At Grossmont College, we work collaboratively as a group of academic professionals who care deeply about our students. The community of SLO Liaisons meets regularly to discuss progress toward our goals for Outcomes Assessment, Student Learning, Student Success and Equity. We will support each other in discussing our successes as well as our challenges. We will support each other in reaching our goal of continuously improving the college for our students. This community is made up of department chairs or the department's designated assessment person, as well as any interested faculty or staff who are involved in the work of outcomes assessment.
Community of SLO Liaisons
The SLO Coordinator maintains the current list of SLO liaisons for each department or unit.
Are you a new SLO Liaison? Please enroll in our Canvas course on Outcomes Assessment.
Each department should choose an SLO Liaison to help keep the department on track with their scheduled assessment plan. The following are the primary responsibilities recommended by the Grossmont Outcomes Assessment Task Force:
- As needed, attend SLO workshops or training sessions, and in particular stay up to date on Nuventive [formerly TracDat] training; and in turn, train department peers;
- Assist the department with maintaining the assessment plan;
- Keep current on best practices in outcomes assessment by attending all college-wide professional development activities related to outcomes assessment, and report back to your department on the information gained at these events.
To ensure currency with assessments, liaisons may wish to adopt the following timeline:
A. The semester before scheduled assessments:
- Send out an email reminder to members of the department/unit informing them of upcoming SLO assessments (e.g., send out a notice in the spring about assessments scheduled in the fall). In this email, remind all faculty about the need to include SLOs on course syllabi so that students are informed about what skills, knowledge, and abilities, they can expect to learn by the end of the course.
B. Before the flex week department/unit meeting:
- Verify that assessment date(s) have been scheduled for the upcoming semester.
C. Before census date each semester:
- Verify that the SLOs on syllabi for the department are correct. Complete the SLO Syllabi Verification form.
D. By week 10 of the semester:
- Ensure that the appropriate faculty member(s) have uploaded assessment results for the previous semester's assessments into Nuventive [formerly TracDat].
- Consult with the faculty members involved in the assessment to ensure that they have analyzed the results and have an improvement plan in place. Remind these faculty members to upload the improvement plan as well as the date of the next assessment into Nuventive.
Training in Nuventive is provided in the Canvas resource course.
This is our new College-wide process of verifying the accuracy of SLOs in syllabi each semester. The inclusion and accuracy of these SLOs are an important part of the way we ensure clarity and consistency in our teaching and learning.
You will need to confirm that you have performed a check to ensure that all course syllabi in your department have current SLOs included in them. It is a good idea to provide all faculty with a copy of the most current Course Outlines.
The official verification is due by the census date.
Late-start classes: If you have a working process for checking - and it already includes the review of late-start classes - you can use this form to verify the checking process is happening and working by Census for full-semester classes - and we will trust that it will include the late start classes. Be sure to have faculty re-submit syllabi if you discover any missing or incorrect SLOs before sending them to your dean.
Assessment Plan template including methods overview for program planning
If you need to make changes to existing course SLOs (by adding, modifying, or deleting) or PSLOs (program-level SLOs), please use the SLO Change form. Please note: this form is for current course outlines and must be submitted according to Curriculum deadlines and processes.
If you are changing elements of a course outline as well as the SLOs, please go to the Curriculum web page and use the Course Modification form.