Student Learning Outcome Assessment

The Student Learning Outcome (SLO) Assessment at NOCE is designed to showcase learning achievement within courses in alignment with well-defined program and institutional learning outcomes. SLO is coordinated by a manager who works directly with instructors and the Academic Senate. The collaboration provides the communication needed to unify and align the NOCE SLO framework, processes, and procedures with curriculum and program review. There is also collaboration between the research office, technology leadership, and program managers to ensure effective learning is being achieved for all NOCE students. In addition, SLO incorporates the student support services and the Admissions and Records Department to showcase learning students achieve as a result of these programs.

For information: 714.484.7101

Perspective

The NOCE SLO Project Perspective models projects that were

  • Developed by collaborative teams of faculty, classified staff and college administrators
  • Developed to honor the instruction already in place within NOCE programs and courses
  • Developed to honor the academic freedom, style and methodology of each instructor
  • Developed to meet accreditation standards without changing the way NOCE does things
  • Developed to keep NOCE instruction at the level of excellence it already possesses
  • Developed with the knowledge that NOCE instructors have developed powerful courses

Purpose

The NOCE SLO Project Purpose and Focus is to help

  • NOCE maintain an academic approach to the problem solving decisions we must make
  • NOCE advocate the needs of learners and instructors
  • NOCE create a tradition/society of evidence [data driven decisions]
  • NOCE develop a unified focus – institutional/program/course
  • NOCE build bridges between departments – transitions/persistence/……
  • NOCE reward learning and career, life, and academic achievement

Processes

The NOCE SLO Processes are user friendly

  • Workbook implements the perspectives with an easy flow and integration of ideas
  • Workbook demystifies complex concepts into step-by-step tasks
  • Workbook provides easy to understand guidelines for writing SLO statements
  • Workbook walks through the design and creation of rubrics
  • Workbook includes templates and resources any instructor will need to complete SLOs

Participation

The NOCE SLO seeks your participation

  • Endorse the NOCE SLO handbook
  • Recognize how SLOs clarify and quantify student master of instruction
  • Assimilate depth of integration in Core Values, Institutional, Program and Course SLOs
  • Synthesize course instruction with written learning outcomes
  • Analyze data toward effective academic decision making