PVC SLOs

Course SLOs
Accounting
ACC 100 - Basic Accounting

SLO #1
Exhibit a working knowledge of bookkeeping terms and procedures.

SLO #2
Journalize and post to ledgers business transactions, adjusting and closing entries.

Assessment Methods
  • Results of exam I on bookkeeping terms and the accounting cycle.
  • Results of exam II on journalizing and posting.
Action Plan
ACC 101 - Principles of Accounting I

SLO #1
Understanding costing methods for valuing inventory in a merchandising business.

SLO #2
Able to do a bank reconciliation and manage customer accounts receivable.

Assessment Methods
  • Results of exam III on inventory costing methods.
  • Results of exam IV on bank reconciliation and allowances for doubtful accounts.
Action Plan
ACC 102 - Principles of Accounting II

SLO #1
Demonstrate knowledge of accounting for corporations, limited liability corporation and partnerships.

SLO #2
Be able to account for manufacturers using job order costing and process cost systems.

Assessment Methods
  • Results of exam I on accounting for different organizational structures.
  • Results of exam III on job order costing and process cost systems.
Action Plan
Adult Basic Education
ABE 013 - Time Management

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ABE 018 - Decision Making & Problem Solving

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ABE 040 - Computers Made Simple

SLO: Enhance proper use of keyboard and mouse.

Assessment: The majority of students met this SLO.

Action Plan: No changes under consideration at this time.

ABE 055 - Folk Music

SLO: Identify examples of folk music styles and musical instruments.

Assessment: The majority of students met this SLO.

Action Plan: No changes under consideration at this time.

ABE 057 - Cake Decoration

SLO:

Assessment:

Action Plan:

ABE 059 - Creative Stitchery

SLO:

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ABE 064 - Basic Principles of Sewing

SLO 1: Demonstrate proper and safe use of basic quality tools and equipment.

Method of assessment: Direct observation of student in use of tools and equipment.

SLO 2: Create and complete assigned quilting project.

Method of assessment: Completion of assigned project with correct techniques.

Assessment: Fewer than 50% of students met these SLOs.

Action Plan: Explore possible ways to increase SLO achievement.

ABE 081 - ESL Entry Level I

SLO 1: Use the following verb tenses: Simple present, Simple past, Present Continuous, Future with "going to", Modal "can".

SLO 2: Demonstrate understanding of cultural aspects of lanquage (gestures, eye contact, body language) and cross-cultural communication (awareness of differences, respect, tolerance) through effective and appropriate interaction.

Action Plan:

ABE 090 - ESL Entry Level I

SLO 1: Demonstrate ability to use English appropriately to identify, demonstrate, greet, show gratitude, exppress state of being, express caution.

SLO 2: Demonstrate understanding of basic nonverbal social customs, such as shaking hands and waving, by performing them in appropriate contexts.

Action Plan:

ABE 095 - Spreadsheets

SLO 1: Describe, plan, create and correct a worksheet using Excel.

SLO 2: Insert graphs and charts to enhance their worksheets.

Action Plan:

ABE 099 - Accessing the Internet

SLO: Locate an internet service provider (ISP).

Assessment: The majority of students met this SLO.

Action Plan: No changes under consideration at this time.

ABE 101

Assessment: Majority of students achieved the SLO.

Action Plan: No changes are considered at this time.

ABE 150

SLO: Demonstrate why each of the twelve core functions are being accomplished or not being accomplished in this recovery setting.

Assessment: Majority of students achieved the SLO.

Action Plan: No changes are considered at this time.

Alcohol/Drug Studies
ADS 101

SLO #1

SLO #2

Assessment: Majority of students achieved the SLO.

Action Plan: No changes are considered at this time.

ADS 102 - Pharmacology & Physiological Effects of Addiction

SLO #1
Analyze and describe the effects of alcohol and similar legal and illegal psychoactive drugs on the body and behavior, specifically damage to the body, brain, liver and other major organs.

SLO #2
Evaluate and describe the disease of alcoholism and other substance dependence illnesses including signs and symptoms, endocrine research, and the American Medical Association definitions.

Assessment: 57% of students did attain the course SLO

ADS 103 - Case Management & Documentation

SLO #1
Analyze and describe the initial assessment information needed to complete the intake interview including alcohol/drug history, education background, vocation information, cultural background, socio-economic information, life-style and living situations, medical status, strengths and weaknesses, and specific problems for development of a treatment plan.

SLO #2
Synthesize the capability necessary to complete reports and records, charting the results of assessment and the treatment plan; writing reports, keeping progress notes, and doing discharge and other related client data.

Assessment: 88% of students did attain the course SLO

ADS 104 - Addiction Prevention Education and Outreach/Referral

SLO #1
Evaluate and apply current legal sanctions; liabilities regarding death, automobile accidents, party hosts and hostesses, bars, restaurant, liquor store, alcohol and traffic laws to case studies.

SLO #2
Compare and contrast legal and regulatory restrictions; federal confidentiality regulations; state regulations; potential hazards resulting from noncompliance with regulations; and state and federal agencies.

Assessment Method #1
  • Students completed weekly writing assignments by summarizing the course readings, identifying the major points and discussing their conclusions.
    Students completed four multiple choice exams that were administrated by proctors.

Assessment Method #2
  • Students completed weekly writing assignments by summarizing the course readings, identifying the major points and discussing their conclusions.
    Students completed four multiple choice exams that were administrated by proctors.
Action Plan
  • Revise content of assignments or assessment methods
  • Revise content of assignments or assessment methods
  • Revise the scope or amount of writing/oral/visual/clinical or similar work in the assignments or assessment methods Revise activities leading up to and/or supporting assignment or assessment methods
  • Increase guidance for students
  • Use methods of questions that encourage competency
  • State criteria for grading more explicitly, for example, by distributing scoring rubrics
  • Ask a colleague to critique assignments or assessment methods
  • Collect more data
ADS 105 - Dual Diagnosis & Mental Health Issues

SLO #1
Differentiate the types of psychiatric disorders and appraise the client's treatment needs.

SLO #2
Formulate an integrated approach to counseling the dually diagnosed client based on current techniques of mental health treatment and self-health groups.

Assessment: 65% of students did attain the course SLO

ADS 107 - Group and Family Processes

SLO #1
Analyze the conceptual approaches to group formation and dynamics.

SLO #2
Apply knowledge of group dynamics to a variety of settings, i.e. business or industry.

Assessment Method #1
  • Students completed weekly writing assignments by summarizing the course readings, identifYing the major points and discussing their conclusions.
    In addition, students completed four written exams administrated by proctors; two exams were closed book, and two exams were open book.

Assessment Method #2
  • Students completed weekly writing assignments by summarizing the course readings, identifying the major points, and discussing their conclusions.
    In addition, students completed four written exams administrated by proctors; two exams were closed book, and two exams were open book.
Action Plan
  • Revise content of assignments or assessment methods
  • Revise the scope or amount of writing/oral/visual/clinical or similar work in the assignments or assessment methods
  • Revise activities leading up to and/or supporting assignment or assessment methods
  • Increase guidance for students
  • Use methods of questions that encourage competency
  • State criteria for grading more explicitly, for example, by distributing scoring rubrics
  • Ask a colleague to critique assignments or assessment methods
  • Collect more data
ADS 108 - Codependency and Family Systems

SLO #1
Demonstrate verbally and in writing familiarity with current family systems dynamics research highlighting the roles of individual members.

SLO #2
Demonstrate competency in practical issues of confidentiality, client advocacy, and behavioral contracting and hostility diffusion..

Assessment Method #1

Assessment Method #2
ADS 109 - Substance Abuse in Special Populations

SLO #1
Identify and explain what dynamics in the substance abuse treatment facility may influence memebers of special populations.

SLO #2
Analyze and describe methods used to enhance knowledge of the populations' special cultural norms, values, practices, and life experiences including immigration and refugee experiences.

Assessment Method #1

Assessment Method #2
ADS 101

SLO #1

SLO #2

Assessment: Majority of students achieved the SLO.

Action Plan: No changes are considered at this time.

ADS 150

SLO #1
Demonstrate why each of the twelve core functions are being accomplished or not being accomplished in this recovery setting.

Assessment: Majority of students achieved the SLO.

Action Plan:

Anthropology
ANT 101 - Cultural Anthropology

SLO #1
Recall, compare and contrast the theoretical conccepts and terms used in anthropology.

SLO #2
Analyze the various adaptive strategies used by societal members in various ecological settings.

Art
ART 105 - Digital Photography

SLO #1
Demonstrate skills in the use of software as to editing and artistically interpreting digital imagery.

SLO #2
Demonstrate uses, skills, and methodology in various digital output, storage, software, hardware and media, as for example the utilization of digital imaging in Power Point presentations and videos.

Assessment: The majority of students met this SLO.

Action Plan:

ART 106 - Advanced Digital Photography

SLO #1
Demonstrate ability to select, research and execute a directed or chosen project.

SLO #2
Produce a CD-Rom or DVD based portfolio as a demonstration of personal digital imaging capabilities.

Assessment: The majority of students met this SLO.

Action Plan: No changes under consideration at this time.

ART 107 - Intermediate Digital Photography

SLO #1
Create multi-image composites with text and background effects.

SLO #2
Generate, plan, execute and output multi-imaged projects on specific themes.

Assessment: The majority of students met this SLO.

ART 110

SLO #1

Assessment: The majority of students met this SLO.

Action Plan:

ART 111 - Art History and Appreciation II

SLO #1
Demonstrate development in comprehension of art, history, and the history of art through written materials and assignments.

SLO #2
Summarize and identify the predominate changes in art and humanity from 35,000 BC to present.

ART 110 - Art History and Appreciation I

SLO #1
Compare and contrast periods and styles in art making and history.

SLO #2
Assess methods used by art historians in determining the original context of artworks.

Assessment: The majority of students met this SLO.

ART 125 - Basic Drawing and Composition

SLO #1
Draw volumetric objects in space through the use of various drawing media.

SLO #2
Explain the techniques others have used and the design choices others have made in the construction of their work.

Assessment: The majority of students met this SLO.

Action plan:

ART 140 - Watercolor

SLO #1
Analyze, criticize and appreciate works of art from the past and present.

SLO #2
Use techniques of color application, medium usage and brush handling, intelligently and expressively, according to the formal and communicative concepts of their work.

Astronomy
AST 101 - Introductory Astronomy

SLO #1
Follow, with the naked eye, binoculars, or a (small) telescope the motion of Mars for several weeks and explain its retrograde motion.

SLO #2
Attend, the several stargazing events organized by the local PVC Astronomy Club.

Assessment: The majority of students met this SLO.

Action Plan:

AST 105 - Astronomy: The Solar System

SLO #1
State Kepler's laws of motion and universal gravitation and explain how they account for Newton's laws.

SLO #2
Describe the key orbital and physical properties of Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Pluto.

Assessment Method #1
  • Tests, quizzes, final test and presentations. The majority of students met this SLO.
AST 110 - Astronomy: Beyond the Solar System

SLO #1
Describe the overall structure of the Milky Way Galaxy and enumerate the differences between the various regions.

SLO #2
Evaluate the chances of finding life elsewhere in the solar system.

Assessment Method #1
  • Tests, quizzes, presentation and final tests.
Automotive Technology
AUT 90 - Automotive Fabrication and Set Up

SLO #1
Perform all safety improvements to a vehicle to obtain legal approval to enter the vehicle in a sanctioned race.

SLO #2
Adjust the suspension to optimize performance gains for stock car racing.

Assessment Method #1
  • Quizzes
  • Class participation
  • Field trips

Assessment Method #2

  • Track participation
  • Field participation

AUT 91

SLO #1
Build a legal roll cage.

SLO #2
Explain factory stock rules and regulations.

AUT 92

SLO #1
Pass the I-10 Speedway rules and regulations safety test with a score of 100%.

SLO #2
Demonstrate ability to prepare cars for legal factory stock status.

AUT 100 - Introduction to Automotive Technology

SLO #1
Perform minor tune-ups on American and foreign automobiles.

SLO #2
Troubleshoot simple malfunctions in an automobile's mechanical and electrical systems.

Assessment Method #1
  • Class participation
  • Book work and end of chapter assignments

Assessment Method #2
  • Class participation
  • Simulation
  • Lab work

AUT 101 - Basic Technician Skills

SLO #1
Perform vehicle safety inspections and repair an automobile to meet safety standards.

SLO #2
Remove and replace tires.

Assessment Method #1
  • Oral presentations
  • Class work

Assessment Method #2
  • Oral presentations
  • Class work

AUT 102 - Engine Analysis/Tune-up

SLO #1
Demonstrate proper use of electronic test equipment.

SLO #2
Make repairs to fuel and electrical systems.

Assessment Method #1
  • Exams/Tests
  • Class Participation
  • Lab Work

AUT 103 - Suspension, Steering and Alignment

SLO #1
Perform suspension systems, steering and tire inspections.

SLO #2
Identify the various types of spring and their operations.

Assessment Method #1
  • Exams/Tests
  • Class Participation
  • Lab Work

AUT 110 - Brake Systems

SLO #1
Inspect and replace all defective parts.

SLO #2
Demonstrate the use of basic specialized hand tools for brake repairs.

Assessment Method #1
  • Exams/Tests
  • Simulations

Assessment Method #2
  • Lab work
  • Group projects
  • Oral presentations

AUT 111 - Automotive Electrical Systems

SLO #1
Perform vehicle charging system test.

SLO #2
Perform minor repairs to automotive electrical systems.

Assessment Method #1
  • Lab work
  • Class participation
  • Papers

Assessment Method #2
  • Group projects
  • Lab work
  • Class participation

AUT 113 - Standard and Automatic Power Trains

SLO #1
Remove and replace mechanical parts as required.

SLO #2
Replace fluids and filters.

Assessment Method #1
  • Lab work
  • Class participation
  • Examss/Tests
AUT 200 - Engine Diagnosis/Overhaul

SLO #1
Perform basic diagnosing procedures to determine the condition of the engine.

SLO #2
Set up engine on a running stand and run it through the start-up break-in procedures.

Assessment Method #1
  • Lab Work
  • Group Projects
  • Examss/Tests
AUT 212 - Automotive Air Conditioning

SLO #1
Perform vehicle air conditioning system test.

SLO #2
Perform minor repairs to air condition/heating systems.

Assessment Method #1
  • Simulations
  • Group projects
  • Lab work

Assessment Method #2
  • Simulations
  • Group projects
  • Lab work
Building Construction Technology
BCT 100 - Rough Carpentry

SLO #1
Demonstrate safety associated with hand and power tools and pass safety test with a score of 100%.

SLO #2
Build a wall and roof structure using current building codes.

Assessment Method #1
  • Exams/Tests
  • Projects
  • Class Participation

BCT 101 - Rough Carpentry

SLO #1
Build by-wall and butt-wall for proper corner connection.

SLO #2
Paint project using proper painting techniques.

Assessment Method #1
  • Quiz and Class participation

Assessment Method #2
  • Class participation
BCT 102 - Advanced Framing Techniques

SLO #1
Demonstrate the ability to construct cantilevers, patio decks, and post and beam construction.

SLO #2
Demonstrate the ability to design and build a stairway.

Assessment Method #1
  • Exams/Tests
  • Projects
  • Class Participation

BCT 110 - Blueprint Reading

SLO #1
Utilize tools and equipment required in the interpretation of construction drawings.

SLO #2
Estimate primary materials quantity requirements from construction drawings.

Assessment Method #1
  • Quiz and Class participation

Assessment Method #2
  • Project and Class participation
BCT 112 - Basic Electricity

SLO #1
Demonstrate safety associated in the electrical trade and pass safety exam with a grade of 100%.

SLO #2
Install conductiors in main service entrance with proper sized overcurrent devices.

Assessment Method #1
  • Exams/Tests
  • Class participation
  • Projects

BCT 113 - Basic Plumbing

SLO #1
Analyze and understand plumbing supply systems.

SLO #2
Demonstrate job site safety and understand OSHA regulations.

Assessment Method #1
  • Exams and Quizzes, Class participation

Assessment Method #2
  • Exams and Quizzes, Class participation
BCT 200 - Cabinetry I

SLO #1
Demonstrate safety associated in the cabinet industry and pass the exam with a grade of 100%.

SLO #2
Design a project and compile a bill of materials.

Assessment Method #1
  • Quizzes and Class participation

Assessment Method #2
  • Projects and Class work
BCT 201 - Cabinetry II

SLO #1
Demonstrate safety associated in the cabinet industry and pass the exam with a grade of 100%.

SLO #2
Design a cabinet project and compile a bill of materials.

Assessment Method #1
  • Quizzes and Class participation

Assessment Method #2
  • Projects and Class work
BCT 202

SLO #1

SLO #2

Assessment Method #1

Assessment Method #2

Assessment: The majority of students met this SLO.

Action Plan:

BCT 212 - Masonry Construction

SLO #1
Demonstrate safety in the masonry trade and pass the safety exam with a score of 100%.

SLO #2
Install brich, block and stone masonry.

Assessment Method #1
  • Exams/Tests
  • Projects
  • Class participation

BCT 220 - Photovoltaics

SLO #1
Demonstrate safety associated in the photovoltaics and electric field and pass the exam with a grade of 100%.

SLO #2
Design and install photovoltaic components involved in a photovoltaic system.

Assessment Method #1
  • Exams/Tests
  • Projects
  • Class participation

Biology
BIO 100 - Introduction to Biology

SLO #1
Describe and compare plants as producers and animals as consumers.

SLO #2
Distinguish between angiosperms and gymnosperms.

Assessment Method #1
  • Examinations

Assessment Method #2
  • Examinations

Assessment Results:
80% of students attained these SLOs.

Action Plan:
Hold all students to attaining minimum competency in the subject area through completion of homework, quizzes and examinations.

BIO 101 - Introduction to Biology Laboratory

SLO #1
Explain and be able to discuss the varied process of photosynthesis.

SLO #2
Analyze and describe the structural components of animal cells.

Assessment Method #1
  • Examinations and Laboratory work.

Assessment Method #2
  • Examinations and Laboratory work.
BIO 111 - Basic Microbiology

SLO #1
Compare the processes of simple diffusion, osmosis and active transport

SLO #2
List the varied advantages of compound microscopes over simple microscopes.

Assessment Method #1
  • Exams, Lab work and Class participation

Assessment Method #2
  • Exams, Lab work and Class participation
BIO 210 - Human Anatomy

SLO #1
Classify the neurons structurally.

SLO #2
Outline the varied events of oogenesis.

Assessment Method #1
  • Exams, Lab work, and Class participation

Assessment Method #2
  • Exams, Lab work and Class participation
BIO 211 - Human Physiology

SLO #1
Explain the stages of labor.

SLO #2
Differentiate clearly between primary and secondary active transport process.

Assessment Method #1
  • Exams, Lab work, and Class participation

Assessment Method #2
  • Exams, Lab work and Class participation
Business
BUS 101 - Introduction to Business

SLO #1
Define and apply the marketing concept.

SLO #2
Identify management functions, styles, processes and the role of organized labor.

Assessment Method #1
  • Written Test
Assessment Method #2
  • Written Test
BUS 105 - Business Mathematics

SLO #1
Demonstrate an understanding of fundamental principles and concepts of business that require quantitative applications.

SLO #2
Demonstrate computational skills needed to find arithmetic-based solutions to diverse, fundamental business applications.

Assessment Method #1
  • Results of cumulative scores of six exams given in the course
Assessment Results
  • Of the students passing the course, 80% handily attained this SLO, while 20% marginally attained this SLO.
BUS 115 - Small Business Finance

SLO #1
Forcecast financial performance using forecasting models.

SLO #2
Evaluate a proposal using financial cost-benefit analysis techniques including payback, net present value, and internal rate of return.

Assessment Method #1
Assessment Results
BUS 135 - Business Law

SLO #1
Analyze from a legal perspective on matters which one would encounter in the course of business transactions.

SLO #2
Analyze the international legal environment of business in a global economy.

Assessment Method #1
  • Written Test
Assessment Method #2
  • Written Test
BUS 201 - Principles of organizational leadership

SLO #1
Explain why leadership has been defined in different ways.

SLO #2
Describe the different ways that leaders can influence the culture of the organization.

Assessment: The majority of students met this SLO.

Action Plan:

BUS 202 - Business Communication

SLO #1
Write business correspondences using various formats and strategies.

SLO #2
Analyze and recommend a plausible resolution to an ethical dilemma in business communications.

Assessment Method #1
  • Essay/Writing Samples of emails, press releases, memos, letters (sales, neg. message), resume & cover letters.
Assessment Method #2
  • Essay
BUS 206 - Marketing

SLO #1
Describe the methods in conduction marketing research and the applications of such research.

SLO #2
Explain how companies identify attractive market segments and choose a market coverage strategy.

Assessment Method #1
  • Results of Exam II on managing market information to gain customer insights.
Assessment Method #2
  • Results of Exam III on customer-driven marketing strategies that create value for target customers.
BUS 221 - Income Tax Procedures

SLO #1
Apply an understanding of exemptions, deductions, credits and tax calculations to case studies.

SLO #2
Analyze the revenues and expenses derived from sole proprietorships and investment properties.

Assessment Method #1
  • Results of Exam II on managing market information to gain customer insights.
Assessment Method #2
  • Results of Exam III on customer-driven marketing strategies that create value for target customers.
Child Development
CHD 101 - Child Growth and Development (formerly CHD 201)

SLO #1
Analyze major developmental milestones for shildren from conception through adolescence in the areas of physical, psychosocial, cognitive, and language development using standard research methodologies.

SLO #2
Differentiate characteristics of typical and atypical development at various stages.

Assessment Methods
  • Exams/Tests, Quizzes, Portfolios, Research Projects, Oral Presentations, Papers, Field Trips, Class Participation and Lab Work.

Assessment Results:
79% of the students completing the course(s) passed with a "C" or better.

Action Plan:
I will be collecting more data about these students. Since this is a transfer course, many of these students are not majoring in Child Development. Perhaps clearer information to students about the goals or objective of the relevant assignment or assessments methods would help.

CHD 102 - Child, Family and Community

SLO #1
Critically asses how educational, political and socioeconomic factors directly impact the lives of children and families.

SLO #2
Synthesize and analyze research regarding social issues, changes and transitions that affect children, families, schools and communities.

Assessment Method #1
  • Tests
Assessment Method #2
  • Tests
Action Plan
  • State criteria for grading more explicitly, for example, by distributing scoring rubrics
CHD 103 - Introduction to Curriculum (formerly CHD 140)

SLO #1
Assess and evaluate curriculum plans for affirmation and respect for cultural, linguistic, ethnic, ability, economic class and gender diversity.

SLO #2
Evaluate teacher behaviors for best practices reflecting current research and the impact it has on children's learning and development.

Assessment Method #1
  • Tests
Assessment Method #2
  • Tests
Action Plan
  • State criteria for grading more explicitly, for example, by distributing scoring rubrics
CHD 104 - Principles and Practices of Teaching Young Children (formerly CHD 210)

SLO #1
Examine the value of play as a vehicle for developing skills, knowledge, dispositions, and strengthening relationships among young children.

SLO #2
Examine a variety of guidance and interaction strategies to increase children's social competence and promote a caring classroom community.

Assessment Method #1
  • Exams/Tests, Quizzes, Portfolios, Research Projects, Oral Presentations, Papers, Field Trips, Class Participation and Lab Work.

Assessment Results:
92% of the students completing the course(s) passed with a "C" or better.

Action Plan:
Assessment indicates the students are doing pretty well.

CHD 105 - Observation and Assessment

SLO #1
Identify and apply basic quantitative and qualitative observation and recording techniques.

SLO #2
Assess the value of partnerships with families and other professionals in utilizing interpretations of observational data to inform teaching responses and strategies.

Assessment Method:
  • Exams/Tests, Quizzes, Portfolios, Research Projects, Oral Presentations, Papers, Field Trips, Class Participation and Lab Work.
  • Assessment Results:
    89% of the students completing the course(s) passed with a "C" or better.

    Action Plan:
    When looking at all of the final grades for this class, it is obvious that most of the students complete with an "A" or "B" but two students got a "D" and an "F" indicating that they were not showing up to class. Students who go to this class will get enough help to pass the class. An action plan would to council the students about the necessity to attend class and do their assignments.

CHD 106 - Observation and Assessment

SLO #1
Identify health, safety, and environmental risks in children's programs.

SLO #2
Analyze the nutritional needs of children at various ages and evaluate the relationship between healthy development and nutrition.

Assessment Method:
  • Exams/Tests, Quizzes, Portfolios, Research Projects, Oral Presentations, Papers, Field Trips, Class Participation and Lab Work.

Assessment Result:
89% of the students completing the course(s) passed with a "C" or better.

Action Plan:
When looking at all of the final grades for this class, it is obvious that most of the students complete with an "A" or "B" but two students got a "D" and an "F" indicating that they were not showing up to class. Students who go to this class will get enough help to pass the class. An action plan would to council the students about the necessity to attend class and do their assignments.

CHD 107 - Teaching in a Diverse Society

SLO #1
Critique theories and review the multiple impacts on young children's social identity.

SLO #2
Evaluate the impact of personal experiences and social identity on teaching effectiveness.

Assessment Method:
  • Exams/Tests, Quizzes, Portfolios, Research Projects, Oral Presentations, Papers, Field Trips, Class Participation and Lab Work.

Assessment Results:
88% of the students completing the course(s) passed with a "C" or better.

Action Plan:
This is a new course required for Child Development Certificates. I think the activities leading up to and/or supporting assignments could be improved.

CHD 108 - Practicum-Field Experience (formerly CHD 240)

SLO #1
Design, implement and evaluate curriculum activities that are based on observation and assessment of young children.

SLO #2
Integrate understandings of children's development and needs to develop and maintain healthy, safe, respectful, supportive and challenging learning environments for all children.

Assessment Method:
  • Exams/Tests, Quizzes, Portfolios, Research Projects, Oral Presentations, Papers, Field Trips, Class Participation and Lab Work.

Assessment Results:
71% of the students completing the course(s) passed with a "C" or better.

Action Plan:
When looking at all of the final grades for this class, it is obvious that most of the students complete with an "A" or "B" but two students got an an "F" indicating that they were not showing up to class. Students who go to this class will get enough help to pass the class. An action plan would to council the students about the necessity to attend class and do their assignments.

CHD 120 - Developing Capable Young People

SLO #1
List systematic skills by using the "Stairway to Understanding".

SLO #2
Identify an understanding of the four R's of logical consequences.

Assessment Method #1
Assessment Method #2
CHD 135 - Literature for Early Childhood

SLO #1
Analyze and describe children's literature: the picture book in print and non-print, multi-media forms including storybooks, poetry books, information books, and film and records.

SLO #2
Describe the developmental events occurring in emergent literacy skills Assessment Methods: Exams/Tests, Quizzes, Portfolios, Research Projects, Oral Presentations, Papers, Field Trips, Class Participation and Lab Work.

Assessment Method:

Assessment Results:
84% of the students completing the course(s) passed with a "C" or better.

Action Plan:
Just about as many students in this class received "C's", "D's" and "F's" as who received "A's" and "B's". This is a Children's Literature class and requires more reading than in any other classes just by the nature of the course. It could be very possible that some of these students need more ESL assistance when taking the course. More studies would have to be completed to come to a final conclusion though.

CHD 150 - Infants and Toddlers (formerly CHD 220)

SLO #1
Plan suitable learning environments for infants and toddlers.

SLO #2
Apply basic health and safety practices in various, settings for infant-toddler care.

Assessment Method:
  • Exams/Tests, Quizzes, Portfolios, Research Projects, Oral Presentations, Papers, Field Trips, Class Participation and Lab Work.

Assessment Results:
100% of the students completing the course(s) passed with a "C" or better.

Action Plan:
While the results look very good, about 1/3 of the students received a "C" indicating that there should be more studies as how to improve scores.

CHD 205 - Adult Supervision: Mentoring in a Collaborative Learning Setting

SLO #1
Analyze the mentoring roles and responsibilities of supervisors (i.e. master teachers and administrators) and of mentees (i.e. new teachers and student teachers, and instructional aides).

SLO #2
Demonstrate clear, positive, effective communication skills with adults.

Assessment Methods:
  • Exams/Tests, Quizzes, Portfolios, Research Projects, Oral Presentations, Papers, Field Trips, Class Participation and Lab Work..

Assessment Results:
100% of the students completing the course(s) passed with a "C" or better.

Action Plan:
Very few students take this higher level course and all have been receiving "A's". The improvement here would be to try to get more students into the class.

CHD 227 - Parenting Principles and Communications

SLO #1
Positive communication and listening skills.

SLO #2
Positive modifications in behavior-rewards and consequences.

Assessment: The majority of students met this SLO.

Action Plan:

Chemistry
CHE 101 - Introduction to General Chemistry

SLO #1
Analyze, identify, compare and evaluate the properties of elements, compounds and mixtures.

SLO #2
Draw the Lewis Structure and determine the shape and polarity distribution for a simple compound based on its formula.

Assessment Methods
  • Chapter tests and final comprehensive exam

Assessment Results:
80% of students attained these SLOs.

Action Plan
  • Hold all students to attaining minimum competency in the subject area, through the completion of assigned homework/projects before taking exams or quizzes.
CHE 109 - Chemistry for the Health Sciences and Nursing Disciplines

SLO #1
Use dimensional analysis to solve problems in conversion, ratios, proportions in calculating medication dosages and IV drip rates.

SLO #2
Calculate and measure energies of physical and chemical transformations and determine amounts of heat required to effect relevant changes in a substance.

Note:
CHE 109 was not offered during the assessment period (Fall 2012 to Spring 2013), and therefore no assessments were conducted.

Communications
COM 080 - Supplemental Instruction for Transfer Level English and Speech Classes

SLO #1
Use specific instructional media and material related to the parent course.

SLO #2
Use learning resources appropriate to individual identified learning objectives.

Computer Information Systems
CIS 101 - Introduction to Computers and Information Systems

SLO #1
Describe computer related career opportunities and relevant information such as education needed condition of work, related careers, job outlook and average pay through the use of labor statistics and the occupational outlook handbook.

SLO #2
Describe a real-world outlook on computers and information systems and their effects on our society.

Assessment Methods
  • Papers
  • Projects
  • Class Work
Action Plan
  • Provide clearer information to student about the goals or objectives of the relevant assignments or assessment methods.
  • Increase in class discussions and activities
  • Increase guidance for student
  • Increase in class discussions and activities
CIS 102 - Personal Computer Applications

SLO #1
Create, edit, save and print a word processing document, using various formatting techniques, a spell checker, thesaurus, and proof reading.

SLO #2
Create, edit, save and print a spreadsheet document with graphics, text, numbers, formulas, charts, and calculations.

Assessment Methods
  • Home work
  • Lab Work
  • Class Work
Action Plan
  • Provide clearer information to student about the goals or objectives of the relevant assignments or assessment methods.
  • Increase in class discussions and activities
  • Increase student collaboration and/or peer review
CIS 123 - Web Page Design Using HTML

SLO #1
Produce HTML documents, tag attributes, character entities, and hyperlinks.

SLO #2
Implement multimedia techniques such as sound, video and animation to a published website.

Assessment Methods
  • Projects
  • Home work
  • Lab Work
  • Class Work
Action Plan
  • Revise activities leading up to/and or supporting assignments or assessment methods
  • Increase student collaboration and/or peer review
CIS 124 - Web Page Design Tools

SLO #1
Implement hyperlinks, email links, images, video and sound on web pages.

SLO #2
Publish completed web sites on the internet.

Assessment Methods
  • Projects
  • Lab Work
  • Class Work
Action Plan
  • Increase student collaboration and/or peer review
  • Provide more frequent or more detailed feedback on student progress
  • Increase guidance for student
  • Increase interaction with students outside of the class
CIS 130 - Introduction to 3D Computer Animation

SLO #1
Design a 3D animation project using lighting and various primitive objects.

SLO #2
Design a portfolio that will be used throughout the four animations courses.

Assessment Methods
  • Portfolios
  • Lab Work
  • Class Work
Action Plan
  • Revise activities leading up to and/or supporting assignments or assessment methods
  • Increase student collaboration and/or peer review
CIS 131 - Animation Principles and Production I

SLO #1
Demonstrate the use of pyro-clusters on primitive objects.

SLO #2
Design five primitive objects utilizing floor and sky objects which will be added to the students portfolio.

Assessment Methods
  • Portfolios
  • Lab Work
  • Class Work
Action Plan
  • Provide more frequent or more detailed feedback on student progress
  • Increase guidance for student
CIS 132 - Animation Principles and Production II

SLO #1
Demonstrate the use of key framing in a 30 second animation.

SLO #2
Design five finished animations and renders which will be added to the student's portfolio.

Assessment Methods
  • Projects
  • Portfolios
  • Lab Work
  • Class Work
Action Plan
  • Revise activities leading up to and/or supporting assignments or assessment methods
  • Increase student collaboration and/or peer review
  • Provide more frequent or more detailed feedback on student progress
  • Use methods of questions that encourage competency
CIS 133 - Advanced 3D Computer Animation

SLO #1
Design and implement a presentation for the class teaching two new animation concepts.

SLO #2
Demonstrate the use of key-framing and Mocca in the Final Project.

Assessment Methods
  • Projects
  • Lab Work
  • Class Work
Action Plan
  • Provide clearer information to student about the goals of objectives of the relevant assignments or assessment methods
  • Revise activities leading up to and/or supporting assignments or assessment methods
CIS 248 - Systems Analysis and Design

SLO #1
Identify and compare functions and requirements of the five phases of the System Development Life Cycle (SLDC).

SLO #2
Demonstrate how the SDLC is used in different businesses and social environments.

Assessment Methods
  • Exams/Tests
  • Papers
  • Home Work
Action Plan
  • Revise activities leading up to and/or supporting assignments or assessment methods
  • Increase student collaboration and/or peer review
CIS 260 - Desktop Publishing

SLO #1
Demonstrate the use of vector vs. raster image production.

SLO #2
Demonstrate proficiency using the full Adobe Illustrator tool palette, layers, guides, filters, paths, and image compositing.

Assessment Methods
  • Projects
  • Portfolios
  • Lab Work
Action Plan
  • Provide clearer information to student about the goals or objectives of the relevant assignments or assessment methods
  • Increase student collaboration and/or peer review
  • Provide more frequent or more detailed feedback on student progress
CIS 265 - Adobe Photoshop

SLO #1
Utilize the tools and techniques of Adobe Photoshop to effectively create a high quality Photoshop Document (.PSD) at resolutions of 1024x768 or greater.

SLO #2
Produce a finished portfolio of work that demonstrates an understanding of the key aspects and tools utilized in graphic design such as layering, filters, brushes, adjustments, blends and compositing.

Assessment Methods:
  • Portfolios
  • Lab Work
  • Class Work
Action Plan
  • Revise activities leading up to and/or supporting assignments or assessment methods
  • Increase student collaboration and/or peer review
Criminal Justice
CRJ 085

SLO #1
Analyze the criminal justice system from arrest to disposition.

SLO #2
Analyze the court system in California.

Assessment Methods:
  • Exams, tests, class participation

Assessment Results:
Virtually all students achieved these SLOs.

Action Plan:
No curriculum or instructional changes are under consideration at this time.

CRJ 103 - Criminal Law

SLO #1
Analyze the various elements of crime, e.g., distinguishing between burglary and robbery, murder and manslaughter.

SLO #2
Evaluate the various defenses to criminal charges, e.g., insanity and duress.

Assessment Methods:
  • Multiple choice exams

Assessment Results for SLO #1:
10 of 13 students answered correctly the question regarding burglary and robbery
13 of 13 students answered correctly the question regarding homicide and manslaughter.

Assessment Results for SLO #2:
11 out of 14 students answered correctly the question regarding insanity.
13 out of 14 students answered correctly the question regarding duress.

Action Plan:
No changes are under consideration at this time.

SLO #2
Evaluate the various defenses to criminal charges, e.g., insanity and duress.

CRJ 104 - Criminal Investigation

SLO #1
Compare and contrast the legalities and strategies of interview and interrogation.

SLO #2
Explain and analyze the role of the investigator in the judicial process.

Assessment Methods:
  • Exams, quizzes and short papers.

Assessment Results:
The majority of students attained these SLOs.

Action Plan:
No changes are considered at this time.

CRJ 115 - Introduction to Law Enforcement/Corrections

SLO #1
Describe difference between felonies and misdemeanors and the rationale behind these categories.

SLO #2
Explain and analyze the roles of probation and parole in the criminal justice system.

Assessment Methods for SLO 1:
  • Short essays
Assessment Methods for SLO 2:
  • Multiple choice test

Assessment Results:
18 out of 18 students answered correctly for these SLOs.

Action Plan:
No changes are under consideration at this time.

CRJ 120 - Community Relations

SLO #1
Identify and describe the strategies for the administration of justice in a multicultural society.

SLO #2
Explain contemporary problems and solutions in police-community relations.

Assessment Methods:
  • Exams, quizzes, short papers, class participation.

Assessment Results:
Over 90% of students attained these SLOs

Action Plan:
No changes under consideration at this time.

CRJ 125 - Report Writing

SLO #1
Discuss a philosophy of reporting consistent with the purposes within law enforcement agencies and apply said philosophy to case studies.

SLO #2
Generate a variety of reports that are factual, concise and accurate.

Assessment Methods:
  • Exams and written reports

Assessment Results:
The majority of students attained these SLOs.

Action Plan:
No changes are under consideration at this time.

CRJ 130 - Alcohol, Narcotics and Drug Abuse

SLO #1
Analyze the different symptoms a person displays when under the influence of the different types of drugs, e.g., barbiturates.

SLO #2
Describe the long-term effects of legal and illegal drugs.

Assessment Methods:
  • Multiple choice exams

Assessment Results for SLO 1:
6 of 8 students answered the question correctly.

Assessment Results for SLO 2:
7 of 8 students answered the question correctly.

Action Plan:
No changes are under consideration at this time.

CRJ 132 - Family Intervention

SLO #1
Demonstrate and utilize effective methods of discipline.

SLO #2
Develop action plans to stop unwanted behaviors.

Assessment Methods:
  • Exams and written work

Assessment Results:
Almost all students attained these SLOs.

Action Plan:
No change is considered at this time.

CRJ 135 - Spanish for Emergency Services Personnel

SLO #1
Communicate orally simple commands in Spanish.

SLO #2
Communicate emergency and high-risk commands from memory.

Assessment Methods:
  • Exams, oral presentations

Assessment Results:
The majority of students met these SLOs.

Action Plan:
No changes are considered at this time.

CRJ 155 - Crime Scene Investigation

SLO #1
Break down the basic types of presented evidence, including direct, circumstantial, physical, scientific and trace evidence.

SLO #2
Collect and process evidence from a crime scene.

Assessment Methods:
  • Class demonstrations and crime scene simulations

Assessment Results:
Almost all students attained these SLOs.

Action Plan:
No change at this time.

CRJ 165 - Arrest and Firearms

SLO #1
Demonstrate firearm skills to pass POST standards and requirements.

SLO #2
Demonstrate skills in the principles of weaponless defense, person search techniques, search/control situations and the use of the restraints.

Assessment Methods:
  • Demonstrations and written exams

Assessment Results:
The majority of students attained these SLOs.

Action Plan:
No changes at this time.

CRJ 206 - Legal Aspects of Evidence

SLO #1
Define and describe the key rules of evidence.

SLO #2
Identify and explain types of testimony and their admissibility in American courts.

Assessment Methods:
  • Exams and short papers.

Assessment Results:
The majority of students attained these SLOs.

Action Plan:
No changes at this time.

CRJ 220 - Interviewing and Counseling

SLO #1
Demonstrate skills in advising suspects of their Miranda rights.

SLO #2
Discuss and analyze the cognitive interrogation interview.

Assessment Methods:
  • Essays

Assessment Results for SLO 1:
12 out of 14 students answered correctly.

Assessment Results for SLO 2:
10 out of 14 students answered correctly.

Action Plan:
No change is considered at this time.

Education
EDU 131

SLO #1

SLO #2

Assessment Method #1
Assessment Method #2

Assessment: Just over 50% of students met this SLO in each of two sections.

Action Plan: Evaluate impact of large enrollments (40 students each section) .

EDU 132

SLO #1

SLO #2

Assessment Method #1
Assessment Method #2

Assessment: The majority of students met this SLO.

Action Plan: No changes under consideration at this time.

Economics
ECO 105 - Principles of Macroeconomics

SLO #1
Apply fiscal and monetary policy options to achieve desirable domestic economic goals and analyze the effect of those decisions on the global community.

SLO #2
Compare and contrast the global consequences of various nations' policies to control business fluctuations, inflation, and unemployment.

Assessment Method #1
  • Results of Exam II on monetary and financial markets.
Assessment Method #2
  • Results of Exam IV on inflation, unemployment and macroeconomic policy.
ECO 106 - Microeconomics

SLO #1
Apply the concept of elasticity of demand and supply and discuss the determinants of each.

SLO #2
Describe the characteristics of the purely competitive market and its applications.

Assessment Method #1
Assessment Method #2
English
ENG 80 - Introduction to Writing

SLO #1
Describe and model the steps of the writing process, including planning, writing, and revision

SLO #2
Model reading comprehension strategies, e.g. note taking, outlining, reviewing, and discussion.

Assessment Method #1
  • Students organized writing portfolios at end-term. The portfolios modeled the writing process, including planning, writing, and revision, and submitted writing samples in narrative, descriptive, informative, and persuasive writing.
Assessment Method #2
  • Students completed a series of quizzes and a final exam that tested writing conventions. All quizzes and the final exam are written tests, not multiple choice.
ENG 81 - Basic Writing I

SLO #1
Structure ideas and arguments in a sustained, and persuasive, way and support them with precise and relevant examples.

SLO #2
Analyze writing selections as their effectiveness in conveying ideas to the reader.

Assessment Method #1
  • During the semester, students formulated, organized, drafted, and revised multiple paragraph writing assignments and a standard five paragraph essay.
Assessment Method #2
  • Students completed a series of quizzes and a final exam that tested writing conventions. All quizzes and the final exam are written tests, not multiple choice.
ENG 82 - Basic Writing II

SLO #1
Use effective and interesting language in written communication, including: Apply knowledge of work origins to determine the meaning of new words encountered in reading materials.

SLO #2
Write coherent and focused texts that convey a well-defined perspective and tightly reasoned argument. The writing demonstrates students' awareness of the audience and purpose and progression through the stages of the writing process.

Assessment: Between the two lecture sections assessed, just over 50% of students met the SLO
Action Plan: Continue ongoing examination of the efficacy; .

ENG 87 - Supplemental Instruction for Basic Writing I

SLO #1
Meet the objectives and learning outcomes for English 080.

SLO #2

Assessment: About 40% of students did not attain the course SLO
Action Plan: Continue ongoing examination of the efficacy of the current lecture-lab arrangement

ENG 88 - Supplemental Instruction for Basic Writing II

SLO #1
Meet the objectives and learning outcomes for English 080.

SLO #2

Assessment: Between the two lab sections assessed, nearly 70% of students met the SLO
Action Plan: Continue ongoing examination of the efficacy of the current lecture-lab arrangement

ENG 89 - Supplementary Instruction for Introduction to Writing

SLO #1
Meet the objectives and learning outcomes for English 080.

SLO #2

Assessment: Data sample (9 students total: 1P, 4NP, 4W) is too small to make a meaningful assessment
Action Plan: More data samples over time are needed

ENG 96 - Writing Improvement II

SLO #1
Write coherent and focused texts that convey a well-defined perspective and tightly reasoned argument. The writing demonstrates students' awareness of the audience and the purpose of progression through the stages of the writing process.

SLO #2
Analyze the way in which the theme or meaning of a selection represents a view or comment on life, using textual evidence to support the claim.

Assessment Method #1
  • Students wrote an essay in response to the following: Write a five-paragraph essay of at least 500 words that evaluates a product with which you are familiar.
Assessment Method #2
  • Students wrote a 250-300 word paragraph in response to the following: Write one well-developed paragraph in which you respond to "Let's Shut Them Down" on pages 289-291. Begin with a topic sentence that names the essay and author and states an opinion about the essay. Support your topic sentence with relevant details and examples. Quote using "marks." End with a conclusion. Create a separate Work Cited page.
ENG 99 - Basic Composition

SLO #1
Incorporate various critical thinking strategies associated with theme analysis and development in written essays.

SLO #2
Read and analyze college level essays.

Assessment Method #1
  • Students were given mid-term and final examinations consisting of a) short answer questions aimed at the components of theme analysis, and b) essay questions aimed at integrating basic knowledge into coherent explanations of readings.
Assessment Method #2
  • Students were given "writers journal," assignments, with answers to ten questions aimed at such topics as themes, rhetorical method, style differences, and underlying ideas required for each week's college-level reading assignment.
ENG 101 - Reading and Composition

SLO #1
Invent, develop, research, draft, rewrite and finish a college-level research paper.

SLO #2
Read, discuss, and meaningfully interpret college-level written materials.

Assessment Method #1
  • Assigned essays that included brainstorming and development of critical thought. A draft was required for each essay to allow for in-class workshops, followed by revisions prior to turning the finished essay in for evaluation.
    *With each essay (except the final essay) students were given in-class writing workshops and were allowed to revise the essay one time after it was evaluated and graded.
Assessment Method #2
  • In-class discussions (small group and whole class) were held often to assess students' ability to interpret reading materials. An examination was given to ensure students had read the novel prior to a lot of discussion.
ENG 101 Assessments:

Students generally demonstrated improvement in critically analyzing fictional and non-fictional texts in general class discussion. They seemed to find it more difficult in making the transition from discussion to a focused and coherent written essay.

ENG 101 Action Plan:

Devote more emphasis to organizing ideas and devising effective strategies for presenting them in writing.

ENG 102 - World Literature

SLO #1
Differentiate canonical and contemporary works of world literature in translation, from Asia, Europe, North America, Central America, South America, Africa, and the Islamic world, with consideration to their historical development.

SLO #2
Analyze, evaluate, and interpret, orally and in writing, the themes, language, and structure of the works studied.

ENG 103 - Critical Thinking and English Composition

SLO #1
Employ sophisticated tools for interpretation, critique, and contextualization in the active reading of texts.

SLO #2
Invent, develop, research, draft, rewrite and successfully finish a college-level research paper of no less than ten pages in length.

Assessment Method #1
  • After reading assignments containing a range of basic theories of communication and discussion of contemporary issues as well as relevant "cultural literacy," terms, students were assigned four short (2-4 page) analytic essays concerning the material.
Assessment Method #2
  • During the last six weeks of the class, students were assigned to develop an individual topic of interest, and to create a "portfolio," of work consisting of a) initial statement of topic; b) research list; c) initial statement of thesis; d) outline; e) first paragraph draft; f) last paragraph draft; g) rough draft of entire paper; g) final draft of paper.
ENG 103 Assessments:

While students developed skill in refining their research skills and presenting their findings in writing, they falter somewhat in synthesizing their findings into coherent and original conclusions that take into account implications broader their immediate area of study.

ENG 103 Action Plan:

Devote more emphasis on helping students draw conclusions with implications broader than they may be accustomed to.

ENG 122 - World Literature

SLO #1
Differentiate canonical and contemporary works of world literature in translation, from Asia, Europe, North America, Central America, South America, Africa, and the Islamic world, with consideration to their historical development.

SLO #2
Analyze, evaluate, and interpret, orally and in writing, the themes, language, and structure of the works studied.

ENG 125 - Introduction to Film

SLO #1
Explain how a film communicates meaning through various cinematic, cultural and genre codes.

SLO #2
Evaluate works of cinematic art from a variety of perspectives.

General Studies
GES 101 - Introduction to College Life

SLO #1
List, describe, and use specific methods to prepare and take tests successfully.

SLO #2
List, describe and use specific methods to present clear oral/written reports.

Assessment
  • 56% of students did attain the course SLO
GES 115 - The Master Student

SLO #1
Understand the matriculation process of administration, orientation, assessment and advising, academic policies and procedures, written definitions of students right and responsibilities, campus resources, programs and services, introduction to the California system of education, formulation of student educational goals and degree/transfer programs of study.

SLO #2
Identify and utilize academic skills such as memorization, test taking, note taking, reading comprehension, and time management for the purpose of maximizing the learning the subject material.

Assessment Method:
  • Exams/Tests, Quizzes, Portfolios, Research Projects, Papers.

Assessment Results:
70% of the students completing the course(s) passed with a "C" or better.

Action Plan:
One third of the students taking these classes are getting mostly "F's". There doesn't seem to be much difference whether the students are Distance Ed. students or Face to Face students. I think the students not passing need constant one on one encouragement. This is very difficult to do when they are not showing to class or are Distance Ed. in a prison or at home.

Another problem may be that students take this particular class because, by nature, it is the one that helps them get motivated, learn study skills and learn the college matriculation that is a barrier to many students. There seems to be a need to reach these students at even a more basic entry level than through this course. These students would make a great study by the college counseling department and recruiters. This is a huge problem and these students could actually be the population that could significantly improve our local/Dist. Ed. population we are seeking at PVC.

The college needs to conduct further studies and recommend strategies to improve student motivation for success in their education and careers. Such studies might be conducted under the auspices of the Student Success Support Program.

Fire Science Technology
FST 110

SLO #1
Identify water hazards and obstacles.

FST 111

SLO #1
Apply grid search techniques to locate victims in and out of the water during day or night.

FST 112

SLO #1
Articulate to the instructor the safety equipment and rescue techniques for a watercraft rescue.

FST 150

SLO #1
Describe to the instructor the various types of hazardous material emergencies.

FST 151

SLO #1
Describe for the instructor the Federal definition of a hazardous material and classes of substances.

FST 152

SLO #1
Identify the twenty-five common elements. Understand the concept of elements, and compounds and the basic make organization of the Periodic Table of Elements.

FST 153

SLO #1
Part to the instructor the names and formulas of materials to derive basic hazards.

FST 154

SLO #1
Describe the hazards of clandestine drug labs.

FST 155

SLO #1
Identify for the instructor probable types of hazards based upon the type of shipping container.

FST 157

SLO #1
Explain the elements of safety and basic protection.

FST 158

SLO #1
Correctly perform field identification of an unknown chemical.

FST 161

SLO #1
Impart to the instructor the components of the Haz-Mat ICS and the relationship to the overall system.

FST 167

SLO #1
Demonstrate knowledge of procedures for working in confined space

Assessment
  • The majority of students met this SLO
FST 173

SLO #1
Describe conditions typical of a heavy recue incident.

FST 174

SLO #1
Describe and apply advanced rescue techniques.

FST 175

SLO #1
Recite information on rescue scene organization and management

FST 222

SLO #1
Perform a hazardous risk assessment.

FST 229

SLO #1
The student will be able to articulate to the instructor the basic elements of disaster preparedness.

FST 250

SLO #1
Identify hazardous materials and hazardous waste and the various federal, state, and local regulations that apply; respective agencies involved in regulation, enforcement of laws and response to incidents.

FST 251

SLO #1
Identify for the instructor the protective action options to be considered during hazardous materials response.

FST 290

SLO #1
Demonstrate competency in skills presented in this course.

Assessment
  • The majority of students met this SLO
Geography
GEO 101 - Physical Geography

SLO #1
Explain the need for classification in scientific inquiry and the basis used for classifying climate, vegetation, soils, and landforms.

SLO #2
Apply skills using maps, graphs, and charts as tools of geographic study.

Assessment: About 36% of students achieved this SLO; the rest were D, F, W.

Action Plan: Study why the majority of students didn't successfully meet the course SLO.

GEO 103 - World Geography

SLO #1
Compare and contrast market and command economic systems as they relate to the major culture regions of the world.

SLO #2
Compare and contrast the basic elements of urbanism in First and Third World countries of the world.

Assessment: The majority of students met this SLO.

Action Plan: No changes under consideration at this time.

Health Sciences
HEA 128 - Medical Terminology

SLO #1
Analyze medical terms that combine prefixes and other word elements.

SLO #2
Define terms that apply to the structural organization of body.

Assessment: The majority of students met this SLO.

Action Plan: No changes under consideration at this time.

HEA 130 - Certified Phlebotomy Technician I (CPT 1)

SLO #1
Demonstrate the proper techniques for hand washing, gowning, gloving, masking, double bagging, and entering and exciting the various isolated areas.

SLO #2
Perform 10 successful venipunctures and 5 successful skin punctures before the end of the semester.

Assessment Method #1
  • Clinical Check off
Assessment Method #2
  • Clinical lab training
HEA 132 - Certified Phlebotomy Technician I (CPT-I) Practical Experience

SLO #1
Perform at least 50 successful venipunctures and 10 successful skin punctures in the clinical setting.

SLO #2
Understand laboratory procedures after the blood is drawn.

Assessment Method #1
  • Proctored in Hospital Lab Setting
Assessment Method #2
  • Clinical Lab Setting
HEA 140 - Health Technician

SLO #1
Students assess their individual levels of wellness in the six dimensions of health.

SLO #2
Develop enhancement strategies to improve any area of the six dimensions of health that may be lacking.

Assessment Method:
  • Term paper

Assessment Results:
85% of students achieved this SLO.

Action Plan:
Give homework assignments during the semester that help students enhance their health and help them prepare for the term paper. Also, instructor will provide more personal examples of how he and family members have helped improve their health.

HEA 160 - Emergency Medical Technician I

SLO #1
Discuss and demonstrate professionalism and medical ethics.

SLO #2
Perform all duties and roles of an EMT.

Assessment Method #1
  • Test with questions specific to medical ethics and professionalism. Given on Chapters, 1, 2, 3, of the EMT Textbook.
Assessment Method #2
  • Skills test
HEA 161

SLO #1
Perform a thorough patient assessment on a trauma and medical patient in the pre-hospital setting.

SLO #2

Assessment: The majority of students met this SLO.

Action Plan: No change is considered at this time.

History
HIS 110 - World Civilization I

SLO #1
Compare and contrast early civilizations in West Asia, Africa, and the Western Hemisphere.

SLO #2
Compare and contrast world religions.

Assessment
  • 80% of students did attain the course SLO
HIS 115 - Current Events

SLO #1
Write reports on various current events in detail.

SLO #2
Compare and contrast various opinions regarding different topics.

Assessment
  • 46% of students did attain the course SLO
HIS 120 - World Civilization II

SLO #1
Differentiate between varying interpretations of world history through discussions and readings.

SLO #2
Identify key periods of world history and the patterns of change from one period to the next.

HIS 125 - California History

SLO #1
Compare and contrast different cultures and societies in California history.

SLO #2
Present data through expository essays using effective prose.

Assessment Method #1
  • Exam I and II. Discussion Forum 6 and 14.
Assessment Method #2
  • Final Project/Term Paper
HIS 130 - American History I

SLO #1
Compare and contrast various cultural groups in early U.S. history.

SLO #2
Differentiate between varying interpretations of American history through readings and discussions.

Assessment Method #1
  • Exams, Quizzes and Papers
Assessment Method #2
  • Exams, Quizzes and Papers
HIS 140 - American History II

SLO #1
Explain the relevance of the historical past to the present.

SLO #2
Compare and contrast various time periods in U.S. history.

Assessment Method #1
  • Exams, Quizzes and Papers
Assessment Method #2
  • Exams, Quizzes and Papers
Management
MAN 105 - Principles of Management and Organizations

SLO #1
Identify the steps of problem solving and decision making in organizations.

SLO #2
Define change and stress in organizations and prepare a plan to implement changes.

Assessment Method #1
  • Written test
Assessment Method #2
  • Written test
MAN 106

SLO #1
Conduct an analysis of the needs of a position, and how to recruit and select staff to fill such positions.

SLO #2

Assessment Method #1
  • Written test
Assessment Method #2
  • Written test

Assessment: 46% of students did attain the course SLO.

Action Plan:

MAN 107 - Small Business Management

SLO #1
Demonstrate how to create a marketing plan, financial plan, and the difficulties in managing cash flow.

SLO #2
Demonstrate an understanding of risk management, ethics, and social responsibility within our legal and governmental regulatory environment.

Assessment Method #1
  • Students required to write a research paper on a marketing plan.
Assessment Method #2
  • Results of Exam III on professional management in the entrepreneurial firm: managers, owner, allies, and directors.
MAN 145 - Organizational Behavior

SLO #1
Apply problem solving and decision making models to complex organizational problems.

SLO #2
Describe ways to enhance workplace productivity and effectiveness.

Assessment Method #1
  • Essay questions
Assessment Method #2
  • Essay questions
Mathematics
MAT 080 - Basic Arithmetic Skills

SLO #1
Add, subtract, multiply, divide, fractions.

SLO #2
Add, subtract, multiply, divide decimals.

Assessment Method
  • Chapter tests and final comprehensive exam
Action Method
  • Chapter tests and final comprehensive exam
MAT 081 - Arithmetic Fundamentals

SLO #1
Add, subtract, multiply, and divide whole numbers, fractions, and decimals.

SLO #2
Calculate percents.

MAT 083 - Elementary Algebra with Lab

SLO #1
A smooth but firm transition from the numerical notation of arithmetic to the more sophisticated symbolic notation of algebra.

SLO #2
Give the student a solid understanding of the connection between algebra and Cartesian geometry.

MAT 084 - Elementary Algebra with Lab

SLO #1
A smooth but firm transition from the numerical notation of arithmetic to the more sophisticated symbolic notation of algebra.

SLO #2
Give the student a solid understanding of the connection between algebra and Cartesian geometry.

MAT 086/088 - Intermediate Algebra

SLO #1
Graph linear equations and inequalities.

SLO #2
Add, subtract, multiply, divide, exponential expressions involving integer and rational exponents.

Assessment:

  • Three sections reviewed: 78.7% of students achieved SLO (grade C or better); balance of students received F, D or W. In Spring Semester 2013 there was excellent improvement in student performance due to making completion of homework assignments mandatory, and providing review sheets.

Action Plan:

  • Continue this practice in future semesters and monitor progress.
MAT 110 - College Algebra

SLO #1
Find the inverse of a function

SLO #2
Calculate logs.

Assessment: The majority of students met this SLO.

Action Plan: No changes are considered at this time.

Music
MUS 121 - Music History and Appreciation

SLO #1
Identify musical instruments and groups of instruments by sound alone.

SLO #2
Investigate the influence of non-musical influences (e.g. society, politics, technology, historical events) on music.

SLO #3
Infer the genre and composer of a well-known musical work by listening to it.

SLO #4
Analyze a musical work based on lyrical content, emotional expression and its basic elements (i.e. rhythm, melody, harmony, and timbre).

Assessment: Majority of students achieved the SLO.

Action Plan: No changes are considered at this time.

MUS 131 - Classroom Piano I

SLO #1
Perform easy piano repetoire in front of an audience with accurate pitches and rhythms.

SLO #2
Sight-read very easy piano music with accurate pitches and rhythms.

SLO #3
Demonstrate measured improvement in keyboard performance ability and technique.

Assessment: Majority of students achieved the SLO.

Action Plan:

MUS 132 - Classroom Piano II

SLO #1
Demonstrate knowledge and skill performing triads.

SLO #2
Demonstrate knowledge and skill performing major keys and scales and minor keys and sccales.

SLO #3
Demonstrate measured improvement in keyboard performance ability and technique.

Assessment:

Action Plan:

MUS 137 - History of Rock & Roll

SLO #1
Analyze a musical work based on lyrical content, emotional expression and its basic elements (i.e. rhythm, melody, harmony, and timbre).

SLO #2
Investigate the influence of non-musical influences (e.g. society, politics, technology, historical events) on music.

SLO #3
Infer the genre of a rock song by listening to it.

Assessment:

Action Plan:

MUS 141 - Jazz Ensemble I

SLO #1
Perform selected jazz repertoire with correct notes and rhythms.

SLO #2
Perform selected jazz repertoire, adjusting pitch and dynamics, as directed by the instructor, to produce good blend.

SLO #3
Create an improvised solo over a simple modal chord progression.

Assessment:

Action Plan:

MUS 142 - Jazz Ensemble II

SLO #1
Perform selected jazz repertoire with correct notes and rhythms.

SLO #2
Perform selected jazz repertoire, self-adjusting pitch and dynamics to produce good blend.

SLO #3
Create an improvised solo over a blues progression, adjusting chord-scales to match each chord.

SLO #4
Create an improvised solo over music with II-V-I progressions.

Assessment:

Action Plan:

MUS 233 - Classroom Piano III

SLO #1
Perform one-octave major scales in all keys.

SLO #2
Perform intermediate piano music in front of an audience with accurate pitches, rhythms, dynamics, and articulations.

SLO #3
Demonstrate measured improvement in keyboard performance ability and technique.

Assessment:

Action Plan:

MUS 234 - Classroom Piano IV

SLO #1
Perform two-octave major scales in all keys.

SLO #2
Compose an accompaniment based on lead sheet symbols.

SLO #3
Perform intermediate piano music in front of an audience with accurate pitches, rhythms, dynamics, and articulations.

SLO #4
Demonstrate measured improvement in keyboard performance ability and technique.

Assessment:

Action Plan:

MUS 243 - Jazz Ensemble III

SLO #1
Perform selected jazz repertoire with correct notes and rhythms.

SLO #2
Perform selected jazz repertoire, critiquing and adjusting pitch and dynamics of oneself and other students to produce a good blend.

SLO #3
Create an improvised solo over rhythm changes.

Assessment:

Action Plan:

Non-Credit Basic Education
NBE 013

SLO #1
Design and create original floral, wood, plastic and outdoor metal crafts for all occasions.

SLO #2

Assessment Method #1
Assessment Method #2

Assessment: Majority of students achieved the SLO.

Action Plan: No changes considered at this time.

NBE 016 - Supplemental Skills for Non-Credit English as a Second Lanquage

SLO #1
Use specific instructional media and material related to the parent course.

SLO #2
Demonstrate knowledge of selective issues and concepts in English which may include but is not limited: Listening Skills, Speak Skills, Reading Skills and Writing Skills.

Assessment Method #1
Assessment Method #2
NBE 017

SLO #1
Acquire a digital image using a digital camera, scanning device or related media.

SLO #2

Assessment Method #1
Assessment Method #2

Assessment: Majority of students achieved the SLO.

Action Plan: No changes considered at this time.

NBE 028 - Creative Drawing Made Simple

SLO #1
Demonstrate basic techniques in drawing and understand drawing vocabulary.

SLO #2
Students will use or employ a variety of traditional drawing media and various drawing surfaces.

Assessment Method #1
Assessment Method #2
NBE 039

SLO #1
Cut, layout, and fit commercial and homemade patterns applicable to the class instruction.

SLO #2

Assessment Method #1
Assessment Method #2

Assessment: Just over 50% of students achieved the SLO

Action Plan: No changes considered at this time.

NBE 062 - Computer Keyboarding

SLO #1
Use proper keyboarding techniques, which include correct posture and finger position.

SLO #2
Format and create basic business documents.

Assessment Method #1
Assessment Method #2
NBE 079 - Quilting

SLO #1
Proper use and care of equipment: Demonstrate to students proper use and care of computerized sewing machines; proper and safe use of rotary cutter, and use of iron to properly press throughout project stages.

SLO #2
Creating a project that shows good workmanship and creativity. Projects: Demonstrate to students how to choose, plan, execute and complete a finished project that is a unique work of art. Includes choosing a pattern or design appropriate skill level. Student will be guided through reading the pattern, selecting colors, using math to determine amount of fabric to purchase using the class project sample made by the instructor. Demonstrations of accurate cutting, sewing, and pressing techniques throughout the project.

Assessment Method #1
  • Direct observation of students demonstrating by use of the sewing machine operation including threading, winding the bobbin, adjusting tension, changing stitches and using the correct attachments for each operation. Also observing students cleaning machines after use and when correcting problems when they arise.
Assessment Method #2
  • Direct observation of students as they progress through steps of creating projects. Hands on help is provided to correct problems as they occur.
NBE 084

SLO #1
Understand standard expression in relaxed, fast spoken English.

SLO #2

Assessment Method #1
Assessment Method #2
Assessment
  • Majority of students achieved the SLO
NBE 093 - Presentation Software Workshop

SLO #1
Create and use slide presentations.

SLO #2
Combine text, drawings, charts, outlines, graphics, video and/or audio clips with slide presentations.

Assessment Method #1
Assessment Method #2
NBE 099

SLO #1
Add and subtract whole numbers.

SLO #2

Assessment Method #1
Assessment Method #2

Assessment: Majority of students achieved the SLO.

Action Plan: No changes are considered at this time.

Nursing
NUR 100 - Certified Nursing Assistant - Lecture

SLO #1
Describe the role and function of the CAN, and their scope of practice.

SLO #2
Explain the purpose, parts and information found in the client's medical record.

Assessment Method #1
  • Testing
Assessment Method #2
  • Exam
NUR 102 - Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology for Allied Health

SLO #1
Compare and contrast how integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, sensory, endocrine, circulatory, immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems act in harmony with or in isolation of other body systems.

SLO #2
Write a definition of homeostasis and discuss how regulatory mechanisms coordinate the activity of each of the systems of the body.

Assessment Method #1
  • Exam
Assessment Method #2
  • Quiz
NUR 103 - Introduction Pharmacology I

SLO #1
Perform basic mathematical computation essential for calculating drug dosages.

SLO #2
Read and interpret drug labels and correctly measure prescribe dosages.

Assessment Method #1
  • Each student took a comprehensive final exam, including complex calculations for medications based on milligrams per kilogram, IV calculation of micrograms per kilogram per minute or per hour as well as the standard calculations to determine how many tablets to give of any given medication.
Assessment Method #2
  • Each student was required to make a poly-pharmacy medication pass for the evening shift on 7-8 residents. Each student was required to know what the medication was for, possible toxic effects and standard dosages. Medication pass included various methods, including eye drops, suppositories, injections and oral medication administration. All which requires them to read and interpret the drug labels and physicians orders too correctly measure the medications.
NUR 106 - Introduction to Pharmacology II

SLO #1
Demonstrate knowledge of the action, side effects, toxic effects, associated laboratory testing ranges, range of dosages, and the route of administration of drug classifications commonly administered in health care settings for each body system.

Assessment Method #1
  • Evaluation is by examination, medication administration, observation and student interaction during medication administration.
NUR 109 - Medical Surgical Nursing I

SLO #1
Demonstrate critical thinking by understanding the pathophysiology of medical-surgical patients by passing an ATI exam with a 75% or above.

Assessment Method #1
  • Exam
NUR 112 - Medical Surgical Nursing II

SLO #1
Demonstrate critical thinking by understanding the pathophysiology of medical-surgical patients by passing an ATI exam with a 75% or above.

Assessment Method #1
  • Exam
NUR 117 - Nutrition for LVN Fast Track

SLO #1
Relate the following factors to family food choices: allergies, finances, emotional, physical and social factors, religion, cultural heritage and availability of food.

SLO #2
Differentiate between fat-soluble and water-soluble vitamins and state the functions of each of the vitamins.

Assessment Method #1
  • Each student completed a series of eight menus designed to incorporate the above factors, for individuals of various ages and diseases. The students also created a self-food diary and analysis of their eating habits and food intake.
Assessment Method #2
  • Students were required to specifically identify the vitamin needs of selected clients, incorporate the appropriate foods rich in those vitamins in the menu created. Each vitamin was to be identifies with its uses, toxic values and best food choices.
NUR 118 - Certified Nursing Assistant - Clinical

SLO #1
Demonstrate ethical behavior of a nursing assistant.

SLO #2
Demonstrate application of the Six Principle of Care, e.g. , Safety, Communication, Infection Control, Dignity, and Independence.

Assessment Method #1
  • Case Scenario were given to students during the first 5 weeks of lab in preparation for clinical experience and to determine the students' knowledge of ethical behavior.
Assessment Method #2
  • Skills Testing given at completion of the course to determine the students ability to perform at the CNA Level.
NUR 120 - Fundamentals of Nursing - Lecture

SLO #1
Demonstrate nursing care based on ethical and legal standards of practice.

SLO #2
Develop as a cohesive team using communication, collaboration, trust, empathy and problem solving.

Assessment Method #1
  • Questionnaire given to students regarding aspects of ethical and legal standards of practice.
Assessment Method #2
  • Case Scenario. The students were given a ease scenario based on 5 aspects of nursing care based on communication and problem solving.
NUR 121 - Fundamentals of Nursing - Clinical

SLO #1
Demonstrate appropriate bedside nursing care for the following groups of clients: Elderly resident, stroke patient, patient with gastrostomy tube, and diabetic resident.

SLO #2
Demonstrate appropriate techniques for head-to-toe physical assessment on each assigned client, including:
A. Vital Signs
B. Plain assessment
C. Inspection, palpation, auscultation, percussion
D. Identify different breath sounds, heart sounds and bowel sounds

Assessment Method #1
  • Direct observation of the students demonstrating the required care for each of the above residents, including the formation of a nursing care plan for each and using the care plan for the basis of the residents care.
Assessment Method #2
  • With instructor at the bedside for direct individual observation, each student engaged the demonstration of an assessment on a resident from the local nursing home. All students were able to demonstrate accurately assessment procedure, techniques of palpation, auscultation and percussion while correctly identifying the various normal and abnormal body sounds. Vital signs were taken and compared to instructors findings and were correct.
NUR 124 - Medical-Surgical Nursing I Clinical

SLO #1
Demonstrate the use of critical thinking skill throughout the nursing process in the planning and provision of client care.

SLO #2
Evaluate personal responsibility and accountability in all nursing experiences and patient encounters.

Assessment Method #1
  • Evaluation tools would be nursing care plans, writing assignments, direct observation and weekly evaluation forms.
Assessment Method #2
  • Evaluation tools would be nursing care plans, writing assignments, direct observation and weekly evaluation forms.
NUR 151 - Introduction to identifying and understanding EKG's

SLO #1
Describe the anatomy, physiology and normal electrical conduction of the cardiac system, and its relationship to the printed rhythm strip.

SLO #2
Recognize and identify life threating dysrhythmias, and their treatment sequence according to ACLS protocols (as established by the American Heart Association).

Assessment Method #1
  • Comprehensive rhythm identification exam.
Assessment Method #2
  • Recognize and identify life threating dysrhythmias, and their treatment sequence according to ACLS protocols (as established by the American Heart Association).
NUR 250 - IV Therapy Techniques for Nurses

SLO #1
Assume the responsibility and accountability for his/her own actions as define by the college program, agency policies and regulations, to include but not limited to, the California and Arizona Nurse practice Acts, and Title 22.

SLO #2
Demonstrate 10 successful venipunctures and 5 successful skin punctures using proper procedures and universal precautions.

Assessment Method #1
  • Completion of Course Requirements
Assessment Method #2
  • Clinical Exam
Philosophy
PHI 100 - Introduction to Philosophy

SLO #1
Compare and/or explain/contrast the basic concepts, principles and theories commonly meaningful to philosophical inquiry associated with the notions of human nature, the individual person and humankind in general.

SLO #2
Articulate, analyze and evaluate their own beliefs/positions in the process of meaningful philosophical inquiry relating to the notions of human nature, the individual person, and humankind in general.

PHI 105 - Comparative World Religions

SLO #1
Identify and analyze the main elements of the historical development of the major religions of the world.

SLO #2
Compare and contrast the doctrines of the major world religions.

Assessment
  • 61% of students did attain the course SLO.
Physical Education
PHE 100 - Fitness Center

SLO #1
Identify the major muscles of the body and what exercises strengthen those muscles.

Assessment Method #1
  • Homework assignments

Assessment Result:
100% of students achieved this SLO

SLO #2
Explain body composition and strategies to improve it.

Assessment Method #2
  • Exercise assessment test

Assessment Result:
93% of students achieved this SLO

Action Plan:
Increase classroom discussion and activities targeted toward the SLOs.

PHE 135 - Weight Training

SLO #1
Perform arm exercises.

SLO #2
Perform leg exercises.

PHE 153 - Soccer

SLO #1

SLO #2

PHE 155 - Basketball

SLO #1
Know the basic rules and terminologies of the game.

Assessment Method #1
  • Written Test

Assessment Result:
100% achieved this SLO.

SLO #2
Learn the skills of the game (dribble, pass, layup shoot, rebound).

Assessment Method #2
  • Skills Test

Assessment Result:
100% achieved this SLO.

Action Plan:
Add different skills, such as game strategies.

PHE 180 - Sport Psychology

SLO #1
Describe motivation in sports.

SLO #2
Outline the significance of psychology and relationships to sporting activities.

Assessment: Fewer than 50% of students achieved the SLO, through the sample size is small.

Action Plan: Track course completion rate with larger sample sizes.

PHE 184 - Beginning Adaptive Activity

SLO #1
Be able to execute proper warm-up and stretching activities.

Assessment Method #1
  • Observation

Assessment Results:
100% achieved this SLO.

SLO #2
Develop enough stamina to participate in multiple intramural games and activities.

Assessment Method #2
  • Observation

Assessment Results:
100% achieved this SLO.

Action Plan:
No plans for any changes.

Physics
PHY 101 - Introduction to Physics

SLO 1: Apply the concepts of velocity, inertia, acceleration, force, Newton's Laws, rotational inertia and energy to the motion of macroscopic bodies.

SLO 2: Apply the concepts of temperature, heat, expansion, heat transfer, thermodynamics, and changes of state to practical problems.

Assessment Method #1
  • Exams, Quizzes, Mid-terms, Finals, and Presentations.
PHY 110 - General Physics I

SLO:

PHY 220 - General Physics II

SLO:

Political Science
POS 145 - American Political Institutions

SLO #1
Compare and contrast the responsibilities of the federal government, state governments and local governments in the U.S.

SLO #2
Compare and contrast the U.S. government and the governments of other nations.

Assessment Method #1
  • Exams, Quizzes and Papers
Assessment Method #2
  • Exams, Quizzes and Papers
Assessment Results:

Students generally demonstrate in class and on exams an understanding of both SLOs. However, they have a harder time expressing these concepts in longer, written formats such as research papers or essays, particularly in terms of drawing broad conclusions from their reading and research.

Action Plan:

Devote more emphasis on preparing students for written research papers and essays, and encourage critical thinking in the formulation of conclusions and broader implications of their findings.

Psychology
PSY 101 - General Psychology

SLO #1
Compare and contrast the major schools of thought in contemporary psychology, including the basic assumptions underlying each major school of thought.

SLO #2
Identify the basic process of scientific experimentation, and be able to identify errors in scientific research and the problems caused by those errors.

Assessment Method #1
  • Short essay
Assessment Method #2
  • Multiple choice test
PSY 110 - Personal and Social Adjustment I

SLO #1
Evaluation of one's previous choices in various aspects of one's life.

SLO #2
Identify one's latent strengths and potential and to exhibit the use of these by constructive actions in day-to-day functioning.

Assessment Method #1
  • Essays
Assessment Method #2
  • Essays
PSY 150 - Introduction to Research Methods

SLO #1
Identify th edefinitions, strengths, limitations, and appropriate uses for each of the major research methods, and define and apply relevant terms:

  • naturalistic observation
  • quasi-experimental method
  • case studies
  • correlational studies
  • experimental method

  • Within these methods:
    • Identify uses for within-subjects and between-subjects designs.
    • Identify independent, dependent, control and confounding variables.
    • Be familiar with a variety of research apparatus.
    • Identify the significance of randomization and representation in scientific research.
    • List the steps involved in devising and implementing an experimental plan.

SLO #2
Both orally and in writing (in APA format):

  • Use basic critical thinking skills to analyze and evaluate scientific research designs.
  • Critically evaluate principle ethical issues of research with animal and human subjects.
  • Develop testable hypotheses.
  • Design and conduct research in psychological issues.
  • Identify the significance of generalization, explanation and prediction in scientific research.
  • List the differences between basic and applied research.
  • Identify problems in research such as deficiencies in knowledge, discrepancies in data and unexplained information.

Assessment Method #1
Assessment Method #2
PSY 155 - Introduction to Statistical Analysis for the Social Sciences

SLO #1
Identify the quantitative methods used in behavioral sciences to summarize, analyze, evaluate and interpret data.

SLO #2
Identify the appropriate statistical formula for interpreting data using examples.

PSY 210 - Abnormal Psychology

SLO #1
Outline the major historical views for the etiology of abnormal behavior.

SLO #2
Identify the major biological, psychosocial and sociocultural perspectives with respect to the causation and treatment of disorders.

Assessment
  • 87% of students did attain the course SLO.
PSY 220 - Counseling

SLO #1
Demonstrate the ability to analyze, synthesize, and evaluate the various counseling theories and techniques as they pertain to the different counseling sites and their client population.

SLO #2
Demonstrate the ability to plan, conduct, and analyze a counseling interview writing the international counseling psychology framework.

Assessment
  • 70% of students did attain the course SLO.
Reading
RDG 082 - Basic Reading with Laboratory

SLO #1
Acquire 400 common English words.

SLO #2
Read and comprehend English texts adapted for a vocabulary of 600-1,000 words.

Assessment Method #1
  • Vocabulary quizzes and final exam

Assessment Method #2
  • In-class sustained silent reading.

Assessment Results
Students have shown small gains on the Nelson Denny Reading Test, and the majority has achieved the goal of comprehending a wide range of pre-college reading materials. Improvement still needs to be made on engaging with texts and internalizing study habits such as doing and turning in assignments.

Action Plan
  • Continue with the focus on vocabulary acquisition by using Quizlet, an educational website on learning content vocabulary.
  • Continue with the sustained silent reading of a feature length book and the book journals. Schedule three vocabulary quizzes besides the midterm and final.
  • Schedule three vocabulary quizzes besides the midterm and final.
  • Use Reading Comprehension A and Reading Comprehension LL of SkillsTutor, a subscription-only educational website for the lab portion of the course.
  • Use Reading Apprenticeship reading strategies (Think Aloud, Talking to the Text, Evidence-Interpretation Chart, and Question-Answer Relationship) to engage students with course texts.
RDG 084 - Beginning Reading with Laboratory

SLO #1
Read and comprehend a wide variety of pre-college reading materials with confidence.

SLO #2
Utilize a variety of basic vocabulary acquisition strategies.

Assessment Method #1
  • Nelson Denny Reading Test, forms G & H

Assessment Method #2
  • Final examination

Assessment Results
Students have shown significant gains on the Nelson Denny Reading Test, and the majority has achieved the outcome of comprehending text written at college level. Improvement still needs to be made on close engagement with texts.

Action Plan
  • Continue with the course focus on vocabulary acquisition by using Quizlet, an educational website on learning content words.
  • Continue with the in-class sustained silent reading of student self-selected books.
  • Continue with the practice of giving four vocabulary quizzes besides the midterm and final.
  • Continue to teach students Reading Apprenticeship strategies (Think Aloud, Talking to the Text, Evidence-Interpretation Chart, and Question-Answer Relationship).
  • Use Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary Building and Word Knowledge of SkillsTutor for the lab portion of the course.
  • Use Reading Space, an interactive reading program on comprehension to complement the course text.
RDG 086 - Intermediate Reading with Laboratory

SLO #1
Read and comprehend college-level materials, in textbooks or web-based, from a variety of disciplines, identify familiar types of readings and study strategies used in the content areas.

SLO #2
Utilize a variety of vocabulary learning strategies and work analysis skills to extend word knowledge to new content-specific vocabulary.

Assessment Method #1
  • Nelson Denny Reading Tests, Forms G (pretest) and H (posttest)

Assessment Method #2
  • Vocabulary quiz
RDG 096 - Intermediate Reading

SLO #1
Read and comprehend college-level materials, in textbooks or web-based, from a variety of disciplines, identify familiar types of readings and study strategies used in the content areas.

SLO #2
Utilize a variety of vocabulary learning strategies and word analysis skills to extend word knowledge to new content-specific vocabulary.

Assessment Method #1
  • Vocabulary pretest and posttest

Assessment Method #2
  • The final examination

Assessment Results
Most students have shown gain on the vocabulary pre- and posttests, and have passed the final examination. Improvement still needs to be made on comprehending argumentation.

Action Plan
  • Continue with the vocabulary pre and posttests.
  • Readjust the schedule of assignments so that the student would have more practice with argumentative discourse in the textbook.
Sociology
SOC 101 - Introduction to Sociology

SLO #1
Appraise the similarities and differences between sociology and psychology, anthropology, political science, and economics.

SLO #2
Apply theory to substantive areas, such as race, class, medicine, deviance, and gender.

Assessment Method #1
  • Students completed weekly discussions and were involved in class participation and collaboration.
  • Students completed four multiple choice exams.
Assessment Method #2
  • Students completed weekly discussions and were involved in class participation and collaboration.
  • Students completed four multiple choice exams.
Assessment Results:
A majority of students achieved these SLOs.

Action Plan:
Students need more direction and guidance in developing better self-discipline and stronger study habits in order to improve their chances of achieving the stated SLOs.

SOC 111 - Marriage and Family

SLO #1
Compare and contrast different definitions, structures, and functions of the family cross-culturally and historically.

SLO #2
Analyze the influence of economic and political systems on family structure and function.

Assessment
  • 68% of students did attain the course SLO.
Spanish
SPA 101 - Elementary Spanish I

SLO #1
Identify sound and meaning in Spanish by answering questions at an introductory level orally and in writing.

SLO #2
Demonstrate auditory comprehension in Spanish by taking dictation and completing exercises in the workbook/lab manual.

Assessment Method #1
  • Exams
  • Oral presentations
Assessment Method #2
  • Exams
  • Oral dictations

Assessment Results:
The majority of students attained the SLOs with 88% or higher.

Action Plan:
No change is needed at this time. A few students don't show up in class on a regular basis; therefore their results reflect their class performance.

SPA 102 - Elementary Spanish II

SLO #1
Identify sound and meaning in Spanish at a novice-high level, building on already acquired skills of the 101 level by answering questions orally, in writing and in recognition exercises.

SLO #2
Express immediate needs, ask questions or make statements using slightly longer learned utterances either orally or in writing in Spanish.

Assessment Method #1
  • Exams
  • Oral presentations

Assessment Result:
The majority of the students meet the SLO with satisfactory results of 91% or higher.

Assessment Method #2
  • Exams
  • Oral presentations

Assessment Result:
Once again the majority of the students meet the SLO with satisfactory results of 90% or higher.

Action Plan:
At this point no action plan is necessary (based on the results).

Speech
SPE 101 - Introduction to Speech

SLO #1
Evaluate the purposes, content and manner of constructive criticism of presentations.

SLO #2
Analyze, select, and apply the appropriate communication skills to effectively present a variety of speeches with and without visual aids.

Assessment Method #1
  • Exams
  • Midterm Examination
Assessment Method #2
  • Informative Speech (required visual aids): class average: 78.7%
  • Persuasive Speech: class average: 86.6%
SPE 103 - Argument and Debate

SLO #1
Demonstrate an understanding of how persuasion and argumentation affect our daily lives and influence both private and public decision-making processes by identifying persuasive appeals, systems of arguments and modes of supporting evidence and analyzing arguments for logical conclusions based upon sound reasoning and evidence.

Assessment Method #1
  • Final Examination
    Part One: analysis of taped debates
    Part Two: 15 minute persuasive speech followed by Q & A
Welding
WEL 100 - Oxyacetylene Gas Welding

SLO #1
Describe the processes involved in designing and estimating the cost, materials and labor of a welding project.

SLO #2
Demonstrate the use of oxyfuel equipment in welding and flame cutting.

Assessment Method #1
  • Class Participation
  • Research Project

Assessment Method #2
  • Quizzes
  • Class Participation
WEL 101 - Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)

SLO #1
Describe and demonstrate safety procedures using the arc welding process.

SLO #2
Demonstrate the use of SMAW in producing expectable welds in the Flat; Horizontal, Vertical and Overhead weld positions.

Assessment Method #1
  • Exams/Test
  • Class Participation

Assessment Method #2
  • Class Participation
  • Lab Work
WEL 102 - Basic Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)

SLO #1
Describe the health and safety practices used in Gas Metal Arc welding (GMAW) and Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW) processes.

SLO #2
Demonstrate the ability to producing expectable welds in the flat, horizontal, vertical and overhead welding positions.

Assessment Method #1
  • Lab Work
  • Class Participation
  • Quizzes

Assessment Method #2
  • Class Participation
  • Lab Work
WEL 103 - Basic Gas Tungsten Arc Welding

SLO #1
Describe the health and safety practices used in gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW).

SLO #2
Describe the proper uses and settings of the power source controls.

Assessment Method #1
  • Lab Work
  • Class Participation
  • Exams/Tests

WEL 200 - Advanced Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)

SLO #1
Demonstrate the GMAW techniques and procedures used in producing multiple welds.

SLO #2
Demonstrate the ability to produce welds in the flat, horizontal, vertical and overhead weld positions.

Assessment Method #1
  • Lab Work
  • Class Participation
  • Exams/Tests

Assessment Method #2
  • Class Participation
  • Lab Work
WEL 201 - Advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)

SLO #1
Demonstrate the proper procedure and techniques for welding mild steel plates and tubing.

SLO #2
Demonstrate the proper procedure and techniques for welding aluminum plates and tubing.

Assessment Method #1
  • Lab Work
  • Class Participation
  • Quizzes/Tests

Assessment Method #2
  • Class Participation
  • Lab Work
  • Quizzes/Tests
WEL 202 - Adv. Oxyacetylene Gas Welding

SLO #1
Demonstrate safety practices within the welding shop.

SLO #2
Identify the different types of oxyacetylene welding equipment and their uses.

Assessment Method #1
  • Exams/Tests
  • Class Participation
  • Lab Work

WEL 203 - Consolidated Welding

SLO #1
Demonstrate the ability to produce expectable welds in all four welding positions.

SLO #2
Describe safety practices within the welding shop.

Assessment Method #1
  • Exams/Tests
  • Class Participation
  • Lab Work

Program SLOs
AA, CSU General Education Breadth (Option B)

Sponsoring Divisions: Communications, HSS, Math and Science

SLO #1 (AS General Education): Acquire fundamental grounding in communications, science, mathematics, humanities, the social sciences and self-development.

SLO #1 (CSU-GE and IGETC): Acquire fundamental grounding in communication, critical thinking, scientific inquiry, and quantitative reasoning, the arts, literature and humanities, social, political and economic institutions, and self-development.

Courses Mapped to these General Education programs: ENG 101, ENG 103, GES 115, BIO 100, MAT 086/088, SOC 101 and POS 145.

Assessment of General Education Programs:

Students generally are successful in achieving the SLOs established for the courses that are mapped to the general education programs. However, there are two recurring findings:

  • Particularly in writing in long formats, such as research essays and longer papers, students could use additional development in taking positions and presenting arguments, acquiring more astute skills in evaluating the quality of research sources, presenting ideas coherently in long formats, and drawing conclusions and inferences from their findings. (ENG 101, ENG 103, POS 145)
  • Students need to acquire stronger self-motivation skills in completing work, learn accountability for their actions, and understand what is required to be successful in school as a preparation for later success in their chosen careers. (BIO 100, MAT 086/088, GES 115, SOC 101)
Action Plans for General Education Programs:
  • Encourage longer format writing assignments requiring planning , presenting and evaluating arguments and drawing reasoned conclusions (vs. spouting back facts or chapter summaries, for example)
  • Counsel students as to the applicability of their school assignments and performance to their chosen careers.
AA, IGETC (Option C)

Sponsoring Divisions: Communications, HSS, Math and Science

SLO #1 (AS General Education): Acquire fundamental grounding in communications, science, mathematics, humanities, the social sciences and self-development.

SLO #1 (CSU-GE and IGETC): Acquire fundamental grounding in communication, critical thinking, scientific inquiry, and quantitative reasoning, the arts, literature and humanities, social, political and economic institutions, and self-development.

Courses Mapped to these General Education programs: ENG 101, ENG 103, GES 115, BIO 100, MAT 086/088, SOC 101 and POS 145.

Assessment of General Education Programs:

Students generally are successful in achieving the SLOs established for the courses that are mapped to the general education programs. However, there are two recurring findings:

  • Particularly in writing in long formats, such as research essays and longer papers, students could use additional development in taking positions and presenting arguments, acquiring more astute skills in evaluating the quality of research sources, presenting ideas coherently in long formats, and drawing conclusions and inferences from their findings. (ENG 101, ENG 103, POS 145)
  • Students need to acquire stronger self-motivation skills in completing work, learn accountability for their actions, and understand what is required to be successful in school as a preparation for later success in their chosen careers. (BIO 100, MAT 086/088, GES 115, SOC 101)
Action Plans for General Education Programs:
  • Encourage longer format writing assignments requiring planning , presenting and evaluating arguments and drawing reasoned conclusions (vs. spouting back facts or chapter summaries, for example)
  • Counsel students as to the applicability of their school assignments and performance to their chosen careers.
AA Liberal Arts, Arts and Humanities

Sponsoring Division: Communications

SLO #1: See SLO for CSU-GE and IGETC

SLO #2: (Critical and Creative Thinking; Communication; Community and Global Awareness; Personal and Professional Growth and Awareness) Acquire a broad understanding and appreciation of the arts and humanities.

Program assessment based on outcomes and assessments of this course:

SPE 101 or ART 110

Action Plan: Encourage more course work in the written and spoken exp,ression of original thinking and analysis.

AA Liberal Arts, Business and Technology

Sponsoring Division: Business

SLO #1: See SLO for CSU-GE and IGETC

SLO #2: Acquire fundamental knowledge of the operations and technical support requirements of a business organization.

Program assessment based on outcomes and assessments of these courses:

BUS 101: Identify management functions, styles, processes and the role of organized labor.

ACC 102: Demonstrate knowledge of accounting for corporations, limited liability corporations and partnerships.

CIS 101: Describe a real-world outlook on computers and information systems and their effects on society.

Action Plan: Encourage more writing exercises and opportunities for verbal expression on topics dealing with business organizations, practices and functions.

AA Liberal Arts, Mathematics and Sciences

Sponsoring Division: Mathematics and Science

SLO #1: See SLO for CSU-GE and IGETC

SLO #2: Understand the process of photosynthesis leading to formation of oxygen and carbohydrates.

Program assessment based on assessments of these courses: BIO 100, CHE 101 or MAT 083/084

Action Plan: Increase class participation and student performance in science and mathematics.

AA for Transfer in Psychology SLO

Sponsoring Division: HSS

SLO #1: See SLO for CSU-GE and IGETC

SLO #2: Acquire an essential foundation and skills in concepts, principles, and research methods of psychology.

Program assessment based on assessments of these courses: PSY 155, PSY 150, PSY 101

Action Plan: Emphasize and reinforce the science of psychology (i.e., scientific method, statistics), and the physiology underlying psychological functions (both typical and atypical).

AA Liberal Arts, Social and Behavioral Sciences

Sponsoring Division: HSS

SLO #1: See SLO for CSU-GE and IGETC

SLO #2: Acquire fundamental knowledge and skills in various disciplines constituting the social sciences.

Program assessment based on assessments of this course: POS 145

Action Plan: Improve students' abilities to evaluate and interpret data in its various forms, quantitative and qualitative, with emphasis on the social sciences.

AA for Transfer in Sociology SLO

Sponsoring Division: HSS

SLO #1: See SLO for CSU-GE and IGETC

SLO #2: Explain and apply the major theoretical perspectives in sociology.

SLO #3: Interpret and communicate the "sociological perspective" and the diverse intersections of social categories, including race, class gender, sexuality, age, religion, and nationality.

Program assessment based on assessments of this course: SOC 101

Action Plan: As this program is relatively new, no changes are being considered at this time.

AS, Automotive Technology

Sponsoring Division: Professional Technologies

PSLO 1: General Education: Acquire fundamental grounding in communications, science, mathematics, humanities, the social sciences, and self-development in preparation for an occupation, and possible transfer to a four-year institution. (Assessment of this program SLO is based on the assessment of representative courses selected from each general education area.)

PSLO 2: Technology Skills Set: Acquire knowledge and skills in AUT 200, demonstrating the proper procedure and techniques for diagnosing and rebuilding engines.

Program assessment based on assessments of this course: AUT 200

Assessment Methods and Results: The majority of students were successful in achieving the course SLOs. If a student did not achieve the goal, it was due to poor attendance.

Action Plan: Results can be improved by stressing the need for daily attendance and doing make-up work after class hours. Students will be more successful when reviewing the steps and procedures for rebuilding an engine on a regular interval.

AS, Building Construction Technology

Sponsoring Division: Professional Technologies

SLO #1: See SLO for AS General Education

SLO # 2: (Technology) Acquire knowledge and skill in the organization for the trades of building construction projects.

Program assessment based on assessments of this course: BCT 100

Assessment Results:

90% of students were able to demonstrate the competencies of SLO #2

Action Plan: Results can be improved by giving students more time on projects. Additional instructor's guidance will assure student's success.

AS, Business Management

Sponsoring Division: Business

SLO #1: See SLO for AS General Education

SLO # 2: (Global; Community) Acquire fundamental knowledge of the operations of business organizations.

Program assessment based on assessments of this course: BUS 101

Assessment results of SLO #2 indicated that 75% of students were able to express themselves verbally and in writing, at the college level, the key functions and responsibilities of a business manager.

Action Plan: Encourage more writing exercises and opportunities for verbal expression on topics dealing with business organizations, practices and functions.

AS, Child Development

Sponsoring Division: HSS

SLO #1: See SLO for AS General Education

SLO # 2: Acquire knowledge and skill in the professional care of children.

Program assessment based on assessments of these courses: Core of 8 plus one CHD elective

Action Plan: No changes needed at this time.

AS, Computer Information Systems

Sponsoring Division: Business

SLO #1: See SLO for AS General Education

SLO # 2: (Technology; Global) Demonstrate knowledge of technology applicable to the field, and a proficiency in appropriate software; be competent evaluators and users of hardware; adapt to technological changes and select a current solution for a given problem.

Program assessment based on assessments of this course: CIS 101

Action Plan: Provide clearer information to student about the goals or objectives of the relevant assignment or assessment methods, increase in-class discussion and activities, increase student collaboration and/or peer review, and increase guidance for student.

AS, Criminal Justice

Sponsoring Division: Allied Health

SLO #1: See SLO for AS General Education

SLO # 2: Acquire theoretical knowledge and practical skills in law enforcement and corrections. Or: Students will demonstrate skill in advising suspects of their Miranda rights.

Program assessment based on assessments of this course: CRJ 103 and CRJ 220

Action Plan: Encourage students to improve communication and report-writing skills.

AS, General Education (Option A)

Sponsoring Divisions: Communications, HSS, Math and Science

SLO #1 (AS General Education): Acquire fundamental grounding in communications, science, mathematics, humanities, the social sciences and self-development.

SLO #1 (CSU-GE and IGETC): Acquire fundamental grounding in communication, critical thinking, scientific inquiry, and quantitative reasoning, the arts, literature and humanities, social, political and economic institutions, and self-development.

Courses Mapped to these General Education programs: ENG 101, ENG 103, GES 115, BIO 100, MAT 086/088, SOC 101 and POS 145.

Assessment of General Education Programs:

Students generally are successful in achieving the SLOs established for the courses that are mapped to the general education programs. However, there are two recurring findings:

  • Particularly in writing in long formats, such as research essays and longer papers, students could use additional development in taking positions and presenting arguments, acquiring more astute skills in evaluating the quality of research sources, presenting ideas coherently in long formats, and drawing conclusions and inferences from their findings. (ENG 101, ENG 103, POS 145)
  • Students need to acquire stronger self-motivation skills in completing work, learn accountability for their actions, and understand what is required to be successful in school as a preparation for later success in their chosen careers. (BIO 100, MAT 086/088, GES 115, SOC 101)
Action Plans for General Education Programs:
  • Encourage longer format writing assignments requiring planning , presenting and evaluating arguments and drawing reasoned conclusions (vs. spouting back facts or chapter summaries, for example)
  • Counsel students as to the applicability of their school assignments and performance to their chosen careers.
AS, Hazardous Materials Specialist

Sponsoring Division: Allied Health

SLO #1: See SLO for AS General Education

SLO # 2: Demonstrate knowledge of fire-fighting equipment, operation and maintenance, principles of fire science and combustible substances, methods of controlling different types of fires, hazardous material handling, fire rescue procedures, public relations and applicable laws and regulations.

Program assessment based on assessments of this course: FST 150

Assessment Results: All students successfully achieved this SLO.

Action Plan: No change is considered at this time.

AS, Welding Technology

Sponsoring Division: Professional Technologies

PSLO 1: General Education: Acquire fundamental grounding in communications, science, mathematics, humanities, the social sciences, and self-development in preparation for an occupation, and possible transfer to a four-year institution. (Assessment of this program SLO is based on the assessment of representative courses selected from each general education area.)

PSLO 2: Technology Skills Set: Acquire knowledge and skills in WEL 201, demonstrating the proper procedure and techniques for welding mild steel plates and tubing.

Program assessment based on assessments of this course: WEL 201

Assessment Results: The majority of students were successful in achieving the course SLOs. If a student did not achieve the goal, it was due to poor attendance.

Action Plan: Results can be improved by stressing the need for daily attendance and doing make-up work after class hours. Students will be more successful with more practice on the new virtual welding machines.

Basic Skills - English

Sponsoring Division: Communications

SLO: Demonstrate skill in writing at the college level.

Program assessment based on assessments of this course: ENG 099

Action Plan: Need more emphasis on oral and written interpretation of texts.

Basic Skills - Mathematics

Sponsoring Division: Mathematics and Science

SLO #1: Be able to do simple calculations, including percents, decimals, and fractions.

SLO #2: Improve student competency in solving application programs.

Program assessment based on assessments of this course: MAT 080, MAT 081/082

Assessment Results: Based on exams and quizzes

Action Plan: Improve student study skills and retention.

Basic Skills - Reading

Sponsoring Division: Communications

SLO: Demonstrate skill in reading and comprehending level-appropriate texts.

Program assessment based on assessments of this course: RDG 086

Action Plan: To improve the student's ability to read, write and think better. By reading professional writers closely and critically, the student will understand how they organize, develop and support ideas and will bring the knowledge to bear on his/her own writing. By learning how professional writers lay out an argument, the student will learn to become a better thinker.

Certificate of Achievement, Alcohol and Drug Studies

Sponsoring Division: HSS

SLO: Obtain competencies of knowledge and skill in alcohol and drug treatment.

Program assessment based on assessments of these courses: ADS 103, ADS 109

Action Plan: Revise activities leading up to and/or supporting assignments or assessment methods and increase student collaboration and/or peer review.

Certificate of Achievement, Automotive Technology

PSLO 1: Technology Skills Set: Acquire fundamental understanding of the principles and practices of automotive technology

Program assessment of PLSO 1: 80 percent of students were successful in achieving the class goal through lab work, class participation, and quizzes in AUT 101.

Program Action Plan: Students can improve their results by allocating more time to complete lab assignments. Students will obtain more experience by concentrating their efforts on lab and reading assignments, resulting in better successes.

Certificate of Achievement, Building Construction Technology

Sponsoring Division: Professional Technologies

SLO: Acquire fundamental understanding of the principles and practices of building construction technology.

Assessment Results: 90% of students were able to demonstrate the competencies of the SLO.

Program assessment based on assessments of this course: BCT 100

Action Plan: Results can be improved by giving students more time on projects. Additional instructor's guidance will assure student's success and will increase class discussions on each of their activities.

Certificate of Achievement, Business Management

Sponsoring Division: Business

SLO: (Global; Community) Acquire fundamental understanding of the principles and practices of business management.

Assessment Results: 90% of students were able to demonstrate the competencies of the SLO.

Program assessment based on assessments of this course: BUS 202

Action Plan: Increase number of written assignments.

Certificate of Achievement, Child Development-Teacher

Sponsoring Division: HSS

SLO: Meet the course requirements for the Child Development Permit Matrix.

Program assessment based on assessments of these courses: Core of 8 plus selected general education courses.

Action Plan: No changes needed at this time

Certificate of Achievement, Criminal Justice

Sponsoring Division: Allied Health

SLO: Students will be able to recognize the key differences between felony and manslaughter, and will be able to explain the reasoning behind them.

Program assessment based on assessments of this course: CRJ 115

Action Plan: Students need to have better report-writing and other communication skills.

Certificate of Achievement, Traditional Vocational Nursing

Sponsoring Division: Allied Health

SLO #1: Graduate a multicultural group of students demonstrating successful accomplishment of the stated program objectives, validated by successful passage of the NCLEX licensure exam, according to California standards.

SLO #2: Students will be able to find employment as an LVN in the areas of nursing found in our community.

Program assessment based on successful completion of required courses and successful passage of the NCLEX licensure exam.

Action Plan: Provide additional opportunities for students to remediate skills and theory concepts in a laboratory setting.

Certificate of Achievement, Welding Technology

PSLO 1: Technology Skills Set: Describe the health and safety practices used in Gas Metal Arc Welding and Flux Core Arc Welding processes.

Describe the health and safety practices used in Gas Metal Arc Welding and Flux Core Arc Welding processes.

Program Action Plan: Students can improve their results by allocating more time to complete lab assignments. Students will obtain more practice with the new virtual welding technology being installed in the welding classroom, resulting in better successes.

Certificate of Career Preparation, 3D Computer Animation

Sponsoring Division: Business

SLO: (Information Competency) Students will demonstrate understanding of 3D animation principles in 3d production.

Program assessment based on assessments of these courses: CIS 133

Action Plan: Provide clearer information to student about goals or objectives of the relevant assignment or assessment methods and revise activities leading up to and/or supporting assignments or assessment methods.

Certificate of Career Preparation, ADS Specialist I

Sponsoring Division: HSS

SLO: Obtain basic knowledge of the principles and practices of the field of alcohol and drug treatment.

Program assessment based on assessments of this course: ADS 101

Action Plan: Provide clearer information to student about goals or objectives of the relevant assignment or assessment methods and revise activities leading up to and/or support assignments or assessment methods.

Certificate of Career Preparation, ADS Specialist II

Sponsoring Division: HSS

SLO: Obtain fundamental skill and knowledge in the principles and practices in alcohol and drug treatment.

Program assessment based on assessments of this course: ADS 105

Action Plan: Provide clearer information to student about goals or objectives of the relevant assignment or assessment methods and revise activities leading up to and/or support assignments or assessment methods.

Certificate of Career Preparation, Automotive Fabrication

Sponsoring Division: Professional Technologies

SLO: Acquire basic understanding of the rules and regulations of sanctioned stock car racing. Safety, fabrication, and suspension setup will be taught in this two-unit class.

Program Assessment and Results: 80 percent of students were successful in achieving the class goal through lab work, class participation, and quizzes in AUT 090.

Program assessment based on assessments of this course: AUT 090

Action Plan: Students can improve their results by allocating more time on and off the track. Students will obtain more experience by concentrating their efforts on lab and reading assignments.

Certificate of Career Preparation, Business Literacy

Sponsoring Division: Business

SLO: Acquire fundamental understanding of the principles and practices of business.

Program assessment based on assessments of this course: BUS 101

Action Plan: Identify management functions, styles and processes and the role of organized labor.

Certificate of Career Preparation, Certified Nursing Assistant

Sponsoring Division: Allied Health

SLO #1: Demonstrate compliance with the established federal and state standards of practice for the nursing assistant, measured by successful completion of the California written and skill certification exam.

SLO #2 Demonstrate ethical behaviors of a nursing assistant

Program assessment based on assessments of this course: NUR 100

Action Plan: Provide additional opportunities for students to remediate skills and theory concepts in a laboratory setting/

Certificate of Career Preparation, Child Development--Assistant

Sponsoring Division: HSS

SLO: Acquire competency to qualify for the Child Development Permit Matrix: Assistant Permit.

Action Plan: No changes needed at this time

Certificate of Career Preparation, Child Development--Associate Teacher

Sponsoring Division: HSS

SLO: Acquire competency to quality for the Child Development Associate Teacher Certificate

Program assessment based on assessments of these four courses: CHD 101, 102, 103 and 104 from the Core of 8

Action Plan: No changes needed at this time

Certificate of Career Preparation, Computer Applications

Sponsoring Division: Business

SLO: (Information Competency; Technological Competency) Students will demonstrate understanding of the basics of computers and applications, including web page design and desktop publishing.

Program assessment based on assessments of this course: CIS 124

Action Plan: Increase student collaboration and/or peer review, provide more frequent or more detailed feedback on student progress, increase guidance for student, and increase interaction with students outside of class.

Certificate of Career Preparation, Computer Maintenance and Help Desk Support

SLO: Demonstrate the principles and practices involved in computer system troubleshooting techniques and repair procedures including advanced diagnostic test programs and the use of specialized test equipment. Develop hardware and software troubleshooting techniques and perform procedures used in troubleshooting.

Program assessment based on assessments of this course: Assessments of CIS 155 and CIS 170.

Related Measures: Pass rate on comprehensive final exam (standardized test of subject matter knowledge) and demonstrated success at skill competencies.

Action Plan: Provide clear notes, lectures, multimedia files, handouts, and PowerPoint presentations which directly address the goals and objectives of relevant assignments and assessment methods. This will include increasing assignments that utilize peer collaboration, in-class discussions, and peer review.

Certificate of Career Preparation, Emergency Medical Technician

Sponsoring Division: Allied Health

SLO #1: Demonstrates successful completion of the EMS program objectives and skills competencies, validated by passing the NREMT licensure exam and skills checklist required by the State of California.

SLO #2: Discuss and demonstrate professionalism and medical ethics.

Action Plan: Provide additional opportunities for students to demonstrate skills competency in the laboratory setting.

Certificate of Career Preparation, Fire Instructor I

Sponsoring Division: Allied Health

SLO: Acquire skills and knowledge to perform certain fire and EMS training and education

Program assessment based on assessments of these courses: FST 178 and FST 179

Action Plan:

Certificate of Career Preparation, Fire Instructor II

Sponsoring Division: Allied Health

SLO: Acquire skills and knowledge in fire technology instruction to perform the technique of evaluation, course writing and media uses.

Program assessment based on assessments of this course: FST 216

Action Plan:

Certificate of Career Preparation, Firefighter I

Sponsoring Division: Allied Health

SLO: Acquire skills and knowledge to perform the work of a firefighter

Program assessment based on assessments of this course: FST 150

Assessment Results: All students successfully achieved the SLO.

Action Plan: No changes are being considered at this time.

Certificate of Career Preparation, Graphic Design and Web Content

Sponsoring Division: Business

SLO: Demonstrate knowledge of technology applicable to the field, and a proficiency in appropriate software; adapt to technological changes and select a current solution for a given problem.

Program assessment based on assessments of this course: CIS 265

Action Plan: Revise activities leading up to and/or supporting assignments or assessment methods and increase student collaboration and/or peer review.

Certificate of Career Preparation, Information Technology Literacy

Sponsoring Division: Business

SLO: (Information Competency) Acquire and validate resources to solve technical problems; use information resources to gather discipline specific information or materials.

Program assessment based on assessments of this course: CIS 102

Action Plan: Increase in-class discussions and activities and increase student collaboration and/or peer review.

Certificate of Career Preparation, Management Information Systems

Sponsoring Division: Business

SLO: (Technology) Demonstrate knowledge of technology applicable to the field, and a proficiency in appropriate software related to managing information systems; adapt to technological changes and select a current solution for a given problem in today's business environment.

Program assessment based on assessments of this course: CIS 101

Action Plan: Provide clearer information to student about the goals or objectives of the relevant assignment or assessment methods, increase in-class discussions and activities, increase student collaboration and/or peer review, and increase guidance for students.

Certificate of Career Preparation, Phlebotomy

Sponsoring Division: Allied Health

SLO: (Technology) Demonstrate compliance with state and federal standards of practice for certified phlebotomy technicians, measured by successful completion of clinical training and written exam.

Action Plan: No change is considered at this time

Certificate of Career Preparation, Small Business Management

Sponsoring Division: Business

SLO: Demonstrate fundamental understanding of the principles and practices of business and demonstrate skills in writing a business plan for a start-up company.

Program assessment based on assessments of this course: MAN 107

Action Plan: Identify management functions, styles and processes involved in new businesses.

Learning Support SLOs
Financial Aid

SLO #1:

During the Financial Award Letter Orientation, students will/earn the rules and guidelines in order to receive Federal Financial Aid.

SLO #2:

Students will gain an understanding of Student Academic Progress for eligibility.

Assessment Method:
  • Students will fill out a pre-survey card before orientation and they will fill out a post-survey card after the orientation.
Admissions and Records

SLO #1: Students will understand the process for requesting transcripts and forwarding them to other colleges.

Assessment method: Track the number of transcripts requested using online technology. Track the number of transcripts sent and received electronically.

Results: Will enable A&R to make decisions on training and advertising of online transcript ordering, sending and receiving technology.

SLO #2: Provide students with complete and accurate transcripts.

Assessment method: Work with DataTel consultant to correct known programming errors for repeated courses with the aim to increase student transfer rates.

Results: Will assist in identifying needed improvements and corrections to transcripts. Student suggestions will be considered in making improvements.

SLO #3: Increase number of students that complete the online application (CCC Apply).

Assessment method: Track the number of students completing the online admissions application.

Results: Will enable A&R to make adjustments to advertising and training efforts. Student suggestions will be considered in making improvements.

Associated Student Government (ASG)

SLO #1: As a result of participation in Student Activities, students will be able to understand and identify effective leadership skills.

SLO #2: As a result of participating in Student Activities, students will be able to understand basic Roberts' Rules of Order and parliamentary procedures.

SLO #3: As a result of participation in student clubs and organizations, students will be able to organize and design programs in response to their organizational needs.

Assessment Methods:

SLO #1 Observations and casual interviews throughout the semester, ongoing each semester

SLO #2 Observations and casual interviews; observations and minutes from Associated Student Body meetings, ongoing each semester

SLO #3 Number of approved clubs on campus; observation of events, ongoing each semester

Action Plan: No change changes considered at this time.

Business Services

The Business Services Department contributes to Institutional learning outcomes by providing service and support for all areas of instruction, student services, human resources, and institutional research and planning. All of these areas directly or indirectly affect student development and success.

Human Resources consisting of qualified personnel to support student learning programs and services wherever offered and by whatever means delivered, and stresses that the institution's personnel are treated equitably, are evaluated regularly and systematically, and are provided with opportunities for professional development.

Measurable by:

  • Recruitment by local, state and national agencies including internet based companies. Assessment results: 100%
  • All staff meeting minimum qualifications as stated in district negotiated job description and/or meeting minimum qualifications as mandated by Minimum Qualifications for Faculty and Administrator in California Community Colleges. Assessment results: 85%
  • Meeting EEO guidelines. Assessment results: 100%
  • Following evaluation procedures per CSEA and CTA agreements, the Classified Management/Confidential Handbook and Board Policies and Procedures. Assessment results: 80%
  • Allowing all staff to participate in professional development activities, such as Flex days, trainings and taking classes as part of their approved professional growth plan. Assessment results: 100%

Accounts Payable/Purchasing consists of qualified personnel to evaluate purchases for appropriateness and pricing as well as make payments in a timely manner; so the college can promote high quality educational programs for our students and the community.

Measurable by:

  • Evaluate each payment made throughout the year to make sure they are made in a timely manner. (Purchase order log and warrant registers with payment and purchasing logs sent to the Board of Trustees to evaluate and approve.) Assessment results: 95%
  • Evaluate each purchase order or make sure the institution is getting the best possible price, to including indirect costs and instructional supplies. (Comparing previous years to current year's payment prices.) Assessment results: 80%

Payroll: The primary function of Payroll is to process data to produce accurate and timely payment of salary/wages of employees in accordance with District policy, federal and state laws, Education Code, and contractual agreements. Also to ensure that all payroll services of PVC are managed and accounted for with integrity and in an effective and efficient manner. Utilizing the highest standards and the best available technologies, all payroll records are presented in a timely, accurate, complete and meaningful format in support of the District's educational mission and the Colleges' educational master plans for Area Learning Outcomes. Working in coordination with the Human Resources Department, all payroll related processing for permanent employees and Part-time faculty and overload are handled in this department. The payroll office is located in Business Services.

Measurable by:

  • Faculty, staff and students receiving their paychecks in a timely manner and without error each payroll period. Assessment results: 100%
  • Federal and state taxes are reported correctly via W-2 forms. Assessment results: 100%
  • Payroll changes take place per negotiations and new contract agreements. Assessment results: 90%
  • Special payroll processing takes place when necessary to ensure an employee is paid money owed due to new assignments, promotions, stipend changes, etc. 90%
  • Vacation/sick leave are posted in a timely manner to ensure employees are up to date on availability at all times. Assessment results: […]
CalWORKS

SLO #1: As a result of participating in the CalWORKS program, the student will be able to identify, locate and utilize resources both on and off campus.

SLO #2: As a result of participating in the CalWORKS program, the student will understand his/her educational plan, career choices, and options for future advancement.

SLO #3: As a result of interactions with the CalWORKS staff, a student will gain understanding of the requirements of the CalWORKS program.

Assessment Methods:

SLO #1: Coordinator's observation of students, Fall and Spring ongoing

SLO #2: Annual review of certificates and degrees completed, Fall and Spring ongoing

SLO #3: Pre- and post-test, beginning of each semester and end of each semester

Action Plan: No changes considered at this time

Career and Transfer

SLO#1: Acquire learning about possible careers to pursue

SLO#2: Acquire learning about potential for transfer to four-year colleges

Assessment Methods: Student learning evaluated during orientation and counseling sessions

Results: It is estimated that about 70% of students have a full understanding of the various career options available to them. It is estimated that about 80% of students who seek to transfer have a full understanding of the process involved in applying for transfer.

Action Plan: The career and transfer process has worked well but could be improved by: 1) having a full- or part-time position dedicated to these services; having a career and transfer center physical location on campus; and having students prepare a career portfolio as part of their studies in courses such as GES 115.

Child Development Center

SLO #1: Students who utilize the services of the Child Development Center derive the educational benefit of being able to attend PVC courses while their children are looked after by child care professionals.

SLO #2: Students enrolled in PVC nursing and child development programs benefit from the learning experience of working and interacting with small children ages three to five years and developing lesson plans that are age-appropriate.

Assessment Methods: Effectiveness of the utilization of child care services by students enrolled in PVC courses; review of grades earned at PVC; coordination between parents and CHD director and parents.

Action Plan: For PVC students whose children are enrolled at the CHD, instructors, through daily, face-to-face communication, continue to keep them apprised of their child's growth and development.

Correspondence Education

SLO #1 Acquire understanding of the services, policies and procedures of correspondence education.

SLO #2: Acquire understanding of the personal requirements needed to be successful in correspondence education classes.

Assessment Methods: Student learning is evaluated during orientation and counseling sessions

Assessment Results: Observation has indicated that students achieved these SLOs. This observation is based on discussion and question and answer sessions with students during orientation and counseling.

Action Plan: Continue to utilize ongoing contacts with students to help them understand better what is expected of them and how they might benefit from correspondence education.

Counseling

SLO #1: Students will formulate an educational plan to help them achieve their educational goal.

Assessment Methods: Group and one-on-one counseling, group and one-on-one orientation, GES 101 or 115 and classroom presentations.

Action Plan: Counselors and students will devote time in formulating and reviewing the educational plans by using the following resources: DataTel, Program Evaluation, Degree Audit and Image Now, and hard copies.

DSPS/TRIO

SLO #1: In orientation, students will learn about services available from the DSPS department

SLO #2 in orientation, students will learn whether they should utilize DSPS services

Assessment Methods: Student learning is evaluated during orientation and counseling sessions

Findings: During orientation approximately 200 students are surveyed as to their needs for DSPS services; 100% reply to the survey, and the results indicate students are with various requests for services.

Action Plan: The assessment process is working well, but might be improved by devoting more time explaining in detail the DSPS services provided and how the process works.

EOPS

SLO #1: Students will understand the basic requirements of the EOPS program.

SLO #2: Students will understand how they can plan their semester in order to comply with EOPS requirements.

Assessment methods: Student learning evaluated during orientation and counseling sessions

Action Plan: Continue workshops and one-on-one counseling, resulting in an understanding and clarification of EOPS requirements.

Financial Aid

SLO #1: During the Financial Award Letter Orientation, students will learn the rules and guidelines in order to receive Federal Financial Aid.

SLO #2: Students will gain an understanding of Student Academic Progress for eligibility.

Assessment methods: Students completed a pre-survey card before orientation and a post-survey card after the orientation to assess their understanding of financial aid rules and eligibility requirements.

Action Plan: No changes is considered at this time

Information Technology

SLO: Students acquire the educational benefit of being able to use technology hardware and software that is current and in good repair

Assessment Methods: Help desk requests and reports from teachers and students

Action Plan: Update the Technology Plan, encompassing equipment replacement, support services, tracking help desk requests, strategies for dealing with budget and staffing constraints and future technology needs.

Institutional Research

SLO: Students derive educational benefits from the assessment and improvement of PVC'S programs and services

Assessment Methods: Implementation of changes in programs and services to improve effectiveness

Action Plan: Use PVC website to expand dissemination of research findings.

Library

SLO #1: Students will distinguish the library's online catalog from other online library resources, understand the purpose of the catalog and utilize the catalog by applying effective search strategies to identify and locate library resources.

Assessment methods: Pre- and post-tests, and hands-on activities requiring visual checks from the librarian.

Results: Pre and post-tests assess a student's understanding of the purpose of the library's online catalog; pre-test, 55% correct, post-test 100% correct. Student understanding of a call number; pre-test, 77% correct, post-test 100% correct.

Hands-on activity involves students searching the online catalog, identifying an item and its corresponding call number and locating and retrieving the correct item within the library. Visual checks by librarian include viewing call numbers and titles written on pieces of paper and then checking the call numbers and titles against the items the students have retrieved. Result: 77% success rate for students who identified both the correct call number and matching item.

SLO #2: Students will recognize the difference between the library's subscription resources and the open web, and utilize appropriate search techniques to retrieve a relevant article from a subscription resource.

Assessment methods: Pre and post tests and hands-on activities.

Results: Pre and post-tests to assess understanding of library subscription databases. Pre-test: 77% correct, post-test: 100% correct. Visual check is done by librarian to ensure each student is able to retrieve a relevant article by using one or more search techniques using at least one subscription resource. Initial attempt: 66% were able to formulate search queries and retrieve articles on their own. With librarian intervention, all students successfully completed the task.

SLO #3: Students will identify the bibliographic elements to properly cite an article or book and/or complete a citation.

Assessment methods: Exercises and hands-on activities.

Results: To assess a student's understanding of the bibliographic items of a book, each student selected a physical book and completed a written exercise identifying components to be used in a print citation, and gave both the book and exercise to the librarian for grading (72% listed all main components correctly). To assess a student's knowledge of the bibliographic elements of an online periodical, librarian uses exercises with students to order the elements or identify them individually.

SLO #4: Students will be able to identify reliable sources of information on the Internet and use advanced search techniques to order results.

Assessment methods: Exercises and pre & post-tests.

Results: Question on ordering results by domain using Google; pre-test, 64% correct, post-test, 92% correct. Also, pair and group exercises have been used to assess reliability of internet sites.

Action Plan: Increase online information literacy instruction.

Maintenance and Operations

SLO: Students derive the educational benefit of studying and taking classes in a clean, safe, well-lighted and aesthetically appealing campus environment

Assessment Methods: Work order analysis, inspections, maintenance and repair schedules

Action Plan: Continue current efforts

Needles Center

SLO: Students residing in Needles and surrounding areas derive the educational benefit of taking college courses and earning degrees and certificates under the auspices of the main PVC campus in Blythe

Assessment Methods: The SLO will be assessed by a combination of factors, including but not limited to successful completions of courses and awards, research findings, counselor and staff reports, student surveys, program review and the like. Assessment is ongoing.

Action Plan: Continue current efforts in assessing students' educational needs in Needles and surrounding areas, and providing quality instruction and support services.

Outreach/Marketing

SLO #1: Potential PVC students acquire understanding of the educational programs and services available at PVC

SLO #2: Potential PVC students learn to assess whether they themselves are ready to take classes at PVC, and whether PVC is appropriate for their continuing education

Assessment Methods: Career Day surveys and comments from students and participants

Action Plan: 1) Obtain sample SLOs from other colleges; 2) Review Career Day data and dialogue with constituencies regarding students' understanding of PVC educational programs and services; and 3) Update outreach and marketing plan

Superintendent/President

SLO #1: The Superintendent/President and support staff promote communication among the Board of Trustees, college personnel and the community

Assessment Method: 1) Survey Monkey; 2) Input from constituencies

Evidence: 1) Survey results; 2) Minutes and disseminated communications

Action Plan: Continue progress on communication efforts, revising methods to effectively and efficiently reach constituencies.

SLO #2: The Superintendent/President provides leadership for ongoing accreditation re-affirmation.

Assessment Method: Accreditation Status: Regained full affirmation February 13, 2013

Evidence: ACCJC Letter of removal of sanction

Action Plan: 1) Maintain efforts to satisfactorily meet Accreditation Standards; 2) Meet April 1, 2013 Special Report deadline regarding financial matters; 3) Meet October 15, 2013 Follow-Up Report deadline

SLO #3: The Superintendent/President provides leadership for instructional, student support services and operational integrity through transparent and shared decision-making processes

Assessment Method: 1) Survey Monkey; 2) Input from constituencies via College Council agenda dialogue; 3) CEO evaluation

Evidence: 1) Survey results; 2) Staff meeting agendas, College Council agendas and minutes; 3) Board evaluation; 4) CEO goals

Action Plan: Make progress on achieving CEO goals

Educational Technologies

SLO #1: Students derive educational benefits from the diverse instructional approaches afforded by the Bridge, Starboard and other instructional support tools

SLO #2: Through online tutorials and face-to-face training, students learn the use of the Bridge and other online instructional tools

SLO #3: Students derive benefits in determining their preparedness for online courses

Assessment Methods: Evaluations and recommendations from students and from faculty, and number of requests for support and training

Action Plan: Consistently improve the availability and content of training tools and other support services.

Tutoring

SLO#1: Acquire basic mathematical skills sufficient to make normal progress in specific courses in which math skills are required

Assessment Methods: Tutor's assessment of student's individual needs

Action Plan: For courses requiring math skills, review math pre-requisites and co-requisites to help improve chances for student success.

Vice-President Student Services/Instruction

SLO#1: Students attain their educational goals as a result of appropriately scheduled courses, taught by highly qualified faculty.

Assessment Methods for SLO #1: Learning Outcome #1 will be assessed by various quantitative and qualitative measures including but not limited to completion rates, counselor and staff reports, research studies, student surveys and the like. Assessment is ongoing.

Action Plan for SLO #1: Develop a two-year plan.

SLO #2: Students' educational goals are facilitated by a variety of effective learning support services.

Assessment Methods for SLO #2: Learning Outcome #2 will be assessed by a combination of factors, including but not limited to student surveys of services, staff reports, research studies, assessments of the quality and effectiveness of the support services, student need and the like. Assessment is ongoing.

Action Plan for SLO #2: Enhance tutoring availability; reactivate the Transfer Center.

Institutional SLOs

SLO #1 Critical and Creative Thinking:

Students will identify problems and collect data in order to analyze, interpret, explain and evaluate texts, ideas, works of art and scientific and mathematical problems.

SLO #2 Communication:

Students will communicate effectively and interactively in written, spoken or signed, and artistic forms.

SLO #3 Community and Global Awareness:

Students will understand and empathize with diverse cultural, social, religious and linguistic differences within and across societies.

SLO #4 Personal and Professional Growth and Development:

Students will develop personal, educational and career goals that promote self-reliance; lifelong learning; and physical, mental, and social well-being.

SLO #5 Information Competency:

Students will identify and collect information effectively from a variety of sources and analyze, evaluate and apply information appropriately.

SLO #6 Technological Competency

Students will effectively use contemporary technology relevant to their personal and career choices.