Student Learning Outcomes

Sacramento City College is committed to implementing a college-wide assessment plan that produces strong and clear evidence of learning and assesses institutional level goals and objectives. Please see the SLO Process Overview for an overview of the Student Learning Outcomes process at Sacramento City College.

Student Learning Outcomes Contacts

    • Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Committee (SLOAC) Members: Diane Belair, Dianne Bennett, Kimberley Beyrer, Marybeth Buechner, Jarom Burbano, Linda Costello, Michael Hunter, Julia Jolly, Norman Lorenz, Virgina May, Kimberly McDaniel, Karen Parks, Pamela Posz, Josh Roberts, Rick Woodmansee, and Jonathan Zeh

SLO development and assessment is an area that has important links with a variety of other efforts on campus, including classroom-based research, student development, curriculum development, program design, planning, professional development, and student services. In the area of instruction, the College has developed Student Learning Outcomes at the course, program and general education levels.  In the Student Services area, the College has developed Student Learning Outcomes at the area and general student services levels that impact the learning experiences of all SCC students. The nexus of both instruction and student services Student Learning Outcomes is at the Institutional Student Learning Outcomes level which encompasses the entire college. Please see the SLO Process Overview for an overview of the Student Learning Outcomes process at Sacramento City College. The overview illustrates that the Student Learning Outcomes process at Sacramento City College is dynamic and is constantly growing.

SCC’s SLO Philosophy Statement was developed by a cross-constituency SLO advisory group with feedback from the campus community.  It was officially adopted by the Academic Senate in Spring, 2005. The SLO assessment process provides faculty, classified staff, and students with both formative and summative feedback on student learning.  Many instructional and student service areas have developed meaningful SLO assessment plans and are currently engaged at various stages of the assessment cycle.

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SLO Website Organization

Department SLOs contains a link to SCC’s campus wide SLO assessment strategy. It also houses the department SLO assessment reports at the course level and multi-year department SLO assessment plans. The templates for creating SLO assessment reports and the multi-year department plan templates are located here. Links to assessment reports at the student services unit level and instruction/student services program levels can also be found here. Additionally, udates on SLO assessment efforts in Student Services are available on this site to assist in the development of unit-level SLOs. This site also provides information regarding SLOs at the general education and institutional levels. Finally, resources designed to assist faculty in the development of program student learning outcomes for degrees and certificates are located here.

The Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Committee (SLOAC) of the Academic Senate is an open, cross- constituency group that supports faculty and staff on issues of SLO assessment reporting and development. The charge of the committee, its members, and meeting minutes can be found here.

The SLO Resources link provides faculty and staff with practical resources for the design and implementation of department student learning outcome assessment plans at the course and student services unit level. This link also provides a concise, annotated list of key resources to stimulate dialogue and facilitate application of SLO and other classroom assessment techniques. SLO presentations from SCC workshops on SLO development and related issues are also available for review on this site. Finally, this site  contains links to faculty projects SLO assessment and classroom research  where reports and materials generated from a variety of SCC faculty and departmental projects are archived in order to share insights and benefits derived from these efforts.