2018 Student Learning Outcomes (SLO) Symposium

Deadline to Register/Application Deadline: 
Monday, January 29, 2018 - 5:00pm

Event Date: February 9, 2018 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Event Location: Orange Coast College | 2701 Fairview Rd, Costa Mesa, CA 92626.

Parking: See attached map. Please park in the in the Adams Lot. Campus Public Safety will not be ticketing Friday, February 9th so no permits are required.

The 5th Annual Student Learning Outcomes (SLO) Symposium will be held Friday, February 9th, 2018 at Orange Coast College. Over 200 attendees are expected to attend. Faculty, SLO coordinators, researchers, administrators and research analysts attended the event in the past. This year, we are expecting ten breakout sessions per hour and topics such as: ACCJC and what’s new with SLO assessment, SLO assessment data disaggregation, how to make SLO assessment consequential, building teams and focus groups around SLOs and how to engage students and faculty in meaningful SLO assessment processes are going to be among the topics discussed. We also anticipate vendors who will present newest updates in their software programs designed to keep track of SLO assessments and student progress. Breakfast and lunch are included in the registration fee. Hope to see you there! 

Thank you to our sponsors

AIR eLumen Intellus
Nuventive    

Registration

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: January 29,2018 | We have reached event capacity and registration is closed.

General Registration: $50

Presenter Registration: Waived - All presenters are required to register for the event. (CALL FOR PRESENTERS)

 

 

 

What is the cancellation/refund policy?
  • Payment is required prior to entering an Academic Senate event. Please call the Academic Senate with any payment questions at (916) 445-4753.

  • Please remember that the last day to cancel your registration without penalty is always posted at the bottom of each event's webpage, and is listed in each confirmation email. Cancellations must be submitted in writing to events [at] asccc.org on or before the posted date. Registration will not be canceled due to non-payment. All cancellations made after the posted cancellation date will be assessed a $25 cancellation fee.

  • Full Refunds will not be granted for cancellations after the posted cancellation deadline.

  • No shows, unclaimed "TBA" attendees, and cancellations made after the deadline will be billed to you and/or your college for the total cost of registration and room if applicable to the event. As attendees are permitted to register without funds, we have no way of determining cancellation unless specifically told, in writing.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure payment of the registration fee. Submission of your registration signifies agreement with this policy.

  • Unpaid balances owed to the Academic Senate must be paid off before an attendee can register for a future event.

Hotel & Travel

Hotels near Orange Coast College. Please note, the Acadmeic Senate has not secured a room block at any of these hotels.

Residence Inn Costa Mesa Newport Beach 

Courtyard Costa Mesa South Coast Metro

Westin South Coast Plaza 

Presentation Materials

Title Breakout Time
Faculty Learning Community (FLC): Making Assessment Data Consequential February 9, 2018 - 9:45am
Student Service/Academic Support Outcomes: A New Perspective on Assessment February 9, 2018 - 9:45am
Passion, Patience, and Compassion in SLO Applications on Campus February 9, 2018 - 9:45am
There’s Nothing Average about SLO-Centric Instruction February 9, 2018 - 9:45am
Interactive Strategy for ILO Assessment February 9, 2018 - 9:45am
eLumen | Succeeding on Purpose: How Integrated Curriculum and Assessment Management Can Create a Complete and Sustainable Student Success Ecosystem February 9, 2018 - 9:45am
eLumen: Making Guided Pathways Smart Pathways February 9, 2018 - 11:00am
The SLO Assessment Cycle - A Round Table Discussion February 9, 2018 - 11:00am
Transitioning SLOs into Canvas: Coastline's Story of Faculty Engagement and Institutional Change February 9, 2018 - 11:00am
Escape! How to Build Faculty Assessment Teams Through the Use of Escape Rooms February 9, 2018 - 11:00am
eLumen | Presentation after Panel February 9, 2018 - 12:45pm
Wait, Why Are We Doing This?: Making SLO Assessment Meaningful and Useful for Teaching Faculty February 9, 2018 - 2:00pm
360° OF LEARNING: A Conceptual Framework for SLO’s and the Use of Outcomes Data February 9, 2018 - 2:00pm
Beyond Course Assessment: Institutional, General Education, and Program Outcomes February 9, 2018 - 2:00pm
Significant and Substantial Outcomes Assessment February 9, 2018 - 2:00pm
Increasing Participation in SLO Disaggregation February 9, 2018 - 2:00pm

Program

Click here to view the full program (pdf)

7:30am-8:00am           Continental Breakfast / Registration
8:00am-8:15am           Welcome and Introductions
8:15am-9:30am           Keynote: Gianina Taylor Baker, National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA)
9:30am-9:45am           Break

9:45am-10:45am       Breakout Session One

Passion, Patience, and Compassion in SLO Applications on Campus 

Nita Gopal, Modesto Junior College

The idea of SLOs still rev up negative feelings among faculty, and SLO coordinators often work through passionate resistance, so the key to the problem might not lie in intellectual debates but in compassion, patience, and simple encouragement of individual explorations of SLOs.

Collect SLO Stats the Easy Way Using Kahoot! Learning Games

Petra Petry, Mt. San Antonio College

One of the most loved applications by me so far is "Kahoot!" It is a very helpful tool to use with our reviews in class, and it’s a fun way to understand immediately the student understanding and comprehension of the subject. While we use it for language instruction, Kahoot! can be used for any subject.

There’s Nothing Average about SLO-Centric Instruction

Lisa Marchand, Cosumnes River College
Paul Burwick, Shasta College

Traditional grading encourages students to focus on getting enough credit to earn “a good grade.” In contrast, SLO-Centric instruction with rubric grading shifts students’ focus to achieving specific learning targets. This presentation will explain the approach and describe how Canvas facilitates SLO assessment and disaggregation of student learning data.

Owning Your Course and Supporting Your Students

Jessica Ayo Alabi, Orange Coast College

This workshop introduces faculty to useful concepts of teaching and learning that enable them to create and scaffold a successful learning environment throughout the semester with student participation in order to meet SLOs. Student participation in SLO assessment at the course level helps faculty evaluate how students perceive their learning and the goals of the course.

Institution-Set Standards: How to Weave Them In Meaningfully Into Program Review

Jennifer Klein, Saddleback College

Do institution-set standards for course success live in a silo for your institution? Does this federal mandate feel more like a task than part of program review? Join this session as we describe our journey of adopting course, program, and placement level standards, and adopted these in a meaningful, creative, and assessment-linked fashion. We will share our successes and failures with educating faculty, chairs, and division deans, and illustrate some best practices for attendees to take to their campuses.

Student Service/Academic Support Outcomes: A New Perspective on Assessment

Amanda Ryan-Romo, East Los Angeles College

Struggling to write, explain, and assess SSOs? Consider a new approach developed by a faculty member who has transitioned from the academic side to the service side. Develop meaningful SSOs and assessment methods that work for those faculty serving students outside the classroom.

Comprehensive Evaluation of the SLO Process Within an Integrated Planning System at Orange Coast College

Sheri Sterner, Orange Coast College

OCC regularly evaluates its SLO processes as part of its integrated planning system. Using qualitative and quantitative methods, faculty, staff and managers provide evaluative feedback and identify areas that warrant a change for improvement This session will review the evaluation plan, the role SLO processes play, and how evaluating SLO processes within context of the larger system provides critical feedback.

American Institute for Research (AIR) | Faculty Learning Community (FLC): Making Assessment Data Consequential

Sudie Whalen, American Institutes for Research

This workshop focuses on how and why a collaborative FLC team uses data to inform instruction. Comparing assessment data can be uncomfortable and seem inconsequential to some; however, in this workshop, specific protocols will be introduced to help teams ease into looking at data in an unthreatening manner while simultaneously focusing on the FLC’s continuous improvement process.

Macmillan Learning | Affordable and Effective: Capturing and Fostering Student Engagement for Better Learning Outcomes

Deb Pires, UCLA

Students showing up to class is only half the battle. Engaging students and supporting learning in meaningful ways is key to delivering better learning outcomes and improved retention. Unfortunately, "expensive" is often mistaken for "effective". From tracking attendance to gauging students' conceptual understanding, student engagement opportunities are endless, yet within reach. This interactive session will explore and demonstrate unique ways that inexpensive digital learning solutions can foster student engagement and learning: before, during, and after class.

eLumen | Succeeding on Purpose: How Integrated Curriculum and Assessment Management Can Create a Complete and Sustainable Student Success Ecosystem

Matt Coombs, eLumen

Is your institution challenged with labor-intensive curriculum and catalog management processes that are disconnected from key course and learning outcomes assessment data? Or is it challenged by managing multi-dimensional learning outcomes and competency models with outdated, disparate assessment management and program review systems that don’t connect to your LMS or curriculum? Imagine if updating your curriculum also automatically updated your degree plan and audit, your LMS, and your assessment system, and you could track student progress on both a course and competency basis. Join us to learn how you can implement integrated curriculum, catalog, learning and assessment management to create a complete and sustainable student success ecosystem that serves both students and your institution.

Nuventive

Scott Johnson and Stacey Angelo, Nuventive

Nuventive invites you to join us in a deep dive of our Nuventive Improvement Platform that helps drive improvement campus wide, aligns strategic initiatives with key metrics, uses visual data to drive action and supports a culture of data-informed, goal-aligned performance. The platform includes Nuventive Improve, Improve Analytics, and Nuventive Impact which integrates visual data from any source with key business processes such as SLO assessment, program review, strategic planning and accreditation.  We will also highlight off-the-shelf content available for both Nuventive and non-Nuventive users such as our CCCCO MIS Data Mart metrics. This content pack makes the MIS File accessible, usable and graphical by packaging them in Microsoft’s user-friendly PowerBI Platform.

10:45am-11:00am       Break

11:00am-12:00pm      Breakout Session Two

Transitioning SLOs into Canvas: Coastline's Story of Faculty Engagement and Institutional Change

Raissa Covit, Coastline College
Shanon Gonzalez, Coastline College
Josh Levenshus, Coastline College
Daniel Pittaway. Coastline College

This presentation will provide a reflection on Coastline's transition to SLOs into Canvas and share strategies used to engage faculty throughout the process. The interactive session will provide a collaborative space for participants to share their methods of faculty engagement with SLOs.

Escape! How to Build Faculty Assessment Teams Through the Use of Escape Rooms

Denise Kruizenga-Muro, Riverside City College

This presentation will highlight the work that Riverside City College’s Assessment Committee has done to create a multi-discipline program assessment workgroup and then walk participants through an “escape room” scenario used to build assessment teams by providing an assessment-related problem for the teams to solve.

Talking Ourselves into Outcomes: Teaching, Learning, and Equity at California Community Colleges

Lillian Marrujo-Duck, City College of San Francisco

Based on the experiences of “true believers” in outcomes assessment, this presentation presents research findings identifying engaged SLO practitioners as sharing characteristics with early adopters, SLOA as effective in invigorating the teaching process, strategically-integrated dialogue as an effective change strategy, yet a reluctance to identify learning improvements as a result of outcomes assessment.

A Successful Framework That Led West to ACCJC Commendations
Luis Cordova, West Los Angeles College

This workshop will showcase how West Los Angeles College received SLO commendations from ACCJC by providing a holistic overview of our assessment, dialogue, and reporting systems that have created a culture of improving teaching and learning and by demonstrating what small, but necessary organizational practices lead to big results.

The Odyssey of ISLO’s: An Epic Journey of Assessment, Improvement and Faculty Engagement at MiraCosta College

Joanne Benschop, MiraCosta College
Jonathan Fohrman, MiraCosta College
John Thomford, MiraCosta College

The session will focus on lessons learned in the evolution of MiraCosta College’s Institutional/GE Learning Outcomes assessment process. We will elaborate on revisions at our college including ACCJC standards alignment, faculty engagement, data collection and positive intervention strategies.

The SLO Assessment Cycle - A Round Table Discussion

Mark Fronke, Cerritos College

Faculty are looking for a practical approach to SLO assessment. In this session, my approach would be to present what we are currently doing in our annual assessment cycle in order to solicit other approaches and develop a 'best practices' approach for all participating colleges to consider for their process. The session would focus on the key components of the Course, Program and Institutional SLO development, assessment, reporting and improvement planning processes.

American Institute for Research (AIR) | Faculty Learning Community (FLC): Making Assessment Data Consequential

Sudie Whalen, American Institutes for Research

This workshop focuses on how and why a collaborative FLC team uses data to inform instruction. Comparing assessment data can be uncomfortable and seem inconsequential to some; however, in this workshop, specific protocols will be introduced to help teams ease into looking at data in an unthreatening manner while simultaneously focusing on the FLC’s continuous improvement process.

Macmillan Learning | Improving Student Learning Outcomes with Active Learning

Deb Pires, UCLA

Classrooms centered on active student engagement deliver increased student learning gains while reducing the achievement gap. One active pedagogical strategy commonly employed in the classroom is the use of clickers to promote problem-solving skills and application of content to relevant course examples. This session will introduce participants to different types of assessments (formative and summative) and provide hands-on practice creating assessment questions aligned with learning outcomes specific to participants’ own courses. We will focus specifically on creating suitable multiple choice and multiple true-false assessments, which can be readily implemented in classrooms of any size and can be used to measure higher order levels of student thinking. Participants are strongly encouraged to bring at least three student learning objectives and a copy of a past exam to use as a starting point for the workshop. 

eLumen: Making Guided Pathways Smart Pathways

Matt Coombs, eLumen
Bill Moseley, Bakersfield College

eLumen’s comprehensive platform includes resources for implementing Guided Pathways, but more importantly, making them smarter pathways. No other solution pulls together all the moving pieces you need to support Guided Pathway’s Pillars like eLumen does, all while meeting the rigorous demands of other academic and institutional processes such as curriculum development, program review, and accreditation. Join us to learn more about how schools like Bakersfield are developing the model as well as how eLumen supports Guided Pathways today—and will be making them even smarter tomorrow.

Nuventive

Stacey Angelo, Nuventive
Scott Johnson, Nuventive
Gabrielle Stanco, Orange Coast College
Sheri Sterner, Orange Coast College

In this session, the IE team at Orange Coast College will demonstrate a series of streamlined dashboards the team has developed using Nuventive Improve Analytics that show how both SLO and PSLO aggregated and disaggregated visual data can easily be accessed real time. Nuventive Improve Analytics allows clients using Nuventive Improve (TracDat) in the cloud to view PowerBI reports and create interactive dashboards that leverage the information their units and courses have reported.

12:00pm-12:45pm       Lunch & Networking

12:45pm-1:45pm       Panel

Panel Moderator: Jarek Janio, Santa Ana College
Mary-Jo Apigo, West LA College
Janet Fulks, Bakersfield College
Gayle Pitman, Sacramento City College
Gianina Taylor Baker, National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA)

This is an open forum discussion with participation from the audience. Panelists have varied and extensive experience in SLO assessment. Symposium participants will be asked to write their questions on index cards and the moderator will forward those questions to the panelists for answers and comments.

1:45pm-2:00pm         Break

2:00pm-3:00pm         Breakout Session Three

Beyond Course Assessment: Institutional, General Education, and Program Outcomes

Sarah Harris, College of the Sequoias

This session presents alternatives to course-level assessments for institutional, general education, and program outcomes, including: disaggregation, direct assessment, focus groups, and survey instruments. The presenters will discuss the challenges of moving assessment beyond the course level and lead a brainstorming session on solutions to engage faculty and influence instructional improvement.

Increasing Participation in SLO Disaggregation

Colin Williams, Long Beach City College

Long Beach City College SLO Coordinators strove to increase full-time faculty participation in SLO data disaggregation through both cultural and technical shifts first by passing an Academic Senate Resolution and second, by piloting course-level SLO assessment on the campus Learning Management System, Canvas.

360° OF LEARNING: A Conceptual Framework for SLO’s and the Use of Outcomes Data

Lisa Marchand, Cosumnes River College

This presentation succinctly illustrates how SLOs guide student learning, inform all college functions, and support decision-making. Included are parameters for creating and stating meaningful outcomes for courses, programs, pathways, GE, and the Institution; a “program taxonomy”; and the influence of course/program SLO’s on non-curricular teaching and support services.

Significant and Substantial Outcomes Assessment 

Janet Fulks, Bakersfield College

SLO assessment should not occur simply because SLOs are part of a curriculum document or needed for Accreditation. SLO assessment must be consequential; it is the heart and soul of our professional effort. SLO assessment must be substantial; driving institutional planning, organization and budgeting. How do we make this happen?

Wait, Why Are We Doing This?: Making SLO Assessment Meaningful and Useful for Teaching Faculty. 

Gayle Pitman, Sacramento City College

Many classroom instructors engage in SLO assessment because they have to, not because they want to. However, SLO assessment is one of the most powerful tools we have for improving our teaching practice. In this session, we will shift from a "compliance" perspective and reframe SLO assessment as a meaningful process for students and instructors.

The Mission Hierarchy: A Model for Integrating and Assessing Institutional Outcomes

Joachin Arias, Los Angeles Harbor College

The Mission Hierarchy is a model for an integrated planning system that links the college mission to the operational units of the college. In this presentation, we integrate Student Learning Outcomes into the Program and Institutional Outcomes using a “roll-up” model within the institutions College Mission Hierarchy.

Now That we Have Institutional SLOs, How do We Assess Them? An Indirect Approach to ISLO Assessment Using CCSSE.

Anna Hanlon, Orange Coast College
Gabrielle Stanco, Orange Coast College

Assessing ISLOs is an important component of monitoring how well a college is preparing students. Creating direct methods can be time-consuming and complicated and unsustainable. This presentation will explore one college's journey in developing a comprehensive assessment of their ISLOs using the CCSSE, including analysis and disaggregation of data. Suggestions for implementation will be discussed.

American Institute for Research (AIR) | Faculty Learning Community (FLC): Making Assessment Data Consequential

Sudie Whalen, American Institutes for Research

This workshop focuses on how and why a collaborative FLC team uses data to inform instruction. Comparing assessment data can be uncomfortable and seem inconsequential to some; however, in this workshop, specific protocols will be introduced to help teams ease into looking at data in an unthreatening manner while simultaneously focusing on the FLC’s continuous improvement process.

Macmillan Learning | Beginning with the End in Mind: Planning Design and Implementation for Improved Student Outcomes

Deb Pires, UCLA

This session will cover specific ways in which learning science and insights can be harnessed to improve student learning outcomes by incorporating learning design principles and impact research into the design and implementation of courseware solutions. 

eLumen | Succeeding on Purpose: How Integrated Curriculum and Assessment Management Can Create a Complete and Sustainable Student Success Ecosystem

Matt Coombs, eLumen
Is your institution challenged with labor-intensive curriculum and catalog management processes that are disconnected from key course and learning outcomes assessment data? Or is it challenged by managing multi-dimensional learning outcomes and competency models with outdated, disparate assessment management and program review systems that don’t connect to your LMS or curriculum? Imagine if updating your curriculum also automatically updated your degree plan and audit, your LMS, and your assessment system, and you could track student progress on both a course and competency basis. Join us to learn how you can implement integrated curriculum, catalog, learning and assessment management to create a complete and sustainable student success ecosystem that serves both students and your institution.

Nuventive

Scott Johnson, Nuventive
Stacey Angelo, Nuventive

Nuventive invites you to join us in a deep dive of our Nuventive Improvement Platform that helps drive improvement campus wide, aligns strategic initiatives with key metrics, uses visual data to drive action and supports a culture of data-informed, goal-aligned performance. The platform includes Nuventive Improve, Improve Analytics, and Nuventive Impact which integrates visual data from any source with key business processes such as SLO assessment, program review, strategic planning and accreditation.  We will also highlight off-the-shelf content available for both Nuventive and non-Nuventive users such as our CCCCO MIS Data Mart metrics. This content pack makes the MIS File accessible, usable and graphical by packaging them in Microsoft’s user-friendly PowerBI Platform.

3:05pm-3:30pm         Symposium Evaluation

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