Department/Discipline and Individual Assisstance
For SLOAC and Palomar Outcomes Database assistance, please contact the Palomar SLOAC Coordinator, Katy French, at
contact the Faculty Mentor Team, a.k.a. POD Squad, for your division or discipline
Explore the resources developed by Palomar College in this website and on
Blackboard for taped workshops and training materials. Check back for more scheduled training opportunities.
Online Resources @ Community Colleges
Bakersfield Community College has published many materials that are informative and useful. SLO guru Janet Fulks and other colleagues
have developed these hands-on materials that bring light to the issues and assist with understanding and implementing the SLOAC process.
Cascadia Community College. A new college in Bothell, Washington, Cascadia is pioneering an outcomes-based approach to curriculum. You can see the
that are the organizing principle of their curriculum and faculty.
Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio
is one of only 12 Vanguard Learning Colleges in the U.S. and Canada, named for their outstanding record of achievement
in learning-centered education. Their training and resource page has rich information concerning the assessment of learning.
Online Resources and Assessment Programs @ Four-Year Undergraduate Colleges
Student Learning Outcomes and Assessment.The California State University system assessment program. It
contains examples of campus assessment activities.
The CSU Cornerstones Report. On January 28, 1998, the CSU Board of Trustees unanimously endorsed
this system wide planning framework that articulates the values, priorities and expectations for the CSU future. Take a look at
Chapter Three-Assessment of the Institutional Learning Environment.
The Urban Universities Portfolio Project: Assuring Quality for
Multiple Publics is a national
initiative aimed at developing a new medium, the institutional
portfolio, for communicating about the work and effectiveness of urban
public higher education.
Bibliographies and Links
Internet Resources for Higher Education Outcomes Assessment An extensive list of Internet resources, including handbooks and college
Web pages, provided by North Carolina State University.
Brigham Young University
Planning and Assessment site provides a number of sources on
Also see the
Brigham Young Center for Teaching and Learning site.
Other Sites of Interest
Measuring Up 2000: The State-by-State Report Card for Higher
Education Sponsored by The National Center for Public
Policy and Higher Education, this "report card" gives interesting
comparative information on how the states are performing. The
comparisons on Learning are especially instructive. There are also
some interesting background articles.
National Survey of Student Engagement: The College Student
While the whole report isn't on the Web, the
design of the report and the examples offered are interesting and
U.S. Department of Education
American Association of Community
American Association for Higher Education and Accreditation (AAHEA)
Alverno College A Four-Year Liberal Arts
College for Women
Reflections on Learning
Institutional Effectiveness Associates (IEA) is a firm offering seminars/ workshops and consulting services
regarding institutional effectiveness or student/educational outcomes
assessment to two and four year institutions of higher learning in the
The Center for Student Success (CSS) identifies and disseminates
effective practices in California’s community colleges. This web site
provides you with access to the CSS’s findings, and features successful
practices developed by community college practitioners in six knowledge
1. Student Success: From
basic skills to transfer – tools and strategies to improve student
2. Diversity: From
internships to curriculum integration -- case studies from colleges
around the state
3. Teaching & Pedagogy:
From active learning to use of internet resources – tools and strategies
to improve student engagement and learning
4. Learning Assessment:
From basic skills to student development -- tools and strategies on how
to assess student learning
5. Planning: From program
to Education Master Planning – tools and strategies on planning
6. Evaluation: From
curriculum to program evaluation – tools and strategies on evaluation
The Chancellor’s Office datamart This “queryable” datamart allows users to access college
information on all of the California Community Colleges. Examples
of information that a user can access from this website include: student
demographics, course retention and success rates, and count of degrees
and certificates awarded.
The California Assessment Institute
This website includes resources and references regarding learning assessment.
Strengthening Student Success Conference archives
SLOAC workshops will
resume in Fall 2012.
(760) 744-1150 ext. 2451
(760) 744-1150 ext. 3640
The SLOAC Office is closed during Summer 2012.