General Education Learning Outcomes (GELOs)


The Overview of SLO process at SCC document illustrates the importance and placement of General Education Learning Outcomes (GELOs) within the entire SLO process at Sacramento City College.

General Education Learning Outcome Assessment at SCC

In Fall 2011, the college moved to a course-based approach for GELO assessment.  In a pilot analysis of course- based assessment of SCC GELOs, the SLO subcommittee evaluated a sample of course assessment reports that aligned with GELOs for “Depth and Breadth of Understanding” and “Critical Thinking.” The results of this pilot project included distinct course-level SLO assessments derived from 12 courses from several disciplines. Next, the SLO subcommittee developed and utilized a rubric to evaluate the level of success achieved on each of the aligned course SLOs. Please read the following document for an overview of the development and assessment of GELOs at SCC:

General Education SLO Assessment Notes from 2009 to 2013

Course Alignment (Mapping) to GELOs

GELO Course Alignment Instructions – These instructions were developed to assist department faculty in the alignment of their courses with SCC’s GE learning outcome areas.  Beginning in Spring, 2011, the SLO subcommittee of the Academic Senate began utilizing these alignments during the process of course-embedded assessment of our GELOs.

GELO Summary Example

GELO Course Mapping Example 1

GELO Course Mapping Example 2

The SLO Assessment Committee (SLOAC) at Sacramento City College is moving forward with the course embedded approach of mapping GE courses to the GELOs as a method of aligning course SLOs to the GELOs. Please review the course mapping examples on this page and provide feedback on how best to continue this work in your area or across the college.  Feedback can be directed to the SLO Assessment Committee Members or Maria Regalado, SLO Assessment Coordinator, RegalaM@scc.losrios.edu or office phone, (916) 650-2734.

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Background and Resource Archives for GELO Development at SCC

Background and resource information is provided below on GELO development and connections to other college processes:

Campus-wide discussions were held to address what is meant by “General Education” & how our courses and programs contribute to this educational experience. SCC’s first formal dialogue on GE learning outcomes (GELOs) was held in April, 2006 with two additional forums in August and October.  Approximately 40 faculty, staff and administrators engaged in thoughtful discussions of what constitutes a “general education” for our graduates and how this aligns with our educational values.

Task groups with representatives from across the college were created and worked hard to develop specific GELOs for the areas generated by the campus workshops and discussions in Spring and Fall, 2006.  Feedback from additional forums, committee presentations, division/department meetings, and E-news bulletins was utilized in this process. Please review the resources below that were used for and generated by these discussions.

GE Regulations and Recommendations Used to Develop GELOs

SCC’s AA-AS Grad Requirements for 2007-2008

GE Requirement Alignment Matrix

Los Rios Board of Trustees Policy on General Education

SCC GE Checklist

Title V GE Regulations

WASC Standard

GELO Development Task Group Information

Task group membership

GE Task Group Membership.doc

GE Learning Outcome Development Proposal  – This proposal was presented to Academic Senate (12/5) andExecutive Council (12/6)

GELO Examples from Other Colleges

Bloom’s taxonomy – 3 domains

Good Practices for GELO Development

College Discussions and Presentations on GELOs

GE Learning Outcomes: A Campus Discussion: April, ’06

Proposed GELOs – April 2006: Draft outcomes from April workshop

GELOs Development Workshop Fall Flex, ’06

Proposed GE Areas Fall: Ideas on GE areas and Good Practices generated from Fall, ’06 workshop

GELO Forum Summary -These minutes from the November, ’06 SLO advisory group meeting summarize the results of the four GELO forums and details the proposal for GELO development

Final General Education Learning Outcomes (GELOs) Document 

After a year in development, the final General Education Learning Outcomes document was approved by the Academic Senate on May 17, 2007.

Please review the GELOs and provide feedback on how best to utilize these outcomes in your area or across the college.  Feedback can be directed to the SLO Assessment Committee Members or Maria Regalado, SLO Assessment Coordinator, RegalaM@scc.losrios.edu, or office phone, (916) 650-2734.