SCC GELO Assessment – Course-Embedded Pilot, CCSSE, & Student Service Measures Flex Workshop – Spring, 2012 Alan Keys, Rick Woodmansee, & Richard Erlich - Facilitators
SCC’s General Education Learning Outcomes(Approved by Academic Senate – May 15, 2007) Upon completion of the AA/AS degree students will be able to… Communication • demonstrate effective reading, writing, and speaking skills. Quantitative Reasoning • demonstrate knowledge of quantitative methods and skills in quantitative reasoning. Depth and Breadth of Understanding • demonstrate content knowledge and fluency with the fundamental principles of the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities. For complete GELOs see: http://web.scc.losrios.edu/slo/GELOs
SCC’s GELOs (continued) Upon completion of the AA/AS degree students will be able to… Cultural Competency • demonstrate awareness of the various ways that culture and ethnicity shape and impact individual experience and society as a whole. Information Competency • demonstrate knowledge of information needs and resources and the necessary skills to use these resources effectively. Critical Thinking • demonstrate skills in problem solving, critical reasoning and the examination of how personal ways of thinking influence these abilities. Life Skills and Personal Development • demonstrate growth and lifelong learning skills in the personal, academic, and social domains of their lives. For complete GELOs see: http://web.scc.losrios.edu/slo/GELOs
Course-embedded GELO Assessment Pilot Project (APP) (SLO subcommittee -2011) • Utilized existing course SLO assessments from spring and fall 2011(n=12 courses & 40 SLOs) • Aligned course SLOs with GELOs • Assigned rubric-based ratings of success • Compiled results for GELOs with most data (Depth & Breadth and Critical Thinking)
Depth and Breadth - Ratings of Success(ForSLOs aligned with D&B and combination of D&B & Crit. Thinking)
Critical Thinking - Ratings of Success(For SLOs aligned with Crit. Thinking and combination of D&B & Crit. Thinking)
Comparison of Depth & Breadth and Critical Thinking – Ratings of Success
Intersection of D&B with Critical Thinking – Ratings of Success(For SLOs aligned with combination of both D&B & Crit. Thinking)
Conclusions from GELO APP Depth and Breadth of Understanding • Students achieved at least a “Moderate” level of success for 82% of all course SLOs that aligned with this GELO. Critical Thinking • Students achieved at least a “Moderate” level of success for 80% of all course SLOs that aligned with this GELO. • Most of the Critical Thinking data (65%) came from SLOs that also applied to Depth & Breadth.
Conclusions from GELO APP Combination of Depth & Breadth/Crit. Thinking • Students achieved at least a “Moderate/High” level of success for 69% of all course SLOs that aligned with both of these GELOs.
Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE) (Administered 2008 & 2010 – Data analysis & graphs provided by PRIE office) • Need overview info. Here**
Conclusions from CCSSE Results • Small improvements observed across all GELOs from 2008 data • Room for significant improvement across most GELOs • Life Skills and Personal Development GELO included items with some of the highest ratings and other items with some of the lowest ratings across all GELOs.
Next Steps in GELO Assessment • Increase # of courses and # of SLOs used in future assessments • Expand course-embedded assessment to more GELOs • Develop more streamlined process for alignment of course SLOs and determination of level of success • Feedback????