Update to the Existing SLO Terminology Glossary and Creation of a Paper on Student Learning Outcomes

Resolution Number
Dolores Davison
Assigned to
Educational Policies Committee
Status Report

2017 - 18: The Chairs of the Curriculum and the Accreditation Committees are in the process of identifying committee members to serve on a task force to update the SLO Glossary and create a paper on Effective Practices for Student Learning Outcomes Assessment.

2018-19: The development of the glossary and subsequent paper was reassigned by the President to the Educational Policies Committee. 

Proposer Contact
Dolores Davison, Curriculum Committee, Executive Committee

Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC) approved resolution 9.06 S16, which states that the ASCCC should “urge local senates to ensure that institutional decisions regarding student learning outcomes assessment are understood to be a curricular matter and therefore institutions should consult collegially with local senates;”

Whereas, The development of student learning outcomes (SLOs) is a potentially useful tool for faculty to develop educational programs and course outlines of record, as well as an important part of accreditation requirements, including the requirement that colleges review disaggregated SLO data; and

Whereas, The creation and assessment of SLOs have curricular implications that go beyond the goal of compliance with accreditation standards;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges update its white paper SLO Terminology Glossary: A Resource for Local Senates (2009)[1]; and

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges create a paper on effective practices for student learning outcomes assessment and present that information to the field at the Fall 2018 Plenary Session.