Institutional Learning Outcome Assessments
ILO Assessment Reports
For ILOs approved by Academic Senate in 2014
ILO #1 - CRITICAL THINKING - Assessment scheduled for Spring 2016
ILO #2 - COMMUNICATION - Assessment Results (Assessed Spring 2015)
ILO #3 - COMMUNITY AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT
ILO #4 - INFORMATION LITERACY
Previous ILO Assessment ReportsFor ILOs approved by Academic Senate in 2007 and 2010
ILO 1 - Content Knowledge - Assessment Results (Assessed Spring 2014)
ILO 2 - Communication and Comprehension - Assessment Results (Assessed Fall 2010)
ILO 3 - Critical, Creative, and Analytical Thinking - Assessment Results (Assessed Spring 2011)
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ILO 4 - Professional and Personal Growth - Assessment Results (Spring 2012)
ILO 5 - Community and Collaboration - Assessment Results (Fall 2012)
ILO 6 - Information and Technology Literacy - Assessment Results (Spring 2013)
Assessment of Learning Committee ILO Asessment Process
Since its inception, the Assessment of Learning Committee (ALC) worked as a 25-member body to design, develop, and implement Institutional Learning Outcomes (ILO) assessments at the College. Lengthy discussions related to ILOs are the major focus of many meetings.
After evaluating the results of the initial assessments (faculty and student surveys), the ALC made the following conclusions:
- The current method of assessment was not the most effective method for gathering authentic data that relates to student learning and how faculty can improve it
- The ALC could utilize its general meeting times more effectively.
In order to improve the assessment process, the ALC decided to form ILO subgroups or “Expert Groups” of ALC members and faculty /staff from the campus at large to spearhead each ILO assessment. The premise was that this group would have the background and expertise associated with the particular ILO and would be able to work more efficiently as a smaller task force. Although the Expert Groups were required to keep the ALC informed of its actions, it would allow the ALC to focus on additional important issues related to the overall SLO and PLO assessment processes on campus.
In Spring 2013, the first ILO Expert Group successfully completed the assessment of ILO 6 - Information and Technology Literacy. The methodology and results of this assessment will be utilized moving forward with the revised ILO statements approved by the Academic Senate in May 2014..
ILO Alignment Process
A comprehensive re-mapping of SLOs, PLOs, and ILOs took place in early fall 2014.
The current Alignment Grids for each program can be found here.