MiraCosta College is committed to providing a dynamic Student Learning Outcome (SLO) process. Our goal this year is to break down the silos that exist between dialogue about teaching and learning, and dialogue related to SLOs. SLO dialogue is integtral to discussions relating to teaching and learning, and student success. At MCC we collect both quantitative and qualitative data in order to fully understand the needs of our students. Each year, we refine our processes in order to utilize SLO data in our planning.
The Student Learning Outcomes and Assessment Committee (SLOAC) formerly Outcomes and Assessment Committee (OAC) has provides the conceptual framework, core values, and exemplary leadership that shapes our college’s approach to the incorporation of Student Learning Outcomes across our curriculum and programs. Effective June 2009, the work of the OAC was integrated within our new Governance Model, with associated responsibilities for the SLO processes shared across key college governance committees. David Bonds chairs the Academic Affairs Committee (AAC) and Gail Baughman chairs the Courses and Programs Committee (C&P). The co-chairs of the Institutional Program Review Committee (IPRC) are Steve Vail and Wendy Stewart. Shannon Gracey is the SLO Coordinator.
In order to advance the mission of MiraCosta College, the Student Learning Outcomes and Assessment Committee (SLOAC) advocates for consistent and meaningful student learning assessment by supporting and guiding the faculty as they creatively, collaboratively, and conscientiously develop, implement, and evaluate their SLOs and assessments. (Adopted by SLOAC on March 2012.)