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PLO Assessment Cycle Creating & Assessing PLOs DR. ABDIE TABRIZI ENGINEERING FACULTY JOVITA VALDEZ ACCC LYNETTE APEN SLO COORDINATOR
Presentation Learning Outcome �After this presentation… the participant will formulate well-designed program level student learning outcomes and prepare the ACCC program approval form. (Thursday) The participant will identify and document a method and timeline to assess program outcomes. (Friday)
Program Learning Outcomes � 3 -5 Statements of overarching knowledge, skills, or values students acquire in the program Focus on intended outcomes that are critical to your program. �Use active verbs Define, explain, examine, analyze… �Are measurable �Clearly stated: easy for students to understand
What to Consider When Writing PLOs PLO Student knowledge Overlapping SLOs ILO + Mission Program purpose & Components
Well-Written PLOs �Art History Demonstrate skills in visual analysis by identifying specific formal elements. �Engineering Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering to identify, formulate & solve engineering problems. �Nursing Utilize teaching/learning principles to promote optimal health throughout the life span in a variety of settings.
Now It’s Your Turn �Draft your PLOs
ACCC Program Approval Process �ACCC Program Approval Form �ACCC Program Short Form �Completion of ACCC Program Approval Form
PLO Assessment � When the data from the assessment process are known, these outcomes should create opportunity to make improvements in the program that is being offered to your students. �Examine broader aspects of program- external requirements �Can any existing course assessment be used? �How will programs meet to ID, plan & analyze assessments? �This will be incorporated in program review
Choosing the Right Assessment Direct Indirect �Actual learning �Perception of learning Embedded test questions Rubric Lab activity Licensing exam/certification Degree completion rate Employer survey Alumni survey
EVC PLO Assessment Examples �Paralegal AA embedded questions on quiz + final paper �English AA end of semester essay �Chemistry AA Annotated Bibliography �Engineering AA lab activity + homework assignment �Nursing AS Licensing Exam �Administration of Justice AA Law Enforcement Report
Now It Is Your Turn Type PLOs & Major courses in matrix ID assessment & set timeline Post Assessment: Data analysis, document summary, plan for improvement
References � Allen, G. , Cummings, V. & Sands-Miller, D. (Fall 2007). Course and program student learning outcomes assessment handbook: course and program level principles and practices. Project Learn; Santa Rosa Junior College. � Fulks, J. , Pacheco, B. (n. d. ). Student Learning Outcomes Assessment.