Student Learning and Administrative Outcomes

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
Administrative Outcomes (AOs)
Integrated Planning and Institutional Effectiveness

City College began Student Learning, Administrative Outcome and Institutional Assessment work in May 2003. The process has involved the instructional student and administrative services community in an institution-wide dialogue at the “grass roots” level. Staff and faculty began with dialogue regarding their values, the nature of their teaching, and goals for learning in their programs. They design and measure student learning or administrative outcomes that are unique to their programs and departments. Our efforts are directed towards incremental program improvement in meaningful ways and accreditation compliance.

The faculty and staff of each department determine and develop their own outcomes for on-going continuous course and program improvement. They select the areas for improvement, the methods of assessment, collect the findings and plan action for continued improvement. The department faculty and staff document their continuous cycles of improvement using an online software tool called Taskstream. Taskstream has served as a repository for ongoing improvement of courses and program throughout San Diego City College since 2009.

Taskstream Training and Mentoring for Entering Student Learning and Administrative Outcomes

Taskstream training and mentoring is offering using a variety of training methods including team and individual training workshops, walk-in labs and through the support of the SLO/AO Liaison’s Committee members.

SLO/AO Team:

Aaron Detty, Health & Exercise Science –
Nancy Fredericks, Business –
Dotti Cordell, Student Services –

SLO/AO Liaison’s Committee:

Departments and programs across the campus are represented by one or more members from their own teams on the SLO/AO Liaison’s Committee. The liaisons attend monthly Committee meetings for on-going Taskstream training. Throughout the academic year the SLO Team and liaisons work side-by-side providing coaching and training support for their departments and team members. If you are interested in joining the SLO/AO Liaison’s Committee and supporting your department as a liaison, please contact Nancy Fredericks or Aaron Detty Where are you in your SLO/AO work?  We can support you in remembering and moving forward!  We can customize a session with you individually or with a group.  Remember that your departmental SLO/AO work is for the exclusive use of your program for incremental improvement and for no other purpose.  Other departments and outside entities have no access to your workspaces.