WebSLOs 2.0 home page

SLOs have a public side and a private side. WebSLOs 2.0 is the public side, with outcome statements, assessment topics, summary reports, and submittal forms. The private side, with assessment results and action plans, is hosted on the protected U drive. While the private side cannot be accessed directly from WebSLOs 2.0, instructions for doing so are included here.

Activities associated with SLO assessment are done on an annual timeline. Click HERE to see the complete annual SLO assessment timeline, consisting of a scheduling timeline, a data collection and analysis timeline, and an action timeline.


  User authentication

Authentication enables us to be sure that any forms you submit are actually submitted by you. Authentication is by email, using a form that appears at the bottom of any page that uses authentication. If you prefer not to use email authenticaion, you may still submit forms, but you'll have to confirm with Robert Burns by separate email or voice-mail that you submitted the form(s).

  SLOs for each course and instructional program

Click HERE to see a form that you can use to search the SLO database for the outcome statements and assessment topics associated with a course or program. Data last updated Jul 8, 2015 6:58:04 AM. need changes?

Click HERE to see the history of course offerings for any course.


  14/15 status, action, and exception reports for SLO assessment




Click HERE to see a form that you can use to get a report for any division or instructional unit or discipline, with their itemized status for course and program SLO assessment.

There are also shorter "action" and "exception" reports available, that exclude up-to-date items. Exception reports show only overdue actions. Click HERE for an action report, or HERE for an exception report. College-wide status, action, and exception reports are also stored on the U drive as printable PDFs.

  SLO assessment schedule -- for the current academic year

Each year, the DVC faculty decide which courses they will assess in the following academic year. There are two kinds of schedules for tracking assessment commitments: "annual" and "semester".

The annual schedule lists all courses, and indicates which are selected for assessment in 14/15. Use it to (1) change the selections for a division, department, or subject code, in accordance with the guidelines, and (2) indicate the semester(s) in which each selected course is to be assessed. Click HERE to see the 14/15 schedule for any division or instructional unit or discipline.

The semester assessment schedule lists specific sections to be assessed. Data last updated Jul 8, 2015 6:58:04 AM. need changes?


  Course and program assessment history PDFs

For DVC faculty, there are printable assessment reports for each active DVC course, formatted in accordance with the familiar 5-column Nichols model. Access to them requires a network login account. They are also emailed to faculty at the start of every semester, for the classes they are scheduled to teach. They contain data for each completed assessment cycle, organized by assessment topic, in chronological order. Or for courses that have not yet been assessed, the current assessment topic statements are included. why? | where?

At the beginning of an academic year, each faculty member should read the program assessment histories for the programs in their instructional units, and become aware of the action plans associated with the student learning outcomes at the program level. At the time a faculty member is assigned a course to teach, they should read the course assessment history for that course, whether or not that course is to be assessed during the semester. Assessment histories are stored on the U drive. u drive?

  Program assessment by alignment and mapping

Course/program alignment matrices. An "alignment matrix" for a program shows the SLOs for the program arranged vertically, and the required and optional courses arranged horizontally. At the intersection of each SLO and course, there is an "X" if that course's content directly supports that SLO. Click HERE to see a form that you can use to get the alignment matrix for any degree or certificate program. need changes? | how to assess a program?


  The SLO database -- the private side of SLOs

After all assessments are completed by departments, and action plans are devised, summaries are submitted by department faculty in order to document the process and to inform status reports and program review.

Supporting evidence, including emails, meeting notes, and completed Excel tracking spreadsheets, are kept by the departments -- only summaries are reported for campus-wide access.

Using SUBMIT ASSESSMENT RESULTS is the easy way to update SLO assessment topics, change a course's SLO assessment contact, and/or submit assessment results. Click HERE to use this online form.


   Instructional SLO Facilitator

For 2013/2014: Robert Burns (Click HERE for contact information)

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