula college

Excerpts from Anthropology Program Reflections *all* resource allocation processes.


Emphasizing the dialog at monterey peninsula college

Excerpts from Anthropology Program Reflections *all* resource allocation processes.


Emphasizing the dialog at monterey peninsula college

Excerpts from Anthropology Program Reflections *all* resource allocation processes.


Emphasizing the dialog at monterey peninsula college

Excerpts from Anthropology Program Reflections *all* resource allocation processes.


Emphasizing the dialog at monterey peninsula college

Excerpts from Anthropology Program Reflections *all* resource allocation processes.


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  • At MPC, the Program Reflections are *all* resource allocation processes.

  • The heart of dialog during flex activities

  • Cited as rational for action plans

  • Well integrated into the Program Review Process

  • Well integrated into all resource allocation processes

  • Viewed as the basis for dialog

  • Visited at least once per semester

  • and most importantly…


Emphasizing the dialog at monterey peninsula college

At MPC, the Program Reflections are *all* resource allocation processes.

A grass-roots, bottom-up, approach

to evaluating student learning

and using the results to inform plans to improve.


Emphasizing the dialog at monterey peninsula college

Our Philosophy *all* resource allocation processes.

  • We hope that SLOs can provide a formal framework for faculty to converse, as professionals, about teaching, learning, pedagogy, and curricula.

  • Professional teachers talking to each other about teaching and student learning is a primary characteristic of a vibrant academic institution.

  • We hope that the result of these conversations is more insightful pedagogy that improves student learning in MPC courses.

    -MPC SLO Committee, 2007


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From the ACCJC *all* resource allocation processes.

  • The primary purpose of an ACCJC-accredited institution is to foster learning in its students.

  • An effective institution ensures that its resources and processes support student learning, continuously assesses that learning, and pursues institutional excellence and improvement.

  • An effective institution maintains an ongoing, self-reflective dialogue about its quality and improvement.”

  • -ACCJC,

  • “Introduction to the Accreditation Standards”