Whereas, Program student learning outcomes (SLO) assessment data are useful to inform program review;
Whereas, Examples of using Program SLO assessment are provided in the adopted Academic Senate paper Program Review: Setting a Standard (Spring 2009);
Whereas, Effective practice with program SLO assessment embeds the process within the existing process of program review in order to reduce workload and to link learning outcomes to budget and planning decisions; and
Whereas, The recommendations of the 2010 Spring regional SLO coordinators meeting highly supported embedding program SLO assessment in program review processes and supported a resolution to encourage local colleges to consider this as a viable means to both reduce workload and link outcomes assessment work to budgeting and planning decisions;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges encourage local senates to consider embedding program student learning outcomes assessment in program review processes.
MSC Disposition: Local Senates
The resolutions were widely published to local senates. Each Accreditation Institute discusses the wisdom of embedding SLOs in the Program Review process.